Price For The Prize

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By Elijah Besong

"When you were dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your sinful nature [flesh], God made you alive with Christ" Colossians 2:13.

Christianity isn't just some behaviour improvement program like many see it, much more than at its core, the true message is about dying and miraculously being resurrected into a new person.

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It is a rebirth experience, an exchange of nature. It is in this exchange that we know that both in life and in death, we are of the Lord.


Scripture records in 1 Corinthians 6:20 that we must honour God with our body because we were bought with a price which he paid. 


"you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your bodies".


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Apostle Paul, while admonishing the Romans, urged them to present their bodies as living sacrifices, not living according to the lust of the flesh, but in holiness, pleasing God. This lifestyle, according to Paul, is our reasonable service to him who bought us with the greatest price - HIS BLOOD. 


"Therefore I urge you, brothers, on account of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, which is your spiritual service of worship." Romans 12:1.

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By one man, we became spiritually dead, by another, life came. We all inherited the Adamic nature (sin) and by that liable to death. But, we were redeemed through the once and for all sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. 


HE PAID THE PRICE FOR OUR PRIZE. Yes, Christ qualified us all for eternal life through his Grace.

"In him was life, and the life was the light of men." John 1:4


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