Our zeal for the Lord should always be in line with the clear direction of the Lord.
When we face trials and tribulations we need to have the same faith in God that Jesus had in the Father.
Colossians Series • 3. Paul's Prayer - Colossians 1:9-14 Paart 2 Today, we will conclude the message on Paul's prayer. The recording begins with the explanation of how it is possible that we can be so close to God that we can see Him working in our lives even in the the times of deepest distress. We may not understand what exactly is happening but, by faith, we can trust God and see that His will is more important than ours. This is because it gives Him all the glory and we receive all the peace. This message was preached on March 27, 2022.
If a man feels led to preach the gospel, he should consider this lesson and be in deep prayer and preparation before he even begins to answer that call. He should continue in prayer and preparation while he carries out God's orders. And it would be a true help to the cause of Christ if his church and family freed his hands as much as possible to the good work.
"Whoever may came next, Christ must be first!" – Spurgeon
Jesus was homeless so that we could have an eternal mansion in glory!
Jesus did not say it was difficult to serve God while holding onto the world. He said we CANNOT serve God and mammon (Matthew 6:24).
Colossians Series • 3. Paul's Prayer - Colossians 1:9-14 Part 1 Paul prays for three things for these brethren and they all relate to the mind. He prays for their knowledge of God to increase, their walk to be led by wisdom, and their minds to be knit together with the mind of Chris. He prays this so that they would would glorify God even more in their daily walk. The more we know about Who God is and how much He has blessed us by His grace, the more we are moved to love out of thankfulness. This message was preached on March 27, 2022.
The disciples thought the command to forgive was to difficult, so they asked for more faith. Jesus basically says you have the faith, use it. And in the end, just realize that you are only doing what you were told to do.
If we require more of another person than Christ required of us then we are asking too much.