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Heresy is going to be as common as dirt throughout the church age ... but you however are as immutable as the Savior in whom you reside ... you do not change!
Mother's Day 2013 - The work of mothers is not to be considered idle work. Women that honor and fear God are to be praised says Proverbs 31:30. Parenting by example trumps technique every time. Because God is with you rely on faith and not fear. When this occurs your faith will be passed on to the next generation.
How many of us sit back and watch as our friends and those close to us slip away from Christ? What is it going to take before you reach out?
What does “honor your mother and father” look like exactly? According to the proverbs, a wise & prudent child refers to being economically responsible, and a righteous child (keeps Torah) honors their parents. Thus, we honor our parents when we take control of our lives and place Christ as our highest priority. But is it that easy? We will explore what it means to really honour our parents today.
Loving parents long to see their children fly, to soar above the stuff of this world and to succeed in life. God is a loving parent and He wants to see us fly! Flying requires confidence! Ultimate Confidence is the kind of basic spiritual confidence that provides the foundation and framework for general life confidence. In our passage this week we learn about the basics of this kind of confidence.
The passage at the end of Ephesians 5 is the most direct instructions about the roles of different members of the household. Paul, continuing his instructions on living a life worthy of our calling (Eph. 4:1), gives instruction to the Ephesian Christians about how the household and its members should conduct themselves in relation to each other. The traditional view of marriage and roles is upheld. A complementary view of the role of men/women is supported. The interdependence of the family to grow in the grace of Christ and serve the Lord is the goal.
To aid Titus and the Cretan churches in appointing qualified elders so that the churches are properly ordered, Paul, in vv. 6-9, sets forth three areas where an elder must be “above reproach.” The three areas where a prospective elder must be free of a damaging accusation are his family life, personal life and doctrinal life. In v. 9, Paul sets forth the most important qualification, namely an elder must be above reproach in his doctrinal life.
To aid Titus and the Cretan churches in appointing qualified elders so that the churches are properly ordered, Paul, in vv. 6-9, sets forth three areas where an elder must be “above reproach.” The three areas where a prospective elder must be free of a damaging accusation are his family life, personal life and doctrinal life. The first area a prospective elder must be above reproach is in his family life. He must be the husband of one wife and have faithful children. Second, an elder must not only be able to manage his own marriage and family well (1:6) but he must also be able to manage himself well. Therefore, in vv. 7-8, Paul lists five sinful vices and six godly virtues, which define what it means for an elder to be “above reproach” in his personal life. These eleven qualities, which are evidence of God's transforming grace, are essential to fitness for oversight of God's household.