SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 08/05/15- “Serve As A ‘Real Life’ Example Of Papa God’s Love!” (Ephesians 5:1-2)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 08/05/15- “Serve As A ‘Real Life’ Example Of Papa God’s Love!” (Ephesians 5:1-2)
Premise Question: In actual practice, not just some ethereal premise, that’s described with some wonderful sounding, highfalutin platitudes and soaring rhetoric, that’s uttered sonorously and euphoniously; how are we, The Company of The Redeemed, really supposed to imitate, live out and follow the perfect example of Papa God’s unfailing love, His Son’s sacrificial offering up of His life for us, and then, truly serve The LORD and others, which will produce the desired result of a pleasing aroma from our worship and service, that will ascend into the high and holy place, the very presence of Papa God?
“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.”
(Ephesians 5:1-2 NLT)
Serve as a “real life” exemplary illustration of Papa God’s great example of His unfailing love, that He has shown towards all of humankind; for He desires that we, The Company of The Redeemed, should emulate and fully implement His example of unfailing love into our own lives. Therefore, as the highly cherished children that we are, we need to choose to conduct ourselves, making it our daily routine habit, to love in the same manner and way that Jesus Christ, our LORD and Savior, loved us, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, when He voluntarily laid down His own life for us, without expecting anything in return, as the most delightful and pleasing sacrificial offering of obedience, completely surrendering His will to the will and divine purpose of His Father, our most loving, merciful and gracious Papa God, The One True Sovereign Almighty God. (Ephesians 5:1-2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: First of all, let me acknowledge that the premise question is a huge mouthful to chew, swallow and then digest, in just this bottom line. But let me try and distill and simplify it a bit! We have the ability to imitate Papa God because we are His children, created in His image, to do good works; works of kindness, to be long suffering, show favor, be merciful, gracious and to always be motivated and moved to compassion and genuine concern, by His great unfailing love for humankind. We can choose to follow and emulate the perfect sacrificial example of Jesus Christ, by also choosing to lay our lives down for each other, with expressions of encouragement and support, generosity, hospitality, civility, empathy, while exhibiting great patience, as well as, always expressing our heartfelt gratitude, thanksgiving and sincere appreciation for and towards each other. When we are successful in imitating Papa God, following the example of Jesus Christ and living our lives, being influenced, motivated and moved to action by the unfailing love of Papa God, then our worship of Papa God and our service to each other, will become a sacrificial offering, that will produce a pleasing aroma, that will ascend into the heavens and throne room of The Sovereign LORD God Almighty! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/30/15- “Integrity To Follow, Obey, Seek!” (Psalm 119:1-2)
Premise Question: As a member of The Company of The Redeemed, what must one do, in order to enjoy and experience fully, Papa God’s gracious favor, and the wonderful resulting blessings and benefits that the presence of the joy of The LORD, in one’s life, faithfully produces on a daily basis?
“Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the LORD. Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.” (Psalms 119:1-2 NLT)
Most highly favored, filled with blissful joy, are those who choose to conduct their lives in a habitual manner of walking in integrity, in every area of their lives; in complete agreement and harmony with, while being ever influenced and guided by, the Holy Instructions of The Sovereign LORD God Almighty. Most highly favored, filled with blissful joy, are those who choose to follow closely, holding onto, guarding and protecting, observing and maintaining, Papa God’s Holy Instructions, which is the permanent record of the divine will of The LORD God Almighty, written down in His Holy Scriptures. And also, most highly favored, filled with blissful joy, are those who choose to fully comply, with His purpose and will for their lives, by obeying His commands, and then, holding nothing back or in reserve, but with their whole hearts, will urgently search for Him, seeking and looking for Him in every situation, circumstance, and moment of their everyday lives. (Psalm 119:1-2 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Anything that is built must begin and end with integrity and a sound plan. Whatever is built must have a strong and sure foundation. The structure that is built upon the foundation must have structural integrity. And while it is being built, in order for it to be built to withstand the challenges that may come up against it, that will surely try and test its fortitude, strength and integrity, the plan must be followed very closely, no cutting corners or codes, but a strict adherence, compliance and obedience to what is called for in the building code, which comes directly from the laws that govern the building of the structure, for the benefit, protection and enjoyment of everyone.
Our life can be characterized as a structure that we are building and erecting. Our joy, success and fulfillment in life is predicated on us having integrity; the integrity and strong foundation of The LORD operating in and flowing out of our daily existence. We too, must follow the plan and blueprints, the specific instructions that Papa God has left for us in His Holy Scriptures, in order to truly have, enjoy and experience, a flourishing success story in this life and the life to come. So, let’s have the integrity to follow, obey and seek; by building our lives with integrity and honor, the integrity of The LORD, and then honoring Him in all that we do and say, having the integrity to follow His instructions carefully, while building the structure strong and right, always maintaining a strict adherence, compliance and obedience to His Word, making it our practice and daily routine to ever search for Him, by seeking His face, not only His hand, wholeheartedly every day of our lives! His integrity and sound plan + His structural integrity + our routine of integrity = stability and our success story, in this life and the life to come! For when we do this, His complete joy is ours forevermore! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/31/15- “Our Redeemer, Teacher, Guide!” (Isaiah 48:17)
Premise Question: Why is it so vital and critically important for us, who are members of The Company of The Redeemed, to recognize, accept and then to listen carefully and follow closely to what The Redeemer, The Holy, Anointed and Chosen One of Papa God is telling us?
This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the paths you should follow. (Isaiah 48:17 NLT)
Stop whatever you’re doing right now, put aside everything and everyone else, and pay close attention, listen to the message that The LORD God Almighty, who is your Redeemer, your Deliverer, the Holy, Anointed and Chosen One, who has obtained your release from captivity, set you free and removed the penalty of sin, which is eternal death and separation from His presence, hear what He says: “I AM The LORD Your God, there is no other! I AM The One who imparts wisdom, knowledge and insight, in order to instruct, teach and train you in the ways that will bring the greatest of benefits into your life. I AM The One who leads, guides, directs and watches over you, as you journey upon the path and the way I’ve chosen for you, and that you should choose to travel on, while here, in this world.” (Isaiah 48:17 PDCP)
Bottom Line: It is of the utmost importance for us to recognize and accept who The Redeemer of humankind is, and that He is The One and Only Sovereign LORD God Almighty of all and over all; for it is for our own good that we do, as it meets and satisfies our most urgent and greatest personal need and also blesses us with the best and absolutely incredibly wonderful benefits, if we’ll do so! Then, it is a tantamount and tremendously significant thing for us to carefully listen to all that The Great I Am is telling us and then to immediately pursue and follow Him upon the pathway and route that He desires and has purposefully designed and established for us to travel and traverse upon, in this life. We are to do this with everything that we are and all that we’ve got; for it is upon this path that He imparts to us life giving instruction, necessary correction, while diligently and faithfully leading and guiding us into all truth, and in the right direction upon the path, which is His most honorable, commendable, being completely acceptable and pleasing to Him, will for our lives. Remember this great encouraging truth from Papa God’s Word: Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. (Psalms 119:105 NLT) Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/14/15- “What Have You Got To Lose?”
Premise Question: Are you wearing a cross, as a fashion statement, or are you denying yourself, and your own cross, is wearing you?
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. (Mark 8:34-35 NIV)
After giving Peter a strong, but necessary rebuke, Jesus called the crowd together, along with the rest of His disciples, and then spoke this forcefully vigorous admonition: “Whoever desires to be one of My disciples, must first deny themselves, by saying no to their own desires, agendas and ambitions, and then they must take up their own cross and follow Me to the place of My cross death, and there, die themselves. For whoever tries to only make a show of the gospel, with lip service, in order to somehow save their life, but not actually be willing to die to themselves, will not be successful in sparing their own life, but ultimately will lose it; but, if they lose their life for the sake of Me and My gospel, the Good News, they will surely not only save their own life, but also be involved in the wonderful process of saving the lives of others.” (Mark 8:34-35 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Unless we deny ourselves, by saying no to our own desires, agendas, and ambitions and then, say yes to The LORD, by picking up our own cross to bear and following Him to the place of the skull, Golgotha, where He was crucified and died for all of humankind, and there, at the place of our own personal Golgotha, allow ourselves to be crucified and die to all of our own desires, agendas, and ambitions, we will never truly experience life in all of its fullness! It’s not enough to look the part, by wearing a cross, but we must be willing to have the cross wear us! Blessings…