Monday, March 28, 2016

My Identity in Christ #12 - I am tenderly loved


Now that my Bible Study group has finished Priscilla Shirer’s Armor of God study, I need to keep moving in the right direction.  Continuing this series of blog posts taken from the list Priscilla included in her 6th week of Bible study regarding our identity and inheritance in Christ.  I pray these reflections will open your eyes to how much God loves you.  Read them as if you wrote them.  Meditate on them.  God bless you.
I am tenderly loved

Jeremiah 31:3 is a beautiful verse that teaches us God’s love is everlasting.  From the beginning of time through all eternity, He loves me…He loves you.  This verse also tells us that He draws us to Him.  He draws us to Him to save us.  He draws us to Him when we pray.  He draws us to Him to read His Word.  He draws us to Himself with unfailing kindness.  Think about that – kindness that never fails.  I am so drawn to that kindness, that tenderness, that gentleness, that love my Holy, Heavenly Father has for me...and you.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Homiletics: Revelation 14

Sorry for dropping the ball on posting these.  No content included today.  I wrote it out by hand and didn't type it.
 
Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

1
1-5
The 144,000 and the New Song
Principle:
Knowing and loving God leads to unique and extravagant worship.
2
6-13
Judgment for beast worshipers and blessings for saints
Principle:
The choice we make about how to treat God’s Son affects our eternity.
3
14-20
The harvest of the earth and the winepress of God’s wrath
Principle:
 

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

The 144,000 sing; God judges, blesses and harvests the earth.

 

Aim:

TCMATK God’s judgment is coming and we must each choose whether to be blessed with the saints or experience God’s wrath.

 

Application:

1
If you were to sing a new song of worship to God, what would you sing?
2
What action have you taken/will you take to ensure that you are blessed at God’s judgment?
3
What will you do to rescue others from the winepress of God’s wrath?