SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 12/18/15- “Live Just—Live Right, Live Just Right!” (Proverbs 21:3)
Premise Question: How is it even a remote possibility for someone or anyone to live right and be pleasing in The LORD’s sight?
“The LORD is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices.” (Proverbs 21:3 NLT)
To be virtuous and to walk blameless before The LORD and humankind, ends up being the most important principles we can follow in this life. It’s also what is most pleasing to Him; therefore, it is the most appropriate, honorable and acceptable thing that we could ever offer up to The LORD GOD Almighty, for it is not in the degree or amount of what we may give up, walk away from, avoid, abstain from, abandon, forgo or eschew, that counts for anything, but it’s all in the way we live and comport our lives. (Proverbs 21:3 PDCP)
Bottom Line: In our own strength, talents, abilities and wherewithal, we can never buy, earn, work for or ever give enough, whereby, it would ever suffice; have the ability or even begin to have the capacity, to qualify, satisfy, please or be acceptable to The LORD! But, we can do all things and more, with The LORD’s divine help, and we will and can be filled with His justice and righteousness; when we choose to be in agreement with Him, by walking in complete obedience and in accordance with His Word, and His greatest desire and divine plan and purpose for our lives. It is then and only then, thereby, that we can and will have the capacity to live, Just Right! Blessings…
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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: 05/29/15- “Husbands, Love Your Wives!” (Ephesians 4:25-26)
Premise Question: What could happen, what would it actually look like and what kind of results would it produce in the unions between men and women, who’ve chosen to enter into Papa God’s long standing established institution of marriage, which He characterizes as being blessed, holy and sacrosanct; if husbands would truly follow the perfect example Christ left for them, clearly written down in Papa God’s Holy Writ?
For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. (Ephesians 5:25-26 NLT)
Men, who’ve willingly chosen to be joined together in holy matrimony, with a woman; should profoundly love their wives, with great honor and affection, undivided attention, gracious consideration, always being concerned for their welfare, while ever cherishing, treasuring and being thankful for them, in the same way that Christ displayed His benevolent affectionate love towards us, The Church, His bride, as His much desired and valued precious treasure, His very own chosen and redeemed family of Papa God; by laying His life down willingly, as a ransom, for the redemption of humankind, in order to transform, change, and make us new, taking us from a place of utter defilement to a place of holy consecration, set apart unto Himself, for His sacred purpose. He has accomplished this, by washing us clean, with His shed blood, removing all sin, filth and defilement, and then, by giving us continual access to Him, through His Word, which is the fountain of life, the springs of living water that continually promote and produce a healthy and thirst quenching, satisfying spiritual life. (Ephesians 5:25-26 PDCP)
Bottom Line: What could happen is a lot of marriages that typically end up on the heap of debris of broken promises and vows, could and would be renewed, restored and reconciled, being placed back on its true foundation, The Rock, which is Jesus Christ, who, by example, ended up making the ultimate sacrifice, not satisfying His own desires and His own needs and concerns, but giving His all, by laying down His life for His Bride, The Church, which He loves more than Himself or anything else! Then, what it would actually look like when husbands begin to love their wives more than themselves and their self-love of their own bodies; is that their relationship with their wives will now have the potential and best case scenario to be glorious, victorious and become the ultimate thriving, surviving, flourishing and always refreshing loving relationship that’s possible to have between a husband and wife. It must mirror, though, the relationship that Jesus Christ has with His Bride, The Church! He always chooses to forgive, endure, reassure and comfort. He chooses to be genuinely kind, courteous, patient and extremely generous, holding no good thing back from His Bride. The kind of results this would produce is a harvest of righteousness and good, honorable and commendable things. There would be great rejoicing, remarkable exploits and a true harmonious and tranquil peace established throughout The Church, The Company of The Redeemed! Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loves His Bride, The Church! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 02/14/15- “No Greater Love!” (John 15:13)
Premise Question: Are there illustrious examples today, that are clearly seen, being put on display, exemplified and recognized, before our very own eyes and ears, that show this kind and level, of the extreme ultimate expression, of sacrificial love, where all is given for another, without expectation of a return, and with nothing held in reserve, for one’s own regard?
There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13 NLT)
There never has been, nor will there ever be, a more significant or magnificent display, of the ultimate expression, of true, selfless, sacrificial love, than when someone chooses to lay down their own life, in service and ultimately death, for another. (John 15:13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Absolute YES! The LORD Jesus Christ is, of course, the greatest example of “No Greater Love,” as He not only laid down His life voluntarily, giving His life, as the ultimate perfect sacrifice, for the redemption of humankind, but He also gave up the splendor and majesty of His heavenly throne, humbling Himself, by taking off His regal robes of glory and descending to earth to become just like us, experiencing life in human form and on an earthly level; so that, He could, by laying His life down for us, renew, restore and reconcile us back to Papa God, to forever live in His presence.
The great examples of this kind and expression of love today, I believe, is seen in the way soldiers volunteer to serve their country, family, friends and fellow citizens, willing to lay their lives down in service and death for their fellow soldiers and others. It is also, I believe, seen in the lives of first responders, who daily are asked, by fellow citizens, to put their lives on the line for others, without regard for their own safety. There are many others that could be put up as wonderful examples, such as, all those, from different walks of life, that constantly put the care and welfare of the lives of others, before themselves, especially those who put themselves in harms way, when dealing with those who are sick, with infirmities, are weak and diseased, without personal regard for themselves.
We all, as fellow believers, ought to be willing to put our lives on the line, in serving and dying for others, for there is no greater example of our love for one another, than this: to be willing to die for another. Blessings…
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To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. (Proverbs 21:3 NIV)
To be virtuous and to walk blameless before The LORD and humankind, ends up being the most important principles we can follow in this life. It’s also what is most pleasing to Him; therefore, it is the most appropriate, honorable and acceptable thing that we could ever offer up to The LORD God Almighty, for it is not in the degree or amount of what we may give up, walk away from, avoid, abstain from, abandon, forgo or eschew, but it’s all in the way we live and comport our lives. (Proverbs 21:3 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We can never buy, earn, work for or give enough, in order to qualify, satisfy, please or be acceptable to The LORD, but, we can, with The LORD’S help, be filled with His justice and righteousness. We can, choose to be in agreement with Him, by walking in obedience and accordance with, His greatest desire for our lives. And then, thereby, have the capacity to live, Just Right! Blessings…