12/23/2007 ~ Household of God
... do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
~ Galatians 6:10
The focus on the family is Focus on God.
┌─> New commandment: L♥ve ♥ne an♥ther as I have l♥ved y♥u.
"... Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life
for his friends." ~ John 15:12-13
Our relationship must serve God and one another.
→ God wants us as His children.
... Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!"
~ Galatians 4:6
... you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."
... ~ Romans 8:15-17
Do we cherish this Father son relationship? - We must.
God waits for eager submitting heartfelt associations.
... having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, ...
~ Ephesians 1:3-6
Jesus was created that we might unite in Him.
He wants a tender open relationship.
To worship God is to bring these together with the ones we share.
... in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another
in the fear of God. ... ~ Ephesians 5:15-21
Are we happy to come to worship at the assembly?
... consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not
forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, ... ~ Hebrews 10:24-25
It is a matter of concern if it is a chore over anticipation.
"But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind."
~ Luke 14:13
Do you care for the humanity of it? - You should.
... But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. ~ Proverbs 18:24
All look for a bond thicker than blood.
Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; ... ~ Acts 2:41-47
It is when you come to Christ that unity abounds.
Jesus reached out to people. <─┐
... the Pharisees and scribes complained, saying, "This Man receives sinners
and eats with them." ~ Luke 15:1-2
To stay in the family of God, one needs to read the Bible and pray.
~ Friends in the faith define Godís family.
... God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come
to the knowledge of the truth. ~ 1st Timothy 2:3-4
"... as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." ~ Joshua 24:14-15
G♥d is the primary association.
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