Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.
Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.
The beginning of strife is like releasing water; Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts. He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.
An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins.
Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.
You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
2 Timothy 2:23-24
Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
The oil of joy instead of despair! Today I choose...
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Some points that really stood out to me in Eric's message:
*God’s word prohibits the people of God to abstain from a lifestyle of disobedience to God’s clear standards/commands.*Fleshly passions WAGE WAR against your soul… forming an army, soldiering against you… this is sins job!
*This isn’t who you are… you are something different! Please, abstain from the passions of the flesh (sin)! Sin: to willfully disobey God’s commands.
· Sins: Wanting to maliciously hurt others, drunkenness, envying others, sexual impurity, adultery, homosexuality, gossip, slander, backbiting, drugs, screaming at your husband/wife in anger, disobeying/dishonoring, lying, flirting, immodesty, binge eating/drinking IS WRONG! SIN IS WRONG! And we are called by God to refuse sin and not walk in it any longer.
*A *holy life includes an honorable lifestyle… honorable conduct. A way of life… the unbelievers are watching. Holiness, godliness, expressed in how we live.
- our outward godliness never contributes to our salvation
- we never work to earn righteousness, we work to GROW in righteousness!!
* Is living a holy life about us? NO! Your holiness has the power to attract unbelievers to Christ!!
Consider your life... allow the power of God’s Word to confront you… does our conduct of life reflect that we are a part of the people of God living for another world? Where is God convicting you this morning… to come to God, confess your sin, and receive forgiveness, power, and grace.
You are not stuck in your sins… there is power over your sins… power to change!!!