Paul Jon Matthew 5:3-12 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. 7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God. 10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you and say all kinds of evil things about you falsely on account of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad because your reward is great in heaven, for they persecuted … Continue reading →
Paul (half time/double time Lindy) Revelation 10,000*10,000=100,000,000 angels Niche movement of Christianity, when there’s thousands and millions of angels with a chaser of Jon Galatians 5:16-26 16 But I say, live by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh has desires that are opposed to the Spirit, and the Spirit has desires that are opposed to the flesh, for these are in opposition to each other, so that you cannot do what you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, depravity, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostilities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish rivalries, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, murder, drunkenness, carousing, and similar things. I am warning you, as I had warned you before: Those who practice such things will not … Continue reading →
Paul (new one, Lindy) (Lindy) Jon 1 John 1:5-2:8 “5 Now this is the gospel message we have heard from him and announce to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him and yet keep on walking in the darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and cleansing us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make … Continue reading →
Paul 12th century, oldest song of our faith Means “God With Us” 1 John 3:16-20 16 We have come to know love by this: that Jesus laid down his life for us; thus we ought to lay down our lives for our fellow Christians. 17 But whoever has the world’s possessions and sees his fellow Christian in need and shuts off his compassion against him, how can the love of God reside in such a person? 18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue but in deed and truth. 19 And by this we will know that we are of the truth and will convince our conscience in his presence, 20 that if our conscience condemns us, that God is greater than our conscience and knows all things. Matthew 6:19-23 19 “Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where … Continue reading →
Paul (half time/full time Lindy) segue to Jon Week 5 of fruit of the spirit Week 1 – Galatians 5, fruits of the spirit, fight against the flesh, communicable aspects of God (the fruits), walking in the Spirit Week 2 – 1 Corinthians, love is patient and kind, Corinth had many attributes except love, opposite is fear, meeting the needs of others, counterfeit is loving someone because you need something from them Week 3 – joy and sorrow can coexist, in suffering and trials you…, opposite is hopelessness, counterfeit is blessings Week 4 – peace is confidence in God’s control of our lives, counterfeit is someone who just doesn’t care, opposite is anxiety and worry, can’t be peaceful with so much to do and being so scattered Today – Patience James 5:7-16 7 So be patient, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s return. Think of how the farmer waits for … Continue reading →
Paul , segue to Peletah – deliverance in Hebrew New song He walks through the fire with us Jon Philippians 4:4-9 22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Need to lower expectations CS Lewis – expectations are everything, how we walk through life, hotel, honeymoon suite, described as pretty good, not very opulent, same room described as jail cell, pretty good Always shifting and changing As we learn to walk the road of faith with the fruits We are constantly under attack by forces that want to destroy our peace and joy; steal our love from us Definition of peace: confidence and trust of God’s wise control of your life Believe that He’s a God that’s for us, not against us Philippians 4:4-9 – 4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 5 Let your moderation … Continue reading →
Paul Jon Something about not being babies and growing in spiritual faith…Laura and I were painting!