December 30, 2012

What Happened to My Walk (Spirituality)

Passage: Jeremiah 29:12-14
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Bible Text: Jeremiah 29:12-14 | Preacher: Pastor Ken
Proverbs 16:9 A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.
Proverbs 21:5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.
Raise & Nurture Children
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 23:13 – 25
Ephesians 6:1-4 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.
Colossians 3:20-21 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
Dealing with Anger
James 1:19-20 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
Psalms 37:8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret — it only causes harm.
Matthew 18:21-22 (The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant) Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
Psalms 145:8 The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy.
Proverbs 19:11 The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, And his glory is to overlook a transgression.
Ephesians 4:25-32
Marriage Relationships
Ephesians 5:25-33 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,… So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes …
Colossians 3:19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.
1 Corinthians 7:2-6 …let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband…
Dealing with Money / Riches
1 Timothy 6:6-10 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 …8 And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Moral Standards
The 10 Commandments Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5
The Sermon on the Mount Matthew 5 – 7
1 Corinthians 6:18-19 Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you,
Reducing Stress
Matthew 6:31-34 …But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
1 Timothy 6:6-8 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.
Hebrews 13:5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have.
Integration and Application
Daily – coffee/tea with Jesus, prayer
Regular Study – Reading plan, SOAP notes, good books
Small group –
Proverbs 19:20-21 Listen to counsel and receive instruction, That you may be wise in your latter days.
Conversations with others –
Proverbs 20:18 Plans are established by counsel; By wise counsel wage war.
2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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