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9/30/2007 ~ How Is This Working For You?


ASK
SEEK
 KNOCK 

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find;
knock, and it will be opened to you." ... ~ Matthew 7:7-12


There are extremes that will take you away from God.
Where does one need to pursue for spiritual blessings.

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It is a difficult course to follow Christ and we have to search for it.  
"... difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."
~ Matthew 7:13-14


Do you go with the flow or determine your own direction?
Is God your destination or lunch?


Buy the truth, and do not sell it, Also wisdom and instruction
and understanding. ~ Proverbs 23:23


~ Yearning for God and His truth is our most precious treasure.

... inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. ...
~ Matthew 7:15-20


There are those that say they believe in God yet hold no ground.

"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of
heaven, but he who does the will of My Father ..." ~ Matthew 7:21-23


Faith only does not work for God if you do not follow His word in action.
Don't you realize that He kills herds of mindless cattle
~ and looks for lost sheep?


For as the body without the spirit is dead,
so faith without works is dead also.
~ James 2:26


Open your Heart.

... but have not love, I am nothing. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 13:1-3
                                    └─> Works without love is worthless.

Magnificent works does not mean you are with God.
~ You can do things without serving God.


... "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." ...
~ Romans 4:1-4


One must turn to God.

He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but
was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, ... ~ Romans 4:20-25


... and after that they shall come out and serve Me in this place. ...
~ Acts 7:2-8


By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place ...
~ Hebrews 11:8-10


Abraham followed God without reservation.

... that faith without works is dead? ... ~ James 2:20-24

Faith is believing and then following God in righteousness.
Pursuing His word.


Work without Faith = Trust in Self

Faith without Work = Trust in Self

God wants us as devoted individuals building on Him.

... whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him
to a wise man who built his house on the rock: ... ~ Matthew 7:24-27


So how do you teach the Gospel?

... if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual
restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, ... ~ Galatians 6:1


Itís not what one says, itís what one does.
PRAISE THE LORD!



 

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