A Spring Spiritual Checkup (1)

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Just as we go for routine physical checkups, we periodically need to evaluate our spiritual health. This first lesson in a three-part Spring Spiritual Checkup asks, "What's Your Temperature?"

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A Spring Spiritual Checkup (1)

  1. 1. A Spring Spiritual Checkup presented by Jason Hardin to an assembly of the Laurel Canyon church of Christ May 4, 2008
  2. 2. Making 2008 A Year of Growth
  3. 3. 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. - (Ephesians 4:11-16) 2008: A Year Of Growth
  4. 4. 2008: A Year Of Growth Knowing Christ and His body 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. - (Ephesians 4:11-16)
  5. 5. 2008: A Year Of Growth Knowing Christ and His body 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 MEMBERSHIP “to equip the saints” January - March 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. - (Ephesians 4:11-16)
  6. 6. 2008: A Year Of Growth Knowing Christ and His body 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 Growing in Christ Philippians 3:7-15 MEMBERSHIP “to equip the saints” January - March 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. - (Ephesians 4:11-16)
  7. 7. 2008: A Year Of Growth Knowing Christ and His body 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 Growing in Christ Philippians 3:7-15 MATURITY “to mature manhood” April - June MEMBERSHIP “to equip the saints” January - March 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood , to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. - (Ephesians 4:11-16)
  8. 8. 2008: A Year Of Growth Knowing Christ and His body 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 Growing in Christ Philippians 3:7-15 Throughout the months of April, May, and June, we will develop together in our awareness of the need to “grow up” as disciples of Jesus by working on our perspective toward the things of this world and the most important aspects of life. MEMBERSHIP “to equip the saints” January - March 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood , to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. - (Ephesians 4:11-16) MATURITY “to mature manhood” April - June
  9. 9. A Spring Spiritual Checkup
  10. 10. 1 Corinthians 11:27-31 -- 27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup…
  11. 11. 1 Corinthians 11:27-31 -- 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30 That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died. 31 But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged.
  12. 12. What’s Your Temperature?
  13. 14. “ those who do not know God” (2 Thess. 1:8) 2 Thessalonians 1:8 -- 8 …in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
  14. 15. “ those who do not know God” (2 Thess. 1:8) “ at a more convenient time” (Acts 24:25) Acts 24:25 -- 25 And as [Paul] reasoned about righteousness and self-control and the coming judgment, Felix was alarmed and said, “Go away for the present. When I get an opportunity I will summon you.”
  15. 16. “ those who do not know God” (2 Thess. 1:8) “ at a more convenient time” (Acts 24:25) “ foolish hearts” are “darkened” (Rom. 1:18-21) Romans 1:18-21 -- 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth …
  16. 17. “ those who do not know God” (2 Thess. 1:8) “ at a more convenient time” (Acts 24:25) Romans 1:18-21 -- 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God , they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened . “ foolish hearts” are “darkened” (Rom. 1:18-21)
  17. 18. “ those who do not know God” (2 Thess. 1:8) “ at a more convenient time” (Acts 24:25) “ choked” by cares and riches (Matthew 13:22) “ foolish hearts” are “darkened” (Rom. 1:18-21) Matthew 13:22 -- 22 “As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word , and it proves unfruitful.”
  18. 19. “ those who do not know God” (2 Thess. 1:8) “ at a more convenient time” (Acts 24:25) “ choked” by cares and riches (Matthew 13:22) “ they all began to make excuses” (Luke 14:18-20) Luke 14:16-20 -- 16 But he said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many. 17 And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready’…” “ foolish hearts” are “darkened” (Rom. 1:18-21)
  19. 20. “ those who do not know God” (2 Thess. 1:8) “ at a more convenient time” (Acts 24:25) “ choked” by cares and riches (Matthew 13:22) “ they all began to make excuses” (Luke 14:18-20) Luke 14:16-20 -- 18 “ But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.’ 19 And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’ 20 And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’” “ foolish hearts” are “darkened” (Rom. 1:18-21)
  20. 21. “ those who do not know God” (2 Thess. 1:8) “ at a more convenient time” (Acts 24:25) “ choked” by cares and riches (Matthew 13:22) “ they all began to make excuses” (Luke 14:18-20) “ faith without works is dead” (James 2:14-17) James 2:14-17 -- 14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?... “ foolish hearts” are “darkened” (Rom. 1:18-21)
  21. 22. “ those who do not know God” (2 Thess. 1:8) “ at a more convenient time” (Acts 24:25) “ choked” by cares and riches (Matthew 13:22) “ they all began to make excuses” (Luke 14:18-20) “ faith without works is dead” (James 2:14-17) James 2:14-17 -- 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead . “ foolish hearts” are “darkened” (Rom. 1:18-21)
  22. 23. “ those who do not know God” (2 Thess. 1:8) “ at a more convenient time” (Acts 24:25) “ choked” by cares and riches (Matthew 13:22) “ they all began to make excuses” (Luke 14:18-20) “ faith without works is dead” (James 2:14-17) “ love” has “grown cold” (Matthew 24:12) Matthew 24:12 -- 12 “And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.” “ foolish hearts” are “darkened” (Rom. 1:18-21)
  23. 24. “ those who do not know God” (2 Thess. 1:8) “ at a more convenient time” (Acts 24:25) “ choked” by cares and riches (Matthew 13:22) “ they all began to make excuses” (Luke 14:18-20) “ faith without works is dead” (James 2:14-17) “ love” has “grown cold” (Matthew 24:12) “ lukewarm, neither cold nor hot” (Rev. 3:15-16) Revelation 3:15-16 -- 15 “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold , I will spit you out of my mouth.” “ foolish hearts” are “darkened” (Rom. 1:18-21)
  24. 25. “ those who do not know God” (2 Thess. 1:8) “ at a more convenient time” (Acts 24:25) “ choked” by cares and riches (Matthew 13:22) “ they all began to make excuses” (Luke 14:18-20) “ faith without works is dead” (James 2:14-17) “ love” has “grown cold” (Matthew 24:12) “ lukewarm, neither cold nor hot” (Rev. 3:15-16) putting the “heart” into discipleship (Matt. 6:21) Matthew 6:21 -- 21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” “ foolish hearts” are “darkened” (Rom. 1:18-21)
  25. 26. “ those who do not know God” (2 Thess. 1:8) “ at a more convenient time” (Acts 24:25) “ choked” by cares and riches (Matthew 13:22) “ they all began to make excuses” (Luke 14:18-20) “ faith without works is dead” (James 2:14-17) “ love” has “grown cold” (Matthew 24:12) “ lukewarm, neither cold nor hot” (Rev. 3:15-16) putting the “heart” into discipleship (Matt. 6:21) “ like living stones…being built up” (1 Peter 2:5) 1 Peter 2:5 -- 5 …you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. “ foolish hearts” are “darkened” (Rom. 1:18-21)
  26. 27. “ those who do not know God” (2 Thess. 1:8) “ at a more convenient time” (Acts 24:25) “ choked” by cares and riches (Matthew 13:22) “ they all began to make excuses” (Luke 14:18-20) “ faith without works is dead” (James 2:14-17) “ love” has “grown cold” (Matthew 24:12) “ lukewarm, neither cold nor hot” (Rev. 3:15-16) putting the “heart” into discipleship (Matt. 6:21) “ like living stones…being built up” (1 Peter 2:5) “ pressing on to maturity” (Hebrews 6:1) Hebrews 6:1 -- 1 Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity … “ foolish hearts” are “darkened” (Rom. 1:18-21)
  27. 28. “ love” has “grown cold” (Matthew 24:12) “ lukewarm, neither cold nor hot” (Rev. 3:15-16) putting the “heart” into discipleship (Matt. 6:21) “ like living stones…being built up” (1 Peter 2:5) “ pressing on to maturity” (Hebrews 6:1) “ straining every nerve” (Philippians 3:12-15) Philippians 3:12-15 -- 12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own…
  28. 29. “ love” has “grown cold” (Matthew 24:12) “ lukewarm, neither cold nor hot” (Rev. 3:15-16) putting the “heart” into discipleship (Matt. 6:21) “ like living stones…being built up” (1 Peter 2:5) “ pressing on to maturity” (Hebrews 6:1) “ straining every nerve” (Philippians 3:12-15) Philippians 3:12-15 -- 13 …one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead , 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let those of us who are mature think this way…
  29. 30. “ love” has “grown cold” (Matthew 24:12) “ lukewarm, neither cold nor hot” (Rev. 3:15-16) putting the “heart” into discipleship (Matt. 6:21) “ like living stones…being built up” (1 Peter 2:5) “ pressing on to maturity” (Hebrews 6:1) “ straining every nerve” (Philippians 3:12-15) “ seeking first the kingdom of God” (Matt. 6:33) Matthew 6:33 -- 33 “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
  30. 31. “ love” has “grown cold” (Matthew 24:12) “ lukewarm, neither cold nor hot” (Rev. 3:15-16) putting the “heart” into discipleship (Matt. 6:21) “ like living stones…being built up” (1 Peter 2:5) “ pressing on to maturity” (Hebrews 6:1) “ straining every nerve” (Philippians 3:12-15) “ seeking first the kingdom of God” (Matt. 6:33) fulfilling the “great commands” (Matt. 22:37-39) Matthew 22:37-39 -- 37 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
  31. 32. “ those who do not know God” (2 Thess. 1:8) “ at a more convenient time” (Acts 24:25) “ choked” by cares and riches (Matthew 13:22) “ they all began to make excuses” (Luke 14:18-20) “ faith without works is dead” (James 2:14-17) “ love” has “grown cold” (Matthew 24:12) “ lukewarm, neither cold nor hot” (Rev. 3:15-16) putting the “heart” into discipleship (Matt. 6:21) “ like living stones…being built up” (1 Peter 2:5) “ pressing on to maturity” (Hebrews 6:1) “ straining every nerve” (Philippians 3:12-15) “ seeking first the kingdom of God” (Matt. 6:33) fulfilling the “great commands” (Matt. 22:37-39) “ foolish hearts” are “darkened” (Rom. 1:18-21)
  32. 33. What do your assembling habits indicate?
  33. 34. Hebrews 10:23-25 -- 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. What do your assembling habits indicate?
  34. 35. watch a televangelist every once in a while What do your assembling habits indicate?
  35. 36. watch a televangelist every once in a while attended an assembly once three years ago What do your assembling habits indicate?
  36. 37. watch a televangelist every once in a while attended an assembly once three years ago a regular on Easter and Christmas What do your assembling habits indicate?
  37. 38. watch a televangelist every once in a while attended an assembly once three years ago a regular on Easter and Christmas if it’s convenient, nothing else to do What do your assembling habits indicate?
  38. 39. watch a televangelist every once in a while attended an assembly once three years ago a regular on Easter and Christmas if it’s convenient, nothing else to do every other week or so on Sunday mornings What do your assembling habits indicate?
  39. 40. watch a televangelist every once in a while attended an assembly once three years ago a regular on Easter and Christmas if it’s convenient, nothing else to do every other week or so on Sunday mornings most Sunday mornings and some evenings What do your assembling habits indicate?
  40. 41. watch a televangelist every once in a while attended an assembly once three years ago a regular on Easter and Christmas if it’s convenient, nothing else to do every other week or so on Sunday mornings most Sunday mornings and some evenings Sunday assemblies and Sunday Bible classes What do your assembling habits indicate?
  41. 42. watch a televangelist every once in a while attended an assembly once three years ago a regular on Easter and Christmas if it’s convenient, nothing else to do every other week or so on Sunday mornings most Sunday mornings and some evenings Sunday assemblies and Sunday Bible classes Sunday assemblies/classes, rarely Wednesdays What do your assembling habits indicate?
  42. 43. watch a televangelist every once in a while attended an assembly once three years ago a regular on Easter and Christmas if it’s convenient, nothing else to do every other week or so on Sunday mornings most Sunday mornings and some evenings Sunday assemblies and Sunday Bible classes Sunday assemblies/classes, rarely Wednesdays Sunday assemblies/classes and Wednesdays What do your assembling habits indicate?
  43. 44. watch a televangelist every once in a while attended an assembly once three years ago a regular on Easter and Christmas if it’s convenient, nothing else to do every other week or so on Sunday mornings most Sunday mornings and some evenings Sunday assemblies and Sunday Bible classes Sunday assemblies/classes, rarely Wednesdays Sunday assemblies/classes and Wednesdays regular assemblies/classes, own special events What do your assembling habits indicate?
  44. 45. watch a televangelist every once in a while attended an assembly once three years ago a regular on Easter and Christmas if it’s convenient, nothing else to do every other week or so on Sunday mornings most Sunday mornings and some evenings Sunday assemblies and Sunday Bible classes Sunday assemblies/classes, rarely Wednesdays Sunday assemblies/classes and Wednesdays regular assemblies/classes, own special events regular assemblies/classes and area events What do your assembling habits indicate?
  45. 46. watch a televangelist every once in a while attended an assembly once three years ago a regular on Easter and Christmas if it’s convenient, nothing else to do every other week or so on Sunday mornings most Sunday mornings and some evenings Sunday assemblies and Sunday Bible classes Sunday assemblies/classes, rarely Wednesdays Sunday assemblies/classes and Wednesdays regular assemblies/classes, own special events regular assemblies/classes and area events not only attending, but creating opportunities What do your assembling habits indicate?
  46. 47. What do your patterns of hospitality suggest?
  47. 48. 1 Peter 4:8-9 -- 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. What do your patterns of hospitality suggest?
  48. 49. unwilling to ever share any of your blessings What do your patterns of hospitality suggest?
  49. 50. unwilling to ever share any of your blessings sharing, but only with family members What do your patterns of hospitality suggest?
  50. 51. unwilling to ever share any of your blessings sharing, but only with family members sharing, but only with family/friends What do your patterns of hospitality suggest?
  51. 52. unwilling to ever share any of your blessings sharing, but only with family members sharing, but only with family/friends Matthew 5:46 -- 46 “For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?” What do your patterns of hospitality suggest?
  52. 53. unwilling to ever share any of your blessings sharing, but only with family members sharing, but only with family/friends sharing with family, friends, and brethren What do your patterns of hospitality suggest?
  53. 54. unwilling to ever share any of your blessings sharing, but only with family members sharing, but only with family/friends sharing with family, friends, and brethren Matthew 5:47 -- 47 “If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?” What do your patterns of hospitality suggest?
  54. 55. unwilling to ever share any of your blessings sharing, but only with family members sharing, but only with family/friends sharing with family, friends, and brethren sharing with family, friends, brethren, strangers What do your patterns of hospitality suggest?
  55. 56. Hebrews 13:2 -- 2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. sharing, but only with family/friends sharing with family, friends, and brethren sharing with family, friends, brethren, strangers What do your patterns of hospitality suggest?
  56. 57. unwilling to ever share any of your blessings sharing, but only with family members sharing, but only with family/friends sharing with family, friends, and brethren sharing with family, friends, brethren, strangers What do your patterns of hospitality suggest?
  57. 58. What do your habits of Bible study show?
  58. 59. 2 Timothy 2:15 -- 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. What do your habits of Bible study show?
  59. 60. Bible is one of many books on a shelf at home What do your habits of Bible study show?
  60. 61. Bible is one of many books on a shelf at home Bible sits in a pew or your car during the week What do your habits of Bible study show?
  61. 62. Bible is one of many books on a shelf at home Bible sits in a pew or your car during the week Bible is studied in classes and assemblies What do your habits of Bible study show?
  62. 63. Bible is one of many books on a shelf at home Bible sits in a pew or your car during the week Bible is studied in classes and assemblies Bible is occasionally studied at home What do your habits of Bible study show?
  63. 64. Bible is one of many books on a shelf at home Bible sits in a pew or your car during the week Bible is studied in classes and assemblies Bible is occasionally studied at home Bible is studied daily, wherever you are What do your habits of Bible study show?
  64. 65. Bible is studied in classes and assemblies Bible is occasionally studied at home Bible is studied daily, wherever you are What do your habits of Bible study show? Psalm 1:2 -- 2 …his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
  65. 66. Bible is one of many books on a shelf at home Bible sits in a pew or your car during the week Bible is studied in classes and assemblies Bible is occasionally studied at home Bible is studied daily, wherever you are What do your habits of Bible study show?
  66. 67. What do your efforts as a servant reveal?
  67. 68. will serve no one but yourself What do your efforts as a servant reveal?
  68. 69. will serve no one but yourself will serve, but only family members What do your efforts as a servant reveal?
  69. 70. will serve no one but yourself will serve, but only family members will serve family members and friends What do your efforts as a servant reveal?
  70. 71. will serve no one but yourself will serve, but only family members will serve family members and friends will serve family, friends and brethren What do your efforts as a servant reveal?
  71. 72. will serve no one but yourself will serve, but only family members will serve family members and friends will serve family, friends and brethren will serve family, friends, brethren, even enemies What do your efforts as a servant reveal?
  72. 73. will serve family members and friends will serve family, friends and brethren will serve family, friends, brethren, even enemies What do your efforts as a servant reveal? Matthew 5:44-45 -- 44 “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.”
  73. 74. will serve no one but yourself will serve, but only family members will serve family members and friends will serve family, friends and brethren will serve family, friends, brethren, even enemies What do your efforts as a servant reveal?
  74. 75. What does your prayer life declare?
  75. 76. hardly ever engage in focused, fervent prayer What does your prayer life declare?
  76. 77. hardly ever engage in focused, fervent prayer congregational prayers, but not much else What does your prayer life declare?
  77. 78. hardly ever engage in focused, fervent prayer congregational prayers, but not much else focused, fervent prayers when you need God What does your prayer life declare?
  78. 79. hardly ever engage in focused, fervent prayer congregational prayers, but not much else focused, fervent prayers when you need God focused, fervent prayers on occasion What does your prayer life declare?
  79. 80. hardly ever engage in focused, fervent prayer congregational prayers, but not much else focused, fervent prayers when you need God focused, fervent prayers on occasion “ Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) What does your prayer life declare?
  80. 81. What about your temper?
  81. 82. What about your temper? James 1:19-20 -- 19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
  82. 83. What about your temper? Ephesians 4:26-32 -- 26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil… 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
  83. 84. What’s Your Temperature?
  84. 85. Luke 5:31-32 -- 31 “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 28 I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”
  85. 86. A Spring Spiritual Checkup presented by Jason Hardin to an assembly of the Laurel Canyon church of Christ May 4, 2008

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