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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday Words of Encouragement January 18, 2015

We had a nice Sunday School lesson, finishing the study of the book of Revelations after two plus years!

Pastor’s sermon was a “Question regarding your life in Christ? Are You Following Jesus?
Believers have to be careful that they don’t become so familiar with the things of God that their life in God becomes “ho-hum” which means either dull or indifferent. Are we more excited about the ball game (SuperBowl coming up) or about the local gossip than we are about what God is doing around us and through us?

Take a look at your life through the eyes of others. What do people see about God when they look at you? Do you look just like all the other people around or is there something that reflects a difference in your life? So often we (Christians) dress just like everyone else so that doesn’t set us apart. Are we practicing Christianity and does the love of Christ shine through in our behaviors? What do nonbelievers see? Do they see a helping hand, a praying friend and a joyful spirit? Or do they just see another troubled person grumbling about the problems of work and family? We need to be careful not to be tolerant of complacency.
Two important areas to help keep your life from being “ho-hum”:
1> Do not neglect a good prayer life.
2> Do not grow weary in good works.
Believers need to incite each other to righteousness, living according to Hebrews 10:24-25 and not living like the world (2 Timothy 3:2-5).

I found this song to fit today’s message!
With Every Act of Love, Jason Gray

Verses for today:
Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV)

24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

Lord, I pray that you help me to remain faithful in prayer, to listen to Your will, and in showing  your love so that others will see Jesus in me.

1 comment:

  1. This was very touching, it made me think of myself and what I think people around me would see.


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