Put Off Put On – Part 3
Posted on May 25, 2020 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:5-8
Good morning on this Memorial Day 2020. We are just finishing up our first Virtual Memorial Day Weekend Conference with our speaker, Pastor Dave Ridder. You can catch our service today at 9:30 AM on Facebook Live, Boxcast or YouTube.
Here is Part 3 of Paul’s list of things we are encouraged to “Put Off and Put On.”
|Lack of rejoicing always Phil. 4:4||Rejoice! 1 Thess. 5:18|
|Worry & Fear Matthew 6:25-32||Trust 1 Peter 5:7|
|Unbelief Hebrews 3:12||Faith Hebrews 11:1,6|
|Neglect of Bible study
2 Tim. 3:14-17
|Bible study, meditation Psalm 1:2|
|Prayerlessness Luke 18:1||Praying Matthew 26:41|
|No burden for the lost
|Compassion, witnessing Acts 1:8|
|Burying talents Luke 12:48||Developing abilities
1 Corinthians 4:2
|Irresponsibility (Family, work)
|Responsibility (Family, work)
|Procrastination Proverbs 10:5||Diligence Proverb 27:1|
|Inhospitable 1 Peter 4:9||Hospitable Romans 12:13|
|Cheating 2 Corinthians 4:2||Honesty 2 Corinthians 8:21|
|Stealing Proverbs 29:24||Working, Giving Ephesians 4:28|
|Lack of moderation Proverbs 11:1||Temperance 1 Corinthians 9:25|
|Gluttony Proverbs 23:21||Discipline 1 Corinthians 9:27|
|Wrong friends Psalm 1:1||Godly friends Proverbs 13:20|
|Temporal values Matthew 16:19-21||Eternal values 2 Corinthians 4:18|
|Love of money, greed
1 Timothy 6:9-10
|Love of God Matthew 6:33|
|Stinginess 1 John 3:17||Generosity Proverbs 11:24-25|
So many people get turned off with Christianity because of the perception that we sometimes give that it is a “religion” of do’s and don’t’s.
Apart from the Christ living His life in and through me (Galatians 2:20), it would be IMPOSSIBLE to work through the first three lists (and one more to go). With His help and the power of the Holy Spirit, these qualities to “put off and put on” are possible.
As you read through today’s list, are there areas the Holy Spirit nudged you to say, “Let’s work on this one together.” I found two or three I know I want to work on this week.
We appreciate your willingness to track with us Monday through Friday. We are thankful you are a part of the Freedom Fighter family.
In His grip,
Bill Welte, President/CEO
Written by Bill Welte,President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 11 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
Think About This: “God does not ask you to come up with a plan and then pray for Him to bless it. Rather, He invites you to join Him in the breathtaking work He is already doing that will dramatically impact eternity.”- Richard Blackaby
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. 33 But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven. – Matthew 10:32-33
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.