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Are we practicing self-control? If we are saved and the Holy Spirit is at work within us, this fruit should be evident in our lives.
Do not be overwhelmed by the desolation of the whole city. As Nehemiah brought 42 family's top rebuild the walls of his city and had each family rebuild the part of the wall that is by there home we should also look not to the city as a whole but to our small small social circle and start the rebuilding process
911 is a day that virtually everyone remembers. We remember it not only for the disaster, but for the prayer, unity, patriotism, and circumspection it brought about. Such times of moral clarity are rare and they almost never last. Yet, it is precisely at such times that God often gives us special insight. Perhaps on this anniversary of 911, the best thing we can do is to revisit those insights and strive to lay hold of them again by faith. 2Cor 3:12-16; Ex 14-15; Num 13-14; Dan 3:16-18
Listen as Pastor Tal continues the series on the Holy Spirit, this week talking about the fruit that will be evident in our lives as God transforms us.
This week we explore the Fruit of the Spirit and how our lives can be transformed within by keeping in step with the Spirit of Christ.
William Andrews examines what a Christian assessment would consist of when directed by the Holy Spirit. Are you living up to the expectations of the position you are hired into. What could help you develop. William Andrews shows the holy Spirit in action linking the Fruit of the Spirit to the Gifts of the Spirit to encourage you to grow.
Sermon on the Mount the Lord is describing the inner character of genuine repentance; and the picture He paints is of one who stands in absolute contrast to the spirit and philosophy of the world. It makes no sense to an unregenerate world that has no “no fear of God before their eyes”. It goes against every natural (fallen) inclination of their heart and mind. The character displayed here is to the world the height of foolishness. Man always tends towards thess things that exalt man: self-confidence, self-assertiveness, self-will, self-love, self-glory. But the character of those in the kingdom, who are truly blessed of God, who are in a right relationship with Him turns all of the world’s thinking, under the influence of the evil one, upside down. The Kingdom of heaven is so foreign to man because they are so utterly and uncompromisingly God-centered; it begins and ends with the exaltation and glory of God and the right response of humility, brokenness, meekness, suffering. “If you and I are not, in this primary sense, problems and enigmas to the non-Christians around us, then this tells us a great deal about our profession of the Christian faith.” The character presented here is and unbroken chain; it is a unit; they are not qualities that a person picks and choses from, but flow in logical sequence. So, the first mark of those in the Kingdom is poverty of spirit is to have a self awareness of spiritual bankruptcy and destitution before a holy God - to say, “nothing in my hand I bring, simply to Your cross I cling.” It is to come to God claiming no merits, but bowing before Him as a spiritual beggar holding empty hands to receive His grace. To be truly poor in spirit, is not just intellectual knowledge but is one who mourns, grieves over sin; hates the sin that so robs God of glory and destroys men, but mostly mourns and grieves over the sin that remains in your own heart. Meekness is the character produced by the spiritual mourners. This is not second level Christianity, nor is it instructions on how to enter the kingdom, but is the mark of those who have have been born again, and truly responded to the command of repentance. Those who are truly in the Kingdom of Heaven. Genuine believers.