√ Ultimate purpose of my life is to MAKE A DIFFERENCE. (1 Timothy 6:17-19 NLT) Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need...
(Acts 17:24-25 NLT) “He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since he is Lord of heaven and earth, he doesn’t live in man-made temples, and human hands can’t serve his needs–for he has no needs. He himself gives life and...
(Acts 1:8 NLT) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere–in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Haggai 1:4-7 NIV) “Is...
(James 2:15-16 NLT) Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”–but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? √...
Only God Can Judge Me
(Matthew 7:1-2 NIV) “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
(John 7:24 NLT) Look beneath the surface so you can judge correctly.” (John 7:24 NIV) Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.”
√ CORRECT way and a INCORRECT way to judge.
• Incorrect steals JOY & PEACE. (Matthew 7:3-5 NIV) “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
(Matthew 7:3-5 MSG) “. . . It’s easy to see a smudge on your neighbor’s face and be oblivious to the ugly sneer on your own. . . . playing a holier-than-thou part instead of just living your part. . . . ”
(Romans 14:1 MSG) ‘Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Treat them gently.’
√ COMMITMENT. (Proverbs 27:17 NLT) As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
(Acts 2:46 NIV) Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,