The Joy of Jesus – Triumphant Serving – As Expressed – By Readiness To Go

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      20050911 Triumphant Serving - As Experienced - By Readiness To Go - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

If you are under #quarantine or #lockdown right now, you are probably ready to go.  But, if you are a follower of Christ, how should you go?  Take the example of Timothy in Philippians and use it as a model.  Ask yourself if you are doing God’s will.  Are you ready to go despite the cost?  Are you living for Christ or yourself?  How should we emulate the working relationship between Paul and Timothy?  How do you handle the ‘wait and see’ time?  

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The Joy of Jesus – Triumphant Serving – As Exhorted – Regarding Love

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      20050731 Triumphant Serving - As Exhorted - Regarding Love - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

#Love #unites, #hate divides.  Just look at the #news and #political discourse right now for proof.  You are #loved.  How can I say that without having met you?  Because the #Bible tells us so.  We are all given the ability to love others as well.  But left to our own desires we tend to love others that look like us, act like us, believe what we believe, or who can do something for us.  God has a different idea about how we should love, not selfishly but putting others first.  By serving others with love, we create unity in the church.  By serving the community with love, we bring others into the fellowship of Believers.  What encouraging factors does Paul give us to motivate this love that unites?  What is the right kind of love and how do we practice that?  What does humility have to do with loving others?  What is humility and what is it not?  Near the end Brother Tommy mentions the order that our priorities should take.  Take the first letter of each priority and it spells what you get when you do it right (J-O-Y).

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

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      20050612 Triumphant Suffering - Of An Internal Nature - Mentally - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

It seems there is a lot of #mental suffering in this world.  So many are experiencing #depression, #selfpity, and #selfishness.  And they all have something in common, an inward gaze.  How does Paul Thank God for his fellow Christians at Philippi?  Paul is writing this letter from prison and yet it is full of praise and prayer.  Wouldn’t you expect a prisoner to ask for relief or prayer for themselves?  What was one of Brother Tommy’s pet peeves?  Paul was thankful for their fellowship in the Gospel.   What does that tell us about what we are to be doing?  He also said he was expecting something from them.  What was it?  Does God start anything that He cannot finish?

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His Internal Ministry – The Pertinence Of The Holy Spirit – Growing Upward Graces

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This week we look at the three remaining facets of the #fruit of the #Spirit and we see that all of these graces have one thing in common, they cannot be bought.  So #money or the lack thereof is of no consequence when it comes to obtaining them.  The last three of these, Brother Tommy calls upward graces because they have to do with our relationship with the Lord.  What does it mean to be faithful?  What is the counterfeit of faithfulness and what is the opposite of it?  Meekness is defined by most people as weakness, but the Bible says it is the opposite of that.  It also has an opposite and a counterfeit.  And finally, what is temperance and its opposite and counterfeit?  What does the Bible say about attempting self-control without the help of the Holy Spirit?

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Honor One Another

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      19830904am Honor One Another - ev. Tommy Jones

 

On #socialmedia and sometimes #irl (in real life) we treat anyone with a different opinion as an opponent.  How do you treat other people?  Is it important to you, is it important to #God?  When #Jesus was asked what is the most important commandment, He summarized the whole Bible in two actions:  love the Lord, your God with all your heart, mind, and soul and love your neighbor as yourself.  For the next several weeks, we are going to hear Brother Tommy tell us what the Bible says about the proper way to love others as ourselves.  How do we give honor to other people?  Is it possible to give what we don’t have?  Where do we seek our honor?  What does the Bible mean when it says, ‘in honor prefer one another’?  This advice goes against our nature and everything the World says we need to do.  It only makes sense when you take care of the first important commandment Jesus mentioned.

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The Person Who Pities

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      19840610 The Person Who Pities - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

Last week, we learned why we should always give #thanks.  This week, we will learn what happens when we ignore this advice and start down a path of #self #pity.  We tend to think of biblical heroes as perfect, infallible, or at the very least happy and enthused.  But, are they?  Elijah was a great man, a prophet, one whom God loved and still he found himself dejected under a juniper tree.  What toll does it take to serve the Lord and bring truth to people?  Is a Christian life going to be easy and bring popularity?  What happens when we lose focus on the important things?  Does God speak to us in the chaos of current events?  Who do you trust and who do you fear?  Is it possible that there could be more going on than we can see right now?

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