Sunday, February 18, 2018
Nero was called the anti Christ. He murdered his family the apostle Paul and Christians. He burned Christians in his garden as torches. He killed his wife and mother castrated a boy and married him before he killed himself.
Philippians the book of joy was written in that environment. Paul had the joy of Christ.
But be sure you live out the message and do not merely listen to it and so deceive yourselves.
James 1:22 NET
Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6 NET
Hearing versus doing.
If you do you will have peace.
Joy. Love. Peace. Self control.
Quit worrying. Live in Christ. That's too simple. Live him 24/7. It takes time to learn that.
We should sing I surrender all not I surrender some. We have trouble with that.
Paul got 5x39 lashes. Three times I was beaten with a rod. Once I received a stoning. Three times I suffered shipwreck. A night and a day I spent adrift in the open sea.
2 Corinthians 11:25 NET
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things.
Philippians 4:8 NET
Get rid of what hurts you. Alcohol? Porn?
It takes time to improve. Don't be too hard on yourself when you fail. Choose your thought stream. Take every thought captive. Every thought.
Live what you read in the Bible. You are the gardener and reap what you sow. Sow depression and reap depression.
We can't Google God or the Apple woman.
Shake it off and run to Christ. Don't sow crap.
I was circumcised at 8 Paul said. Was the purebred Hebrew of Hebrews. Counted that all garbage for the infinite value of knowing Christ.
Be content in God's will. His plan.
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice!
Philippians 4:4 NET