Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Living Like We Believe

“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

Ultimately we show Jesus, not by the gospel we preach, but in the actions we live. It's just plain weird for a bunch of kids who are on a bus for several days together not to be mean to each other. It would take Jesus to make them nice. So show them the Jesus in you.

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Eph. 4:29

We need to pay attention to our words, whether it's to be quiet or to speak out. 

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4

You are on this trip to serve, and that includes fellow believers.

“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8

Show the love of Christ in all of your actions whether you feel like it or not.

God is going to do amazing things through us on this trip. But first we must pray in faith. 

"Prayer is a mixture of faith and 'Your will be done.'"

We don't pray big things because "that's not how the world works," but maybe that's not how the world works because we don't pray big things.

We are called not to a standard of "good enough" but of holiness. We ought to compare ourselves to Jesus rather than other people. 

Out of speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity, which one do you need to work on the most?

How can you practically work on it?

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