Sunday, August 26, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

First Points of the Sermon on the Mt

Matt. 5:13-48
Salt and Light

  1. Preserve
  2. Guide
Standard of Righousness

Sunday, August 19, 2012

While we wait

Titus 2:11-13

Self controled
Godly Life

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Do you want to be blessed?

1 Peter 3:8-12

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10 For 
“Whoever desires to love life 
and see good days
let him keep his tongue from evil 
and his lips from speaking deceit
11  let him turn away from evil and do good; 
let him seek peace and pursue it. 
12  For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, 
and his ears are open to their prayer
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 

Two things that is desired to have in check in order to satisfy our calling.
  • Mind
    • Unity of mind
    • Humble mind
  • Heart
    • Sympathy
    • Brotherly love
    • Tender heart
Quote from PS 34:12-16 on how to make it happen.
  1. Control your mouth
  2. Flea evil, do good
  3. Seek, pursue  peace
  4. Puts you were the honey falls

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Duty of the Watchman

Ezk 3:10-21

10 Moreover, he said to me, “Son of man, all my words that I shall speak to you receive in your heart, and hear with your ears. 11 And go to the exiles, to your people, and speak to them and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God,’ whether they hear or refuse to hear.” 
12 Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me the voice of a great earthquake: “Blessed be the glory of the Lord from its place!” 13 It was the sound of the wings of the living creatures as they touched one another, and the sound of the wheels beside them, and the sound of a great earthquake. 14 The Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness in the heat of my spirit, the hand of the Lord being strong upon me. 15 And I came to the exiles at Tel-abib, who were dwelling by the Chebar canal, and I sat where they were dwelling. And I sat there overwhelmed among them seven days. 
A Watchman for Israel
16 And at the end of seven days, the word of the Lord came to me: 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 18 If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person shall die for his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. 19 But if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die for his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul. 20 Again, if a righteous person turns from his righteousness and commits injustice, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die. Because you have not warned him, he shall die for his sin, and his righteous deeds that he has done shall not be remembered, but his blood I will require at your hand. 21 But if you warn the righteous person not to sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he took warning, and you will have delivered your soul.” 

Duty of the Watchman

  1. Receive the word of God into your heart vs 10
  2. Go speak Thus says the Lord God vs 11
  3. Moved by the Spirit vs 12
  4. Go when you don't fell like it vs 14
  5. Sat where they sat vs 15
  6. Penally of failing to warn vs 16-21

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sermon on the Mount

Matt 5 and Luke 6
Blessings and the Lords Prayer

  1. Beatitudes
  2. Standards of Righteousness
  3. Ethical Teachings
  4. Single hearted devotion to God
  5. Judging others
  6. Prayer
  7. Golden Rule
Blessed happy contentment of heart
Poor in spirit - bankrupt movement
Mourn Godly sorrow for moral and personal sin.
Humble - meek power under control
Merciful includes generous