Wear It: The Fabric of the Gospel
2- Man’s Sinfulness
“Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.” Romans 13:14
1. Be authentic
2. Be obedient
3. Be bold
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16
We are each created by God, but we are all corrupted by sin.
1. We have rebelled against God.
“All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” Romans 3:12
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1 – Abraham
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17
“I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:2-3
“… Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness.” Romans 4:9
“he is the father of (those) who walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.” Romans4:12
“…without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
“God tested Abraham’s faith and obedience.… Read the rest
1 – Choose Worship
You’re going to have to let go of the good to grab a hold of the better.
Thinking about what I’ve learned from the past, where I am right now, and my future dreams, what is the wise thing for me to do?
What you are asking when it comes to choosing better in any decision you will face comes down to one key word: wisdom.
- What is the chief end of man (meaning what is man’s one purpose)? And the answer is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
“How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies.… Read the rest
How to Raise Your Parents
4 – Withdrawals and Deposits
Two big withdrawals that will cause pain in your relationship with your parents…
But I want to leave you with hope. Because I believe the better you can understand this banking relationship principle, the better your relationships will become.
1. God cares about your family life
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is the Father who is full of mercy and he is the God of all comfort. He comforts us every time we have trouble so we can comfort others when they have trouble.… Read the rest
Jonah: God’s Mercy is Relentless
3 – God’s Will Be Done
Key Scripture: Jonah 3
1. God is a God of second chances
“The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time.” – Jonah 3:1
2. God expects timely obedience
“Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim the message I give you.” – Jonah 3:2
“Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord.” – Jonah 3:3
“On the first day, Jonah started into the city.” – Jonah 3:4
In order to fully obey God, we’ve got to fully abandon ourselves.
3. God always responds to true repentance
“The Ninevites believed God.” – Jonah 3:5
“When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, he took off his royal robes, and he covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust.” – Jonah 3:6
“By the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let any man or beast or herd or flock taste anything; do not let them even eat or drink.” – Jonah 3:7
True repentance starts with words but results in actions.… Read the rest