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26/07/2013

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Jesus is Lord of my priorities.
I used to set my alarm for 06h33 in the morning – sometimes I still do. You know why? The answer may seem odd, but it helped me in my relationship with God. In Matthew 6v33 (hence setting that the time) we are called to ‘seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.’ What a challenge! We MUST put God first. God will look after the rest. This week we have looked at what ‘Jesus is Lord’ means. think of that often and let that guide your lifestyle in a better way for His kingdom and purposes.
#JesusisLord

Read Matthew 6 here: http://bit.ly/124ZVZf

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25/07/2013

Jesus is Lord of the ugly stuff
There is a war in a lot of us! ‘For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body you will live.’ (Romans 8v13)

If ‘Jesus is Lord’ in our lives, we need to actively NOT follow our sinful desires: lust, greed, selfishness, disobedience, anger/hate, jealousy, bitterness etc. Instead, ask for and let God’s Spirit lead you in actions of righteousness. Why keep on living with the ugliness we carry when we mess up? Jesus’ way is not about hurting us; but giving us a FULL life. Is it not time to trust Him now?

Read Romans 8 here: http://bit.ly/1aiLTen

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24/07/2013

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‘Jesus is Lord’ of my actions.
‘You believe there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that – and shudder.’ James 2v19 Hectic! That verse CHALLENGES me big time. It’s one thing to say: ‘I believe in God’ but is that really enough? James 2v17 says ‘faith by itself, if not accompanied by action is DEAD.’ The ‘action’ in our life needs to match the belief that Jesus is Saviour AND Jesus is Lord: that includes the way we play sport, study, care for the outcasts at school and society, look after the environment etc. In our actions we should give hope and love to ALL around us. That’s faith with action! #JesusisLord

Read James 2 here: http://bit.ly/11rbpY5

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23/07/2013

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‘Jesus is LORD’ of my heart Jesus sums up his will for our lives in Mark 12v30: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and strength.’ That’s a BIG love God desires from us. How do we begin to do that? In every situation in our lives we should ask: ‘how can Jesus be Lord here?’ When someone or something is ‘Lord’ in your life, it means you allow them or it to rule over your life. Will you let our Saviour King rule over your life? In saying yes, you step into a FULL life! Do it! #JesusisLord

Read Mark 12 here: http://bit.ly/15ajaT9

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