You might be interested in this short exhortation on wanting heaven for yourself and for others: http://randal.us/want-heaven/
It’s a part of a series, called “O Soul,” that you just might see published later this year in a little bitty book. http://randal.us/tag/o-soul/
It’s spiritual self-talk that I need to hear. I pray it speaks to you as well.
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“See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has an evil, unbelieving heart that forsakes the living God. But exhort one another each day, as long as it is called ‘Today,’ that none of you may become hardened by sin’s deception. For we have become partners with Christ, if in fact we hold our initial confidence firm until the end.”
Partnership with Christ serves as a powerful motivation to faithfulness.
In what ways may be be considered to be partners with Christ?
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Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.
Here are the topics that you will find:
- “Preach in View of the Judgment” (Rick Brumback)
- “Reprove…Rebuke” (Sam Willcut)
- “Be Instant in Season; out of Season” (Al Macias)
- Exhort (John Moore)
- Preach with All Longsuffering (Wayne Jones)
- Preach Sound Doctrine (Joshua Moore)
- Who Are False Teachers? (Don Walker)
- The Role of a Preacher (Dewayne Bryant)
Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.
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Here’s a bare bones sermon outline based off a commonly used saying that I plan on preaching sometime in the future, Lord willing that is. Give it a look and see what you think:
Would You Look At That?
There are some things the Bible encourages us to not look at, but at the same time there are some things it encourages us to look at. Here are just a few:
We are to look at the things that are not seen (2 Corinthians 4:18)
We are to look out for things beneficial to others (Philippians 2:4)
We are to look for the return of Christ (Titus 2:13; Hebrews 9:28)
We are to look into the Law of liberty (James 1:25)
We are to look for new heavens and earth (2 Peter 2:13)
We are to look inward (2 John 8)
There are other verses in the Bible that follow this theme so there’s plenty of room and opportunity to add and to take away from the references given. And besides this outline, you can make another one by doing just the opposite and looking up the things that I mentioned when it comes to the Bible and things we’re encouraged to not look at.
The Bible is full of repetitive phrases and terms, in order to emphasize the importance of our adhering to a principle or teaching. For example, in his letter Continue reading
According to our yearly reading plan for the New Testament, we begin reading the book of Hebrews today. So for our Nudge, pick one of the exhortations of Hebrews and discourse upon it. Don’t just quote it or refer to it, but make some sort of comment or write a commentary, if you’re so disposed.
What have you heard or seen of news in the congregations?