Monday, September 15, 2008

God's Word - The way life should be

Last Friday, the Adults came together in Nexus for a time of combined CG. Wow, the whole Nexus was filled with people and the adults came altogether to enjoy this time of fellowship. Pastor Jeff surprised us with a movie screening with a theme on marketplace ethics. It is kinda exciting to watch a movie with so many brothers and sisters in nexus. I remember vaguely that my last 2 movies in Nexus were "Left Behind" and "Passion of the Christ".

But this time, the movie gave a very good depict of the importance of Word of God in our lives. It showed us that when one hold the Word of God closely and firmly to our hearts, God will honor his , guide him through in all circumstances and exalt him above all things.

I can't help but have to agree fully with Pastor Jeff's sharing on Friday that the Word of God should be the focus of our living. because life can get pretty deceitful and compromising at times if we do not have the truth in our lives. I remembered saying in one of my previous entries about how hay-wire, messed up or confusing at times if one does not know the truth.

My spiritual walk with God has been greatly blessed since my youth days because my leaders and shepherds kept on feeding me, helping me to understand the Word of God. If not, I think I will just be one of the lukewarm Christians that are warming up the seat in service every Sunday. My leader used to "force" me to memorise the verses everytime. He gotten me a small notebook and ask me to write down and memorise the verses. I felt obliged at the start. But as I memorise for a while, I realised that the Word of God has brought forth so much peace and joy to my heart that I simply cannot stop memorising at all!

So I would like to encourage all to start memorising the Word of God as it will definitely bring you much blessings and joy in your life.

Below is a portion that I copied (illegally... haha...) from Ps Jeff's blog. Let us memorise these verses together and live life to the fullest ya? And here's a verse that I would like to encourage all:

Hebrews 4:12 (New International Version)

12For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

So let us all start memorising these verses for now.. They are memorisable.. just take 5-10 minutes to memorise one verse each day.. You will complete them in no time. :)

Experiencing A New Beginning
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Experiencing Intimacy with God
Jeremiah 33:3
'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'

Experiencing Supernatural Power
Acts 1:8
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Experiencing His Truth
2 Timothy 3:16-17
16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Experience Helping Friends Experiencing God
Matthew 28:19-20
19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Experience Community of Another Kind
Hebrews 10:25
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Experiencing Identification with Christ
Acts 2:38
Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Experiencing the Joy of Giving
Proverbs 11:24-25
24 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

Discover God’s Character
Ephesians 1:13-14
13And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession—to the praise of his glory.

Discover How to Worship
John 4:22-23
22You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.

Discover Victory in God
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

Discover Faith in God
Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Discover the Significance of The Lord’s Supper
1 Corinthians 11:26-28
26For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
27Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.

Discover Why We Obey Leaders
Hebrews 13:17
Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Discover the Basic Principles of Your faith
1 Timothy 4:16
Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

Discover Why You should Serve in a Church
Ephesians 4:12-13
12to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.



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