7 Questions

Taking a Look
at How You Are
Doing with Life!
Every March I
go see my
doctor . . .
1 Timothy 4:16
Watch your life and doctrine closely.
7 Questions

Taking a Look
at How You Are
Doing with Life!
7 Questions:
Taking a Look at How You Are
Doing with Life!
1. Am I more concerned with
achieving happiness or holiness?
The Preamble of the
Declaration of Independence
―We hold these truths to be selfevident, that all men are created
equal, t...
Does the Bible ever
command us to pursue
happiness?
Does the Bible ever tell us
that the purpose of our
salvation is our p...
Happiness is a
warm and good
feeling that is
based on external
happenings.

Happiness is
a warm
puppy!
Ephesians 1:4
For he chose us in him before the
creation of the world to be . . . HOLY
and blameless before Him.
Ephesians 5:25-26a
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ
loved the church and gave himself up
for her . . . that he might S...
7 Questions:
Taking a Look at How You Are
Doing with Life!
1. Am I more concerned with
achieving happiness or
holiness?
2....
We live in a
culture that is
very NOW
oriented!
Whenever we
want something,
we want it NOW!
However – we
must look
beyond today to
a bigger and
better
TOMORROW
(eternity)!
James 4:14
Why, you do not even know what will
happen tomorrow. What is your life?
You are a mist that appears for a
littl...
Psalm 90:5-6
You sweep men away in the sleep of

death; they are like the new grass
of the morning—though in the
morning i...
However – we
must look
beyond today to
a bigger and
better
TOMORROW
(eternity)!
Colossians 3:2
Set your minds on things above, not
on earthly things.
Matthew 6:19-20
Do not store up for yourselves
treasures on earth, where moth and
rust destroy, and where thieves break
in...
Hampton Inn
7 Questions:
Taking a Look at How You Are
Doing with Life!
1. Am I more concerned with
achieving happiness or
holiness?
2....
7 Questions:
Taking a Look at How You Are
Doing with Life!
3. Do I complain more than I give
thanks?
Psalm 100:4
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise; give
thanks to him and praise his name.
1 Thessa...
An attitude of entitlement
permeates our society!
7 Questions:
Taking a Look at How You Are
Doing with Life!
3. Do I complain more than I give
thanks?
4. Do I talk more tha...
James 1:19
My dear brothers, take note of this:
Everyone should be quick to listen,
slow to speak and slow to become
angry...
Proverbs 10:19
When words are many, sin is not
absent, but he who holds his tongue
is wise.
Proverbs 18:2
A fool finds no ...
Ephesians 4:29
Do not let any unwholesome talk
come out of your mouths, but only
what is helpful for building others up
ac...
Lord God,
I ask for the wisdom to restrain my
speech and the patience to listen more
carefully to others before responding...
7 Questions:
Taking a Look at How You Are
Doing with Life!
3. Do I complain more than I give
thanks?
4. Do I talk more tha...
John 17:17
Sanctify them by the truth; your word
is truth.
Can you say that you
know God’s Word better
today than you did at the
end of last year?
DO you have a plan for regular
Bib...
We live in a culture in
which truth is often
determined by the
vote of the majority!
But God’s Word is not up for
a vote! ...
Matthew 7:24-25
Therefore everyone who hears these
words of mine and puts them into
practice is like a wise man who built
...
Matthew 7:26-27
But everyone who hears these words
of mine and does not put them into
practice is like a foolish man who
b...
Are YOU standing
firm in the Truth?
Carpe Diem
(Seize the Day!)
A Spiritual Growth
Initiative for 2014
The Bible cannot be our authority ...
Our “polaris” ......
7 Questions:
Taking a Look at How You Are
Doing with Life!
3. Do I complain more than I give
thanks?
4. Do I talk more tha...
John 4:35
Do you not say, ‘Four months more
and then the harvest’? I tell you, open
your eyes and look at the fields! They...
Lord God,
Please give me eyes for the harvest and a
heart for evangelism so that I will long to see
the people I love come...
7 Questions:
Taking a Look at How You Are
Doing with Life!
3. Do I complain more than I give
thanks?
4. Do I talk more tha...
Philippians 1:21
For to me, to live is Christ.
Philippians 3:7-8
But whatever was to my profit I now
consider loss for the sake of Christ.
What is more, I consider every...
“Christ is not
valued at all
unless
He be valued

above all!”
Augustine
7 Questions:
Taking a Look at How You Are
Doing with Life!
1. Am I more concerned with
achieving happiness or
holiness?
2....
7 Questions:
Taking a Look at How You Are
Doing with Life!
3. Do I complain more than I give
thanks?
4. Do I talk more tha...
Today’s PowerPoint slides on my blog!
Sheet with 7 questions available at HC!
The Blazing Center

Connecting God's Truth to
Real Life

Are you faking
or trying when
it comes to
God?
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  1. 1. 7 Questions Taking a Look at How You Are Doing with Life!
  2. 2. Every March I go see my doctor . . .
  3. 3. 1 Timothy 4:16 Watch your life and doctrine closely.
  4. 4. 7 Questions Taking a Look at How You Are Doing with Life!
  5. 5. 7 Questions: Taking a Look at How You Are Doing with Life! 1. Am I more concerned with achieving happiness or holiness?
  6. 6. The Preamble of the Declaration of Independence ―We hold these truths to be selfevident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights . . . that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of HAPPINESS.”
  7. 7. Does the Bible ever command us to pursue happiness? Does the Bible ever tell us that the purpose of our salvation is our personal happiness?
  8. 8. Happiness is a warm and good feeling that is based on external happenings. Happiness is a warm puppy!
  9. 9. Ephesians 1:4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be . . . HOLY and blameless before Him.
  10. 10. Ephesians 5:25-26a Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her . . . that he might SANCTIFY (make HOLY) her.
  11. 11. 7 Questions: Taking a Look at How You Are Doing with Life! 1. Am I more concerned with achieving happiness or holiness? 2. Do I suffer from myopia (nearsightedness), living only for the present with no regard for eternity?
  12. 12. We live in a culture that is very NOW oriented! Whenever we want something, we want it NOW!
  13. 13. However – we must look beyond today to a bigger and better TOMORROW (eternity)!
  14. 14. James 4:14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
  15. 15. Psalm 90:5-6 You sweep men away in the sleep of death; they are like the new grass of the morning—though in the morning it springs up new, by evening it is dry and withered.
  16. 16. However – we must look beyond today to a bigger and better TOMORROW (eternity)!
  17. 17. Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
  18. 18. Matthew 6:19-20 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
  19. 19. Hampton Inn
  20. 20. 7 Questions: Taking a Look at How You Are Doing with Life! 1. Am I more concerned with achieving happiness or holiness? 2. Do I suffer from myopia (nearsightedness), living only for the present with no regard for eternity?
  21. 21. 7 Questions: Taking a Look at How You Are Doing with Life! 3. Do I complain more than I give thanks?
  22. 22. Psalm 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
  23. 23. An attitude of entitlement permeates our society!
  24. 24. 7 Questions: Taking a Look at How You Are Doing with Life! 3. Do I complain more than I give thanks? 4. Do I talk more than I listen?
  25. 25. James 1:19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
  26. 26. Proverbs 10:19 When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. Proverbs 18:2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.
  27. 27. Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
  28. 28. Lord God, I ask for the wisdom to restrain my speech and the patience to listen more carefully to others before responding with my own opinions. May I be a gracious and others-centered listener rather than a controlling and self-centered talker. I desire to serve others by listening, caring and encouraging. Amen. (Ken Boa, Passionate Living)
  29. 29. 7 Questions: Taking a Look at How You Are Doing with Life! 3. Do I complain more than I give thanks? 4. Do I talk more than I listen? 5. Am I standing firm in the Truth?
  30. 30. John 17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
  31. 31. Can you say that you know God’s Word better today than you did at the end of last year? DO you have a plan for regular Bible intake?
  32. 32. We live in a culture in which truth is often determined by the vote of the majority! But God’s Word is not up for a vote! We must not only know it, we must build our very lives upon it!
  33. 33. Matthew 7:24-25 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
  34. 34. Matthew 7:26-27 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.
  35. 35. Are YOU standing firm in the Truth?
  36. 36. Carpe Diem (Seize the Day!) A Spiritual Growth Initiative for 2014 The Bible cannot be our authority ... Our “polaris” ... Our reference point for life IF we do not KNOW it!
  37. 37. 7 Questions: Taking a Look at How You Are Doing with Life! 3. Do I complain more than I give thanks? 4. Do I talk more than I listen? 5. Am I standing firm in the Truth? 6. Do I have a heart for the harvest?
  38. 38. John 4:35 Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
  39. 39. Lord God, Please give me eyes for the harvest and a heart for evangelism so that I will long to see the people I love come into a saving relationship with You through the merits and grace of Your Son, Jesus Christ. May I be involved in the harvest as a worker who prepares the soil, plants the seed of Your word, cultivates the soil, and waits for Your harvest. Amen. (Ken Boa, Passionate Living)
  40. 40. 7 Questions: Taking a Look at How You Are Doing with Life! 3. Do I complain more than I give thanks? 4. Do I talk more than I listen? 5. Am I standing firm in the Truth? 6. Do I have a heart for the harvest? 7. Do I treasure Christ above all?
  41. 41. Philippians 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ.
  42. 42. Philippians 3:7-8 But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ.
  43. 43. “Christ is not valued at all unless He be valued above all!” Augustine
  44. 44. 7 Questions: Taking a Look at How You Are Doing with Life! 1. Am I more concerned with achieving happiness or holiness? 2. Do I suffer from myopia (nearsightedness), living only for the present with no regard for eternity?
  45. 45. 7 Questions: Taking a Look at How You Are Doing with Life! 3. Do I complain more than I give thanks? 4. Do I talk more than I listen? 5. Am I standing firm in the Truth? 6. Do I have a heart for the harvest? 7. Do I treasure Christ above all?
  46. 46. Today’s PowerPoint slides on my blog! Sheet with 7 questions available at HC!
  47. 47. The Blazing Center Connecting God's Truth to Real Life Are you faking or trying when it comes to God?

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