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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?

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SPIRITUAL SCURVY? --- WHAT ARE WE LACKING?

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr Kyfingers@aol.com

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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

RELIGION?

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...

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