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Mar 9 2009

Rev. 3:1-6 :Sardis is a church with members, but not believers. The church needs life, needs to become alive in Christ. Their reputation in the world is not enough.

Isaiah 7:1-23:18 (Lifeway Explore the Bible series, background passage. How can you gather from that much in a week?):
  1. Isaiah 10:15 : The axe is useless without the woodsman. Without God, we are useless, and ought to remember ourselves as His tools
  2. Isaiah 11: Reflects the reign of the Lord. Since the world is, at the moment, held together by His grace, but allowed to be reigned by people, we should expect the opposite of what we see. At that's what we get.
  3. Isaiah 12:1-6 Here's something we should be doing more of! Trust, not be afraid.
  4. Isaiah 8:11-12 Don't get all freaked out and search for conspiracies. Even if they are everywhere, God alone is your strength.

Proverbs 9:17 The fruit of our labor tastes better than stolen fruit--the work of our hands, the provision of our God should be our desire. Not to have the government take away someone else's fruit and give it to us.

1 Timothy 2:6 There was no accident in the timing of the first coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. As much as we might wonder, His plan was better than we imagine possible.



Moving toward the Horizon,
Doug

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