Summary: Scurvy is a terrible disease from the lack of Vitiman C... What are we lacking today that leaves us weak? Could we have a broken, dried up spirit--- LACKING JOY?
SPIRITUAL SCURVY? --- WHAT ARE WE LACKING?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr Kyfingers@aol.com
I use several magnets of varying sizes...
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
JOY IS A MAGNET--- IT DRAWS GOOD, POSITIVE THINGS...
JOY MAY OFTEN REPEL NEGATIVE, DOOMS DAYERS...
I can not control life --- but I can control how I react to stuff...
You can overcome all negative things if you will not murmur, complain, or bellyache...
LIFE IS NOT JUST KNOWING HOW TO PLAY A GOOD HAND...
BUT IN PLAYINGA BAD HAND WELL...
Psalm 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure
for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
IF THE FREEDOM OF BEING A CHRISTIAN IS CAKE ---
THEN JOY IS THE ICING ON THE CAKE...
JOY ADDS VALUE, INTEREST, APPEAL TO SERVING JESUS CHRIST.
CHRISTIANITY IS MUCH MORE THAN A RELIGION ---
CHRISTIANITY IS A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP --- THE LAW KILLS
The letter of the law kills --- DWARFTS --- SPIRITUAL MIDGETS....
THROUGH HISTORY --- GLOOMY CHRISTIANS DO MORE HARM TO THE CROSS WEARING
THEIR LONG DARK SUITS AND LONG RAZOR BLADE TONGUES...
2 Corinthians 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter,
but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
Did you hear about the lad that asked his grandfather: PAW, DOES THE MULE HAVE
The grandfather said: WHY WOULD YOU ASK A QUESTION LIKE THAT?
The boy said: WELL, PAW, THE MULE HAS THE SAME FACE AS THE PREACHER
AND THE DECONS HAVE?
I MUST KNOW JESUS --- I MUST MEET HIM ---
They come to PHILIP, PHILIP COMES TO ANDREW... ANDREW TELLS PETER:
John 12:21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him,
saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
WE DESIRE MORE THAN THE LAW OF NECESSITY ---
The more you know Jesus the less we will be satisfied with the SUPERFICIAL, SURFACE
VIEWS OF THE SON OF GOD...
THAT I MAY KNOW HIM!!!
Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his
sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
TO KNOW JESUS WILL EXPRESS ITSELF IN TWO VIRTUES:
THE FRUIT WILL TELL THE TRUTH...
The apple tree may claim to be a peach tree...
but we will see...
Matthew 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Matthew 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and
his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
THERE ARE TWO CRITERION --- TO BASE OUR RELATIONSHIP ON...
1. KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS ---
1 John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth
is not in him.
2. LOVE EACH OTHER ---
John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
SCURVY IS A DISEASE CAUSED BY THE LACK OF VITAMIN C...