Saturday, 10 October 2009

Followers with deepening


“On the other hand, the Pneuma’s fruitage is–compassionate affection, contented joy, peaceful harmony and tranquility, patient tolerance, loving kindness, moral virtue and goodness, trusting faithfulness,” (Galatians 5:22 MHM)
Because of this Jesus told his disciples: “If anyone wishes to follow me they must disown ‘self’, heft a personal cross, and then keep following me constantly.” (Matthew 16:24 MHM)

“However, every person who is a contestant must exercise self-control in everything. These run so that they might receive a corruptible crown. We run so that we might receive an incorruptible crown. So I am not running without purpose. I am not boxing at empty air. But rather, I beat my forehead black and blue and lead my body as a slave so that, somehow, having preached to others, I become the very person disapproved.” (1 Corinthians 9:25-27 MHM)

“For we are not daring to rank ourselves, or equate ourselves, with some who recommend themselves. But they–in measuring themselves with their own standards, and comparing themselves by a self-evaluation–are without understanding.” (2 Corinthians 10:12 MHM)

“Having rejected irreverence and worldly desires He is instructing us to live in soundness of mind and righteousness and reverence during this present period of time. We continue to await that blessed hope of the glorious Appearing of the great God and our Savior, Jesus Christ.” (Titus 2:12-13 MHM)


“But let the person boasting, boast in YHWH.” Because, the person approved is not the one who recommends himself, but rather the one the Supreme Being recommends.” (2 Corinthians 10:17-18 MHM)

“Until we all might attain the oneness of the faith and an elevated knowing of the Son of The God. This results in attaining perfect manhood unto the measure of stature of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:13 MHM)

“But rather, maintaining honest love keep growing into him in everything. He is the one who is the head, Christ.” (Ephesians 4:15 MHM)

“Also, do not keep getting drunk with wine–a course filled with wastefulness and riotous excess. Instead continue to be filled spiritually.” (Ephesians 5:18 MHM)

“So, then, let us not continue to sleep. But rather, let us stay awake and remain sober.” (1 Thessalonians 5:6 MHM)

For the ground produces by itself: first the blade, then the stalk, and finally the full head of grain.” (Mark 4:28 MHM)

“All of these are mere shadows of future things, but the framework belongs to Christ. So do not allow anyone deprive you of the Prize–those who insist on self-mortification and angel worship–‘taking his stand on his own visions’ –puffed up by vanity in his fleshly mind, and no longer clinging to the Head, from whom the entire Body is bonded together by means of its joints and ligaments–nourished and unified–and continuing to grow with the growth of God.” (Colossians 2:17-19 MHM)

“And so, beloved, in awaiting these things hurry to become spotless and unblemished, found with Him in peace,” (2 Peter 3:14 MHM)

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