Ten Principles of Highly Successful Living. Did Jesus teach Legalism? Matthew 19:16-22. Christ’s answer points to the spirituality of the Law: 1 st Commandment – Rich young ruler 6 th Commandment – Anger 7 th Commandment – Imagination
Christians are called to KEEP the Law in its deepest specific and spiritual application
Psalm 1:2 How often have you spent your sleepless hours thinking about the Law of God? What are its principles?
How is the Law of God practical to everyday life?
Secular, Post Modern, Existentially based individuals are most interested in the practical “it works for me” proof.
Adventists need to practice (demonstrate) and correctly preach the Law of God.
(What would Jesus do?
SC 70. Make God # 1 in all activities.)
Listen with your heart
Stop fixing & listen.
The ministry of the Holy Spirit.
Make a difference between the holy and the unholy. Respect the property of God
Our origin. Our relationship to the creation – environmental issues. Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer – trust!
Respect for Social Structure
Family, Community, City, Province/State, National, International.
Respect for Life
Protect life! Human, environmental, community and personal health
Respect for Relationships
Marital, friendships, family, community, cultural, business, national, international
Respect for Property
All material or creative giftedness. The basis of Stewardship.
Transparency, Openness, Honesty
Gratitude, Joy, Satisfaction
Paul: Whatever state I am in, I am content
Listen with your heart - spirituality
Respect social structure
We must make the law of God practical, appealing and applicable to all dimensions of life.
The world is hungry to know how to live.
“I heard the laughter and singing in your home and I want to be part of you.”