Tuesday evening's Bible Study will be Revelation 2:12-17 dealing with the church at Thyatira
**Please note that Bible Study this week will be at 7:30 pm.**
Daily Devotional 3 March 2014
So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’” (Luke17:10ESV)
It is extraordinarily easy to think too highly of ourselves. As Christians, we often feel a certain satisfaction when we can look back on a week knowing we did our devotions everyday, attended church, went toTuesdaynight small group, and even took the kids to youth group on Wednesday night. After all, we’re doing far more than most of the other Christians we know, right? Here’s the sobering truth: we shouldn’t get puffed-up with pride when we’ve simply done what is required of us as disciples of Jesus! Here are three reminders of our simple duty:
- We are called to gather together as a body (Hebrews10:25).Our attendance of various church functions does not constitute dedicated Christianity. It may be indicative of it, but certainly not the basis for it.
- A daily “quiet time” with God isn’t a notch in our spiritual battle axe, but a necessity of genuine relationship.How can we know someone whom we seldom interact with? We can read a biography of Abraham Lincoln’s life, but can we actually say we know him (think Acts4:13)?
- Taking our kids to church isn’t even half the battle, it’s only one seventh of it!Every kid’s primary Bible teachers should be Pastor Dad and Pastor Mom (Proverbs 22:6), instructing their children in the Gospel everyday of the week.
There is a humility to be found in realizing the high calling that it is to be a follower of Jesus. Christianity entails a great cost, namely, our entire lives. Let us take to heart Paul’s urging then “to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:1-3).
We should not grow prideful when we are simply living as a Christian ought.
Have you been to the site? Just this week I got an email from RightNow letting us know that they have released 400 episodes of biblically base videoes for kids. This is a great resources that you should be using every week. So, check it out. http://rightnowmedia.org/
I ran across this this on RightNow and it looks like something that we all should look at. Here is a little glip about it:
"Why is there injustice? Why can I never get ahead? What does it take to be happy?" This Better Bible Study Resource is for anyone who is asking the toughest questions of life, and wondering if answers even exist.
In this five-session video companion to the book, Tim Chaddick guides us through the timeless wisdom of Ecclesiastes in light of our struggles today. Each 10–15 minute session also includes interviews with those longing to move from honest questions to lasting hope.
Whether you are a committed Christian or just beginning to explore faith, Tim's no-nonsense teaching will help you see that when God answers the questions.
Here is an update on our Tuesday night Bible Study. We have started Revelation. We finished the first chapter on Tuesday. We had 23-25 folks out for that Bible study. Next week we will begin chapter 2. This chapter begins with the dealing with the seven churches. I am not sure we will get through this chapter in one night. If you missed last week because of weather of another obligation go ahead and plan to join us next Tuesday. It will be fun and we will learn along the way. Revelation is an exciting and for most of us a mysterious book...again we will begin with chapter two verse one next Tuesday.
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