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Life of re:producing February 3, 2013 Text: I Corinthians 3:1-15, 21-23; 4:14-18, NLT Key Thought: Christ invites us into a life of reproducing: to show others how to follow Him and help them as they do. I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. I Corinthians 3, NLT
Every so often Veterans Day falls on a Sunday and we are reminded of the brave men and women who went to the battlefront to preserve the freedoms all of us enjoy today. The imagery of a soldier is used repeatedly in the Scriptures paralleling the attitudes and the duties of the soldier to that of the believer in Jesus Christ. This message focuses primarily on the necessity of obedience and devotion to our Heavenly Commander. We are engaged in a war, we fight the good fight of faith, yet we fight in victory and not for victory. Jesus Christ has already won the victory over sin and death and we can be victorious in this life insomuch as we faithfully follow Him.
Come close to God and He will come close to you. That means smelling the garment of God in all we say and do. That means following hard after God. That means complete loyalty!
Christian looks at where does our loyalty with God lie when the pressure is on.
This message continues a series that examines various aspects of LOVE. The series uses C.S. Lewis’ classic book, The Four Loves, as its framework as it applies biblical truth to daily life. This sermon examines philia love, the kind of love that exists between good friends and allows for meaningful connections and genuine caring relationships.
S&L, Episode III: The BFF Reconnect – July 10, 2011 Text: I Samuel 20:1-42; R; Psalm 57 Key Thought: God still honours those who live out his love and goodness through sacrificial friendship. Then Jonathan told David, “I promise by the Lord, the God of Israel, that by this time tomorrow, or the next day at the latest, I will talk to my father and let you know at once how he feels about you. If he speaks favourably about you, I will let you know. But if he is angry and wants you killed, may the Lord strike me and even kill me if I don’t warn you so you can escape and live. May the Lord be with you as he used to be with my father. And may you treat me with the faithful love of the Lord as long as I live. But if I die, treat my family with this faithful love, even when the Lord destroys all your enemies from the face of the earth.” So Jonathan made a solemn pact with David, saying, “May the Lord destroy all your enemies!” And Jonathan made David reaffirm his vow of friendship again, for Jonathan loved David as he loved himself. (I Sam. 20, NLT)
King Solomon has died and Rehoboam, Solomon's son succeeds him. The Israelites complained to Rehoboam about the heavy burdens that Solomon had put upon them. Rather than follow the advise of his father's advisors, he instead listened to his own younger advisors. As a result, he sought to tighten his rule over the people. He wanted to be served, rather than serving his people. Instead, the Israelites rose up against him, forcing him to flee to Jerusalem. God wants us to be loyal and not to worship others or idols. Loyalty must be consistent. Love God with all your heart, mind, and soul.
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