WSCS Wesley MC 8 May 2011 Gird Yourselves In Righteousness
Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. NRSV Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You'll need them throughout your life. God's Word is an indispensable weapon. The Message So stand ready, with truth as a belt tight around your waist, with righteousness as your breastplate TEV
Righteousness One of the most important ideas found here is that GOD EXPECTS HIS PEOPLE TO OBEY HIM, and this is what is meant by the Greek word that appears in many translations as righteousness (CEV) This means the CONSISTENT DAILY WALK of the Christian (Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines on the New Testament)
Training for godliness 1 Tim 4:7-8 Instead, train yourself to be godly. "Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come."
Theft Pornography • Theft Rage
Accountability Cell group MentorClose friends Prov 11:14 Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselorsthere is safety.
Accountability Questions 1. Have you been with a woman/man anywhere this past week (month) that was, or could be, seen as compromising? 2. Have any of your financial dealings lacked integrity? 3. Have you exposed yourself to any sexually explicit material? 4. Have you maintained adequate Devotional Time? 5. Have you been reading a good book this week (month)? 6. Have you given priority time to your family? 7. Have you been faithful to your calling at work and leisure? 8. Have you prayed for and actively supported your cell group, church and pastor? 9. Are you mentoring, or being mentored by, other Christian men/women? 10. Are you building into the lives of non-Christians?
Spiritual Disciplines Word Prayer
Psalm 119: 9,11 How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word and following its rules. I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Hebrews 4:12 The word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double edged sword. It cuts all the way through, to where soul and spirit meet, to where joints and marrow come together. It judges the desires and thoughts of man’s heart
Be Acquainted with the Holy Spirit Teaches how to pray Romans 8:26-27 Leads you into all truth John 16 : 13-14 Helper, Teacher, Counsellor John 14:26
Gird yourselves in righteouness Accountability Spiritual disciplines (Scripture, Prayer) Be Acquainted with the Holy Spirit