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Monday, July 5, 2010

A God-focused life

A God focused life is when our hearts and minds are so focused on God that our whole lives reflect Him.

Colossians 3: 1-2

"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. "

1. Focus : discipline

vs. 1: Set your heart on things above (emotions/affections)

vs. 2: Set your minds on things above (thoughts)

What can we do to set our hearts and mind on things above: Read God's Word, Pray, Think (about what we do/say) seek God's will and then be willing.

A God focused life will be consumed with eternal things. (things that make an impact and last for eternity).

What areas of life is God prompting me to reaccess?

2. Kill sin: Collossians 3: 5-9:
these things make God angry (vs. 6)
A God focused life will kill sin.

3. Embrace our new nature. Col : 3 : 5-9

The more we grow in Him, the more we'll become like Him.

vs. 11: Race, religion, wealth: All the same in Christ.

vs. 12: We are chosen, Holy and dearly loved!

Clothe your self with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

vs. 13: Bear with one another. ( Chill and pray about it.)

God bore all sins. We can bear small things with grace. Forgive.

vs. 15-17: "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or in deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


song:
"When it's all said and done

There is just one thing that matters

Did I do my best to live for truth?

Did I live my life for You?"


All my teasures will mean nothing

Only what I've done for heart's reward

will stand the test of time.

... Did I live my life for You?

Sermon Summary : July 4th, 2010, Speaker: Sam Logan

2 comments:

  1. Wow! Wonderful post...sounds like an incredible message packed full of truth. It is so encouraging because it is what God is showing me too. Bekah...if you hide this message in your heart you will be equipped to live the life that God gives you. Thanks for sharing!
    Mrs. G

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  2. Wow! Wonderful post...sounds like an incredible message packed full of truth. It is so encouraging because it is what God is showing me too. If you hide this message in your heart you will be equipped to live the life that God gives you. Thanks for sharing!

    Mrs. G.

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