Seven Steps for Day-to-Day Renewal
Paul tells us that our “inner self” is being renewed day-to-day. How do we complete this biblical day-to-day renewal?
To be renewed each day, you need to:
- Delight in obedience
Ro 7:22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being…
- Do not lose heart
2 Co 4:16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
- Study the Bible, because renewal is done through knowledge
Col 3:10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
- Live in righteousness and holiness
Eph 4:24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Wait on the Lord
Is 40:31 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
- Do not be conformed to this world
Ro 12:2a Do not be conformed to this world, …
- Review and renew your thinking
Ro 12:2b but be transformed by the renewal of your mind that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
With these seven steps, you will know the will of God for your life each day.
Published on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 4:10 AM CDT
Why We Have Church Leaders
God appointed five types of church leaders to equip the saints to do five things.
Eph 4:11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, Eph 4:12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, Eph 4:13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, Eph 4:14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.
- For the work of ministry
- For building up the body of Christ
- For unity
- For knowledge of the Son of God
- For maturity to the measure of the fullness of Christ so that the saints will not be deceived
Published on Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 4:56 AM CDT
Scripture is Profitable for Seven Things
2 Ti 3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 2 Ti 3:17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Scripture is profitable for seven things:
- Training in Righteousness
- Good work
Published on Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 4:43 AM CDT
Nine Ways to Copy Paul
Paul states that we are to copy his life in nine ways.
2 Ti 3:10 You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, 2 Ti 3:11 my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me.
- Aim in Life
Published on Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 4:41 AM CDT
Christ the Only One
Paul declares seven things in the first seven verses of Romans:
- Paul was a servant of Christ set aside for the gospel of God and the obedience of faith
- Christ was promised through the prophets in the OT
- Christ was descended from David in the flesh
- Christ was the Son of God declared by the Holy Spirit
- Christ was resurrected
- For those that are called to be saints
- Grace and peace come from God and His son…Jesus Christ…the Messiah
Ro 1:1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, Ro 1:2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, Ro 1:3 concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh Ro 1:4 and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, Ro 1:5 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, Ro 1:6 including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ, Ro 1:7 To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Here is a quote by N.T. Wright.
Many were descended from David’s seed according to the flesh; James the brother of the lord could have made that claim, as could the various blood relatives of Jesus who are known in the early church. But only one Davidic descendant had been raised from the dead. This, Paul declares, marks him out as the ‘son’ of Israel’s God: that is, the Messiah.
 Wright, N. T. (2003). The resurrection of the Son of God (p. 242). London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.
Published on Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 4:27 AM CDT