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Lent reminds us that we are pilgrims. Being on pilgrimage is not supposed to be convenient, and in the same way, our Lenten disciplines are there to remind us that when God calls us, it's usually a call that makes us uncomfortable.
1. God is not just after our commitment He is calling us to become crucified! Galatians 2:20 My old self has been crucified with Christ.[a] It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 2. We have an ongoing call to take up our cross daily. This means disciplines need to be made daily. 3. Whenever we sacrifice ourselves for Him, He will always have the last move or response as He pours out His love for us.
Discipline and Development Part 2
Discipline and Developement for child rearing.
Church leaders should be treated with respect and honor.
The Lord disciplines His children. His discipline is meant to instruct, correct, and is always motivated by love. It is brought through various means or agencies and takes various forms. However, in Proverbs 13:18, we learn that how we respond to the Lord's discipline largely determines our life direction. When we reject it, things go poorly. When we heed it, things go well. So, heed the Lord's discipline. Listen to God's Word, and when you encounter correction, repent.
A common misconception stunts the American church and exposes our rugged individualism. We often equate a "caring church" with helping or praying for people in their physical needs. But is that it? Who's job is it to care spiritually for the church? Isn't that the elders' job? Yes, but...