6Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.
tnbassman10
Are you happy? In today's world, the media and celebrities try to influence us on what should make us happy. As a Christian, you know tru... Read More
Are you happy? In today's world, the media and celebrities try to influence us on what should make us happy. As a Christian, you know true happiness doesn't come from material things. There are things that can steal your happiness. I. Circumstances Paul mentioned his circumstances--the external things around him--but they did not change his priorities (Phi 1:12). Paul was determined to glorify Christ and fulfill his mission for Christ no matter his circumstances. II. People There are three things you need to practice in your life to be a good member of the kingdom: submission, service, and forgiveness. Don't do anything you do out of selfish ambitions (Phi 2:3-4). All sin is a product of selfishness. We give in to temptation because we want something. It doesn't have to be material. It is a weakness of the flesh (James 1:13-15). Selfishness is the opposite of love and Christianity. Selfishness is wanting what's "good" for one self above others. How can you 'deny yourself, take up your cross and follow' Christ if you are selfish? Change the way you think (Rom 12:2). Learn to be submissive like Christ. Jesus came to Earth with no reputation. He didn't go on a grand tour to celebrate His miracles. He didn't come to be a rockstar. Jesus didn't come to get rich. Jesus didn't come to conquer with military force. Jesus could've called 12 legions of angels the Bible states. The "security detail" of the Messiah was serious. One angel killed 185,000 men (2 Kings 19:35) and the account doesn't even state that the angel was armed. III. Things Paul told Timothy to be content (1 Tim 6:6-7). Do not get caught up in worldly things. Do not be vain or conceited (1 Tim 6:17). Every single thing you have is a gift. Every breath you take was given to you by God. Sure, you may have built your business from the ground up or your intense training gave you a professional athletic career. Where did you get your eyes that see or your muscles which move your body? Who blessed you to be born where you were born or give you the gift of hard work? Everything is from God! Do not trust your wealth but trust in God (1 Tim 6:17). Be ready to share. Use your wealth and blessings to help others. Do these things to build up treasures in heaven (1 Tim 6:18-19; Phi 3:18-21). IV. Worry Do not worry over things you cannot control (Phi 4:6-7). Send your prayers to God. Be thankful to God. Send the thank-you note before you receive the present. Give your worry to God then move on. Learn to live your life this way (Phi 4:9). The peace of God will guard you (Phi 4:7).
tnbassman10
The For the wife (3:1-6) Peter continues the conversation of submission to authority from the previous chapter. Instead of a employee-emp... Read More
The For the wife (3:1-6) Peter continues the conversation of submission to authority from the previous chapter. Instead of a employee-employer relationship, he now focuses on the martial relationship. In this case, he instructs wives to be subject unto their husbands, even husbands who are not Christians. A non-Christian husband may not treat his wife well. However, there is no Biblical doctrine for suffering wives to leave their husbands and remarry another person. Instead, wives are admonished to respond to unbelieving husbands with moral conduct combined with respect for their authority as husbands. Peter addresses the matter of orderly personal grooming for Christian women. The adornment of the inner person is more important than enhancing one's physical appearance. Peter is not forbidding the use of jewelry, nice clothing, or well-arranged hair, but rather he wants Christian women to focus others' attention, not on their bodies, but on Christ whose characteristics are reflected in their lives. The greatest impression Christians--both men and women--should have on others is that they belong to Christ. Being stylish, physically fit, attractive, or wealthy should not be your primary concern. Paul echoed this in his letter to Timothy (1 Tim. 2:9-10). Dress yourself with good works and righteous living. The Virtuous Woman (Prov 31:10-31) God gives us an example of the ideal woman in Proverbs. The virtuous woman is pleased to do the work of the homemaker and does not consider those tasks to be demeaning or menial (Prov. 31:13-15,21-22). The virtuous woman is filled with good will toward her husband. She maintains the best of intentions toward him in their relationship together. She earns the confidence of her husband and shows appreciation for his labor by being resourceful with family resources (Prov. 31:11-12). A virtuous woman completes her husband. A godly wife can make a good man a great man (Prov 31:23,31). Being in subjection to a husband does not imply shame or suggest inferiority. Except for God the Father, everyone is subject to another (1 Cor. 11:3; Heb. 13:17; Eph. 6:1). Wives should be pleased to fulfill their God-given roles as Christ fulfilled His role God set for Him in the salvation of mankind. Women Working Outside the Home? The virtuous woman is enterprising. She is not afraid of taking on additional responsibilities as time permits (Prov. 31:16-19,24). So, can a Christian woman work outside the home? Many Bible women performed duties that are not directly tied into being a mother or wife. At the same time, there are commands in the Bible that women take care of their responsibilities in the home. Lydia was a "seller of purple" (Acts 16:12-16). A good woman with a household also had a business in this text. Aquila and Priscilla are often described as being a good Christian couple in the early church. Priscilla had a job as a tent maker (Acts 18:1-3). There were women that labored with Paul--work not directly related to being a homemaker (Phil 4:2-3; Rom 16:1-3). Deborah, a judge of Israel, was a married woman. Being a judge of Israel is not directly related to being a homemaker. In today's society, most married women work outside of the home by choice. Under what conditions can a Christian woman work outside of the home? When she has fulfilled her duties of being a homemaker and managing the house (Titus 2:3-5; 1 Tim. 5:14). For the Husband (3:7) Men are required to be in subjection to authority and patiently endure injustices in whatever role they find themselves. In this context, husbands must recognize their subjection to the will of God in the treatment of their wives. No man is permitted to be a dictator in his home, nor view himself as the center of the family. God is the central being in the family. The closer a husband and wife draw to God, the closer they draw together. Man is not permitted to make one decision in the home that does not first meet God's approval. God linked husbands and wives eternal inheritance to how they treat one another in marriage (John 3:22). How Should Man Treat His Wife? (1) God ordained that husbands be the providers for the home (Gen. 3:17-19; Eccl. 5:18-20). Men are to work and provide for their families (1 Tim. 5:8; 2 Thess. 3:10). (2) God set men to the task of being protectors of their families. Just as Christ was willing to give His life for the church, so must men stand ready to suffer and die for their families (Eph. 5:25). Good husbands do not allow their wives to go unprotected. (3) God assigned husbands the duty of being the spiritual leader of the house. They are order to be the heads of their families, a responsibility they may not delegate to their wives (Gen 3:16). Additionally, man's authority is not to be used as a whip to hold over his wife's head. There is never an acceptable excuse for a man to beat his wife. (4) Treat your wife as Christ treats the church (Eph 5:25,28-29). (5) God commanded husbands to be loving and tender towards their wives (Luke 18:16, John 8:7, Gal. 5:22-23). Husbands, it is a blessing from God to have a wife. Cherish that blessing; treat her with honor.
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Converting operates in much assumptions" Grateful joyful living is the cure and fix against converting" Our lives are rooted in the uns... Read More
Converting operates in much assumptions" Grateful joyful living is the cure and fix against converting" Our lives are rooted in the unseen hence we convert not, as converting has to do with the seen" Content is a choice and practice which is fuelled by divine abilities"
Osarumen Osama i.  #OOi.
We follow the instructed manual praying with Thanksgiving" We present our request and supplications with Thanksgiving" This Thanksgivin... Read More
We follow the instructed manual praying with Thanksgiving" We present our request and supplications with Thanksgiving" This Thanksgiving is our rejoicing, haven received by faith what we just prayer about" This thanksgiving cause peace beyond understanding to fill/keep our hearts"
Osarumen Osama i.  #OOi.
As a man thinks so is he, his environment and his experiences" Your thoughts and words, shapes you, your views and all that has to do wi... Read More
As a man thinks so is he, his environment and his experiences" Your thoughts and words, shapes you, your views and all that has to do with you" To live in Love, the most excellent way, we transform in thought and conformed to His good, acceptable and perfect will"
Stacey Conroy
A Study of the Book of Philippians Joy is important You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;therefore God, your God, has set ... Read More
A Study of the Book of Philippians Joy is important You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;therefore God, your God, has set you above your companionsby anointing you with the oil of joy.” Hebrews 1:9 NIV84 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 NIV84 Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you. Hebrews 13:17 NIV84 I can't change my heart but I can change my heart. God can change my heart but he won't change my mind. 1. A Single Mind - What am I living for today? For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21 NIV84 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33 NIV84 2. A Submitted Mind - Treat others better than you treat yourself J esus O thers Y ourself Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Philippians 2:5 NIV84 3. A Simple Mind - Say goodbye to the past and hello to the future Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, Philippians 3:13 NIV84 4. A Settled Mind - Focus on Christ - Focus on the pure Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9 NIV84 When do I struggle to have the mind of Christ? How can I think more Biblically? Identify three lies that I commonly believe to be true.
saraembke
The peace is greater than any thought call on Jesus to intervene in my life to see this peace become a reality.
The peace is greater than any thought call on Jesus to intervene in my life to see this peace become a reality.
Nicky Milton
God has a plan for your life to do....Immeasurably more! Our potential to live a great big life comes from the power of our GREAT BIG GO... Read More
God has a plan for your life to do....Immeasurably more! Our potential to live a great big life comes from the power of our GREAT BIG GOD. ALL things, ALL times ALL you need!!..... Through Christ who gives you strength.
Celene Aidali Rivera
El amor perfecto
El amor perfecto
nolinjr
Keep your mind in check. This is where you will be attacked first before you sin.
Keep your mind in check. This is where you will be attacked first before you sin.
Can i read the Bible on my phone/tablet?
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