Today’s thought “Let’s be examples of disciples who spread the word about their Master” (May 17)

Today’s thought

let’s be examples of disciples who spread the word about their Master
(May 17)

 

Being “conversed” to put the old self (our previous or old life) away, having stripped off the old human nature, and having taken on the new self (by our new birth), we try to put any anger, rage, wickedness, blasphemy, racism, and stupidity, dirty talk coming out of our mouth or any bad thoughts away.  (Colossians 3:8-9) Now we can come to the point to conduct ourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunities, having our speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that we may know how we should answer everyone. (Colossians 4:5-6)

Now having become Christian, belonging to the new chosen ones we should become imitators of the apostles, the chosen disciples of Christ Jesus and an imitator of Christ,  when you received the message with joy that comes from the Holy Spirit, despite great affliction. We have come in a time where our confidence in our Lord Jeshua Christ is enduring. In spite of a lot of suffering, we welcomed God’s word with the kind of joy that the Holy Spirit gives.

We know this because the Good News we brought came to you not only with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit, and with complete certainty. In the same way you know what kind of people we were while we were with you and the good things we did for you.

You imitated us and the Lord. In spite of a lot of suffering, you welcomed God’s word with the kind of joy that the Holy Spirit gives. This way, you became a model for all the believers in the province of Macedonia and Greece. (1 Thessalonians 1:5-7 Names of God Bible)

The Thessalonians were good examples for people to follow because of the way they followed their Lord, because their faith was strong even against strong opposition, and they were active in sharing the word.

English: A girl lost in her thoughts!
A girl lost in her thoughts! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We, who want to be followers of Christ Jesus, should also examine ourselves, questioning if we too are able to be worthy followers of Christ and to be a good example. Having been filled with the words of the master teacher Jeshua and having the Words of his heavenly Father, the Only One True God, been “baked in our heart”, we should each day again strengthen our faith through prayer and reading God’s word so that we may stand firm against any opposition that comes our way.  And let’s be examples of disciples who spread the word about their Master.  Let’s be model believers so that those who see us  know what living a Christ-like life is all about.

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Additional reading

  1. Created to live in relation with God
  2. Human Nature: What does the Bible teach?
  3. God does not change
  4. The radiance of God’s glory and the counsellor
  5. The business of this life
  6. How to set your mind
  7. Singing gift from God
  8. Malefactors becoming your master
  9. Transformation is easy, when you step into something that already IS.
  10. Doest thou well to be Angry?
  11. Be ye angry and sin not
  12. He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger
  13. She who sows thistles will reap prickles
  14. The first on the list of the concerns of the saint
  15. Unconditional love
  16. Be holy
  17. Facing our existence every day
  18. Running away from the past
  19. The works we have to do according to James
  20. Doctrine and Conduct Cause and Effect
  21. Communion and day of worship

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Further reading

  1. The Old Self
  2. Letter to my 16 year old self
  3. A Letter To My Old Self From My New Self
  4. Dear Old Self…
  5. a goodbye letter to the ‘old’ me
  6. Back to the basics: Self edition
  7. Out With The Old, In With The New
  8. New Calling New Self
  9. The Cycle
  10. April 18, 2017 – Ephesians 4:20-24
  11. Speaking Truthfully
  12. Put On the New Self
  13. The Struggle is Real
  14. The Life You’ve Learned
  15. My Renovation Project
  16. Praying God’s Word Gives Us Insight into His Words- forgiveness
  17. I don’t expect you to care
  18. Anticipating Love
  19. What Is Love? Just Watch! Sermon on John 13:33-35
  20. Unconditional Love 1Unconditional Love 2
  21. Mom’s Day – Through the Rearview Mirror
  22. A Mother’s Prayer
  23. Mindful Monday: Unconditional Love
  24. Destiny is not a Loot Game
  25. Awake! – Part 11 – Salt
  26. Daily bible passage – 4/30/17 Colossians 4:5-6
  27. Be Salt Be Light
  28. A call to be Salt and Light
  29. Influencers; the Salt and Light of the World
  30. The salt of the earth and the light of the world
  31. The Truth People Misunderstand Obedience to God is Costly
  32. A Pattern to Spiritual Attacks
  33. Confidence in Yeshua Hamasiach
  34. Jesus Gift: The Chance to Rest in the Abundant Life
  35. Seeking God Intentionally Will Make Changes in the World

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