THE PROBLEM OF UNBELIEF MAINTENANCE
Weak faith, distracted attention tragedy and loss illness Toleration apathy self-promotion Lust and envy Doctrinal error .............and the list goes on
2Ti 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2Ti 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 2Ti 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 2Ti 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2Ti 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2Ti 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 2Ti 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 2Ti 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
make full proof of thy ministry WATCHING Luk 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. ENDURING Jas 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. WORKING 1Co 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Spiritual maintenance program OURSELVES OUR FAMILIES OUR ECCLESIAS
Spiritual maintenance program OURSELVES SELF EXAMINATION COMMITMENT GOALS WORKS ATTITUDE
Spiritual maintenance program OUR FAMILIES MAINTAINING SPIRITUALITY FAMILY ACTIVITIES ECC. FUNCTIONS PROJECTS FOR SERVICE GENEROUS
Spiritual maintenance program OUR ECCLESIAS KEEPING THE FAITH AGAPE FOR EACH OTHER MAINTAINING ECC. FUNCTIONS SUPPORTING EACH OTHER (young people) SUPPORTING THE BROTHERHOOD
SOW A THOUGHT……………….….REAP AN ACTION SOW AN ACTION………….………..REAP A HABIT SOW A HABIT ………………...……..REAP A CHARACTER SOW A CHARACTER ……………… REAP A DESTINY
Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. Gal 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
“WE AREN’T WHAT WE THINK WE ARE” “WE ARE WHAT WE THINK”
Pro 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
Gen 8:20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. Gen 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
Pro 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: Pro 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, Pro 6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, Pro 6:19 A false witness thatspeaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Mar 7:20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. Mar 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Mar 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: Mar 7:23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
out of the heart of men, proceed......... evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
He keeps us from doing things that we should....... and makes us do things that we shouldn’t.. MR. PRIDE...............
1Jn 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
Isa 2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. Isa 2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: Isa 2:13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan, Isa 2:14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up, Isa 2:15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall, Isa 2:16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures. Isa 2:17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
Heb 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Heb 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
Gal 4:17 They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.
Rom 10:1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. Rom 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. Rom 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
Luk 8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away
Rom_12:10Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honourpreferring one another;
Eph 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Eph 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. Eph 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Eph 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Eph 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Eph 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
OUR CHALLENGE to be leaders ................not followers. in our work choices, School choices, And who to associate with Those who we date Those who we might marry To grow closer to our brothers and sisters Appropriate choices in our clothing Our hobbies and pastimes the movies we see And the music that we listen to. To use our talents to the best of our ability Encourage projects of service The decisions that we make in this life Will influence our destiny in the Kingdom
Ecc 12:14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
To love the Lord our God, with all our heart with all our soul and with all our mind and love our neighbors as ourselves and incorporated in this is, is following God’s laws and commands and caring for our brothers and sisters and those around us. To let our lights shine , and strengthen those in the truth and enlighten those who are not. to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep ourselves unspotted from the world. To support the weak, encourage the fainthearted, and keep the faith of old, so that we might be able to hear those welcome words when our Lord and Saviour returns ,” Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: “
1Co 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.