The New Harvest Christian Fellowship

Valuing Jesus Over and Above Everything

Devotions Week 30:

Sanctification means the impartation of the holy qualities of Jesus Christ to me. It is the gift of His patience, love, holiness, faith, purity and godliness that is exhibited in and through every sanctified soul. ~ Oswald Chambers

Absolute confidence in Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the passing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ… Philippians 3:8
(read 3:1-11)
Pressing on towards the goal. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ has taken hold of me. Philippians 3:12
(read 3:12-16)
The cost of being a disciple by putting Christ first. One day when large groups of people were walking along with him, Jesus turned and told them, “Anyone who comes to me but refuses to let go of father, mother, spouse, children, brothers, sisters—yes, even one’s own self!—can’t be my disciple.” Luke 14:25-26
(read 14:25-33)
Do not worry. Seek, trust and obey. So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:31-33
(read 6:31-34)
Risking all for God’s kingdom. “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.” Matthew 13:44
(read 13:44-49)
Sanctification from God. May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
(read 5:16-24)
Jesus our faith and hope. …For you who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:5
(read 1:3-7)

Who breaks the power of sin and darkness? Whose love is mighty and so much stronger?
The King of Glory, the King above all kings.
Who shakes the whole earth with holy thunder and leaves us breathless in awe and wonder? The King of Glory, the King above all kings.
This is amazing grace, this is unfailing love. That You would take my place, that You would bear my cross.
You laid down Your life that I would be set free. Oh, Jesus, I sing for all that You’ve done for me.
Who brings our chaos back into order? Who makes the orphan a son and daughter?
The King of Glory, the King above all kings.
Who rules the nations with truth and justice? Shines like the sun in all of its brilliance?
The King of Glory, the King above all kings.