Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Growing Trees for God - Watering - Biblical Example

Luke 6:43 - 45
“For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt Fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good Fruit”“For every Tree is Known by his own Fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.”“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”

Proverbs 20:11
 “Even a Child is Known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.”

5.) To Grow a Tree (Child) that Lives for God you need to Provide Watering, (Biblical Example)

* Example- a pattern or model, as of something to be imitated or avoided: to set a good example. (Dictionary .Com)

* Role Model - a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, esp. by younger people.

* Parents should be a (Christian)  Role Model for their children to follow.

Philippians 3:17
“Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.” * Can you say to your Children as Paul said to these Believer “Be ye Followers of Me”

1 Peter 5:3
“ Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock”.

* Father’s in many ways the Home is the Same as The Church - you are (should be) the Spiritual Leader or Pastor of the Home - your flock that God has given you responsibility of. 

* Fathers (Mothers) are you that example that God wants you to be toward your children ?

* Remember - A Tree bears Fruit that Produces another Tree after its Kind -  Tree is Known by his own Fruit.

* Once Save we have the Holy Spirit which comes to live in us and through us. Our lives should demonstrate to our children the Fruit of the Spirit which has the Following Characteristics:

Galatians 5:22 - 23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

**(The Fruit of Spirit - One Fruit - with Characteristics that identifies the Fruit) (Example - Apple)

A.) Be an Example in Love (Agape Love) - includes Mercy, Forgiveness:

Three Words - Agape - Compassion- Charity

Jude 22
“And of some have compassion, making a difference:”

B.) Be an example in Joy:

Proverbs 15:23

“A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! “

C.)  Be an example in Peace:

Philippians 4:6
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

D.) Be an example in Longsuffering:

Colossians 3:12
“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of 
mind, meekness, longsuffering; “

Longsuffering is Love on Trail

Longsuffering - patience, endurance, constancy, steadfastness, perseverance

E.)  Be an example in Gentleness

Gentleness - moral goodness, integrity, kindness

Ephesians 4:32
“ And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you”

F.) Be an example in Goodness.

Goodness - uprightness of Heart and Life, kindness.
Goodness is Holiness put into practice and results from knowing the Lord.

1 Peter 1:13 - 16
“Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”

G.)  Be an example in Faith

Colossians 1:4
“ Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,”
H.) Be an Example in Meekness

Meekness - freedom from pride and arrogance; modest estimation of yourself.
James 3:13
“ Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.”

I.)  Be an example in Temperance

Self Control which is not able until we are Sprit Controlled

1 Corinthians 9:24

“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may 
obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”

Thoughts to Ponder:

What type of Roll Model, Mentor, or Example are you for your children?
**Take time to watch your children and how they behave, talk, and act - The take time to examine your life and see if what they are doing is being taught by you.

The Way to Heaven - Are You Going?

Are you 100% sure that you will spend eternity in Heaven? You can Know for sure and here is how:

1. ) Acknowledge that you are a sinner.
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
Romans 3:23
2.) Realize the judgement for your sin is death, eternal separation from God.
"For the wages of sin is death..." Romans 6:23a
"And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire ..." Revelation 20:15
3.) Accept God's payment for your sin.
"But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
4.) Ask Jesus to come into your heart and save you.
"That if thou shalt confess thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Romans 10:9 -10
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Romans 10:13

Friend, if you would like to be saved you can simply pray:

" Lord Jesus, I realize that I am a sinner and without you there is no other way to heaven. I therefore ask you to come into my heart and save me. Amen"

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