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1. Living in partnership with our Lord Jesus Christ!

My life (put) alongside God's word. Section: the Lord Jesus Christ.

Everything around us needs power to live by. The plough needs the oxen. The leather-sewing machine needs the operator’s foot on the pedal. The mechanical donkey needs the diesel and pump to suck up the river water for the farm. The plane needs aero fuel before it can soar into the sky. The computer needs electricity from battery, generator, mains, clockwork or solar.

Our risen Lord Jesus Christ said to His first disciples, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth”, Acts 1:8. Immediately following this Jesus was received up into the glory of heaven. The earthbound angels told His disciples

that He would one day return.

When we think about Ascension Day and Pentecost we must remember God Himself is the lifeblood of His true disciples. As Christians, power comes into our lives and our ministries the closer we live to the person of God. Every

day try to:

1. Live in the conscious presence of your Lord Jesus Christ.

2. Live in the holy purity of God the Holy Spirit, in every thought, motive and action.

3. Live in partnership with God through every part of your life.

4. Live following the pattern of God’s will, witnessing to His salvation freely given to you at such a great cost to Himself. Keep in step with Jesus.

We do not know when our Lord Jesus will return. We do know how He has told us to live until He does. And He has given us the power to do just so.


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