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We have been called to be like Jesus--and that is a high calling to be very humble.
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We live in a society where appearance is everything, where we consider what is on the outside more important than what is on the inside. This message challenges this world view and calls us to consider the biblical world view. It looks that the deception that exist today within the media and its presentation of how we should look, live and the right type of style we should embrace.
Putting Jesus First involves Living in the Freedom of Grace, and resisting influences that seek to bring us back into bondage.
When you look into the mirror, whom do you see, yourself or Jesus Christ reflected back at you? How often do we look in the mirror only to see what we want to see, or what we think others want to see, instead of looking to see Jesus reflected back at us.
Mary reveals her love for Jesus
1) People experience misery in marriage for four reasons a) Unrealistic expectations b) The myth of the grass is always greener c) Misunderstanding the role of conflict d) Failure to distinguish between divine love and human love 2) Statement one: If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? (Luke 6:32) 3) Statement two: Love your enemies (Luke 6:27) 4) Statement three: Love your enemies...you will be sons of the Most High (Luke 5:35)
God's choice of David as king reminds of the disturbing and wonderful truth that God sees our hearts.
Outward Appearance Anyone who has ever taught or attempted to lead others knows the tendency in all of us toward exaggerating our depth of character while treating leniently our flaws. The Bible calls this tendency hypocrisy. We consciously or subconsciously put forward a better image of ourselves than really exists. The outward appearance of our character and the inner reality (that only God, we, and perhaps our family members know) do not match. C. S. Lewis explains the conflict in The Four Loves.
We've all felt the spell of true love capture us and fill up our worlds - for a time. Somehow reality always has a way of setting in and leaving us with a measure of disappointment. Often we become disillusioned or go on another search for the rush of true love. The bible calls us to take this desire to God - the one who loves us truly and eternally.