The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, – Romans 8:16
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
The benefits of suffering are so great if we will only see the divine purposes of God that are lovingly shown to us in the midst these trials.
1 Peter 1:6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,…
2 Corinthians 6:3-4a We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way.
Tomorrow morning we will be meeting at our new location, 311 Hedges, at 10am, and our usual 11am message as well.
Act 15:39 And there arose a sharp disagreement, so that they separated from each other. Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus….
As Christians we have a battlefield in our minds, and we are to destroy and take captives using the divine weapons that God has given us.
Just as you served your old master of sin with all of your heart, soul, and mind, so now present all that you are to your new Master. How much more so, in that the old master was a tyrant and the new Master is love.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.
Impatience is when you don’t bear with someone, but are frustrated and rushed with them because of their slowness according to your standards.
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. – Mark 10:45
And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell. – Matthew 5:30
Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. (1John 4:4 ESV)
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. – Psalm 84:11
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. – Galatians 6:14
For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain.
For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.
Proverbs 6:23 — For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,
In this series Ryan gives 3 messages to help men be better leaders in the church and in the home.