Saturday, October 4, 2008

A Focus on God and His Instructions

  • Ephesians 6 gives us of some important instructions; obey your parents, honor you father and mother that it may go well with you and you may enjoy a long life; it also states not to exasperate your children but to train and instruct them in the Lord
  • Regardless of how…the important thing is that Christ is preached (Philippians 1)
  • Philippians 2 asks the question; are you looking out for your own interests or Christ’s?
  • Heaven is God’s throne and Earth is God’s footstool (Isaiah 66)
  • Philippians 4:6 instructs us to pray about everything…

Sunday, September 28, 2008

How Are You? Are You Living In Christ?

Thoughts from my quiet times this past week:

  • Galatians 5 reminds us to use of freedom to demonstrate our love for one another
  • Get wisdom, discipline and understanding (Proverbs 23:23)
  • In Isaiah 38 King Hezekiah become deathly ill and pleaded with God for his life; God, in His mercy, replied that He would 1) give him 15 more years of life and 2) deliver the city from the king of Assyria
  • Galatians 6 states that we are to carry each other’s burdens (more than a backpack), carry our own load (your backpack) and don’t become weary in doing good
  • Isaiah 39 tells us that Hezekiah’s storehouse had silver, gold and oil in it. What does my/your storehouse have in it?
  • Ephesians 1 declares our riches in Christ
  • Ephesians 2 says we are dead unless we are alive in Christ; we are created to do good works…
  • Ephesians 4 instructs us to put off ourselves and to put on Christ; to put off lies and to put on truth

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Things that Matter

Galatians 4:15 asks “What has happened to your joy?”

Find your rest in God alone (Psalm 62)

Galatians 5 thoughts: Following the law will separate you from Christ; faith expressing itself through love is what counts; use your freedom to love one another

Get wisdom, discipline, and understanding (Proverbs 23:23)