Live for God then others not yourself be humble and selfless. Just as Christ served us we are to serve others. Verse 13 is good let God overflow you with joy.
There is never a point where you know everything there is always more to learn more to review and meditate on. Even though Paul has done all there great things he still gives credit to God, because God is his strength. As Paul did make the great commission your life. Use every opportunity to spread the word. Paul is asking for the power of prayer in hard situation, we should do the same.
Build up each other. Being mean to each other and bringing their confidence down is not what God would want or like you to do. We need to accept one another. This chapter is talking about unity in the body of believers. Share the word with others that's what God wants you to do! Love verse 13 let God overflow you with joy just like the sermon in kc! Joy comes from you and God. Live for the Lord not yourself. I have said this a lot on past post-don't boast about yourself boast about the Lord he's something to boast about!
We don't do things for ourselves but what is good for building others up. we are a community and it takes that for real growth and everyone doing their part. When we are all in the same page and same team that is when we as believes look good just like anything but when we aren't that's when we get a bad name because we are tearing each other down and not building up. Like 8- accept each other like Christ has us. We aren't perfect so why do we not accept others if they aren't. We think we need to be perfect and others as well to be accepted or a part of something but God accepts us even when we are the weakest and most broken. 13 is great like both you guys say. A good prayer that we may be filled with joy and peace. Like you said Emma and heard in kc that these two things joy and peace can only come from God. It's us and our outlook on life and it's easy to do those things when God is in control and at the center. Our goal as believes is to know these things sooooo well that we can can others! It's nothing by ourselves that we can boast but through God he is that knew that has given us everything we have. Our ambition should be to tell others about this Good News!!!
Post by Pastor Dustin on Jun 16, 2016 13:15:48 GMT
I think all of you really nailed type explanation of this chapter. I would have to say the same thing add you guys. I logged verses 5-6 where it talks about having the same attitude of mind add Christ toward other people. I hope I can see others like Christ did.
After reading your posts I'm interested in hearing some stories from your KC trip. I hope you share them.