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Pastor Gary Combs continues the Time to Thrive sermon series with this message on being thankful from Psalm 100. Many are not thriving in life because of a grumbling attitude that steals their joy. Yet God wants us to live a life of thanksgiving. When we are thankful it changes our attitudes and perceptions on life. We can really thrive when we have an attitude of gratitude!
We all go through time in our lives when we are wandering in the desert. We are there for one or two reasons. 1) God is preparing us for what is to come. It is a teaching moment. 2) We have sinned and God disciplining us and is asking that we would die to self.
Giving thanks is a learned discipline. It is entirely dependent upon us. Giving thanks is what we were created to do, and what we will do forever again someday. In the meantime, it is the very spiritual glue that holds us close to God.
"Working out your own salvation" (v. 12) calls for putting certain things out of our lives and holding tightly to the truth of God's Word. As we do these things by God's strengthening power, we will shine as lights in the night sky.
In this text Ronnie reminds us that only a foolish person claims God's promises and ignores His warnings. Scripture warns us constantly about privileged ancestors that failed and fell. It happens and happened. Be wary of idolatry, sexual immorality, testing God, and grumbling, but remember His promises. our temptations are not unique or insurmountable. God is faithful and provides a way out. Live in the fear of God and the love of God at the same time.
THE FAITHFULNESS OF CHRIST AMIDST OUR TEMPTATION TO SIN (Message #6 * 1 Corinthians 10:1-13) 02-26-2012
1. Jesus Christ is Faithful: to His Children in the Wilderness (vs 1– 6,11; cf. Rev 12:6,13ff) ● Learn from our forefathers: and the Old Testament Scriptures (Ex 14 – 17; Num 11; Ro 15:4) ● Follow & Trust in Christ: as His unified Church and for the glory of God (Mt 4:1ff; Ro 3:21ff; 5:12ff; 12 – 15; 1Cor 1:18ff; 3:1ff; 11 – 14; 15:1ff; Heb 4:14 – 5:10; 11 – 12; Jm 4:1ff; 5:13ff) 2. Jesus Christ is Faithful: to Purify His Bride & Judge Sinners (vs 6 – 11; cf. Rev 1 – 3; 14:1ff; 19:1ff) ● Do not crave evil: idolatry, sexual immorality, testing God, grumbling (Ex 32:1ff; Num 25:1ff; 21:4-9; 14:26ff; 16:41-50) ● Conquer sin through Christ’s power: in light of His promised eternal glory (Ro 7 – 8; Rev 1 – 3; 11 – 15; 21 – 22) 3. Jesus Christ is Faithful: to Provide the Way of Escape amidst our Temptation to Sin (vs 12 & 13; cf. Rev 1:4-8;17ff) ● Know the greatness of God (Ge 1; Ex 12 – 17; 19:1-6; Deut 1 – 12; Job 38 – 42; Ps 136; Mal 1:2ff; 3:16ff; Mt 1 – 2; 26 – 28; Ro 9 – 11; Col 1:15ff; Rev 1:9ff; 4 – 5; 11:15ff; 15:1-4; 16 – 22) ● Endure faithfully through temptation (Mt 6:7-34; 7:24ff; Lk 7:23; Jn 17:13ff; Ro 14:1 – 15:13; 1Cor 5 – 6; Gal 6:1-5; Eph 6:10ff; Jm 1:1ff; 4 – 5; 1Pe 2:11ff; Rev 1 – 3; 12 – 14; 19:1-10)