Summary: How to serve in 2011
PRESSING TOWARD THE MARK IN 2011
Phil.3;14I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
15Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
(1) Faith like Abraham in 211
Hebrews 11:6But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Faith that will go ------ Abraham went out
Faith that will sacrifice----- Abraham was willing
Faith that will over come-- 1John 5:4For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
(2) Life of separation 2011
1st Cor .9:27But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Consecrated -------- Rom. 12:1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Holiness-------- 1st Pet. 1;15But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
Dead to the world Gal.3;20Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
Rom 6;1What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
(3) Humble like Christ 2011
When reviled ----revile not again
Isaiah53;7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
Phil 2;5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
When bidden to a feast -------Luke14;10But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
Younger submit yourself to the elder 1st Pet 5;5Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisted the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
(4) Let us press for wisdom like Solomon 2011
Wisdom comes by the Spirit of God----1st Cor 12:8For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
Paul speaks of the spirit of wisdom ---Eph. 1;17That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
James tell where it comes from-----James 1;5If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Wisdom exalted a nation
Wisdom is business-- making a move for God
(5) Boldness like Peter in 2011
Acts 4;8Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
Acts 4;13Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
Boldness to preach
Boldness to teach
Boldness to testify
Boldness to go
(6 )Goal to love like John 2011
John was of the inner circle of love
Love Christ like Mary of Bethany ------ John 12;3Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
Love for one another
Mark of discipleship
A new commandment