Changing Lives Ministry
Daily Devotional
"grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity."
2 Peter 3:18

Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
03/21/2015, by John Kincaid

Lesson 547: Safe in Him

When Jesus died, even those who knew Him best thought that their faith was misplaced.
But on the first Easter, God delivered Jesus from death, and vindicated His reputation.
Because believers are “in Christ”, we have also been raised from death, and declared right.
God delivered Christ, just as Satan said in the 2nd temptation, except for the time.
All of God’s children must wait for God’s perfect timing. Before we are glorified with Christ, we must suffer with Him. Rom.8:17; 2 Cor.1:5-7

We are hidden with Christ, we will appear with Him in glory. Col.3:3-4 We can risk everything to follow Him, because we are safe in Him.
Zeph.3:14-15, 18-20 Rejoice and exult with all your heart… The Lord has taken away the judgments against you; he has cleared away your enemies… the Lord, is in your midst; you shall never again fear evil… you will no longer suffer reproach… I will change their shame into praise… I will bring you in

About This Series

The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21

- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work


Changing Lives Ministries
Asheville, NC 28803

Phone: (828) 318-9825

For Further Reading

These authors and books were
helpful in preparing this series:

Bryan Chapell:
   "Holiness by Grace"
Kris Lundgaard:
   "The Enemy Within"
Jerry Bridges:
   "The Pursuit of Holiness",
   "The Practice of Godliness",
   "Respectable Sins",
   "Trusting God",
   "The Discipline of Grace",
   "Transforming Grace"
Warren Wiersbe:
   "Bible Exposition Commentary"
A.W. Tozer:
   "The Pursuit of God", 
   "The Knowledge of the Holy"
J.I. Packer:
   "Rediscovering Holiness"
Russell D. Moore:
   "Tempted and Tried"
Paul Tripp: "Instruments
   in the Redeemer's Hands"
Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp:
   "How People Change"

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Unless otherwise noted, all Scriptures are from: The Holy Bible: English
Standard Version. 2001. Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

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