Friday, September 14, 2007

Now that's what's up....

Beloved Friends and Readers, it’s a joy for us to be back online once again. Much as we love to keep this Blog fresh and exciting, yet the challenges have been quite much here in Nigeria. But we thank God who has enabled us to be back and better, to Him be the glory forever and ever! Amen.

Please remember that the vision of this
Blog (House of Virtue) is to proclaim the promised life which we have in union with Christ Jesus.

God has promised us eternal life which we have in union with Christ Jesus. For this reason we would remember to keep alive any gift that God has given us when we received the Holy Spirit. For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, His Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control. With this in mind, we ought not to be ashamed, then, of witnessing for our Lord; instead, do all that we can for the spread of the Good News, as God gives us the strength and ability for it.

God has saved us and called us to be his own people, not because of what we have done, but because of his own purpose and grace. He gave us this grace by means of Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but now it has been revealed to us through the coming of our Savior, Christ Jesus. He has ended the power of death and through the gospel has revealed immortal life.

We urge you therefore, friends, to hold firmly to the true word of God in the Bible, let the example of Jesus and the Saints be the example for you to follow, and remain in the faith and love that are ours in union with Christ Jesus.

Like Paul said to Timothy (2Tim 2:1), we encourage you to be strong through the grace that is ours in union with Christ Jesus. The times we are living in are indeed precarious with the truth; therefore, it would be wise to become more alert and see yourself as a soldier on active duty who wants to please his commanding officer and so does not get mixed up in the affairs of civilian life. Remember that an athlete who runs in a race cannot win the prize unless he obeys the rules (2Tim 2:5).

May the LORD be with your spirit, and His grace be with you all in Christ. Amen.

With love,

Uche & Lola

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