Running the eternal race in holiness (right standing with God) – Church of Christ

We are set on the path of eternal life, running the christian race. God demands utmost holiness in workings with our faith to give us a right standing in Christ Jesus. Striving against all sins that we might be the true children of the Living God even as he prunes us with his word, giving us legitimate sonship in him. He is a God full of mercy and grace to those who find him, he is a God of justice and consuming fire to those who reject him.  

Forgiving others that you may be forgiven by God

An important key to effective prayer is your relationship with others. Mark 11:24-26 Jesus says, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.  And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.  But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” Jesus cited unforgiveness as a hinderance to prayer. In verse 24, God assures us that…