PURPOSE

I love the Christmas season.  The birth of Christ was a miracle; but during this season I usually reflect on the purpose of His birth.  An angel told Joseph prior to Jesus’ birth to name this boy Jesus because He would save His people from their sins.

Later, Paul wrote in 2 Cor 5:15 these words:  He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them. 

Jesus died for everyone, but not everyone chooses to receive the life He offers.

But for those of us who receive the new life Jesus offers – there’s to be something significantly different about our life.  We’re to no longer live for ourselves – but for Christ.  So are we?

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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