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1. Recognize yourself.
1. COME TO YOURSELF
2. LOVE AND WANT GOD
KNOW THYSELF
Choice in Thyself
SIN             
⭩ ⭨             
  MAD       REPENTANCE  

  Only about self and complaints = EMPTY  
Optimist
Pessimist

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Good Morning Lord
Good Lord, Morning

Coming honestly to God reveals the true self
The heart of one reveals the person
Test: One must know Christ is in you or disqualified
Baptized in Christ we should walk in newness of life
Pray to be counted worthy at His appearing
Shame on all the faces of unfaithfulness
All the wickedness man is before the face of God
To see clearly one sees self for as one is
Coming to yourself is an act of humbling truth
Put off the old man and put on the new man
Sufferings now cannot compare to glory ahead
Forgetting Godís word only deceives awareness
Seeing Godís glory transforms us into His image
Be transformed by the renewing of your mind
Character declares destiny
ALMIGHTY GOD
             

Not Fair

Fool

Wicked / Darkness

Speaks perversely

         Lazy / Wanders away        


Fair

Heeds counsel

Chooses friends wisely

   Applies to words of knowledge   

Appalled by unrighteousness


One Chooses to be with God or not
Expression has no clarity where words interfere
 ●  Mercy and truth come to those keeping His edicts
 ●  Keep from speaking deceitfully
 ●  Diligently keeping Godís word blesses one
 ●  Let not manís oppressions keep from obeying God
 ●  Do not keep with evil doers
 ●  Understanding keeps a soul from the evil ways
 ●  Walk in ways of goodness & keep to righteousness
 ●  Keeping Godís commands causes one to live
 ●  His rules light the way keeping one from immorality
 ●  Times declare what one should keep and or speak
 ●  Fear God and keep His ways for this is manís all
 ●  One can keep to things yet remain oblivious of God   
 ●  Perfect peace comes by trust in God
The company we keep declares our desires
   Not to keep company   
    with anyone named
     a brother who is:

              ● Sexually immoral
              ● Covetous
              ● An idolater
              ● A reviler
              ● A drunkard
              ● An extortioner
Pain and sorrow brings depth of character
Those who desire eternal life keep to Godís word
People keep to traditions rejecting Godís commands
Blessed are those who hear the word and keep it
Eternal life is for those that love God over self
If you love God, keep His commandments
Keep to the principle of sincerity and truth
Keep to the traditions delivered by the Apostles
Let women keep silent and submissive in church
Keep oneself unspotted from the world
Only by seeking obedience can one know God
Keeping His commandments brings satisfaction
Keep from idols and worship of things
Blessed who read or hear and keep the word of God
Godly people are the strength of any society
 ● Be subject to authorities
 ● To obey
 ● To be ready for every good work  
 ● To speak evil of no one
 ● To be peaceable, gentle
 ● Showing humility to all
Wisdom unites the age of experience with love
                              A pure heart
                                        ↑
             → Peace who call on the Lord  
             → Love
             → Faith
             → Righteousness
     Pursue
       ⭧
  Flee youthful lusts
General pursuits declare the wholeness of all
  O man of God pursue:
                                     ● Righteousness  
                                     ● Godliness
                                     ● Faith
                                     ● Love
                                     ● Patience
                                     ● Gentleness
Visons best has always been looking forward



              ⭩
  Forgetting   
behind
  God in Christ Jesus 
⭧                            




Seeking Him reveals the light of life
Seek peace and pursue it
Pursue those things that edify each other
Pursue love & that one may give proper instruction
Be ready to do good works in subject to authority
Love is the one word that fulfills all the law
Pursue righteousness/faith/ love/peace/calling God
Abstain from fleshly lusts which war against souls
To be worthy one must bear loads & follow Christ
Excuses keep one from following God
Hypocrites lie in pursuit of their own gain
Pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all
He directs the path when one trusts God / oneís all
Pursue the eternal prize found in the upward call
The language of God is love for us all
All are confined under sin and fall short
God now commands all to come to repentance
God desires all to be saved with knowledge of truth
All members are one body under and in Christ
All works for the good who are called in Him
Godís offers the free gift of life to all
All was created through Him and for Him
God reconciles all to Himself through Christ
Christ died for all that we might live righteously
All becomes new when one turns to Christ
Eternal salvation to all who obey Him
All unrighteousness is sin; love covers all sins
All must appear before the judgment seat of Christ
A character of conscience carries all past pains



Be Holy
        

       Laying aside all:
                         ● Malice
                         ● Deceit
                         ● Hypocrisy
                         ● Envy
                         ● Evil speaking       

Unity is found when souls find common truths
  One mind:
              ● Compassion for one another  
              ● Love as brothers
              ● Be tenderhearted
              ● Be courteous
All experiences encompass a soulís introspection
   ●  As we have opportunity, do good to all
   ●  Do all things without complaining and disputing
   ●  Have regard for all good and humility to all men
   ●  Let all that you do be done with love
   ●  Give thanks always for all things to God in Christ
   ●  Test all things and be patient with all
   ● Be watchful in all things enduring afflictions
   ●  Lay aside all malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, & evils   
   ●  All evils in the world, lust & pride, are fading away
   ●  God knows all things and is greater than our hearts
   ●  All should speak same things in mind & judgment
   ●  Cast all your cares upon Him for He cares
   ●  Godís peace surpasses all understanding
All desire to be at peace from the tortures of living
   → Be:
           Tenderhearted
           Kind to one another
           Forgiving one another   
Many individual evils deny the joy we all seek
Sprit of Glory
God rests
Upon You
Arrogance cripples spirituality and deludes souls
  Think highly of self ≠ Sober faith  
Talent resides in each to find our part
                     Ministry ↔ Ministering
            Who teaches ↔ In teaching
            Who exhorts ↔ In exhortation
                Who gives ↔ With liberality
                Who leads ↔ With diligence
  Who shows mercy ↔ With cheerfulness
Purpose drives one in what they believe
  Be kindly affectionate in honor
         ⮡  Giving preference to one another  

                     ● Not lagging in diligence
                     ● Fervent in spirit, serving the Lord
                     ● Rejoicing in hope
                     ● Patient in tribulation
                     ● Continuing steadfastly in prayer
                     ● Distributing to saints needs
                     ● Given to hospitality
Ignorance obscures unity for those who deny God
A prophet has no honor in his own house
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit with a bitter heart
Recognize those who labor in works & esteem them
Passion for the word is what spices the heart
It is unprofitable to cause grief to oneís leaders
Let elders rule well with double honor
Care for and put others above yourself
Grace and truth came through Jesus
Jesus, the greatest servant, was spit upon
Being criticized for Christ condemns accusers
The truth can be offensive to those holding shame
Do not think higher about oneself but seek soberly
Each had use differing given gifts according to grace

THE
WORD
    ⭨


  FORGIVENESS  
/   |   \
AWE
THANKFULNESS
\   |   /
FEARS/HOPES
TRIBULATIONS

PERSEVERANCE


Romans 5:3-4             
CHARACTER

HOPE
VARIOUS TRIALS

1st Peter 1:6-9       


TESTING OF FAITH


James 1:2-4       
PATIENCE

PERFECT WORK

COMPLETE
Endurance is insight into our nature of spiritual revival
Hope

Character

              Perseverance              

Tribulations
What is Character?
Who You Think You Are
Who Others Think You Are 
Who God Knows You Are
... EGO
... REPUTATION
... CHARACTER
Sow a Thought
Sow an Action
Sow an Habit
Sow a Character    
Reap an Action
Reap a Habit
Reap a Character
Reap a Destiny
Each road has a fork with choices to be made
      Meditates in
        the LORD
           ⬈
  Blessed
                      Not with:
                                     ● Ungodly counsel  
                                     ● Path of sinners
                                     ● The scornful
Hearts in His light bring forth true dedication
  Spirit fruit:
                          ● In all goodness  
                          ● Righteousness
                          ● Truth
                          ● Finding what
                             is acceptable
                             to the Lord
Love of God lessens the tortures of living
  Not in:
              ● revelry - partying
              ● drunkenness
              ● lewdness - filthiness  
              ● lust
              ● strife - fighting
              ● envy
To try is to hope for better togetherness in love
 ● Blessed when we walk godly, not with sinners
 ● As we all walk to deaths gate, He holds us
 ● To honestly love and walk humbly pleases God
 ● To truly love God one walks uprightly in His will
 ● He created goodness to walk in all over His creation  
 ● Walking in His light seeks what is acceptable to Him
 ● Reflectively walk learning while building wisdom
 ● To walk in the Spirit is to put off the flesh
 ● Christ is our example in what He endured
 ● Walking in His light gains fellowship with others
 ● Walk in principles of Christ over traditions of men
 ● In Him we should walk in the newness of life
 ● For we walk by faith, not by sight
Fruits of Children of Light
● All Goodness
● Righeousness
● Truth

The Godly Spirit of Purpose Endures
● your love abound in knowledge
                  and all discernment
● approve things that are excellent
● be sincere and without offense
● filled with fruits of righteousness

The fruit of His truth cleanses all
You will know them by their fruits
Bear fruits worthy of repentance
Fruit/Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, & truth
No fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness
Fruit of holiness brings everlasting life
Be patient for fruit to develop after being fertilized
Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks
Fruit grows whose seed is in itself
Noble and good hearts keep the word and bear fruit
Chastening yields peaceable fruit of righteousness
Fruit of righteousness is peace
Fruit/Spirit - love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness,
      - goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control

Fruits declare thoughts and a soulís nature
Death and life comes by the fruit one speaks
Be ready with all longsuffering and teaching
Wisdom is of the most precious of fruits
Planted in the house of the LORD endures the ages
No drought can halt righteous fruit
The righteous bring forth fruit in its season
The harvest is here as we reap the labors of others
We should bear fruit to God
Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap
Without God one can do nothing
Those not abiding in Him will be cast out
God is glorified by our fruits of righteousness
Be filled with fruits of righteousness by Jesus Christ
Finding the heart of truth calls to all that is good
    Fruit of the Spirit is:    
                          ● Love
                          ● Joy
                          ● Peace
                          ● Longsuffering
                          ● Kindness
                          ● Goodness
                          ● Faithfulness
                          ● Gentleness
                          ● Self-Control
Godís will is purposed through what we endure
  Be kindly affectionate:  
                         in honor
                         in diligence
            fervent in spirit
         rejoicing in hope
            patient in tribulation
     steadfastly in prayer
Tender hearts all have their share of piercings
Rejoicing swells from the hearts of the righteous
Trust in Him rests in our hope for His mercy
His presence instructs in the ways of life
Salvation is a deep well of devotion
Merry hearts lift the soul and heal the body
Jesus spoke so we could be full of His joy in us
Scriptures are written that our joy may be full
In Jesus Christ we are receiving reconciliation
A believing hope in joy & peace involves knowledge
Rejoicing is rooted in hope with many other virtues
Trials build patience when yielding to Godís wisdom
Suffering is a moment and afterward will be joy
Strive to finish the race with joy of heart
Qualities of character will be weighed on each path
  Looking forward
        ↳ Be diligent
              ↳ Be found
                          ● In peace
                          ● Without spot and blameless   

Often unnoticed each moment is an event of life
  The will of God in Christ Jesus for you:  

          ● Comfort the fainthearted
          ● Uphold the weak
          ● Be patient with all
          ● No one renders evil for evil
          ● Always pursue what is good for all
          ● Rejoice always
          ● Pray without ceasing
          ● In everything give thanks

In the strength of spirit mountains become hills
  God has given us a spirit:  

                      → of love
                      → of power
                      → of a sound mind
Priorities put what is best as our concern
             Faith - Jesus     
             Family
             Business
             Property             
    Faith - Jesus    
    Family
    Business
    Property
Depth of character comes by belief in God
Fear of man is destructive but trust in God saves
Heart sorrows cause the spirit to desire fleeing
Be of good courage for the Lord will not forsake you
No matter how horrific Godís lifting Spirit is there
Faith is trust that God can calm all storms
Without God terrors will be endured alone
The righteous will inherit an everlasting foundation
God gives us sound minds with the power of love
People lack spiritual commitment when desires rule
Fear often inhibits oneís strength to speak truthfully
Desiring praise from men curtails praise for God
Showing bias to impress men displeases God
Sanctify God in your heart knowing faithís reasons
Choices will define oneís destination
         ● Cowardly
         ● Unbelieving
         ● Abominable
         ● Murderers
         ● Sexually Immoral          
         ● Sorcerers
         ● Idolaters
         ● All Liars
Everything in life has been purposed
    For the equipping    
    For the work
    For the edifying
Without knowing how can one be on task?
  The unity of the faith:
     ⮡  Knowledge of the Son of God
                 ⮡  Fullness of Christ

   Should no longer be children:
         Tossed with every wind of doctrine   
                 ⮡  Trickery of men
                       ⮡  Cunning craftiness
                             ⮡  Deceitful plotting
Hills give a higher view as we seek forth
God shares talents among the many for the whole
As stewards we have received gifts to be shared
Individualism is the staple call of Godís own image
Thus by Godís grace we were created to perform
Oneís gifts in life are to assist for the good of all
Speaking truth in love propels spiritual growth
All are called to shine forth in a working faith
Without presence of character we fade in isolation
Purging moral filth cleanses the spirit in His light
Truth allows one to stand in the light unashamed
Each has been given not to neglect using said gift
We should always have a desire to grow in His word
Spiritual maturityís key is knowledge with wisdom
Why we should dress appropriately:
   1. PLEASE GOD
   2. INFLUENCE ON OTHERS
   3. NOT A STUMBLING BLOCK FOR OTHERS   
   1. What we wear outwardly matters
   2. We should place a higher emphasis on our inner attire
   3. Our outward appearance should reflect our inner glory for God   
TUNIC: A loose, gownlike garment
or blouseĖlike garment covering
the shoulders down past the thighs.
THE CHRISTIAN LIGHT
Created for
Good Works

Humble


Sin Likes to Hide.
Pattern of
Good Works
Obey

Reverence

Gentle
Peaceable


Do Good
       and To Share       


Hidden Works
in the Dark


Liars                   Sin

Evil Beasts
            Lazy Gluttons            


Secret Evil

Integrity

Speak Evil
of No One


    Incorruptibility    

Zealous for
Good Works


Learn to
Maintain
Good Works



Ready for
Every
Good Work



Careful to
Maintain
Good Works




         \  |  /
        ─ SIN ─

         /  |  \
          ... to be carnally minded is death ... ~ Romans 8:5-8


    ... cleanse ourselves ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 7:1      BAPTISM
... out of darkness into His marvelous light; ... ~ 1st Peter 2:9-10
True Repentance
to Break Out
of This Circle
         
... on to perfection, ... ~ Hebrews 6:1-2
We Need to
Pursue Those
Things that
Please God
⭩         
2nd Law of Pardon
Acts 8:13
Acts 8:18-24
Hebrews 10:26-29
HATE Galatians 5:16-18
2nd Peter 1:5-9
LOVE 2nd Corinthians 10:5
  Mat 3:8 Temptation Faith ~ Mercy 1st John 1:7-9
Circle of
Reoccurring Sin

Complaining ~ Mumoring
1st John
2:3-5

P
u
r
e
Growing
Virtues

Peace ~ Noble
J
o
y
Lk 11:39-40
Bickering Genesis 4:7
2nd Peter 3:17-18
Truth ~ Honor Colossians 1:28
Matthew 23:25-28 Liars Hope Revelation 11:15
                       
   Blood of Christ Protects
   Us if We Have True Hearts
   Repenting and Confessing.
⭦                    
Shrinking as faith
grows stronger

... born of God ... ~ 1st John 5:4
... in holy conduct ... ~ 2nd Peter 3:9-12
... depart from iniquity. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:19
... to a perfect man, ... ~ Ephesians 4:11-13
... shall inherit glory, ... ~ Proverbs 3:35
           Proverbs 14:14       1st Peter 5:10
... commit their souls to Him in doing good, ... ~ 1st Peter 4:17-19
Worst ... as to a faithful Creator. Optimum
CARNAL   SPIRITUAL

7 CHRISTIAN VIRTUES
VIRTUE
KNOWLEDGE
SELF-CONTROL
PERSEVERANCE
GODLINESS
BROTHERLY KINDNESS
LOVE
The Holy Halo of spirit works together in concert
Brotherly  
Kindness  
          Self-Control



  Godliness        



                 Perseverance



        Love



                   Knowledge



Virtue



           Faith
No other sound resonates His truth
  Righteous + Upright + In Heart = Gladness  
Light brings no other flavor that could be tasted
Light was created for the righteous to rejoice
Godís word is a lamp to our path
A great light upon shadow of death screams repent
John sent to bear witness of Godís light in Christ
In Christ is the light of life
Godís own light declares the knowledge of His glory
Walk as children of light in His called for ways
We are to shine as lights in the word of life
Fellowship walking in His light cleanses from all sin
Cast off dark works and put on the armor of light
Awake from the dead to Christ & He will give light
His word shines in darkness calling hearts to rise
We are the light of the world when we carry truth
Character reflects oneís image
Pattern of good works:
   In doctrine
           ● showing integrity
           ● reverence
           ● incorruptibility
           ● sound speech
               cannot be condemned
Meditations of Heart declare character
   Whatever things are:
       → True
       → Noble
       → Just
       → Pure
       → Lovely
       → Of Good Report
       → Any Virtue
       → Anything Praiseworthy   
The Single Life:
PROBLEMS: NEEDS:
1. Feelings of Failure   Value and Acceptance  
2. Aloneness & Loneliness     Companionship
3. Celibacy   Intimacy
The Promise = Rest for the Weary & Burdened
   The Means = The Yoke
Balance = All parts working together
Remember, the Yoke of Christ Means:
Authority and Work = Submission and Service
When Balanced = Yoke is Easy & Burden is Light
A Balanced Individual Life:
PROBLEMS: NEEDS: PRIORITIES: BLESSINGS:
1. Feelings
    of Failure
Value and
Acceptance
Devotion
to the Lord
Identity:
Child of God
2. Aloneness and
    Loneliness
Companionship Service to Others Family of God
3. Celibacy Intimacy Spiritual Intimacy
with God
Freedom in Christ
to be Yourself
Pity Party: How to Fail
1. Worry More, Pray Less
2. Find an Alternative to Worship
3. Cut Yourself Off From Loved Ones;
    ~ Isolation
Loneliness = Misery
Things that cause us to worry:
1. Our stuff
2. Life being hard
3. The future is uncertain
4. We are not in control

   Concern
Worry


=
=
Does Something   
Does Nothing
● WORRY
Anxiety
Fear
Doubt
Human Reasoning
Takes Away
● FAITH
Strength
Joy
Trust
Solves Problems
Gives
Facts of Worry (Vacuum of waste):
40% - Things that will never happen
30% - Things that we cannot change or past
22% - Things that are petty and do not matter
8% - Legitimate concerns which you can do something about
To Overcome Worry:
● THINK RIGHT
● DO NOT FORGET
● PRAY RIGHT
● DO RIGHT
Commandment:
DO NOT WORRY
Endure for Christ's Sake
● infirmities
● reproaches
● needs
● persecutions
● distresses
A Choice to Rise or Fall

Apologetic Heart

Heart of Worry

Things to meditate upon
● True
● Noble
● Just
● Pure
● Lovely
● Of Good Report
● Any Virtue
● Anything Praiseworthy

Things that cause us to Worry
  1. My Stuff; Money
  2. Life is Hard
  3. The Future is Uncertain  
  4. We are not in Control
Worry is the Death of Life
● WORRY
      Anxiety
      Fear
      Doubt
      Human
      Reasoning
      Takes Away

 
  ● FAITH
        Strength
        Joy
        Trust
        Solves
        Problems    
        Gives

Rising from the Fallen State
My God
Praise Him
↑      Hope in God        

Help of my countenance
↓  Disquieted within    
Cast down
My soul

Strengthened in misery our
comfort in Christ is by Christ

● Comforts us in all our tribulation
● Able then to comfort those in trouble
● By which we are comforted by God
● We sympathize with Christís sufferings
● Our consolation is through Christ
Worries are overcome when God is in control
Hope in God & praising Him helps a disquieted heart
Do not worry about your life
Worry does not add any value to living
Do not have an anxious mind
Seek Godís Kingdom 1st & your spirit will be settled
Not worry about tomorrow, ample is todays trouble
Cares of this world and greed render one unfruitful
Worry /troubles lead to a selfish heart of disservice
Do not fret - it only causes harm
In our weakness our strength of spirit comes out
Godís a haven in troubles if one trusts & seeks Him
God supplies an escape for unbearable troubles
Trust in God overcomes fear
Faith in God lifts one past all worries
Whatever is not from faith is sin; worry snubs faith
Trials yield patience honing character sealing hope
Trials test faith producing patience in love
Do not have expectations of God
In tribulations we can have the peace of God
Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression
In the multitude of anxieties, He comforts
Let not your heart be troubled believe in God/Jesus
Our eternal destination lessens temporary troubles
Humbly cast all your cares upon God
Christ carries our sufferings enabling us to help others
Depart from evil & do good; Seek peace & pursue it
Be anxious for nothing, continue to pray, be thankful
Beating anxiety involves reality over escapism
  Be sober, be vigilant:
             ⮡  Resist the devouring devil

     ● Steadfast in the faith
              ⮡  Same sufferings
                     ⮡  by your brotherhood
                               ⮡  in the world

     ● After you have suffered a while
              ⮡  Perfect, establish, strengthen  
                                       ⮡  Settle you
Reality is, and what we allow to occur or not
  God of all comfort:
       → Comforts us in all our tribulation  
                                  ↓
               We may be able to comfort
                   Who are in any trouble
                                   ↕
                     With the comfort we
                   Are comforted by God
Pain is the heart of consciousness we all endure
Anxiety causes depression while a good word heals
The corruption in the world remains among all
Understanding with trusting God is what draws joy
Depart from evil and do good knowing God watches
Forsake wrath, do not fret Ė it only causes harm
Sober prayer & thanksgiving guards peace of heart
Overly spent by busy woes misses His simple truths
Undue worries avalanche on those with little faith
The cares of the world blur higher spiritual truths
We are not alone in the challenges all face
Troubles and doubts fade when we see Christís love
Unbounded glory rises on the horizon of our faith
Together we are able to comfort one another

1. Seek to eliminate suspicion
    and resentment


2. Do not live in the past

3. Do not waste time and energy
     fighting conditions you can not change


4. Make yourself stay involved
     with the living world


5. Do not indulge in self pity
     when life hands you a raw deal


6. Cultivate love, joy, compassion,
     loyalty and good humor


7. Donít expect too much of yourself

8. Have something bigger and better
     than yourself to believe in



Nearness to God
  Nearness to world
=
=
Close to God
Distance from God  

Distance from God = Darkness

  Complainers
Thankful
=
=
Jesus is not coming back  
Jesus is coming back

Despicable characters always excuse themselves
  Scoffers will walk in their own lusts
             ⮡  Where is His coming?  

Worldliness can only fill one with emptiness.
LUST OF THE EYES
LUST OF THE FLESH
PRIDE OF LIFE

 =  WORLDLINESS
NOT OF GOD

His truth inspires the hope of better lives
   Do not love worldly things   
   all that is in - of the world

                              ↓
            ● the lust of the flesh
            ● the lust of the eyes
            ● the pride of life
                         ⭦
                            Not of the Father   
PRIDE = STELTHY SIN
Lust of the Flesh
Lust of the Eyes
Pride of Life
Eve Fell Victim: Genesis 3:6-7
1. Good Food
2. Pleasant of Eye
3. Be Wiser
We all have inherited:
1. Lust of the Flesh
2. Lust of the Eyes
3. Pride of Life
Arrogance Has No Part in Godliness
Do not talk proudly or speak arrogantly
Do not boast arrogantly which is evil
Be rich toward the ways of God and hate evil
Turn away and withdraw from the ungodly
Do not have a holier than thou attitude
Trust in the Lord walking wisely as well-advised
Do not be wise in your own eyes or opinion
Do not despise others with a haughty heart
Do not commend oneself among comparisons
Pride gets the same condemnation the devil has
Examine your own works humbly
Associate with the humble
Our sufficiency is from God
Submit to God
Flavors of Arrogance
Talk Proudly  
Puffed Up
Exalts Self             
Commend
Themselves


  High
Minded
    Holier
Than You
 
    Proud
Heart
    ARROGANCE  
  Boast in
Themselves
  Wise
in Their
Own Eyes
 
Haughty Spirit    
Nothing
But Strife
Despise
Others


           
DARKNESS OF PRIDE
SON'S
OF ADAM
OFFERING MOTIVE OUTCOME
WITH GOD
  CAIN     BEST FRUIT     MY BEST?     DISPLEASED  
  ABEL     BEST SHEEP     YOUR BEST     PLEASED  
SON'S
OF ADAM
WORKS SACRIFICE EMOTION RESULT
ABEL RIGHTEOUS MORE EXCELLENT
(respected)
LOVE LIFE
CAIN EVIL UNSATISFACTORY
(not respected)
HATE
(Greed)
DEATH
Went from pride to jealousy to lying = SIN
Murder of another.

Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that
no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. ~ 1st John 3:15


Choice of Good (Light) over Bad (Darkness)
CAIN
  ABEL & SETH  
The Way of the World
        The Way of God        

Consider the wages of anger
Do not rest on your anger
Be angry with sin and trust in the Lord
Fretting or anger only does harm; cease from wrath
Slow to anger shows great understanding
Greed and envy is notorious for breeding anger
Anger troubles the soul - find His salvation
The Lord instructs us to carry sorrow over anger
Some are unable to fend off anger and obtain peace
Avoid the angry as they stir up strife
A quick-tempered man acts foolishly inviting hatred
Jealousy is an extreme form of anger
Suffering goes hand and hand with an angry partner
Treachery involves the intent to do violence
Anger is a foolís paradise
Anger is buried deep in the spirit of a fool
Fools do not seek understanding
Control over the spirit refines the mighty
A calm knowledgeable man is cautious in his words
Willpower is what brings forgiveness of others
Avoid foolish and ignorant disputes
Answer softly rather than harshly
In all you say, may it impart grace to the hearers
Gifts given privately heal anger
Swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath
Do not provoke your children
Find peace and be gentle in all humility to all
Forgive one another, just as God in Christ forgave you
What One Seeks Defines Direction


      Wisdom
↑ Knowledge
   Instruction

                         Fools ↓


Fools spiral in the faults that condemn them
Only a fool denies God is real
Fools despise wisdom and instruction
The wise have no unity with raging or laughing fools
A fool rages and is self-confident
A foolís mouth is his worst enemy
Perverse lips & spreading slander is a foolís delight
Wise correction of a fool invites his contempt
Sorrow, grief, & bitterness on the parents of a fool
Shame is the legacy of a fool
A fool speaks impulsively lacking all control
A fools way is right in his own eyes
A foolish woman is loud and destructive
Anger rests in the bosom of fools
Fools fester upon anger isolated in misery

  FOOLS

      Understand:
           ● Correct a scoffer
               → Get shame and Harm  
               → He will hate you


           ● Rebuke a wise man
               → He will love you

Pursuits in life can be a delicate dance with eternity

Sows to his Flesh = Corruption
Sows to the Spirit = Everlasting Life

It is foolish to expect callous hearts are wise
A fool finds evil as fun
A fool as a companion will lead to destruction
Fools tend to be simple minded and lethargic
Fools seek pleasures where forgetfulness dwells
Fools walk in darkness
In time both the wise man and fool die as the fool
A fool heeds not the word of God but blames others
Hypocrites who claim wisdom fall on their own lies
A greedy fool is unprepared for Godís judgment
Faith without works is the regard of a fool
Many boast in self-goodness void of holiness
Trusting in oneís own proud heart is foolish
Walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise

Hate abides in Death

Death to Life → Because we Love


Do not murder
Do not commit adultery
Do not divorce
Avoid deception
Avoid retaliation
Avoid conditional love
Avoid hypocrisy
Avoid materialism
Avoid petty criticism
Practice golden rule

● Self-Sacrifice
● Generous
● Compassionate   
● Open
● Forgiving
● Humble
● Personal
● Constructive
● Perseverance

  1.  Building ourselves up,
       becoming more enthusiastic.

  2.  Teaching those who are not Christian.
Qualities Associated with Patience.
PEACE
PEACEABLENESS
FORBEARANCE
CONTENTMENT
QUIETNESS
GENTLENESS
GOODNESS
KINDNESS
HUMILITY
MEEKNESS
LOWLINESS
MERCY

\  |  /
\  GOD  /

FIND HIM
HIS WORD IS OUR LIGHT TO TRUTH
HOPE IN CHRIST = PURIFICATION OF SPIRIT
Abide in His creation = Grafted in = Salvation
Abide in self creation = Cut off = Condemnation
Things to consider for Abiding in Him
SEEK HIM
FEAR HIM
HUMBLE SPIRIT
HOPE IN HIS MERCY
GROPE AFTER HIM
FIND HIM
OUR WILL HAS TO BE FOR GOD
COMMIT YOUR WORKS TO THE LORD
ABIDE IN CHRIST
COME TO HIS LIGHT
BEAR THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT
7 CHRISTIAN VIRTUES
FAITH IN THE POWER OF GOD
TURN TO HIM WITH ALL YOUR HEART
PATIENT CONTINUANCE IN DOING GOOD
SEEK FOR GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY
NOT GROW WEARY WHILE DOING GOOD
DO NOT LOSE HEART
LOVE HIM
TRUST HIM

The Beatitudes
Blessed are the poor in spirit
Blessed are those who mourn
Blessed are the meek
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness
Blessed are the merciful
Blessed are the pure in heart
Blessed are the peacemakers
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake
Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, ...
Blessed are those who follow the natural flow
   Put on:
               ● Tender Mercies
               ● Kindness
               ● Humility
               ● Meekness
               ● Longsuffering
               ● Bearing with one another   
               ● Forgiving one another
               ● Love
God has set goodness as a universal quality

   Servant of the Lord:
         ⮡  must not quarrel
                  ⮡  but
                        ⭣  Be gentle to all
                            Able to teach
                            Patient
                            In humility correcting   


For salvation one must adore the Lord in all He is
   ●  All must give an account of actions to God
   ●  We must give earnest heed to His words of truth
   ●  We must endure hardships in light of Jesus Christ    
   ●  We must hold forgiving hearts or risk damnation
   ●  If we love God we must love others too
   ●  For one to have friends, one must be friendly
   ●  Godís servants must not quarrel but inspire truth
   ●  Must be subject to governments for peaceís sake
   ●  One must be born again to see spiritual truths
   ●  One must worship God in spirit and truth
   ●  One must believe God is to find His rewards
   ●  To be eternally saved, one must believe in Christ
   ●  We must cleave to the divine hope of immortality

  DON'T DO THIS:     BUT DO THIS:  
Adultery
Fornication
Uncleanness
Lewdness
Idolatry
Sorcery
Hatred
Contentions
Jealousies
Outbursts of Wrath
Selfish Ambitions
Dissensions
Heresies
Envy
Murders
Drunkenness
Revelries
Love
Joy
Peace
Longsuffering
Kindness
Goodness
Faithfulness
Gentleness
Self-Control
Selfishness misses the moment leaving one crabby

     To our shame

  Godliness with   
  Contentment   
  is great gain   

Fools teach otherwise:
              ● Proud, knowing nothing
              ● Obsessed with arguments  
              ● Envy, strife, reviling
              ● Evil suspicions
              ● Useless wranglings
              ● Corrupt minds
              ● Destitute of the truth
              ● Suppose godliness
                  is a means of gain


Mindset sets the tone for success or failure

      Pursue:
                       ● Righteousness      
                       ● Godliness
                       ● Faith
                       ● Love
                       ● Patience
                       ● Gentleness




THINGS OF FLESH


THINGS OF SPIRIT


    Hate/Malice
    Anger/Wrath/Clamor
    Pride
    Covetousness
    Drunkards
    Liars
    Lust
    Fornication/Passion
    Coarse Jesting/Evil Speaking
    Foolish Talking
    Conceit
    Abominable
    Gluttony
    Cowardly
    Idolators
    Unbelieving
    Sloth
    Envy
    Extortioners/Hypocrites
    Revilers
    Sorcerers
    Adulterers
    Thieves
    Murderers
    Homosexuals
    Sodomites/Uncleanness
    Bitterness
    Deceit
    Evil Desire
    Corruption


    Love
    Joy
    Peace
    Generous
    Sober
    Truth
    Gentleness/Tender-Hearted
    Self-Control
    Respect
    Giving Thanks
    Meek
    Kindness
    Goodness
    Virtue/Courage
    Godliness
    Faithfulness
    Longsuffering
    Perseverance
    Compassion
    Mercy
    Knowledge
    Steadfast
    Vigilant
    Noble
    Just
    Pure
    Forgiving
    Brotherly Kindness
    Desire for the Word
    Everlasting Life


Mistakes to avoid with the self and others:
1. Promotion 1st Corinthians 1:17
2. Law-Flesh Galatians 5:4-7
3. Gossip 1st Timothy 5:14
4. Confusion 1st Corinthians 14:40
5. Tradition Matthew 15:1-9
Mistakes to avoid.
● PROUD
● SWALLOWED A CAMEL
● HYPOCRITES
● MURDERERS

Emphasis in the petty over that of genuine value

MINOR

MAJOR
~ Gnat ~ Camel
Tithe Love
10 Commandments Justice
Food Mercy
Exercise Faith
Word
Godly
Christ

Christ

The minor over the major subverts His calling

        PUT ON
  ●   TRUTH
  ●   RIGHTEOUSNESS
  ●   GOSPEL OF PEACE
  ●   FAITH
  ●   SALVATION
THE BURDEN

Put on the Full Armor:
● Truth
● Righteousness
● Gospel of Peace   
● Faith
● Salvation
● Word of God
Spiritual Intimacy Is When We Are:
● Transparent   
● Vulnerable
● Humble
● Gentle
● Courageous
● Honest
● Merciful
● Confident
● Understanding
● Accepting
● Caring
● Hopeful
● Trusting
● Trustworthy

Today:
TRUST  ──────┐
CONFIDENCE  ─┘
  IN GOD
... and Tomorrow
1. CREEDENCE Ė Accept as true
2. CONFIDENCE Ė Jesus is the Son of God
3. CONSISTENCY Ė Trust Him like Noah and Abraham did
CONFIDENCE = TRUST
His Word instructs us to achieve the best thoughts
   Truth is in Jesus:

     ● Put off your former conduct
         ⮡  The old man in deceitful lusts

     ● Be renewed in the spirit
         ⮡  Of your mind
     ● Put on the new man
         ⮡  Created according to God
              ⮡  In true righteousness and holiness   
Growth is part of livings continual rise to see
  If taught truth by Jesus:
         ⮡  Put off your former conduct
                             ↓
             The old corrupt man
                         ⭩    ⭨
  Be renewed in the spirit of your mind  
         ⮡  Put on the new man
                ⮡  Created according to God
                     ☆ in true righteousness
                              😇 and holiness


Put Off

Put On
Blindness of Heart     Hidden Person of the Heart    
Works of all Uncleanness
with Greediness
Incorruptible Beauty of a
Gentle and Quiet Spirit
    Deceitful Lusts - Old Man     Renewed in the Spirit
of your Mind - New Man
Thorns of Wants                                 Cup of Truth    

Put Off

Put On
Old Man New Man
Anger Tender Mercies
Wrath Kindness
Malice Humility
Blasphemy Meekness
    Filthy Language     Longsuffering
Lying Bearing With and
    Forgiving One Another    
Past Feeling Love
Anvil of Deceit                     Tree of Life        

Put Off

Put On
Sins of the Flesh Christ
Works of Darkness Armor of Light
    Revelry and Drunkenness     Be Sober - Capable
Lewdness and Lust     Breastplate of Faith and Love    
Strife and Envy Helmet for Hope of Salvation
Adultery and Fornication Truth
Idolatry and Sorcery Breastplate of Righteousness
Heresies Prepare yourself for travel
with the Gospel of Peace
Murders Shield of Faith
Darts of Disgust                                  Egg of Clarity     

Put Off

Put On
A Proud Look Faith
A Lying Tongue Virtue
    Murderous Hands on the Innocent     Knowledge
A Plotting Wicked Heart Self-control
Swift in Running to Evil Perseverance
Sow Discord Among Brethren     Brotherly Kindness    
False Witness Liar Godliness
Hate Love
Mortality/Death Life
Corruptible Incorruption
Mortal Immortality
              Dust of Death                                Fire of Reality

Put Off

Put On
  Old Man (desires of the flesh)     New Man (become like Christ)  
Works of Darkness Armor of Light
Uncleanness Holiness
Your Sins His Baptism
Down                                                       Up  
↓ Hope: Creation of God ↑
God hopes we want Him enough to find Him
God subjected creation to futility to expose hope
We are saved thru our stamina in an unseen hope
Hope is a cognitive act desiring salvation
Hope will not disappoint if patient thru troubles
Hope is a construct of the Holy Spiritís power
The word of God assists in obtaining true hope
The hopes of the unjust will perish
Our hope should be based in believing in Him
The watchful Lord hopes we seek peace over evil
Courageous hope strengthens the heart
Hope mingled in trust delivers His sure calm
He desires we seek Him patiently in hope
Hope: The Bible Informs Us
A living hope comes by the resurrection of Christ
God will deliver us if we trust in Him and not ourselves
Our hope anchors us to Godís promise of eternal life
Hope looks for the appearing of our great God & Savior
If Christ did not resurrect, all our hope is in vain
Our hope through Christ is in Godís truth to end death
Hope is a rejoicing of the soul in the glory of God
Christ appeared so that our faith and hope are in God
Hope is an art of endurance to inherit the promise
God is our hope and Hope is of heaven
Our hope should rest in the grace to come
Hope includes a unwavering confession that He is
God hopes for our return thru His workings
There is one hope in Him which we are all called
Hope desires righteousness by faith
Hope includes hope for all those hopeful in Him
Hope in Him purifies the soul
Concepts of Hope
  Of Life        His Calling       In
Heaven
  
Cannot
Be Seen
 
        Living Resulting
From His Raising
  Trusts in
Eternal Life
       
A
Single
Call
               
        Looks for
His Appearing
 
  Trusts
in Him


   Faith in
Resurrection
 
  In Our God
Savior & Lord
Jesus Christ
          
  Desires
Salvation
   Praises
God
     
Upheld
by His Word
  Happy for
His Help
   Desires
Righteousness
  
  Guarded
          
Believes     HOPE   Gives
Gladness
 
  Comforts      Gives Joy
& Peace
       
    Believes
  He Hears
           Seeks
His Mercy
   Does Not
Disappoint
    
  Enduring           
  Hopes for All
 
        Rejoices in
Godís Glory
of Grace
  
     Diligent    
       By Holy
Spiritís
Power
 
            Steadfast Builds
Courage
& Strength
  Purifies
the Soul
 
Waits
Quietly
       
Waits with
Perseverance
      Not
Cut Off
    Rests Upon
Upcoming Grace
     
      Anchor of
the Soul
Patient  
What is real is hopeís comfort


   ① Strong consolation

   ② Hope set before us
                     Anchor of the soul   
Our hope is the lure to heaven
Reserved in heaven for you

Inheritance incorruptible

     Resurrection of Jesus Christ     

Kept by the power of God
Through faith for salvation

A living hope
Time ends for all revealing character in Him
He will judge the world in righteousness
Obedience leads to righteousness
Called to be slaves of righteousness for holiness
The fruit of holinessí end is everlasting life
Who practices righteousness is born of Him
Hate excludes one from eternal life
Christ is our example of righteousness
If suffering for righteousness one is blessed
Grace saves us through faith
Belief, faith in God, is accounted for righteousness
Put off the old man, renewed in His knowledge
Put on love which is the bond of perfection
Wisdom from God is righteousness to His glory
All Wait in the Hope of More


       Belief       





   Life   





   Hope   


 F
o
E t e r n a l
e
v
e
r


 Christ   





 Love   





 Obedience   



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