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Don't you know? Have you not heard? Jesus is all you need! Choose Him and be satisfied. 47 minutes.
How we view our possessions is a good indication of our faithfulness to God in our lives. When we are fully surrendered to God's authority, we become faithful stewards of our time, money, and especially in our relationships with others. Jesus warns us that eternal punishment awaits those who abuse riches, and refuse to repent and surrender themselves to God. The good news is that in Jesus' death this doesn't have to be our fate! Repent and follow Him, and He will lead us into eternal life
Paul writes this last will and testament to young Timothy with strong admonitions to not be ashamed, but be strengthened by the grace of Christ as you entrust the truth of God's divine revelation to faithful men who as spiritual leaders in the home and the church will pass it on to next generation. Beginning in chapter 2 Paul uses a number of metaphors to explain: teacher; soldier; athlete; and today in verse 6 he uses farmer. What does a hard working farmer do? He needs 4 things to succeed: seed, soil, water, and time.
Jesus, Son of David: Confident in a Faithful God
Fruit of the Spirit: FAITHFULNESS (7 of 9) INTRODUCTION: Today, we continue our 9 part series on the Fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 states, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” This is one fruit made up of nine parts. This fruit determines not your ministry in the faith but your maturity in the faith. The development of this Fruit is not automatic. This is the Fruit of the Holy Spirit. In other words, to the degree it is displayed in our lives is to the degree that we are cooperating with Him in transforming us. In other words, are we cooperating with His purposes to mold us into the image of Jesus Christ, who displayed all these characteristics in full array? When we understand the Fruit of the Spirit, we can better remain in tune with what He wants to do with our lives. We have to realize it is not an easy journey. There is a tug of war going on between what we want and what God wants. The Holy Spirit does not force Himself upon us, but He lives within us, speaking to us, and leading us in connection with God’s Word to be more like that Word! Today, we are talking about FAITHFULNESS. In the Greek language the word for “faithfulness” means being faithful, reliable, loyal and steadfast. It pictures a person who is devoted, trustworthy, dependable, dedicated, constant, and unwavering. The model of faithfulness is found in 1 Corinthians 1:9. “God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.” God is faithful. God is reliable. God is trustworthy. God is ever true to His promise. God can be depended on, relied on counted on. God is our model for faithfulness. Consider these Scriptures: Psalm 33:4 states, “For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.” Psalm 111:7 states, “The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.” Deuteronomy 7:9 states, “Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.” 2 Timothy 2:13 states, “if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” God’s Word is faithful. God’s faithful in all He does. God’s works are faithful. God is faithful to a thousand generations….in other words to all generations! Even if we are faithless….and we are…time and time again….God is FAITHFUL! Today, we will look at faithfulness in two ways: we will discover 5 marks and 5 magnitudes of faithfulness.
What is the most important commandment?
We have just completed a 6 month study of a pastoral epistle entitled 1st Timothy; written by the apostle Paul in 60-62 A.D. to encourage a young man, whom he had left to minister at the church in Ephesus, reminding him of the importance of divine truth and how it leads to visible, productive change in the lives of true Christians. That same year, he wrote a similar letter to Titus, a young pastor who was organizing a church in Crete; and he said what you truly believe impacts how you behave. If you have a wrong view of God, you will live in ways that are unpleasing to God; whereas when you come to a true understanding of who God is; who you are; and how the Lord has brought about your new birth in Christ; it will lead to a radical change in your opinions, your world view and your behavior. Well around 66-67 A.D. Paul, along with other leading Christians, had been imprisoned by Nero once again and he knows within a very short time he will be put to death by the Roman government. So this epistle that calls for the next generation of Christians to stand boldly for the truth of God in the face of great hostility, is the last will and testament of the apostle Paul and it is a crucial book.
Pastor Jared preaches about the Israelites sending spies into the land God promised them. And some confusion they had about a few different things that we are still sometimes confused about.