Archive for October, 2012

Faith on Fire

Posted: October 28, 2012 in Talk Notes

10/28/12
Speaker:L.Beatingo

Hebrews 11:6
(what faith is)

Faith is the product of great
James 1:2
(perseverance)

I. HOW CAN WE HAVE A FAITH ON FIRE

A. Follow the “Jesus Road”

Romans 1:17
(righteousness of God is revealed)

Luke 17:3
(forgiveness is faith)

1. Two Aspects of Faith

a. Triumphs of Faith
b. Trials of Faith

Faith means you step out with no guarantees.
-Ray Pritchard

B. Fight for what Jesus fought for.

John 10:10
(why Jesus came)

Discouragement is the most powerful tool of the devil.

Matthew 18:7
(what we do with sin)

The less one trusts, the more he disobeys. The more he disobeys, the less he trusts.
-Alexander Maclaren

C. Focus on the Charter of Jesus.

1. One of the determining factors that we are focused on God is when we are no longer irritable or explosive.

In every thing that we go through, we always have to remember, WE ARE NOT HOME YET.

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Just About

Posted: October 19, 2012 in #LIKEiSAID

Would be ludicrous;
Ask the sun to cease shining,
Yet we have one sky.

I could urge the bird;
Fly, far away as it can,
Yet we have one world.

How about the tune?
Disarray the melody,
Yet we have one song.

Perhaps be the brook;
Distant from the swift river,
Yet we have one sea.

Suppose the sundown—
The moon waiting for a tıme,
Seeking peace at night.

As relief unfolds,
Absence sighing in the wind,
Stars, they whisper still.

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Stubborn Love

Posted: October 7, 2012 in Talk Notes

10/07/12
Speaker:L.Beatingo

3 Major Categories of “Troubles” for Christians:

1. Trials
1 Peter 4:12
(trials bring us closer to God)

2. Discipline, judgment, or rebuke from the Lord.
– God is so faithful to correct us day after day.

No matter how many pleasures Satan offers, his great aim is to destroy.

John 10:10

The greatest social disaster of this century is the belief that abundant love makes discipline UNnecessary.

Hebrews 11:12
(keep the faith in God)

“Discipline always feels like going against the grain.”

5 Characteristics of Biblical Discipline:

1. The necessity of Discipline;
To Deter Destruction

The surest source of destruction to men is to obey themselves.
-John Calvin

A worm is still a worm, no matter how it is dressed up.

2. The Means of Discipline

Proverbs 13:51
(listening to a rebuke will be at home among the wise)

When God disciplines, the punishment fits the crime.

Hebrews 12:5
(what to do with God’s discipline)

3. The Motive of Discipline;
To Express Love.

Hebrews 12:6
(the necessity of discipline)

4. The Goal of Discipline; To Teach Obedience

Hebrews 12:7

Augustine’s stages with sin:

1. Lord make me good… but not yet.
2. Lord make me good… but not entirely.
3. Lord, make me good

Delayed obedience is disobedience.

John 14:15
(proof that we love God)

4. The Result of Discipline; Short-term Pain & Long-Term Gain

Hebrews 12:10

Anyone who cannot obeys no one, cannot obey God. What does it make the person?

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Gist

Posted: October 1, 2012 in BlueBox, Wonderments

Dear Universe,

Where’s the gist? The denouement’s taking long.

Patiently fidgeting,
Me^

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