Notes from Nathan

God is Love

God has given us the example of what love is.  He showed us love so that we too can love others.  What does it say about our relationship with God when we love others?  What does our love tell other people about God?

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God says test Me

When the master gave money to his servants, he expected them to invest what he’d given so that he’d have a return on his investment when he returned. Do we think of our tithe as an “investment opportunity” or simply as a chore to be fulfilled?

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Witnessing to my enemies?

When we stop to think about what it is that God has done for us.  We can’t help but want to share that love to others around us.  But what about our enemies?  Do they deserve the love of Christ too?

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As was I

Paul warns the church at Corinth and us about deceiving ourselves into thinking that everyone goes to Heaven. We must be washed, sanctified and made righteous to enter into the Kingdom of God.

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The truth hurts

Take a moment to think about this.  Should a Christian always tell the truth?  What happens if we don’t?

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God’s way not man’s

Following God’s way and will, might not always feel the best.  Often times it can go against the very things we want most.  However, we must always remember God wants the very best for us.  It is up to us to follow Him, and allow Him to have control of our lives.

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God is Good

Through all the things that happen in our lives.  Whether things are unfair, scary, sad, or we have unforeseen changes. Even when things are going good.  There is one thing we can always count, that is that God is good.  But what does that mean for us?

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More of Him less of me

Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  Do we have a tendency to emphasize the wrong word in that verse?  Who is it that we should be focusing on?

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You gotta try this

Many Christians believe that ministry should only be attempted by “trained professional”. “Don’t try this at home” is their mantra. But Ephesians 4 teaches something entirely different.

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Trademarked

How are people to know what Jesus has done for you?  What is the mark that Christ has put on you, to show His ownership?

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