February 5, 2023
Ephesians 4:1 (NIV): As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
Why we carry the name?
Romans 5:7-9 (TPT): Now, would anyone dare to die for the sake of a wicked person? We can all understand if someone was willing to die for a truly noble person. But Christ proved God’s passionate love for us by dying in our place while we were still lost and ungodly! And there is still much more to say of his unfailing love for us! For through the blood of Jesus we have heard the powerful declaration, “You are now righteous in my sight.” And because of the sacrifice of Jesus, you will never experience the wrath of God.
How do we carry the name?
Romans 12:9–13 (NIV): Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Love has 2 sides
2 Timothy 4:3-5 (NIV): For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry (calling).
1 Peter 2:9-10 (TPT) But you are God’s chosen treasure —priests who are kings, a spiritual “nation” set apart as God’s devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience his marvelous light, and now he claims you as his very own.
1 Corinthians 10:23-24 (HCSB):Everything is permissible,” but not everything is helpful.“Everything is permissible,” but not everything builds up. 24 No one should seek his own good, but the good of the other person.
Tap into the power
Romans 12:11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
Romans 12:12 (NIV): Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Live people centric
Romans 12:13 (NIV): Share with theLord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality