Archive for May, 2011

Review of Basic Discipline #4: Generous Giving

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

God is a Giver. Learning to be godly means learning to be a giver. God gives in many, many ways. We are to be giving in many, many ways (and money is only one way!).

The Basis of the New Birth (John 1:13)

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

“who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”

Our salvation does not come from our parents, our effort, or by someone’s influence. We are born only by God’s gift.

Review of Basic Discipline #3: Yielded Following

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Submission to authority is one of THE most BASIC disciplines of a mature believer. Submission affects EVERY person in ANY relationship. Do you willingly yield to those over you?

When the Word Came to Earth: 3 Responses (John 1:10-12)

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

“He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to them that believe on His name.”

John records 3 responses to Jesus when He was on earth: the response of the world; the response of Israel (a nation), and the response of some individuals. Which group describes you?

Review of Basic Discipline #2: Continual Prayer

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

As we ramp up for another series of Basic Disciplines for Believers, we have decided to do a 1-week review for each discipline that we have covered so far. This week: Continual Prayer.

A Woman Who Fears the Lord (Proverbs 31:10-31)

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30 says that the woman who fears the Lord shall be praised, but what does that mean? Is it up to “us” to decide or determine what that woman looks like in action? No. The passage itself describes what a woman who fears the Lord is like.

We take a look at this woman as she is present in this fine proverb.

Review of Basic Discipline #1: Bible Immersion

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

As we ramp up for another series of Basic Disciplines for Believers, we have decided to do a 1-week review for each discipline that we have covered so far. This week: Bible Immersion.

Jesus: The Light that Shines On ALL Men (John 1:9b)

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

We touch upon the idea of God choosing men for salvation and yet man’s choice (and responsibility to choose salvation). Hard, but good!