Posts Tagged ‘love’

The First 4 of the 10 Commandments

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

May 26, 2011

Jesus Christ, although having fulfilled the Law of Moses, summed up the 10 commandments with the two greatest commandments: Love God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength and love your neighbor as yourself. Loving God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength interestingly is an encapsulation of the first 4 commandments. In this teaching, Ashley shares on these first 4 commands from Exodus Chapter 20 and explains how – although the Law is ended – these commandments still can teach us some valuable lessons as Christians in the Age of Grace.

Exodus 20:2
Luke 10:26-27
Romans 7:5
Exodus 20:3
Romans 8:1-4
Ecclesiastes 2:3-11;24-26
Exodus 20:4-6
Galatians 4:8
1 Corinthians 10:13
Exodus 20:5-7
Numbers 23:19
Jeremiah 14:14-15
Psalms 8:1
Psalms 72:19
Psalms 103:1
Psalms 16:11
Exodus 20:8-11
Exodus 31:13;16
Leviticus 23:38

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When I Say I am a Christian

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

A beautiful poem we thought was worth sharing in fellowship so here it is for you!

When I Say I Am A Christian

When I say …”I am a Christian,”
I’m not shouting “I am saved”
I’m whispering “I was lost!
That is why I chose this way.”

When I say…”I am a Christian,”
I don’t speak of this with pride.
I’m confessing that I stumble and need sonmeone to be my guide.

When I say…”I am a Christian,”
I’m not trying to be strong.
I’m professing that I’m weak and pray for strength to carry on.

When I say…”I am a Christian,”
I’m not braggin of success.
I’m admitting I have failed and cannot ever pay the debt.

When I say…”I am a Christian,”
I’m not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are too visible but God bleieves I’m worth it.

When I say…”I am a Christian,”
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches which is why I seek His name.

when I say…”I am a Christian,”
I do not wish to judge.
I have no authority I only know I am loved.

c1988 Carol S. Wimmer

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II John

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

February 10, 2011

If you’ve ever wanted to have a glimpse back into the early Church, II John provides such a view. Here, in our study, we see that the 1st Century – much like today’s Church – had problems. To us, this can be encouraging because God did so much with those Believers then inspite of their imperfections, God can do that with us too, in our day.
Whether this epistle is written to an actual lady or if that “elect lady” is a codename for a Church – we find in our examination of II John that this study holds tremendous understanding and application to our lives as 21st Century Believers.

Outline to II John:
In Verses 1-4 we see an elect lady commended.
In verses 5-6 we see an elect lady commanded.
In verses 7-11 we see an elect lady cautioned.
In verses 12-13 we see an elect lady comforted.

Revelation 3:20
II John 1:1-2
I Peter 1:23-25
II John 1:3-4
Ephesians 4:15
II John 1:5-6
Galatians 5:14
II John 1:7 – (see NIV or ESV versions for better rendering)
I Thessalonians 4:13-18
II John 1:8
I Corinthians 3:11-16
II John 1:9
Romans 10:9-10
John 15:1-7
II John 1:10-11
John 4:6
II John 1:12-13

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Christian Giving

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

January 13, 2011

Christian giving is based upon the love that God has shown each and every one of us. He gave us the perfect example of giving and love via the sacrifice of His son Jersus Christ. He has given us everything that we have, money, time, cheer, joy, sorrow, patience, life, so that we may give to others and bring glory to God. Whatever we give God will multiply; He is the one that brings the fruit to pass, not us. We have to be willing to give but that is an easy thing when we realize all we have is His.

I John 4:8, 16
John 3:16
Romans 8:32
James 1:17
Psalm 116:5
I Corinthians 13:3
II Corinthians 9:8-10
II Corinthians 8:1
II Corinthians 8:5
I Corinthians 16:1-2
II Corinthians 8:11-12
James 4:13-17
Ephesians 1:3
Ephesians 2:7
Ephesians 3:8
I Corinthians 3:21-23
II Corinthians 8:2,7
II Corinthians 8:5
II Corinthians 8:3
II Corinthians 9:7
Mathew 6:2-4
Hebrews 10:23
II Corinthians 8:10
Luke 14:27-33
II Corinthians 9:7
Mark 12:41-44
II Corinthians 8:4
II Corinthians 9:1
Ephesians 4:12
Matthew 6:4
Luke 6:38
II Corinthians 9:6
Mark 14:3-9
I Timothy 6:9-11
I Corinthians 10:31

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