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The 10 Commandments Relating to Your Parents Every family should be… • Good for you and society. If its… 1. Grounded in a lifelong covenant. 2. A training ground. How can I honor my parents? • Find a connection to God as a parent. • Grow up. • Choose to honor them. Scripture: Deuteronomy 5:16 Proverbs 23:22-25 Ephesians 6:1-4 Sources: Keller, Tim, sermon, The Freedom of Authority, redeemer.com
God disciplines those He loves. In the life of a disciple of Jesus, divine discipline is sometimes necessary to keep us pure and holy before Him and headed in the right direction.
Living for Jesus is a lot like running a race. The starting line is the new birth, the rules are God's New Testament commandments, and the finish line is going to heaven.
On the Sunday of a baby dedication we also talked about how God disciplines us to train us, because he loves us.
As we’ve said before: Every true Christian wears their “L” plates. Once we think we can do away with them, cos we are now mature – and presumably better than others – we are in trouble. Constant growing and learning, developing in our walk with God, is the regular way for all believers. As the chapter progresses, Paul calls on the Philippians – and in turn us - to live on earth with a heavenly mind-set. He seems able to do what we find much more difficult to do; he always holds the end in view – even with regard to suffering. This is the way to maturity: Develop a love for Christ, a firmness in gospel truth, a willingness to pursue godliness and faithfulness in all relationships. We are to keep our eyes fixed on the final prize – the prize of glory. The prize Paul strived for; the prize Jesus went to the cross for.
Jesus stood before the actual "Gates of Hades" in Caesarea Philippi and declared that nothing would prevail against His Church. How do we move to be a prevailing, victorious and potent Church, spreading the good news of Jesus Christ? One step is to recognize that we all need to be 'trained in righteousness". What does this training look like? How do we take part? How do become trainers ourselves?
Often in the business of life we forget that WE ARE AT WAR! We are at war with Satan and his demonic forces who are bent on destroying the wonderful plan of our Commander-In-Chief Jesus Christ! We are in Mission on a mission and we need to be trained so that we can wage a skilled and effective warfare. This year our theme is B.A.S.I.C. Training, Brothers And Sisters In Christ training. We are not just getting back to the basics. We are re-establishing the basics and beyond.