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God’s intended marriage
January 24, 2010, 9:42 pm
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This is how God intended marriage to be.                                                     01-24-10

First thing lets hear what God says about how it all starts, in Gen 2:24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. Talking of a young man in his manhood setting out to start his own family, getting married lasting forever.
Loving each other, 1Pe 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Rom 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Loving fervently and having honor for each other. Remembering that you joined together in Gods eyes, in marriage forever, these scriptures back that up. Mat 19:5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’ Mat 19:6 So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”

BATTLES- Always keep guard of your senses. TV is so bad at times. It is hard to find anything clean to watch out of 300 channels. Even commercials are hard to watch. Exo 20:17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Pro 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Remembering that you are to honor your spouse like as God loves the church. With that said, you get what God is imposing upon us LOVE it is the key to true happiness. Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

We get angry for whatever reason, but we should never go to bed that way. Eph 4:26  “In your anger do not sin” Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, Always try to work it out, but if for some reason you cant, at least agree to put it aside until a time that you can continue it. But never just expect it to go away, it may slowly build until it comes out in something unexpected. Be honest about a time in which it can be continued.  So many times it is said we’ll talk later but later never comes. Hear this scripture Eph 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Keep Christ the center of your home, “Christ, husband & wife, children” this goes back to Psalms 127 building your house on sand “worldly” vs. solid rock “Christ”. This IS how it works repeating: Christ, Father-Mother, Children. Keeping this into perspective will make making decisions easier.
Psa 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. Pro 3:6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Remember to pray together this will bring closeness in your relationship and pray for one another to lift each other up. The old saying goes a family that prays together stays together, it is the closeness that we all need. Jas 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Mat 26:41  “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” WE ARE WEAK.  Jas 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. That is Awesome! We WILL sin, ask forgiveness and move forward.

Divorce We are living in a fallen world things can get messed up but always agree that divorce is not the answer no matter what the case, God is with you pray to him he will lift you up. Mat 19:9  “But I say to you*, whoever divorces his wife not for sexual sin and marries another commits adultery, and the one having married the one having been divorced commits adultery.” God doesn’t want us to divorce because you wake up one day and decide its time for a new spouse. He stresses that we must work it out. It is hard work sometimes we are different. Rom 7:2 For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of marriage. Yes God told Moses we could give a certificate of divorce, because they could not stop from sinning. Mat 19:8 8Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. It was better to grant this then to have them sinning. But of course we messed that up still. Pray and pray again about everything.

Keeping the family circle tightly closed. Personal intimate things should not leave your household, only if you are seeking professional counseling for a particular issue. Pro 31:11-12   Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. 12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. We need respect each other.

Love according to God, we must work on it everyday to try measure up. This scripture is Gods plan for us to love. Read 1Co 13:4-8 all about love. 1Co 13:4-7   Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It alwaysprotects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Can we live in love in everything we do? We must try.

I want you all to know that Name-Calling and unwarranted criticism, kidding or not, is not in love. Neither of you are perfect. Don’t you think God knows this? Also don’t hold any resentment, bitterness toward one another. Remember that you cannot change anyone; only God can change a person’s heart. No matter how we try.  Pray to God that he will change their heart. Let us be kind at heart maybe a sense of humor too, enjoy each other’s company. Corinthians says to be patient and do everything in love. Keep love on your tongue be aware of nagging or arguing coming on. Lets decide to speak softly and kindly to our spouses. But don’t overdo it by giving in too much or becoming a doormat, then again not enough. Col 3:19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.  Mat 7:13-14  “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small isthe gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Lets stay on the right path, the path of righteousness. 

Lets talk about privacy. We all have some things that we call our own, not ours, mine. We all need to let the other have that privacy. This is not about hiding things from your spouse, I m talking about maybe his garage tools, her sewing basket, how about your wallets. Be honest with each other have a trusting relationship, have faith in them, not having to checkup on one another is such a relief. 1Co 13:4-7  Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness. I don’t know who said this but it runs deep for us. Your bodies are temples for God to dwell in. Do you think he wants us not to take care of his temple? So we need to keep it clean and maintained. Lets bring praise and glory to God with a well-presented temple and a great reverence for him. 1Ti 2:9 I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, (not to dress as a prostitute) Pro 31:27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. 1Co 14:40 But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way. Scriptures speak of slofflessness’ being of the devil and we want nothing to do with him. Heb 6:12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. 1Ti 5:8 If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. Pro 15:32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding. Pro 26:12 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him. Lets take care of Gods temples….

As for income this is where mine/ yours stops. All income should be ours, besides its Gods money. Our only responsibility is to know how much of Gods money we need to live modestly. Both are equal in the spending area but guide lines should be in place not to over spend. Example: “anything over $50. call each other where-ever or when-ever to discus the spend.” We are all blessed with what God gives us. We are to be good Stewarts of God’s money and should never forget that.
Conclusion:
One thing we can do to keep strengthening our relationships is to talk freely to one another. This is like counseling together. Whatever the topic just be open minded, patient, and above all be a good listener. Remember to always encourage each other; this will bring a higher level of confidence to speak more freely. This is good for both of you. We are all made with different personalities. Do everything in love, pretend Jesus is standing right next to you, he is!. WWJD is a great slogan, you can live by it. Earnestly pray over your house for protection and against the evil things of this world.

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Reverence for Others
January 7, 2010, 9:32 pm
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“Reverence for others”
INTRODUCTION

Definition:
Reverence is to show extreme honor and respect for something or someone.

We do this for Christ. But our fewllow man/woman need that type of care too.

REVERENCE –
respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life.
Colossians 3:12-17
 12Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

14And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
 15Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. 17And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

I. “REVERENCE”
A. Showing Humility and Compassion “helping”;
a.  God has shown his Grace to us as we should for others also.

b. Care for someone , compassion.

             We must you the gifts God has given each one of us.
    These gifts come to us from God,
    and God calls us to remember that each person has gifts,
    that each person is special in his eyes,
    and that while we may have many blessing,
    we no more deserve them than another person deserves
    not to have them.

By sharing our spiritual gifts with others we are building up the body of Christ, having reverence for others “humility and compassion.

God gave us what we have, we need to listen to him. Giving back what God has blessed us with.

        
B. God expects it from Us  “this time of year especially”;

         a. Look what God gave us, his only son, Jesus
         b. Have you cared for someone today? , Maybe you cant physically do something for that person . Talking maybe your gift, You could be bless with great finances.

      c. Visiting nursing homes is a great way to lift the spirits of others. Volunteering in the Activity area.
C. What if you were in need?

         a. . Bishop Fulton Sheen said this about humility
          “Humility is not self contempt, but the truth about
             ourselves coupled with a reverence for others.

            To be humble is simply to remember that what we have is from God,
 that our place is given to us from God, and to remember that others have a place with God, that Jesus died for them just as much as he died for us.
The way of Jesus that we are called to follow is the way that tells us to compare ourselves not to each other, but to God. And it is to remember that everyone belongs to a family,  the family of God,

We should humble ourselves and have reverence for our fellow man. How?
by obeying the golden rule of ” doing unto others as we would they should do unto us,”
        
         b.  Poem by Joyce Rupp;
I receive cards and letters from dear ones.
    There are many who have no one to love them.
I sit down to a Christmas dinner, a table of abundance.
    There are those who long for just a small portion of food and find none.

I feel love and goodness from those around me.
    There are people terrorized by death squads and tortured in prison.
I open many gifts, most of which are not needed.
    There are those who have no gifts to give or receive.

I move freely from home to home choosing whom I see or visit.
    There are visually impaired, physically challenged, chronically ill person
    Who cannot move easily.
I am welcomed by friends, family and acquaintances.
    There are persons who are mocked, ridiculed, disdained, or ignored
    because of their race or religion.

I return to the security of my home.
    There are countless homeless who have no dwelling place to which they
    can retune.
                    
        
CONCLUSION
This IS the season for giving, don’t forget people less fortunate in your lives.
Remember we must Serve others.
Done
Must use our God given gifts, or risk loosing them!
This Christmas, will I recognize Gods’ presence in my world?
Therefore every Christian should have Reverence for others just as we do for Christ.

Pray for Reverence for others,  alter call…….

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Call to Witness
November 29, 2009, 8:07 pm
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Called to Witness    
Throughout the sermon I will talk about what God expects from us, and
by knowing what He expects from us in scripture.

Introduction
It is necessary for every Christian to witness to receive the rewards from God.     
Think about the rewards of witnessing; Blessings, Benefits, Protection from being obedient. Bringing people the word of Christ. Isn’t that why we are here in the first place?
Because of witnessing we can show God to all people.
Lets Begin……..

Stepping out of our comfort zone. How uncomfortable it can be.

   Not easy to witness to all people:  Jonah/ Moses-
     Book of Jonah:
Jonah was called to witness.
He ran away from the Lord.
The Lord punished and delivered him.
Jonah witnessed and the people repented.

Like Jonah we are afraid sometimes, but God has our best interest at heart.

 Exdous 5:10-17
10 Moses said to the LORD, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”
 11 The LORD said to him, “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD ? 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
 13 But Moses said, “O Lord, please send someone else to do it.”
 14 Then the LORD’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and his heart will be glad when he sees you. 15 You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. 16 He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him. 17 But take this staff in your hand so you can perform miraculous signs with it.”

Moses was ‘soo” afraid to speak, he begged God to send someone else. And he gave him his brother for help.
 When God says you must witness then it is up to us to follow through, like it or not.
   
    Have faith God is with you:
Exdous 5:12  
I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” (Moses not able to speak)
I believe if we ask for help he will grant it. He says he is there for us always and God is not a liar.
Matthew 28:20 (end sentence)
“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (cool)
      We need to remember this…………
   Illustration:
Just like coming up here, I prayed God would tell me what to say and give me the strength   to stand up here.

Jesus came to save all, as we should Witness to all.
     
      Jesus witnessed no matter who they were:
     
      Tax collectors & Prostitutes, “Sinners”    
       Mark 15:15-17 15While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and “sinners” were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the “sinners” and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and ‘sinners’?”
 17On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Witnessing, doing Gods work, But hanging out with sinners could lead to trouble. 

    
Make the most of “all opportunities”: (but know your audience)
    
     Colossians 4:5
      5Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.

Questions to ask yourself:
How do you behave with and toward unbelievers?
Do you like them? Do you hate them?
Do you tolerate them? Are you concerned about their salvation?
Do you act like them when you aren’t in Christian company?
Do you snub them if they aren’t holy?
There are Christians who stand on street corners, in malls, and in front of abortion clinics to witness to unbelievers. Others just don’t care

one way or another.
Where do you fit in?
Do you share your faith using hugs or headlocks?
      Or do you even share your faith at all?

We have tons on opportunities throughout the day to witness, it is up to us to choose to do so. Don’t let fear make you miss an opportunity to share Gods word. Let your discernment guide you for an open opportunity to witness.

     We are “ALL” called to Witness:
 
Matthew 28 16Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
     
    We are disciples, go and witness…………… 
Bringing people to Christ pleases the Lord.
Luke:15 8-10  The Parable of the Lost Coin:
 8″Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ 10In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
     
      No matter where we are we can:
    
Shopping, Landry mat, Bank, Bathroom……
     Where ever you are in contact with someone……
      
      No matter who they are we “SHOULD”: (sinners)
       Psalm 119:4-6  4 You have laid down precepts
       that are to be fully obeyed.  5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast
       in obeying your decrees!  6 Then I would not be put to shame
       when I consider all your commands.
      You know what you need to do….no fear!

     “Every knee will bow”, Lets witness to save all:
Before tribulation or after, Eventually every knee will bow “says the lord” as we read in  Romans:
        
   Romans 14:11 11It is written:  ” ‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
   ‘every knee will bow before me;  every tongue will confess to God.’ ”       
        Another…….
Isaiah45: 20-23
20 “Gather together and come;
       assemble, you fugitives from the nations.
       Ignorant are those who carry about idols of wood,
       who pray to gods that cannot save.
 21 Declare what is to be, present it—
       let them take counsel together.
       Who foretold this long ago,
       who declared it from the distant past?
       Was it not I, the LORD ?
       And there is no God apart from me,
       a righteous God and a Savior;
       there is none but me.
 22 “Turn to me and be saved,
       all you ends of the earth;
       for I am God, and there is no other.
 23 By myself I have sworn,
       my mouth has uttered in all integrity
       a word that will not be revoked:
       Before me every knee will bow;
       by me every tongue will swear.
         We’d better get them saved now…..because we love them.

Therefore to have the rewards from God you must witness. We are all called to witness, how we go about it is up to us. Remember the lost coin…..
Luke:15 8-10  The Parable of the Lost Coin:
 8″Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins  and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ 10In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Lets keep that in mind….
Pray that we are called to witness and the strong holds are lifted so we can.
 “too many internet sites to Site”

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Fulfilling Gods Will
September 9, 2009, 10:05 pm
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Fulfilling Gods Will
Wikipedia’s definition of Fellowship:
The condition of sharing similar interests, ideals, or experiences, as by reason of profession, religion, or nationality.
The companionship of individuals in a congenial atmosphere and on equal terms.
A close association of friends or equals sharing similar interests.
“Fellowship is a relationship of inner unity among believers that expresses itself in outer co-participation with Christ and
one another in accomplishing God’s will on earth.”
After reading a lot of scriptures on fellowship. I find we are called to fellowship together.  I have learned that we are
to fellowship with God, Jesus, and the Spirit. God says we are to build up the body of Christ by fellowshipping with
other believers, bringing people to Christ is doing just that. This is our obligation!
Ya see, God never intended for us to be alone, Adam & Eve. And by our nature we are a social being and we gather
together. Not that gathering is bad we get to share knowledge and such. As we gather together we tend to gather in
groups of similar interests, Sports events, Music events and Religious reasons….
What I m speaking on is the Fellowship the gathering of Christian believers. This time together should build up
relationships therefore building the body of Christ.
Its not always that way. Churches have built Fellowship Halls; they have fellowship dinners, and even retreats. But very
few have true fellowship. Sharing God on an intimate level, trusting each other and sharing the knowledge we have
learned over the time spent apart. Like Bible studies.
I know we think of fellowship as hanging out together & being good. True it is a good thing but not true fellowship. For
this reason we must quit thinking of Christian fellowship as primarily doing things such as having pot luck dinners or
watching football or playing basketball with other believers.
There are so many benefits to fellowship. Just sit home one day and think of one thing. Write all of it down. Then go to
your library and see how many more can be answered. Pretty awesome! Just like fellowship all the answers are there for
you all we need to do is ask. God wants us to fellowship together, we know this and we have a place to do it, Church.
Funny how that came about. Just like any gathering you need a place to do it the Church is our place, Neat!
So if your not sharing Gods word or learning it. Are you taking away from the body of Christ? Yes you are! and I would
not want to be in those shoes. Fellowship, you see, is not just being together, it is doing together. When we share a
question in a fellowship we are realistically building the body of Christ we are in partnership with Christ in fulfilling
God’s will. NICE! This is what each follower of Christ should be doing.
God’s will is for every person to come to Christ, bottom line!
Gods way of accomplishing his plan is through the church.
To try to accomplish Gods plan alone will not work. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. But together as
one body working for the same goal we can.
Take this in for a Minute:
Fellowship is like a symphony its beauty is impossible to capture in one note, Not to a solo, but a full orchestra playing
together then can the beautiful harmony be fully captured.
“Nobody says you need to practice fellowship, but just like anything worth doing you have to work at it”.
Act 2:44  And all the believers were together and had all things common. 45  And they sold possessions and goods and
distributed them to all, according as anyone had need. 46  And continuing steadfastly with one mind day by day in the
temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they shared food in gladness and simplicity of heart, 47  praising God,
and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the assembly, the ones being saved from day to day.
Eph 3:8  This grace was given to me, I being less than the least of all the saints, to preach the gospel of the unsearchable
riches of Christ among the nations, 9  and to bring to light all, what is the fellowship of the mystery having been hidden
from eternity in God, the One creating all things through Jesus Christ, 10  so that now to the rulers and to the authorities
in the heavenlies might be made known through the assembly the manifold wisdom of God, 11  according to the eternal
purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12  in whom we have boldness and access in confidence through
His faith.
This meaning the Church is the eternal plan.
It is only as we work together in this way that it is possible to accomplish God’s plan. This is why fellowship is
indispensable to the church.
1 Corinthians 12
Talks about the body and that every single member of the body of Christ is necessary, No one has the right to amputate
themselves from the functioning body of Christ.
Lets everyone practice fellowship naturally, that the wisdom of God might be made known through fellowshipping and
Fulfilling Gods Will
Wikipedia’s definition of Fellowship:
The condition of sharing similar interests, ideals, or experiences, as by reason of profession, religion, or nationality.
The companionship of individuals in a congenial atmosphere and on equal terms.
A close association of friends or equals sharing similar interests.
“Fellowship is a relationship of inner unity among believers that expresses itself in outer co-participation with Christ and
one another in accomplishing God’s will on earth.”
After reading a lot of scriptures on fellowship. I find we are called to fellowship together.  I have learned that we are
to fellowship with God, Jesus, and the Spirit. God says we are to build up the body of Christ by fellowshipping with
other believers, bringing people to Christ is doing just that. This is our obligation!
Ya see, God never intended for us to be alone, Adam & Eve. And by our nature we are a social being and we gather
together. Not that gathering is bad we get to share knowledge and such. As we gather together we tend to gather in
groups of similar interests, Sports events, Music events and Religious reasons….
What I m speaking on is the Fellowship the gathering of Christian believers. This time together should build up
relationships therefore building the body of Christ.
Its not always that way. Churches have built Fellowship Halls; they have fellowship dinners, and even retreats. But very
few have true fellowship. Sharing God on an intimate level, trusting each other and sharing the knowledge we have
learned over the time spent apart. Like Bible studies.
I know we think of fellowship as hanging out together & being good. True it is a good thing but not true fellowship. For
this reason we must quit thinking of Christian fellowship as primarily doing things such as having pot luck dinners or
watching football or playing basketball with other believers.
There are so many benefits to fellowship. Just sit home one day and think of one thing. Write all of it down. Then go to
your library and see how many more can be answered. Pretty awesome! Just like fellowship all the answers are there for
you all we need to do is ask. God wants us to fellowship together, we know this and we have a place to do it, Church.
Funny how that came about. Just like any gathering you need a place to do it the Church is our place, Neat!
So if your not sharing Gods word or learning it. Are you taking away from the body of Christ? Yes you are! and I would
not want to be in those shoes. Fellowship, you see, is not just being together, it is doing together. When we share a
question in a fellowship we are realistically building the body of Christ we are in partnership with Christ in fulfilling
God’s will. NICE! This is what each follower of Christ should be doing.
God’s will is for every person to come to Christ, bottom line!
Gods way of accomplishing his plan is through the church.
To try to accomplish Gods plan alone will not work. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. But together as
one body working for the same goal we can.
Take this in for a Minute:
Fellowship is like a symphony its beauty is impossible to capture in one note, Not to a solo, but a full orchestra playing
together then can the beautiful harmony be fully captured.
“Nobody says you need to practice fellowship, but just like anything worth doing you have to work at it”.
Act 2:44  And all the believers were together and had all things common. 45  And they sold possessions and goods and
distributed them to all, according as anyone had need. 46  And continuing steadfastly with one mind day by day in the
temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they shared food in gladness and simplicity of heart, 47  praising God,
and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the assembly, the ones being saved from day to day.
Eph 3:8  This grace was given to me, I being less than the least of all the saints, to preach the gospel of the unsearchable
riches of Christ among the nations, 9  and to bring to light all, what is the fellowship of the mystery having been hidden
from eternity in God, the One creating all things through Jesus Christ, 10  so that now to the rulers and to the authorities
in the heavenlies might be made known through the assembly the manifold wisdom of God, 11  according to the eternal
purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12  in whom we have boldness and access in confidence through
His faith.
This meaning the Church is the eternal plan.
It is only as we work together in this way that it is possible to accomplish God’s plan. This is why fellowship is
indispensable to the church.
1 Corinthians 12
Talks about the body and that every single member of the body of Christ is necessary, No one has the right to amputate
themselves from the functioning body of Christ.
Lets everyone practice fellowship naturally, that the wisdom of God might be made known through fellowshipping and
church.
Fulfilling Gods Will
Wikipedia’s definition of Fellowship:
The condition of sharing similar interests, ideals, or experiences, as by reason of profession, religion, or nationality.
The companionship of individuals in a congenial atmosphere and on equal terms.
A close association of friends or equals sharing similar interests.
“Fellowship is a relationship of inner unity among believers that expresses itself in outer co-participation with Christ and one another in accomplishing God’s will on earth.”
After reading a lot of scriptures on fellowship. I find we are called to fellowship together.  I have learned that we are
to fellowship with God, Jesus, and the Spirit. God says we are to build up the body of Christ by fellowshipping with other believers, bringing people to Christ is doing just that. This is our obligation!
Ya see, God never intended for us to be alone, Adam & Eve. And by our nature we are a social being and we gather
together. Not that gathering is bad we get to share knowledge and such. As we gather together we tend to gather in groups of similar interests, Sports events, Music events and Religious reasons….
What I m speaking on is the Fellowship the gathering of Christian believers. This time together should build up relationships therefore building the body of Christ.
Its not always that way. Churches have built Fellowship Halls; they have fellowship dinners, and even retreats. But very few have true fellowship. Sharing God on an intimate level, trusting each other and sharing the knowledge we have learned over the time spent apart. Like Bible studies.
I know we think of fellowship as hanging out together & being good. True it is a good thing but not true fellowship. For this reason we must quit thinking of Christian fellowship as primarily doing things such as having pot luck dinners or watching football or playing basketball with other believers.
There are so many benefits to fellowship. Just sit home one day and think of one thing. Write all of it down. Then go to your library and see how many more can be answered. Pretty awesome! Just like fellowship all the answers are there for you all we need to do is ask. God wants us to fellowship together, we know this and we have a place to do it, Church.
Funny how that came about. Just like any gathering you need a place to do it the Church is our place, Neat!
So if your not sharing Gods word or learning it. Are you taking away from the body of Christ? Yes you are! and I would not want to be in those shoes. Fellowship, you see, is not just being together, it is doing together. When we share a question in a fellowship we are realistically building the body of Christ we are in partnership with Christ in fulfilling God’s will. NICE! This is what each follower of Christ should be doing.
God’s will is for every person to come to Christ, bottom line!
Gods way of accomplishing his plan is through the church.
To try to accomplish Gods plan alone will not work. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. But together as one body working for the same goal we can.
Take this in for a Minute:
Fellowship is like a symphony its beauty is impossible to capture in one note, Not to a solo, but a full orchestra playing together then can the beautiful harmony be fully captured.
“Nobody says you need to practice fellowship, but just like anything worth doing you have to work at it”.
Act 2:44  And all the believers were together and had all things common. 45  And they sold possessions and goods and distributed them to all, according as anyone had need. 46  And continuing steadfastly with one mind day by day in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they shared food in gladness and simplicity of heart, 47  praising God,
and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the assembly, the ones being saved from day to day.
Eph 3:8  This grace was given to me, I being less than the least of all the saints, to preach the gospel of the unsearchable riches of Christ among the nations, 9  and to bring to light all, what is the fellowship of the mystery having been hidden from eternity in God, the One creating all things through Jesus Christ, 10  so that now to the rulers and to the authorities in the heavenlies might be made known through the assembly the manifold wisdom of God, 11  according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12  in whom we have boldness and access in confidence through His faith.
This meaning the Church is the eternal plan.
It is only as we work together in this way that it is possible to accomplish God’s plan. This is why fellowship is indispensable to the church.
1 Corinthians 12
Talks about the body and that every single member of the body of Christ is necessary, No one has the right to amputate themselves from the functioning body of Christ.
Lets everyone practice fellowship naturally, that the wisdom of God might be made known through fellowshipping and church.
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Physical Health
August 2, 2009, 2:14 am
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What God expects from us.
Lets start by knowing what He expects from us in scripture.
Romans 12:1-2
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and
acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the
renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your
own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
1 Corinthians 6:20
For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?
3 John 1:2
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.
1 Corinthians 3:17
If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.
Genesis 1:29
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with
seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.
I. Healthy Principles
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
We can describe the American diet in one brief phrase: “too much and too little.” It is comprised of too much of things
known to be destructive and too little of the things known to be constructive. We eat too much food and absorb too little
vital nutrition.
Hardly a person alive does not know that drinking Coke and Pepsi is absolutely no good for one’s health. Soft drinks may
indeed be refreshing to the taste, but they fail even to quench one’s thirst! In the end, they actually make one thirstier
than before—and they are diuretics besides!
Twelve ounces of Coke contain the equivalent of twelve teaspoons of white granulated sugar and comes loaded with
caffeine. A dash of phosphoric acid gives it fizz. Phosphoric acid, known to corrode a steel nail in short order, is the
ingredient that makes Coke a good polish for the chrome on one’s car. Does anybody deliberately eat twelve teaspoons of
sugar at one sitting? Yet we will if we get it in a Coke because human nature convinces us it is acceptable presented this
way. It tastes so good!
The so-called diet drinks sweetened by aspartame are even worse. In the body, aspartame first converts to
formaldehyde then to formic acid, which in turn moves the body toward metabolic acidosis. Aspartame (sold under the
brand names Nutrasweet, Equal, etc.) has been found to be disorientating to nerve impulses in the brain, and it is
potentially dangerous for people with blood-sugar problems, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s disease. It causes dizziness,
headaches, slurred speech, blurred vision, memory loss, depression, joint pain, muscle spasms, and feelings of
aggression, cramps, and vertigo. It even mimics multiple sclerosis and lupus. “But that’s okay,” human nature says,
“because, after all, I am getting such a tiny amount that it can’t possibly hurt. Besides that, we still get the kick from the
caffeine and far fewer calories, so I can stay on my diet and lose weight.”
Benjamin Franklin remarked, “You will observe with concern how long a useful truth is known and exists, before it is
generally received and practiced on.”
II. Good Health
Good health is important. The Kingdom of God may not be meat and drink (Romans 14:17), but there are vitally important
spiritual principles involved in disciplining oneself to produce as good health as possible. God says in Revelation 11:18
that He will “destroy those who destroy the earth.” What kind of signal does it send to God when we abuse or neglect
our bodies, the most fantastic mechanism of all His physical creation?
Life has two aspects, the physical and the spiritual. The spiritual is undoubtedly the more important, but that does not
mean the physical is unimportant. They affect each other. When one suffers, so does the other. When the one improves,
so does the other. These may not be absolute laws, but at least they are true generalities. How often have you said
something similar to, “If I just felt better, I could do more”? When we do not feel good, we are likely to spend more
time thinking about ourselves. This works contrarily to godly love which expresses concern for others. Therein lies one
of good health’s major benefits. It enables one to be better prepared to give godly love.
Leviticus 11:1-47
Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 contain God’s commandment to Israel concerning clean and unclean meats. In these
passages, either He lists specific animals that are clean or unclean, or He provides us with instructions about how to
determine if an animal is clean or unclean. For instance, He tells us specifically that the camel, the hyrax (rock badger),
the hare, and the swine are unclean (Leviticus 11:4-8), but regarding fish He instructs us to determine if a species
possesses both fins and scales (verse 9).
But New Testament Says:
Act 10:11  And he saw the heaven being opened and a certain vessel like a great sheet coming down on him, being bound
by four corners, and let down onto the earth;
Act 10:12  in which were all the four-footed animals of the earth, and the wild beasts, and the creeping things, and the
birds of the heaven.
Act 10:13  And a voice came to him, Rise up, Peter, slay and eat.
III. Maintaining Health
1 Corinthians 6:13-15
Maintaining good physical health is a stewardship responsibility that comes with our calling. We owe this obligation to
our Creator God.
Sin is somewhat like junk food: It may “taste” good to the senses for a while, but before it is through, it will come back
and harm us with its destructive properties. Junk food may taste good going down, but all the while, it is depriving the
body of life-giving nutrients it needs to be truly strong.
In Genesis 1:28, God gave mankind dominion and responsibility to rule over His creation. Our own lives and bodies are
the closest and most specific areas of God’s creation over which we are to rule. In Genesis 2:15, God commands us to
dress and keep His creation, giving us more specific direction in this obligation. To dress and keep means we are to
beautify, enhance, embellish, and improve the raw product, along with maintaining it and inhibiting its decay and
degeneration. In Genesis 4:7, God admonishes Cain—and us in principle—that a desire to go contrary to God’s desires
will always be part of this mix. Sin lies at the door, He warns, but we must master it. In essence, we must stir up the
spirit in us to discipline ourselves. In combining these major principles, we can see that God means our major areas of
operation in His purpose are those closest to us.
We find in taking care of our body’s. If we cannot exactly define what healthy is. But you know the difference between
a rusty piece of iron and a piece of iron that is polished. Take a piece of iron before it has been polished, and hold it up.
It reflects nothing. Now polish it, and hold it up. How brilliant it looks! How God delights to look at it! Now, the
difference between polished iron and iron that is unpolished is the difference between Healthy and not Healthy.
Healthiness makes us cheerful:
A man is that which, when people meet him, makes them happy. A cheerful doctor gives his medicine the moment he steps
inside the room,—he cures you in half the time. And one of these sepulchral doctors, that carries death in his visage,—I
wonder that anybody gets well under his care. A clergyman whose face glows with health, and courage, and hope, and
cheer, has looked consolation into his friend before he has spoken a word. But one of these ministers, whose face is a
perpetual interpretation of Watts’s hymn,— “Hark! from the tomb a doleful sound”—

What God expects from us.

Lets start by knowing what He expects from us in scripture.

Romans 12:1-2

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and

acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the

renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your

own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

1 Corinthians 6:20

For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

1 Corinthians 3:16

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?

3 John 1:2

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

1 Corinthians 3:17

If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.

Genesis 1:29

And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with

seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.

I. Healthy Principles

1 Corinthians 3:16-17

We can describe the American diet in one brief phrase: “too much and too little.” It is comprised of too much of things

known to be destructive and too little of the things known to be constructive. We eat too much food and absorb too little

vital nutrition.

Hardly a person alive does not know that drinking Coke and Pepsi is absolutely no good for one’s health. Soft drinks may

indeed be refreshing to the taste, but they fail even to quench one’s thirst! In the end, they actually make one thirstier

than before—and they are diuretics besides!

Twelve ounces of Coke contain the equivalent of twelve teaspoons of white granulated sugar and comes loaded with

caffeine. A dash of phosphoric acid gives it fizz. Phosphoric acid, known to corrode a steel nail in short order, is the

ingredient that makes Coke a good polish for the chrome on one’s car. Does anybody deliberately eat twelve teaspoons of

sugar at one sitting? Yet we will if we get it in a Coke because human nature convinces us it is acceptable presented this

way. It tastes so good!

The so-called diet drinks sweetened by aspartame are even worse. In the body, aspartame first converts to

formaldehyde then to formic acid, which in turn moves the body toward metabolic acidosis. Aspartame (sold under the

brand names Nutrasweet, Equal, etc.) has been found to be disorientating to nerve impulses in the brain, and it is

potentially dangerous for people with blood-sugar problems, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s disease. It causes dizziness,

headaches, slurred speech, blurred vision, memory loss, depression, joint pain, muscle spasms, and feelings of

aggression, cramps, and vertigo. It even mimics multiple sclerosis and lupus. “But that’s okay,” human nature says,

“because, after all, I am getting such a tiny amount that it can’t possibly hurt. Besides that, we still get the kick from the

caffeine and far fewer calories, so I can stay on my diet and lose weight.”

Benjamin Franklin remarked, “You will observe with concern how long a useful truth is known and exists, before it is

generally received and practiced on.”

II. Good Health

Good health is important. The Kingdom of God may not be meat and drink (Romans 14:17), but there are vitally important

spiritual principles involved in disciplining oneself to produce as good health as possible. God says in Revelation 11:18

that He will “destroy those who destroy the earth.” What kind of signal does it send to God when we abuse or neglect

our bodies, the most fantastic mechanism of all His physical creation?

Life has two aspects, the physical and the spiritual. The spiritual is undoubtedly the more important, but that does not

mean the physical is unimportant. They affect each other. When one suffers, so does the other. When the one improves,

so does the other. These may not be absolute laws, but at least they are true generalities. How often have you said

something similar to, “If I just felt better, I could do more”? When we do not feel good, we are likely to spend more

time thinking about ourselves. This works contrarily to godly love which expresses concern for others. Therein lies one

of good health’s major benefits. It enables one to be better prepared to give godly love.

Leviticus 11:1-47

Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 contain God’s commandment to Israel concerning clean and unclean meats. In these

passages, either He lists specific animals that are clean or unclean, or He provides us with instructions about how to

determine if an animal is clean or unclean. For instance, He tells us specifically that the camel, the hyrax (rock badger),

the hare, and the swine are unclean (Leviticus 11:4-8), but regarding fish He instructs us to determine if a species

possesses both fins and scales (verse 9).

But New Testament Says:

Act 10:11  And he saw the heaven being opened and a certain vessel like a great sheet coming down on him, being bound

by four corners, and let down onto the earth;

Act 10:12  in which were all the four-footed animals of the earth, and the wild beasts, and the creeping things, and the

birds of the heaven.

Act 10:13  And a voice came to him, Rise up, Peter, slay and eat.

III. Maintaining Health

1 Corinthians 6:13-15

Maintaining good physical health is a stewardship responsibility that comes with our calling. We owe this obligation to

our Creator God.

Sin is somewhat like junk food: It may “taste” good to the senses for a while, but before it is through, it will come back

and harm us with its destructive properties. Junk food may taste good going down, but all the while, it is depriving the

body of life-giving nutrients it needs to be truly strong.

In Genesis 1:28, God gave mankind dominion and responsibility to rule over His creation. Our own lives and bodies are

the closest and most specific areas of God’s creation over which we are to rule. In Genesis 2:15, God commands us to

dress and keep His creation, giving us more specific direction in this obligation. To dress and keep means we are to

beautify, enhance, embellish, and improve the raw product, along with maintaining it and inhibiting its decay and

degeneration. In Genesis 4:7, God admonishes Cain—and us in principle—that a desire to go contrary to God’s desires

will always be part of this mix. Sin lies at the door, He warns, but we must master it. In essence, we must stir up the

spirit in us to discipline ourselves. In combining these major principles, we can see that God means our major areas of

operation in His purpose are those closest to us.

We find in taking care of our body’s. If we cannot exactly define what healthy is. But you know the difference between

a rusty piece of iron and a piece of iron that is polished. Take a piece of iron before it has been polished, and hold it up.

It reflects nothing. Now polish it, and hold it up. How brilliant it looks! How God delights to look at it! Now, the

difference between polished iron and iron that is unpolished is the difference between Healthy and not Healthy.

Healthiness makes us cheerful:

A man is that which, when people meet him, makes them happy. A cheerful doctor gives his medicine the moment he steps

inside the room,—he cures you in half the time. And one of these sepulchral doctors, that carries death in his visage,—I

wonder that anybody gets well under his care. A clergyman whose face glows with health, and courage, and hope, and

cheer, has looked consolation into his friend before he has spoken a word. But one of these ministers, whose face is a

perpetual interpretation of Watts’s hymn,— “Hark! from the tomb a doleful sound”—

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God and Humor
June 1, 2009, 12:01 am
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GOD and HUMOR and the BIBLE
Does God have a sense of Humor? 
Does God Laugh?
Where did our sense of humor come from God? Or is it part of Sin?
Humor is very rare in the Bible. But not totally absent.
Lets take a look at some Scriptures, 826 happy text’s in the Bible, for a reason.

Psalms 59:8 But you, O LORD, laugh at them; you scoff at all those nations.

Psalms 37:13 But the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.

Job 41:29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw; he laughs at the rattling of the lance.

Proverbs 1:26 I in turn will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when calamity overtakes you-

Maybe when the Jews were translating the scrolls they had such a reverence for God, they were afraid to put down Humor.

God laughs at men because of the futility (ineffectiveness, senselessness) of their efforts. Yet, it is evident enough that there are things that the Lord finds funny.

Even a Philosopher once said “The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.” He thought that was odd!

A man once said “God has every good qualities and a sense of humor is a good quality.” So I think if it good it comes from God our creator.

Does God have a sense of Humor?
Luke 24:15-19 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him. He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”
   Some of Gods creations are humorous to watch like the Albatross it is a bird with the largest wing span. It is very graceful when it is flying. But when it lands, it falls all over itself, which is very funny to watch. He stated that watching the Albatross land is enough to see that God has a sense of humor.
Most of the humor in the Bible is in the form of mockery.
Take the “Elijah – Baal Showdown” at the Alter.
I Kings 18:20-40(27th)
At noon Elijah began to taunt them. “Shout louder!” he said. “Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.”
(Paraphrasing 20-40)
An impatient Elijah watched with a smile on his lips when the 450 men of Baal did all kinds of stupid things like jumping up and down around the alter to get Baal’s attention. As this show continued on, the smile Elijah’s lips became a snicker and finally at noon he started throwing comments at them. He was not afraid because he knew what was going to happen. As you see God did not mind Elijah’s jesting as He hears Elijah’s plea and sends fire from heaven as His signature to everything that happened on that day. Does God not mind jokes?

Jesus made a laughing stock out of the pharisees. He regularly ridiculed them them by throwing comments at them like “they strain out a gnat and swallow a camel (Matt 23:24)” and “Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye(Matt 7:3)”. It is interesting to read chapters like Matthew 23 where Jesus really chews out the pharisees. The attempts of the pharisees to trap Jesus and the response of Jesus are excellent example of the quality humor in the Bible.

Let us use the gift of Humor in a good way. Let us enjoy it without exploiting our right to enjoy it. And let us thank God for this wonderful thing called humor.

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Showing “Humility, Compassion, Gratefulness
May 1, 2009, 1:57 am
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Showing “Humility, Compassion, Gratefulness”
Lets start by not letting Pride be in the picture, this could be a reason for not trying. Starting with Humility, 
Romans 12 spoke about exhorted humility, love, and good works.
Self- denial, gentleness, meekness are all part of humility.
I found 16 scriptures that had the word humility in them. One that’s stands out to me in reference is;
 Proverbs 11:2 When prides comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
From the scriptures we don’t want disgrace but to be Grateful. This is another topic I would like to speak on. I 
found no scriptures with the word grateful in them. But I did find the words gratify and gratitude, three scriptures 
for gratify and two for gratitude. This is what it says of the word gratify, Lets take a look;
Galatians 5:16 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
From the scripture we are asked, not to gratify in sinful nature. Do not satisfy, welcome, or be thankful. That is 
what they were using the word for then. 
Lets not forget about the word gratitude, they are all somewhat meaning the same, being appreciative. 
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, 
and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
Compassion is another word I would like to talk on. Having gentleness and sympathy toward someone. The bible had 
eighty-eight scriptures on the word compassion. Must have been important having said it so many times through the 
bible. Lets take a look;
Deuteronomy 30:3 then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you.
Deuteronomy 32:36 The Lord will judge his people and have compassion on his servants when he sees their strength is 
gone and no one is left, slave or free.
 So always having humility and being grateful and having compassion to all the people we meet and keeping pride at 
bay. This is probably the greatest thing we could do in the eyes of Christ. Think about this for a minute, Christ is 
all about LOVE right! Isn’t this God showing us how it is done!  Showing all these things being done to others so we 
can in turn do the right thing by him. Always keeping pride at bay.
Showing “Humility, Compassion, Gratefulness”
Lets start by not letting Pride be in the picture, this could be a reason for not trying. Starting with Humility, 
Romans 12 spoke about exhorted humility, love, and good works. Self- denial, gentleness, meekness are all part of humility. I found 16 scriptures that had the word humility in them. One that’s stands out to me in reference is;
 Proverbs 11:2 When prides comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
From the scriptures we don’t want disgrace but to be Grateful. This is another topic I would like to speak on. I 
found no scriptures with the word grateful in them. But I did find the words gratify and gratitude, three scriptures 
for gratify and two for gratitude. This is what it says of the word gratify, Lets take a look;
Galatians 5:16 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
From the scripture we are asked, not to gratify in sinful nature. Do not satisfy, welcome, or be thankful. That is 
what they were using the word for then. 
Lets not forget about the word gratitude, they are all somewhat meaning the same, being appreciative. 
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, 
and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
Compassion is another word I would like to talk on. Having gentleness and sympathy toward someone. The bible had
eighty-eight scriptures on the word compassion. Must have been important having said it so many times through the 
bible. Lets take a look;
Deuteronomy 30:3 then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you.
Deuteronomy 32:36 The Lord will judge his people and have compassion on his servants when he sees their strength is gone and no one is left, slave or free.
 So always having humility and being grateful and having compassion to all the people we meet and keeping pride at
bay. This is probably the greatest thing we could do in the eyes of Christ. Think about this for a minute, Christ is 
all about LOVE right! Isn’t this God showing us how it is done!  Showing all these things being done to others so we 
can in turn do the right thing by him. Always keeping pride at bay.
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