Tue, 24 April 2012
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion
1. Learning to view in God's mercy
2. Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice
3. Do not follow the pattern of this world
4. We are one body with one purpose
5. What's you gift
6. Love must be sincere
Tue, 17 April 2012
1. We want to serve God
2. We want to serve Each Other
3.We want to serve The Lost
Tue, 3 April 2012
When He had said this, He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. And it came to pass, when He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples, saying, “Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here. And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’” So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them. But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why are you loosing the colt?” And they said, “The Lord has need of him.” Then they brought him to Jesus. And they threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him. And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road.Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying: “ ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.”But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
--Jesus always did ministry to prove a point.
The POINT is Jesus is the Son of God!
-Jesus did prform a miracle, just not the way we would have done it
Jesus wanted to teach
1. Help them in their faith
2. Give them a opportunity to declare their love for Jesus
3. And share in the ministry
4. Prove His authority as the Son of God
FAITH is an action word!
Faith is only proved when acted upon!
2. Jesus is worthy of our praise
The pharisees were noticing what was going on and they did'n't like it.
- The pharisees saw Jesus as blasphemous to God
- The didn't like that He was calling himself Gods' Son
- Jesus wasn't anythin like the relegious groups
- The pharisees didn't like that Jesus was more popular
The disciples were coming against relegious people who were very angry
Yet they could not help but declare His goodness
What are we willing to lay down to praise Him?
- Our hopes and dreams to follow his
Jesus want to give us Life!