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ARE YOU CULTIVATING THE DISCIPLINE OF TRUTH–THE EVIDENCE OF GENUINE SALVATION?

ESH-02 140112AM WHAT WAS THE FIRST EXERCISE? In Paul’s systematic plan for Timothy to stay healthy and fit for God. Paul first instructed Timothy in these six verses, with an ongoing exercise. That first spiritual exercise is: Timothy: Expose False Doctrines & Teachers (4:1-6a) Now before we examine what the extent of this first exercise […]

KNOWING GOD–HOW TO GET CONNECTED & STAY CONNECTED WITH GOD TODAY

ESH-06 140216AM Short Clip Everything in the Universe needs recharging except God; only God is self-existent. Of all creatures, we are most fragile, and most need to be renewed by God. Today we come to the second exercise Paul assigns to Timothy. We first saw that Paul’s hope for the future growth and health of […]

START OVERCOMING YOUR EMPTINESS TODAY–GOD WANTS YOUR FULL ATTENTION

ESH-07 140223AM Short Clip One of the greatest dangers we face each day as believers is slowly allowing God’s influence over our lives to wane. This condition makes God weightless in our lives. He no longer weighs upon every thought, every choice, and every action of our day. I wonder how many of us this […]

HOW TO START PURSUING PERSONAL GODLINESS–TODAY!

ESH-08 140302AM Short Clip Today God wants to know how serious we are about following Him, as we open to 1 Timothy 4:7-10. God’s Word is explaining to us that we have an appointment for a workout in the gym. God Himself wants to train us in how to live, walk, and grow in Christ. […]

CAPITOL RIOTS–GOD SAYS CHRISTIANS ARE NOT RIOTERS & ANARCHISTS

Q&A-117b 210107PM GOD SAYS CHRISTIANS ARE NOT RIOTERS & ANARCHISTS Every day of our lives we make choices. Those choices will often involve a response to an authority God has placed around us. For a moment look at I Peter 2:13 with me. Submit in the New Testament world this word often speaks a soldier’s […]

DON’T BUY A BEER FOR ME, PLEASE–The 4 Simple, Biblical Reasons Why I Do Not Drink Any Alcohol

EBP-06d  God Desires You To Live The Un-Intoxicated Life, Are You 201017PM Alcohol, God’s Servants & My Convictions Romans 14; Proverbs & Ephesians 5:18 First off to answer this question I must confess that I do not drink alcohol in any form, by conviction. My convictions based on God’s Word are: First, I don’t drink […]

WHAT IS LEGALISM & ARE YOUR SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES GOD-CENTERED?

ESH-01a 140105AM Short Clip THIS EXERCISE IS GOD-CENTERED We know hard work is necessary in athletics, the arts, and sciences; but when it comes to our spiritual life, we hesitate. The words “discipline, train, exercise” sound so much like legalism. But this line of thinking is incorrect. Legalism is always self-centered, whereas the disciplines are […]

DO YOU HAVE THE SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES NEEDED TO RESIST–SATAN’S END OF DAYS ATTACKS ON TRUTH?

ESH-01b 140105AM   THESE ARE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES FROM GOD HIMSELF Nestled right in the midst of those incredible 326 English words, translated from the 225 Greek words, into the 16 verses of this chapter: we have the demonstration of genuine spiritual life-coaching, poured out from the heart of Timothy’s father-in-the-faith, Paul. Look at the basic […]

A Jet Tour Through Christ’s Life in the Gospels

There are 66 books, 1189 chapters, 31,175 verses and 810,697 words in God’s Word,

But only five of those words will determine if you are forever happy in Heaven, or forever horrified in Hell.

Jesus spoke those words to a desperate man nearly 2,000 years ago. Do you know them? Have you experienced them? Have these words mapped out your life and taken the Hell out of your future?

The Discipline Of Truth

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Last week we began our opening series of the year: an examination of the Spiritual Exercises Paul was inspired to write to Timothy in 1st Timothy 4. 
As we turn there, think about the magnitude of what we are about to do. We are downstream twenty centuries from the first giving of these exercises, but they still work. These were the disciplines or training patterns that were invented by God to deepen and strengthen His hold upon my life. These are:

TIMELESS & POWERFUL DISCIPLINES

Biblical Exercises For Spiritual Health & Fitness in 2014

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As we each stand at the doorway of a New Year, it is always a time of reflection, resolutions, and thoughts about what we really want to focus upon in the days ahead. This feeling is not new, it almost seems that God built into the seasons of both the Earth and of human life this element of pause, reflection, and renewal.
Just as the burst of life in Spring, and the flourishing of Summer into the harvest of Autumn, leads into the quietness and slowness of Winter to prepare and reflect upon the burst of Spring. So each New Year we pause to think about how to focus on what really matters. That is what this series is about:

LEARNING WHAT REALLY MATTERS TO GOD

The Discipline Of Time – Rejecting Profane & Empty Living

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One of the greatest dangers we face each day as believers is slowly allowing God’s influence over our lives to wane. This condition makes God weightless in our lives. He no longer weighs upon every thought, every choice, and every action of our day.
I wonder how many of us this morning really think that this message is for us. Before we dive in, perhaps we should do a little test for what may be called:

THE GREAT DISCONNECT

The Discipline Of Devotion – Nourishing Our Souls In The World

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Everything in the Universe needs recharging except God; only God is self-existent. Of all creatures, we are most fragile, and most need to be renewed by God.
Today we come to the second exercise Paul assigns to Timothy. We first saw that Paul’s hope for the future growth and health of Christ’s church rested with individuals who could guard against false doctrines and false teachers. 

The Discipline Of Integrity – Pursuing Personal Godliness

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Today God wants to know how serious we are about following Him, as we open to 1 Timothy 4:7-10. God’s Word is explaining to us that we have an appointment for a workout in the gym. God Himself wants to train us in how to live, walk, and grow in Christ. The Discipline of Integrity means we choose to do what God’s Word says we are supposed to do.
As Paul continues to relay God’s message to each of us, we remember from last time Paul used the highest level of emphasis that is possible to convey in the Greek language. Remember those bright colored words that stand for the emphasis God placed on them grammatically?

Global Apostasy: Ancient Truth vs. Ancient Heresies

Have you ever wondered what we look like from Heaven, as God looks down on us as we gather?

Please open with me to I Timothy 3:15.

God designed His Church to be pillars, grounded in truth as God’s household living on earth; but that truth is under assault –and God has said the war against truth will intensify as the world nears its final hour. 

We have gathered as Christ’s Church. We are members of God’s household and part of His family; and our purpose is to uphold by what we live and say God’s Truth as recorded in the Bible. Please stand as we listen to God describing us this evening:

Global Apostasy: Shipwrecked

Please open to I Timothy 1:19-20.

The God of the Universe has revealed Himself by way of a Book that He wrote.
That Book called the Bible; and it contains propositional truth from the One who calls Himself the Author of Truth.

This God explains that as the countdown to the end of days approaches, so does the level of religious deception. False teachers, proclaiming a false gospel, with false prophets, heralding false messiahs would become the norm as Jesus explained in Matthew 24:24.

The Discipline Of Disciple-Making

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As we come to the Discipline of Disciple-Making, we come to our very own personal Job Description, left by Christ as the reason He saved us and left us here to serve Him through life. A question that should frame each day of our lives is: “Am I Doing What Christ Left Me to Do?”
God has always desired to be glorified by reaching this world with His message of love, His forgiveness of sin, and His offer of reconciliation leading to eternal life. God is not willing that any should perish, so He has always desired that the world to hear His message and repent, so that they may be saved. Because:

GOD IS A SAVIOR

Guarding the Only Gospel of Salvation from Demon Doctrines by Understanding That Salvation’s Narrow Path Is Only the Real Lord Jesus Christ

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Salvation is a person, but eternal salvation is ONLY through the RIGHT person: named the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Creator of Everything, who is the Savior God the Son who died as the true Lamb of God, and who is the Final Judge of all humans.
More than anything else: knowing, believing, following, and trusting the REAL Lord Jesus Christ is the ONLY hope of salvation. In 1 Timothy 4, as we study the Discipline of Truth: note the words of the very strong warning Paul gives: 1 Timothy 4:1 (NKJV) Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,

BEWARE OF DOCTRINES FROM DEMONS

Beware of Affluenza : Praying in Godliness with Contentment For Our Children

Today God wants us living for Heaven, and every other day of our earthly lives. 

But, we have to do so in the midst of an epidemic that has gotten stronger century by century. This flu we face as believers in Christ each day is far more deadly than the H1N1 variety of influenza now loitering and infecting people across the globe. Affluenza or materialism is a deadly disease that robs Christians of their desire for Heaven and replaces it with a desire for earth.

As we open to I Timothy 6 we find Paul warning about this spiritual sickness of materialism. This morning measure your personal resistance level to the nearly irresistible draw of spending life chasing stuff, money, pleasure, and possessions.

 
 
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