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Sermon Outline, June 25, 2017, “Committed Workers”

Committed Workers

Nehemiah 10 ~ 13

 

Be Committed to the Person of God.

Be Committed to the Word of God.

~ II Timothy 3:16-17  All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

 

 

Be Committed to the Service of God.

~ II Corinthians 9:6-8             Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;

 

 

Be Committed to the People of God.

Be Committed to God’s People when they are Discouraged.

~ Romans 8:18            For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

~ II Timothy 4:7-8       I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.

~ James 1:12                Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

 

Be Committed to God’s People when they are Disobedient.

~ Isaiah 6:8     Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

~ Isaiah 6:11   Then I said, “Lord, how long?” And He answered, “Until cities are devastated and without inhabitant, Houses are without people And the land is utterly desolate,

 

 

Be Committed to the Worship of God.

Worship God with Holiness.

~ Psalm 24:3-4            Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? And who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood And has not sworn deceitfully.

~ Matthew 5:8                        Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

~ Philippians 4:8                      Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

~ Romans 12:1                        Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

~ I Corinthians 6:18-20           Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

 

Worship God Always.

~ Matthew 25:21        His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’

Sermon Outline, June 18, 2017, “Quality Workers”

Quality Workers

Nehemiah 7 ~ 9

 

Be Faithful.

Be Responsible.

~ Luke 12:48                but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.

~Ecclesiastes 9:10       Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.

 

Be Conscientious.

~ Proverbs 21:2-3        Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts. To do righteousness and justice Is desired by the Lord more than sacrifice.

 

 

Be God-fearing.

God-fearing workers have a desire to Listen to God’s Word.

~ I Peter 2:2    like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,

 

God-fearing workers have a desire to Understand God’s Word.

~ Matthew 11:15        He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

 

God-fearing workers have a desire to Obey God’s Word.

~ James 1:22                But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.

 

 

Be Spirit-led.

Listen to the Spirit.

~ Romans 8:14             For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

~ II Peter 1:20-21        But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, 21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

 

Obey the Spirit.

~ James 4:17   Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.

Sermon Outline, June 11, 2017, “Focused Workers”

Focused Workers

Nehemiah 4 ~ 6

 

Focused Workers overcome Ridicule.

Overcome ridicule with Prayer.

~ Luke 6:27-28           But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

~ Matthew 5:44           But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

 

 

Overcome ridicule with Christian Community.

~ Ecclesiastes 4:9        Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.

~ Ecclesiastes 4:12      And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.

 

 

Focused Workers overcome Greed.

Be Thoughtful of Others.

~ Philippians 2:4         do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

~ Romans 15:1-2         Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.

 

Be Generous.

~ Matthew 10:8           Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.

~ Luke 6:30                  Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.

~ Luke 6:38                  Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.

~ Acts 20:35                In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

~ II Corinthians 9:7    Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

 

 

Focused Workers overcome Opposition.

Confront opposition with Courage.

~ Luke 9:62                 But Jesus said to him, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”

~ Philippians 3:14        I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

 

Confront opposition with Truth.

~ John 8:32                 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.

Sermon Outline, June 4, 2017, “Unselfish Workers”

Unselfish Workers

Nehemiah 3

 

Selfless Workers serve from the Heart.

Selfless Workers serve Freely.

~ Matthew 10:8           Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.

~ Colossians 3:23        Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,

 

 

Selfless Workers serve Enthusiastically.

~ Titus 2:14      who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.

 

 

Selfless Workers seek to be Team Players.

Team Players set the Example of Working.

~ Ephesians 2:10          For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

 

Team Players give the Glory to God.

~ I Corinthians 10:31  Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

~ Matthew 5:16           Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

 

 

Selfless Workers seek for the Good of the Whole.

Work for a cause that is Greater than self.

~ Luke 19:10   For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.

~ Luke 9:24      For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.

 

Work for a cause that is Beyond Self.

~ Luke 10:2                 And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.

~ I Corinthians 15:58  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

Sermon Outline, May 28, 2017, “Multiplying Willing Workers”

MULTIPLYING WILLING WORKERS

Nehemiah 2

 

What is something that compels or convicts you to action?

Nehemiah 2:1-3   And it came about in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, that wine was before him, and I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had not been sad in his presence. So the king said to me, “Why is your face sad though you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of heart.” Then I was very much afraid. I said to the king, “Let the king live forever. Why should my face not be sad when the city, the place of my fathers’ tombs, lies desolate and its gates have been consumed by fire?”

 

 

What Will You Choose To Do?

Nehemiah 2:4-18  Then the king said to me, “What would you request?” So I prayed to the God of heaven. I said to the king, “If it please the king, and if your servant has found favor before you, send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it.” Then the king said to me, the queen sitting beside him, “How long will your journey be, and when will you return?” So it pleased the king to send me, and I gave him a definite time. And I said to the king, “If it please the king, let letters be given me for the governors of the provinces beyond the River, that they may allow me to pass through until I come to Judah, and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king’s forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the fortress which is by the temple, for the wall of the city and for the house to which I will go.” And the king granted them to me because the good hand of my God was on me.

Then I came to the governors of the provinces beyond the River and gave them the king’s letters. Now the king had sent with me officers of the army and horsemen. 10 When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard about it, it was very displeasing to them that someone had come to seek the welfare of the sons of Israel.

Nehemiah Inspects Jerusalem’s Walls

11 So I came to Jerusalem and was there three days. 12 And I arose in the night, I and a few men with me. I did not tell anyone what my God was putting into my mind to do for Jerusalem and there was no animal with me except the animal on which I was riding. 13 So I went out at night by the Valley Gate in the direction of the Dragon’s Well and on to the Refuse Gate, inspecting the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down and its gates which were consumed by fire. 14 Then I passed on to the Fountain Gate and the King’s Pool, but there was no place for my mount to pass. 15 So I went up at night by the ravine and inspected the wall. Then I entered the Valley Gate again and returned. 16 The officials did not know where I had gone or what I had done; nor had I as yet told the Jews, the priests, the nobles, the officials or the rest who did the work.

17 Then I said to them, “You see the bad situation we are in, that Jerusalem is desolate and its gates burned by fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem so that we will no longer be a reproach.” 18 I told them how the hand of my God had been favorable to me and also about the king’s words which he had spoken to me. Then they said, “Let us arise and build.” So they put their hands to the good work.

 

How will you respond to the enemy?

Nehemiah 2:19-20         But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard it, they mocked us and despised us and said, “What is this thing you are doing? Are you rebelling against the king?” 20 So I answered them and said to them, “The God of heaven will give us success; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no portion, right or memorial in Jerusalem.”

 

John 10:10                  The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

 

Ephesians 6:12            For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

 

1 Peter 5:8                  Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.  

 

Romans 8:37-38          But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,

 

 

Will you choose to be a willing worker? 

Matthew 28:18-20          And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

 

Sermon Outline, May 21, 2017, “Praying Workers”

Praying Workers

Nehemiah 1

 

Character in the Heart calls the Worker to Pray.

Character in the heart reveals a Contrite Heart.

~ Psalm 51:17             The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.

 

Character in the heart reveals a Confessing Heart.

~ I John 1:9     If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

 

Concern for the Need calls the Worker to Pray.

Needs are often Overwhelming.

~ Psalm 34:18             The Lord is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.

~ Psalm 46:1-3            God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.

~ Psalm 121                I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun will not smite you by day, Nor the moon by night. The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever.

 

Needs may seem Impossible.

~ Luke 1:37                 For nothing will be impossible with God.

~ Genesis 18:14           Is anything too difficult for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.

~ Numbers 11:23         The Lord said to Moses, “Is the Lord’s power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not.”

 

 

Confidence in the Resource calls the Worker to Pray.

Be Confident in His Presence.

~ I John 5:14-15          This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

 

Be Confident in His Promise.

~ I Corinthians 1:9      God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

~ II Corinthians 1:18   But as God is faithful, our word to you is not yes and no.

~ II Corinthians 1:20   For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.

 

Be Confident in His Provision.

~ II Corinthians 9:8     And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;

~ Matthew 7:7             Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

~ Matthew 18:19-20    “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. 20 For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”

~ Mark 11:24              Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.

Sermon Outline, May 14, 2017, “Exalt Christ in the Battle”

Exalt Christ in the Battle

Ephesians 6:10-18

 

Stand Strong in the Struggle.

Be Aware of the Enemy.

~ James 3:14-16           But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.

~ I Timothy 4:1           But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,

 

Be Alert to the Enemy.

~ I Peter 5:8                Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

 

 

Stand Strong in the Lord’s Strength.

Stand in Truth.

~ I Corinthians 15:3-4             For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

 

Stand in Righteousness.

~ Philippians 3:9         and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,

 

Stand in Peace.

~ Romans 5:1              Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

 

Stand in Faith.

~ Psalm 119:11           Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.

 

Stand in Salvation.

~ I John 5:13                These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

~ Romans 8:1              Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

~ Romans 8:33-34       Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; 34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.

 

Stand in the Word of God.

~ Romans 1:16            For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

~ Romans 10:17          So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

~ Psalm 119:11           Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.

~ I Corinthians 1:21    For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

 

 

Stand Strong in the Lord’s Presence.

Pray Sincerely.

~ James 4:8                 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

~Hebrews 4:16            Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

 

Pray Constantly!

~ I Thessalonians 5:17  pray without ceasing;

Sermon Outline, May 7, 2017, “Exalt Christ in the Workplace”

Exalt Christ in the Workplace

Ephesians 6:5-9

Matthew 5:13-16

13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Exalt Christ in the Workplace through Respect.

Respect Others with Attitude.

I Peter 2:17

Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.

Respect Others with Speech.

                        Ephesians 4:29

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

Respect Others with Spirit.

I Peter 2:18

Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable.

Exalt Christ in the Workplace through Excellence.

Excellence gives attention to the Details.

Colossians 3:17; Colossians 3:23

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,

Excellence remembers for Whom we work.

Colossians 3:17; Colossians 3:23

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,

Exalt Christ in the Workplace through Integrity.

Be Honest.

Titus 2:10

not pilfering, but showing all good faith so that they will adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect.

Be Dependable.

Proverbs 20:6

Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, But who can find a trustworthy man?

Sermon Outline, April 30, 2017, “Exalt Christ in the Home”

Sermon Outline, April 30, 2017, “Exalt Christ in the Home”

Exalt Christ in the Home

Ephesians 5:22-33

 Exalt Christ in the Home through Leadership.

            Husbands demonstrate the leadership of Christ through Sacrificial Love.

                        ~ Romans 8:33-34       Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; 34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.

            Husbands demonstrate the leadership of Christ through Sanctifying Love.

                        ~ Proverbs 31:10         An excellent wife, who can find?  For her worth is far above jewels.

            Husbands demonstrate the leadership of Christ through Satisfying Love.

                        ~ I Peter 1:22  Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,

~ I Peter 4:8    Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.

            Husbands demonstrate the leadership of Christ through Selfless Love.

                        ~ I Corinthians 13:5     does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,

~ Philippians 2:3-4      Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

Exalt Christ in the Home through Submission.

            Wives reflect submission by Respecting their Husbands.

                        ~ I Corinthians 11:3     But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.

            Wives reflect submission by Obedience to their Husbands.

                        ~ I Peter 3:1    In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,

Exalt Christ in the Home through Commitment.

            Commit to the Priority of the Marriage Relationship.

                        ~ Proverbs 18:22         He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the Lord.

            Commit to the Covenant of the Marriage Relationship.

                        ~ Hebrews 13:4           Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

 

Sermon Outline, April 23, 2017, “Exalt the Father of Christ”

Exalt the Father of Christ

Ephesians 5:1-21

            ~ John 14:8-9              Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

 Walk in Love.

            Love Unconditionally.

                        ~ Romans 5:6              For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

~ Romans 5:8              But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

~ Luke 6:32-38           If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. 36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.  37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

              Love Unfailingly.

                        ~ I Corinthians 13:7-8             bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.

 Walk in Light.

            Walk in Holiness.

                        ~ I Peter 1:15-16         but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; 16 because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

             Walk in Truth.

                        ~ Romans 14:10           But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.

~ Romans 14:12          So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.

~ Galatians 5:19-21     Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

~ Colossians 3:5-6       Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience,

 Walk in Wisdom.

            Wisdom redeems the Time.

                        ~ James 4:14               Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

~ Psalm 90:12             So teach us to number our days,
That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.

             Wisdom understands God’s Will.

                        ~ Romans 12:2            And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

             Wisdom desires to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

                        ~ Galatians 5:22-23      But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

             Wisdom expresses Worship for God.

                        ~ Colossians 3:16                    Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

~ I Thessalonians 5:18  in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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