Since we are all a part of God’s family, to respect God, we should look to other believers as our closest friends. We must also keep ourselves apart from nonbelievers. But we shouldn’t fully isolate ourselves from the non-believers (1 Corinthians 5:9-12). Let your light shine at all times and remember to pick friends wisely since even those who do not believe can experience God’s love through our life.
Your primary reason for attending services should be to learn how to live to please God. If your pastor is not doing this then you are in the wrong place.
• Is what they teach about right and wrong ways to live, talk, and treat others? There is more to pastoring than making people feel good (2 Timothy 4:1-5).
• Do they use the Word of God to back up what they teach? Never get so comfortable with what they teach that you will not verify it by studying the Word yourself [Acts 17:11].
God is appreciative of these acts of love. They are not orders as was the old way [under the law]; rather, they come from the heart. Keep in mind that grace gives us freedom and does not impose strict rules on us.
When you praise God, you honor, worship, and express admiration for/to Him. Please understand, you are NOT praising God when you say “hallelujah”, in fact, you are merely giving a command to ‘praise the Lord”! So, hallelujah is not the highest praise!
This is a brief lesson to aid in getting to know the meaning of ‘temperance’. The American Standard Version [(ASV) in 1901] was the first to translate egkrateia as ‘self-control’ in Galatians 5:23. Since that time modern translators have done the same. However, this lesson will focus on temperance as found in the King James Version.
That Spirit, the Holy Spirit (Spirit of God; Spirit of Christ), has come and is available to all. My friends allow the Holy Spirit to guide you into true knowledge. Now learn to worship God in Spirit (the Holy Spirit) and reality (true knowledge of God and what you should do). Because you are no longer a slave to sin!
Worship Him wherever you are and at all times. Yes, even in the building you call church. The truth is, ‘temple of God’, He came in that building with you!
You will never be able to eat solid spiritual food [Spirit-fed] and understand the deeper things of God’s Word until you become better [Spirit-led] Christians and learn right from wrong by practicing doing right.
Please remember, you are a Christian brother or sister. So, each time you look into a mirror, love that Christian brother/sister that you see. In conclusion, obey God and love others as you, child of God, love yourself. Most importantly, you must love and take care of yourself!
Given these points, strife to have others say they remember your work of faith, your labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 1:3). So I urge you to man up my fellow senior godly men and let this lesson make you better older men of God.
The word of God is food for your soul, the real (best) soul food. One cannot live by only eating bread that feeds the body. The spiritual part of you also needs feeding; the Spiritual bread—God’s word. Let the word of life be your spiritual food. Remember, God’s Word is the best soul food. So, eat it often!
If you believe the Lord is supreme and our creator. Then you have many reasons to respect God. He is to be feared and revered/respected; do you agree? I cannot stress the importance of the fear of and respect for God; it is absolutely good advice for life. Learn to fear, honor, worship, obey, and give respect to God our Lord.