Re-Centering in God’s Word

Doing God’s Will & Being a faithful Disciple of Christ




“Not everyone who says, ‘Lord, Lord’


“Not everyone who says, ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter God’s kingdom but only those who do my Father’s will.  Only those, _____, who act on my words* have built their lives on an everlasting foundation.” [IB Mt 7:20, 24] 


*(Ponder, the Sermon on the Mount, Mt 5-7.)






If  You Love Me


If you, ____, love me, you will obey my commandments and I will love you and reveal myself to you, and my father will love you too. My new commandment is that you love one another as I have loved you.  [IB Jn 14:21; 13:31]  (CwJ)





Come, blessed by my heavenly Father


Come, blessed by my heavenly Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundations of the world; for I was hungry and you, _____, gave me to eat.  [Mt 25:34-35] *


*(Ponder the Last Judgment, Mt 25:31ff.)






Be doers of God’s word, not merely ...


Be doers of God’s word, not merely hearers who deceive themselves.  In hearing God’s word, you see a perfect image of humanness as in a mirror.  But you, _____, will forget your created likeness to God unless you do God’s word.  As a doer of God’s word, you, _____, will also become ever more like Christ in thought and word, and, by, with, and in the Holy Spirit, a builder of God’s kingdom of love on earth as it is in heaven.  [IB Jas 1:22-25.]    (CwHS)





The Fruit of the Spirit Is


The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. [Ga 5: 22]  To lack self-control is to be as a wall-less castle.  [Pr 25:28]  Thus, _____, be self-controlled  [1 Tit 5:8]  and be known for your gentleness and love.  [Ph 4:5; Jn 13:35]    (CwHS)



 

 

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