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Good morning! Enjoying the spring weather? Too bad it ends tomorrow. But before long it will be 94 degrees with 100% humidity and we'll be longing for cold days again. The seasons have a way of reminding us that nothing in life is certain....other than the Lord. He is the only constant in our life. When we trust Him and believe He is able life seems to work. Now it may not seem it's working but as we trust Him we are believing that He is working for our good. It doesn't matter what situation comes up because I know my reward is Heaven, not anything here I can gain. Like the weather our days are mixed up with changes, rapid ones and sometimes even change that comes from left field (the one you never saw coming.) In these times and on the 72 and sunny days we trust God, the only constant One in our life. Praying you see this today and also praying you trust in Him today. Don't allow the clouds and the cold to prevent you from seeing the sun! It's still there, above it all, shining bright.
Last night we sought to go two different routes...actually these two routes were traveling the same path and heading to the same destination. The destination is this; God has a clear path He desires for us to walk. The Bible is our roadmap per say and tells us how we should live our lives. Some people have issues with this because they simply do not like being told what to do. In Titus 3:1-2 we see instruction on how we are to live and respond to the world around us. Titus 3:3 reminds us that we were once that way....needing help, the answer. Titus 3:4-7 shares with us how we were brought out of the rut, the darkness. In 7 short verses we are told to live differently in light of all that God has done for us. In light of God's grace be and do good!
This weekend during DNOW our students will go deeper into what it means to live a kingdom life. I'm so excited for the opportunity to teach and also soak in Matthew 5. In this short chapter we see this, here is the entire theme: Because you belong to the kingdom your life should look different.
Does your life look different because you belong to the kingdom?
Do your responses to the world look different because God has saved you? (Titus 4-7)
Has your life changed since you began following Christ?
If my life is the same I must question if I truly know Christ?
I'm either in the dark or simply not trusting Him daily?
We can guess or we can simply take inventory and look at our actions....do they show Christ?
The trail of Titus and Matthew 5 are very close together. One leads to changed actions in light of a changed life and the other gives details as to what this life looks like. It's a perfect marriage but then again, The Bible is telling one big story isn't it? A story of a holy God redeeming filthy people for His good purpose. So how does Titus fit into this story? What am I supposed to know and do in light of it and the sermon on the mount?
I must ask these questions....I must have a response. I can't simply read Scripture and set it down as if it were a novel. NO! I must put it into practice....I must make changes, worship God greater, turn my eyes to Him. Life will change when the King comes in. Is your life different because you know the King?
Attached are the notes and outline from last night.
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