Posts Tagged ‘Apostle’

Conduct. One.

Not what we once Were!

When we have come to know Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, there has to be a change in our mental attitudes? We are no longer the person we were, but now are more centred on God and following our Lord!

The Apostle Paul speaks to the early Churches about the need to keep their conduct pure or clean in Christ, we must not look back and act the way we were? Sadly today there are many who encompass themselves in Church activity and in the process loose sight of Jesus and what is expected of us by Jesus?

Colossians 3:1-25,  Romans 12:1-2,  Hebrews 10:26-29,  32-38.

History of Conflicts. Two.

My Religion, My Ways, I, Me My-Self.

The Apostle Paul told us in his letters to the first Christians in the New Testament that he had met many false believers. They seemed to believe, but it was there actions and reactions that revealed their real intentions.

From excluding certain believers out of fellowship, to commiting adultry at the Communion/Lord’s table to being mentioned in the Book of Revelation as the Nicolations.

It is very hard to be a believer wither one is a Catholic or a Protestant, because denominational membership means nothing to God knowing our hearts. Faith may be measured in this world by filling in a card for either Confirmation or Baptism, but only God knows our Hearts.

1 Corinthians 3:4-7,  Colossians 2:18,  1 Timothy 1:20,  2 Peter 2;1,  Revelation 2:6,  15.

Love. Part-Three.

The cost of Serving.

Believers have to serve and be served, if we refuse to do things in love we are of no profit to Jesus. Love cannot be mear words and noises from our mouths, it has to be actions expressed.

There are many oders in Christianity, of all the different kinds from Europe to the middle-east, the Americas to Russia and the far-east and they place the practice of faith in actions of love and kindness, sometimes at the cost of death.

The Apostle Paul said much to the eary Ekklesia about the need to practise love and we should take a few leaves from his fourrtenn letters of the New Testament?

1 Corinthians 14:1,  Galatians 5:22-26,  Philemon 8-10,  James 5:20,  1 John 3:1, 16.

Being Single. Part-Three.

Right Attitude.

The Apostle Paul was very wise in this subject, some people find his letters in the New Testament of the bible difficult to understand or they feel he is being contradictory.

This is not so and far from the truth, what he is saying to us is ‘I would like you to be single, as I am, but if you fall in love do the right thing and get married. But if you choose not to get married that is fine to as long as the other side is not hurt.

Basically don’t be single or get married with a selfish heart, attitude. Do not allow sin to enter your choice.

1 Corinthians 7:32,  35-36,  Psalm 55:22.

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