2018 - TUESDAY 20 MARCH BIBLE BELIEVERS 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” Note the incredible work that God’s word achieves in our lives. 1. INSPIRATION OF GOD There is nothing dull and boring about hearing from God. I never read the Bible without hearing God’s voice. Inspiring! 2. PROFIT God speaks to us through His word so that we may prosper and be in health. Learn to listen - learn to profit. 3. DOCTRINE All faith has a foundation of core convictions. Your doctrine is what you believe - not what you know. 4. REPROOF Reproof is getting a person’s attention - to adjust bad behaviour. God uses the Bible to get our attention. It is His mirror to reveal our condition. 5. CORRECTION The Bible is God’s tool to adjust and correct our lives. Without correction from God - we become wilful and wayward. Correction only comes - through obedience to His word. 6. INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS Righteousness is the fruit of the finished work of Christ on the cross. His word instructs us - how to practice living righteous. 7. COMPLETENESS We are complete in Him. He is complete in us. His word works mightily within us to bring the wonder of His world into our world. 8. EQUIPPED FOR GOOD WORKS The ultimate purpose of God’s word - is to thoroughly equip us for good works. The world will judge us - on the words we speak - and the works we perform. 2 Timothy 4:2 PREACH THE WORD! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
Farewell to the beautiful Townsville and Magnetic Island after a hot weekend in church @calvarytsville - thanks for the privilege
2018 - MONDAY 19 MARCH WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU? 2 Timothy 3:10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me 1. YOU HAVE CAREFULLY FOLLOWED Don’t be casual about who you follow. Be careful to be mentored and taught the word by those who genuinely live the God life. 2. MY DOCTRINE A person’s doctrine - are their “core beliefs.” Know the convictions you want to build your life upon, and find people who pay the price to live by those convictions. 3. MANNER OF LIFE Manner of life is the expression of your core beliefs through your emotions and personality. It is what other people see. Make sure you behave - what you believe. 4. PURPOSE Everything should reflect your purpose in life. Learn to be purposeful and intentional. 5. FAITH Faith is always specific. It believes in a specific person -Christ. It believes in a specific word - His promise. 6. LONGSUFFERING Dare to bear! Hang on and persevere in perilous times. 7. LOVE Love conquers all. Love toward others - is the ultimate expression of your faith in Christ. 8. PERSEVERENCE Perseverence is actually pressing through. Like dripping water - if you persevere you will prevail. 9. PERSECUTIONS Persecutions prepare you for greatness. When you overcome opposition and obstacles - it makes you stronger. 10. AFFLICTIONS Afflictions prepare you for humility. Your thorn in the flesh - makes you dependant on His grace NOTHING - JUST HAPPENS.
2018 - SUNDAY 18 MARCH THE POWER OF REJOICING Psalm 33:1 “Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful.” Something powerful happens when you choose to rejoice in the Lord. 1. REJOICING CAN ONLY BE - IN THE LORD To rejoice in the Lord - is the desire and delight of the righteous. To rejoice means to rehearse your joy. 2. REJOICING BEAUTIFIES THE PRAISING ONE When you adopt a rejoicing - God honouring stance in life - it beautifies you and brings good success into your world. 3. REJOICING ALWAYS STRENGTHENS YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS You cannot be in God’s presence without being strengthened in the finished work of Christ. You are completely righteous in Him. 4. REJOICING IS THE RESULT OF BEING IN GOD’S PRESENCE The Bible clearly shows us the progression required to enter God’s presence. THANKSGIVING Enter His gates with thanksgiving FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE PRAISE And into His courts with praise FOR WHO HE IS WORSHIP Then worship Him as your God FOR WHAT HE REVEALS REJOICING Then leave His presence rejoicing FOR WHAT HE HAS PROMISED Being in God’s presence always produces rejoicing. REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS - AND AGAIN I SAY REJOICE.