6: 7 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Col. 3:17 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. Ps. 19:14 Thou wilt shew me the path of life : in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Ps.
The apostle Paul reiterates the need to be joyful in the lord at all times. Probably the believers were undergoing trying times and Paul was himself under house arrest. It is said in catholic encyclopedia and Broyles et al that some brethren were taking advantage of apostle Paul’s predicaments to boast and sort of had self-emancipation to course him pain. Apostle Paul urges the believers to rejoice in the Lord, to be patient in all things and to pray and supplicate about all things, not to forget the giving of thanks unto God. He ends by urging them to practice certain virtues where he prefixes ‘whatever things’ are true….think about those things (Philippians 4:1-8).
Humility plays an important role in understanding Paul’s message. Jesus exemplified humility in every aspects. Although He had equal status with god, He did not consider Himself to be equal with the Father. Instead, He took the form of a human and emptied Himself to serve. His greatness and humility can be seen through how He was obedient to the last minutes on earth.
The reminder is that they are incredibly blessed, but spiritually. D. This is to remind us that we are blessed in ways that the world around us will never understand. E. As Christians, we need to understand what the Lord has done for us! F. Notice the words “In Christ” or “In Him” as we study. 2.
When asked what compassion is, one of Father Greg’s students replied, “Compassion ...IS...God” (Boyle 62). Compassion is described as “total, unflinching love for other people, the kind modeled by Jesus Christ during his time on earth.” Father
The virtue of Charity unites humanity ,composes other virtues, and is countered by deadly sins. means to love God above all things, love yourself, and love each of your neighbors. As a society we define charity today as helping
Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen (Galatians 1: 3-5,
As the gospel is revealed to us, we see the immeasurable love that God has for us as we revisit the cross and the sacrifice Jesus made for each of us. We see the depths of our sin and the need for a savior to rescue and redeem us. The love displayed for us deepens our love for Him as we realize the foundational truth that the fundamental problem we face is that of sin. Yes, we too are broken people living in a broken world. Biblical counseling provides both the counselor and the counselee the opportunity to experience the love and goodness of Jesus.
We learn in section 76 in verses 40-42 that the gospel is glad tidings. That Jesus came into the world to be crucified for us. That our sins may be beared, we may be sanctified, and we may be cleansed. This is what allows us to return to Christ and God. That we can receive Christ’s greatest gift of the atonement and, hopefully, receive God’s greatest gift of exaltation and eternal life.
CHURCH AT PRAYER Almighty and Loving God, Creator of all things, from whom all blessings flow, we praise You for all Your goodness and for the love, which has created and sustained us until this day. We, likewise, thank You for the gift of Your Son, Jesus Christ, who brings us into covenant with You and with one another. Help us to treasurer Your gifts and to show out gratefulness by lives wholly given to Your service. O God, you know us better than we know ourselves. You know what we are able to bear, and you know what would destroy us (1 Corinthians 10:13).