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11/23/08 Devotion


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11/23/08 Devotion

  1. 3. Devotion
  2. 4. 1. What’s Your Goal ? Proverbs 15:17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.   Devotion to Your Spouse  
  3. 5. 1. What’s Your Goal ? Genesis 2:24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh .   Devotion to Your Spouse  
  4. 6. <ul><li>What’s Your Goal ? * Financial Security? * Living Standard? * Self-Esteem? </li></ul>  Devotion to Your Spouse  
  5. 7. <ul><li>What’s Your Goal ? * Friendship & Loyalty? * Trust & Humility? * Love & Respect? </li></ul>  Devotion to Your Spouse  
  6. 8. 2. What’s Your Role ? Husbands: Strength and Tender .   Devotion to Your Spouse  
  7. 9. 2. What’s Your Role ? Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.   Devotion to Your Spouse  
  8. 10. 2. What’s Your Role ? 1 Peter 3:7 … be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers .   Devotion to Your Spouse  
  9. 11. 2. What’s Your Role ? Wives: Gentle and Inviting .   Devotion to Your Spouse  
  10. 12. 2. What’s Your Role ? 1 Peter 3:3-4 Your beauty… should come from your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit , which is of great worth in God’s sight.   Devotion to Your Spouse  
  11. 13. Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves .   Devotion to People  
  12. 14. Acts 2:42-45 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.   Devotion to People  
  13. 15. Acts 2:42-45 All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.   Devotion to People  
  14. 16. Acts 2:46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts …   Devotion to People  
  15. 17. Acts 2:47 …praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.   Devotion to People  
  16. 18. Luke 16:13 No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and be devoted to the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.   Devotion to God  
  17. 19. 2 Cor. 11:3 But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.   Devotion to God  
  18. 20. Ezekiel 33:31 My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to listen to your words, but they do not put them into practice. With their mouths they express devotion , but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain.   Devotion to God  
  19. 21. Haggai 1:2 ...The Lord Almighty says: “These people say, ‘The time has not yet come for the Lord’s house to be built.’”   Devotion to God  
  20. 22. Haggai 1:4 …“Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?”   Devotion to God  
  21. 23. Haggai 1:5-6 ...The Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough.   Devotion to God  
  22. 24. Haggai 1:5-6 ... You drink, but never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a bag with holes in it.”   Devotion to God  
  23. 25. Haggai 1:7-8 This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build the house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored .”   Devotion to God  
  24. 26. Haggai 1:9 “You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away .”   Devotion to God  
  25. 27. Haggai 1:9 “Why?” declares the Lord Almighty. “Because of my house which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with his own house .”     Devotion to God  
  26. 28. Hag. 2:18 “From this day on… give careful thought to the day when the foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid…. Until now, the vine and the fig tree, the pomegranate and the olive tree have not born fruit. From this day on I will bless you.’”   Devotion to God  
  27. 29. Haggai 2:22 “Tell Zerubbabel (governor) that I will shake the heavens and the earth. I will overturn royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms. I will overthrow chariots and their drivers, horses and their riders will fall, each by the sword of his brother.”   Devotion to God  
  28. 30. Haggai 2:23 “On that day,” declares the Lord Almighty, “I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel … and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,” declares the Lord.   Devotion to God