Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Friday, October 3, 2008

October 3, 2008

fortitude, integrity,
control of self, and love

You have to have the courage of your convictions.
Standing firm in your faith is of the utmost importance.

Doing so, however, should never result in self- righteousness…
you must maintain awareness for the sensitivity of others
and a respect for their honor…
you must not degrade or judge them in any way.
You must love them.

Jesus told them the truth and He obeyed the Father
but He did not beat them over the head with it.
In fact, He loved them no less for their disobedience
and their lack of belief/faith.

You must show that you care as Jesus cared
and love all as He loved us.

Have fortitude, patience, perseverance,
compassion, control of self, and
most importantly of all,
reliance on Jesus Christ alone.

We are to be the Father’s servants,
as was Jesus Christ,
the Father is not to be made
into our servant.

Be ever mindful of Him, plant the seed,
model Jesus in all things, pray without ceasing,
and let Him do the rest.

“Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago,
'Do not break your oath,
but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.'

Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No';
anything beyond this comes from the evil one.

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…”
- Matthew 5: 33, 37, 44

Love your God, and give Him the glory
for although He hates sin,
He loves you...
He loves all of us.

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