Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Searching the Scripture

Lesson 15 The Commands of CHRIST

Part 5

We have reached our halfway point in this lesson on CHRIST´s commands.

13. Not to Be Covetous

The live of a Christian is to be heaven-centered, not earth-centered.

Luke 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

14. Avoid Hypocrisy

The Christian must beware of becoming a religious hypocrite. The pretend Christian is a great hindrance to the Kingdom of GOD. Playing the perfect saint on Sunday while being the worldly sinner all week is not pleasing to CHRIST.

Luke 12:1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Matthew 23:2-3 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

15. Meekness
Meekness is not the same as being weak. In truth, only a Christian of great strength can be meek.

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Mark 10:44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.

Luke 17:10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

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