Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
04/15/2014, by John Kincaid
Lesson 207: Faith When Life Hurts Pt. 1
What does the world treasure? Fame, fortune, power, momentary pleasure. There is constant pressure to seek these in our culture. But the Bible says these are not the most valuable goals.
Matt.20:26-27 whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave.
Our hope is in God alone, not in possessions.
1 Tim.6:17-18 As for the rich in this present age, instruct them not to be proud, not to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share.
God gave them resources to be shared, not hoarded. It takes faith to follow God against the world.
Faith means that, even when it looks bleak, we believe God will ultimately bless our obedience.
About This Series
The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21
- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.