Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Soldier, Athlete and Farmer

2 Timothy 2: 1-7

You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. 

  • Faithful
  • Focused
  • Fit
  • Honest
  • Honorable
  • Worker
  • Worthy

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wednesday Study

Matt 12:9-14
Mark 3:1-6
Luke 6:6-11

Cart before the horse

Matt 12:15-21
Mark 3:7-12
Not Noticed

Mark 3:13-19
Luke 6:12-16
List of 12

Sunday, July 15, 2012

How do I Know that I Know

2 Peter 1:1-15
Supplement - to provide at ones own expense
Virtue - merit within a social context
Knowledge - intellectual grasp of something
Self Control - maker of a position, state or condition
Stead Fastness - the capacity to hold out or bear up in the face of difficulty
Godliness - Show uncommon reverence or respect; awesome respect accorded to God

If these are yours and increasing

  • you will be effective
  • you will be fruitful
If these are lacking
  • your are nearsighted
  • forgotten you are cleansed
  1. Be diligent - speed up the process
  2. Confirm your calling and election
  3. You will never fall

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Advancement of the Gospel

Philippians 1:12
It is not about us once we accept Christ

  • Jesus died for our sins
  • God loves us
  • We are his children 
  • But the Gospel must be advanced
It is about those who have not accepted
  • We must act as massagers 
  • We must act as examples 
Everything that has happened is to advance the gospel
  • I would like to be with every christian I know in service is that best for the gospel?
  • I want all my friends close to me is that best for the gospel?
  • I want to win every time is that best for the gospel?

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Life of God

Ephesians 4:17-32

Six things to stop

  • Bitterness - harshness
  • Wrath - intense inter anger
  • Anger - strong displeasure
  • Clamor - Aloud cry or call usually in anger or outcry to be a spectacle
  • Slander - speech that shows disrespect
  • Malice - state of wickedness
Three things to start
  • Kindness
  • Tenderhearted
  • Forgiveness