Christ Is The Answer – The Superiority of Love

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      20010204 Christ Is The Answer - The Superiority Of Love - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

After celebrating the ultimate example of God’s #love last week, let’s get back to our series , Christ is the answer.  Can #faith and #hope be ours without love?  How does love relate to the other gifts of the Holy Spirit?  The greek language had several words for love.  In this passage from First Corinthians, what does the use of agape tell us?  To show the superiority of love, Paul lists where we would be in multiple facets of life without love.  I don’t know about you but if I am suspicious of the motive of a speaker or authority figure, i will not be persuaded to follow or act.  Is love a gift or a grace?  Without love what do we have?

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Christmas Time

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      20001224 Christmas Time - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

Does #Christmas sneak up on you, or does it take forever to come around?  It probably depends on your age.  But whatever age you are, it can be a wonderful time.  Why do you think God sent His son when He did, not sooner or later?  Any birth is a cause for celebration, but how much more exciting is the birth that split time into before and after?  The birth of Jesus Christ also fulfilled 333 prophecies in the Old Testament.  How did the birth of Jesus bring joy and peace to this world?  How about hope and love?  God came down to Earth to restore a personal relationship with us, will you accept His gift?  

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The Meaning of Christmas

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      20071223 Analyzing The Annunciation - The Meaning Of Christmas - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

What is the meaning of #Christmas?  Is it #gifts, #family, #Santa, or even #diversity?  Well, there is no Christmas without #Jesus Christ’s birth.  So what does it mean for us that God sent His Son to us?  Brother Tommy say it means we are to submit to God’s love like Mary did.  How can we do that?  How did Mary then submit to God’s word?  What do her actions show us about love, faith, and hope?

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SHADOW OF THE LIVING GOD

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As a young child when going to visit #friends and #relatives with my Mother, I remember hearing, “Hi Ginny, where’s your #shadow”?  You see I loved and hovered closely to my mom.  So I knew what they meant when calling me a shadow.  Later I started school and back then we walked on sidewalks in the neighborhood to “get me to the school on time”.  While walking, I observed many moving shadows composed from various objects: trees, houses, birds, dogs and storms!  I was just learning new words and their definition and discovering scriptures in the Bible that gave me comfort. “GOD has been my strength when needy in distress, a refuge from the storm, A SHADOW from the heat and blasts from the terrible ones.”Isaiah 25:4  So when Halloween time approached, I wanted “my shadow” accompanying me to first grade school carnival.  Each class decorated and you paid to go inside their room to play a game.  My class did bobbing for apples. I was remembering  Ps.17:8  “Keep me as the apple of the HIS eye and HIDE ME UNDER THE SHADOW OF GOD’S WINGS”  Those costumes and spooks were creepy to me so I held on to “In the SHADOW OF GOD’S HAND HE HID ME” Isaiah 49:2  “How excellent is God’s loving kindness therefore children put their trust under the shadow of God’s wings” Ps.36:7 ..”because GOD has been my help, I will rejoice in the SHADOW OF THY WINGS” Ps.63:7  Facing the unknown darkness and evil at any age is daunting!  Just as I felt security next to my mother as a toddler, I have GOD’S everlasting love, strength, wisdom holding and guiding me through the unknown today.  You choose a trick or a real treat this year…“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above coming down from the Father of lights with whom is no variableness, nor does His shadow turn..from the word of truth.”  James 1:17,18     “He who dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY” PS.91:1 

The Joy of Jesus – Triumphant Serving – As Experienced – Obediently

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      20050821 Triumphant Serving - As Experienced - Obediently - Rev. Tommy Jones

#Trust and #obey for there’s no other way to be #happy in #Jesus.  That’s a line from an old hymn we used to sing all the time.  These days, we are being asked to obey a lot of sources, sometimes conflicting.  If you are in sync with God’s law , you will not be in conflict with man’s law except when those man made laws are immoral.  But, what does the Bible say about obedience?  Should we obey out of fear or love?  Which of these has a more consistent outcome?  Can it be both?  What does Paul mean when he tells the Philippians to ‘work out’ their salvation with fear and trembling?  Hint:  think miner.  Also, fear of what?

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The Joy of Jesus – Triumphant Suffering – Of An Internal Nature – Prayerfully

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      20050703 Triumphant Suffering - Of An Internal Nature - Prayerfully - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

How should we #pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ #Jesus?  Paul tells us how he joyfully went before the #throne when he prayed for the church at Philippi.  But is this prayer only appropriate for this particular situation or can we apply it to our surroundings?  Are there different kinds of love?  What is agape love?  What is the connection between this type of love and knowledge?  Where does discernment come into play?  How does sincere love withstand the light of day?  How can we be filled with the fruits of righteousness?  From where does this fruit come and what is the result of our bearing this fruit?

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The Joy of Jesus – Triumphant Suffering – Of An Internal Nature – Emotionally

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      20050626 Triumphant Suffering - Of An Internal Nature - Emotionally - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

#Emotional pleas and #arguments can be quite compelling, but absent #logic they can be misleading.  The Bible is full of truth and logic without ignoring the emotional component.  Where do feelings originate?  Here in Philippians, Paul speaks of feelings residing in the heart.  Is that hyperbole?  Maybe, but without the heart we cease to exist.  Was there any better compliment that he could have given them than to say that they were in his heart?  What connected Paul to the church at Philippi?  Does this tell us anything about the communion of Christian fellowship?  When, if ever is defense of the Gospel necessary?  How can we confirm the good news of Jesus Christ?  What proof or pledge does Paul offer to prove his sincere love for these people?  By what measurement does he compare his love?  How can we pour this kind of love into others?

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Biblical Basis for Missions – The Motive of Missions

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What #motivates you in #life?  What should be our motive to be missionaries? Is the purpose of the Gospel to make us comfortable, or should it propel us to inform others?  At the core of Jesus’ sacrifice is love, God’s love for all of mankind.  Therefor, shouldn’t our motive to share the Gospel with those around us be love.  The word, love, gets thrown around a lot.  But, what kind of love should we have for our fellow man?  How much does the God of the Universe care about us?  In light of God’s sacrifice of His only Son, what can we do to show our allegiance?  Do you think the prodigal son felt loved when his father welcomed him back?  And what are the chances that same son told his friends and neighbors about his father’s love?

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