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Welcome to Faith Walk. Take a look around and take in the teachings on the Focus Verse. Don't try to do it all in one sitting, it will be available to refer to even when a new one comes out. Enjoy and may Mercy, Peace and Love be multiplied to you.

FOCUS VERSES


Revelation 3:1-5 (NKJV)


The Dead Church


1) “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: 

“I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 


2) Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. 


3) Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. 


4) You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 


5) He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.


One way we grow as a follower of Jesus is to constantly strengthen the things of God that have become established in our lives. 

In Revelation 3:2-3, Jesus's instruction to the church of Sardis ( AKA the dead church):

  • to be watchful for the things of God
  • strengthen the thingsof God which remain in their lives
  • remember how they have received from Him
  • remember how they heard from Him

In Revelation 3:5, Jesus lets them know if they overcome and follow His instructions, He will:

  • forgive them of their sins
  • write their name in the Book of Life
  • confess their name before God and His angels

What things need to be strengthed in your life in order to refine your walk as a follower of Jesus? 

Some things I have been told is:

  • I have become lazy in my walk with Jesus
  • I do not make time to dig deep into my study of God's word
  • I do not  practice the things I have learned
  • I don't always obey what I know is right

I heard a saying that I have found while strengthing my walk with Jesus:


Outward works do not always indicate 

a right condition of heart, but a right condition of heart produces good works


That reminds me of an instruction in the Bible that I am sure the majority of the people have heard: Matthew 6:33


But seek first the kingdom of God 

and His righteousness, and all 

these things shall be added to you.

Olld Testament Worship


worship - shachah (shah-chah)


To bow, to stoop; to bow down before somene as an act of submission or reverence; to worship; to fall or bow down when paying homage to God. The primary meaning is "to make oneself low." In the present reference, shachah is used tin cpntrast to exaltation: exalt the  Lord (Lift Him up high) and worship (bow yourselves down low before Him) at the place of His feet.


Strong's Corcoordance #7812



New Testament Worship


worship - prokuneo (pros-koo-neh-oh)


From pros, "toward," and kuneo, "to kiss." To prostrate oneself, bow down, do obeisance, show reverence, do homage, worship, adore. In the New Testament the word especially denotes homage rendered to God an the asceded Christ. All believers hae a one-dimensional worship, to only Lord an Savior. we do not worship angels, saints, shrines, relics, or religious personges.


Strong's Corcoordance #4352


TRUTH IN ACTION

Cultivating Dynamic Devotion


TRUTH:


Singing is a dynamic and vital prat of our devotional life with God. The Psalms refer to singing more than seventy times.  Even if you feel that you do not sing well, know that your heavenly Father loves the sound of your voice (Song of Solomon 2:14). It is not important how well you sing, but simply that you sing. Praise is a pathway to joy.


ACTION: 


SING PRAISES to the Most High God. The psalmist tells us that IT IS GOOD TO SING praises in the mornng and in the evening.

Dig Deeper, read Psalm 92:1-2


SING AND SHOUT JOYFULLY to the Lord. If we can shout at other public events, surely we can give loud an enthusicatic praise to God when with His people. FREELY SHOUT His prais with all of your heart and strength.

Dig Deeper, read Psalm 92:1-2; 98:4-6; 100:1


SING A NEW SONG to the Lord. Whether you are a professional musician or simply one who has a thankful heart, PUT YOUR PRAISE INTO SONG. Offer you song to God as a sacrifice of praise. It is pleasing to the Lord.

Dig Deeper, read Psalm 96:1

TRUTH IN ACTION

Cultivating Dynamic Devotion


TRUTH:


Jesus calls us to absolute devotion. Be zealous for the Lord. Devotion willingly submits to Jesus' discipline because it recognizes His love in it.


ACTION:


GIVE your love for Jesus first place in your life. COMMIT yourself both emotionally and intellectually to Him.

Dig Deeper, read Revelation 2:4


AVOID lukewarmness; STIR UP your zeal for the Lord

Dig Deeper, read Revelation 3:15


REPENT QUICKLY whenever the Spirit convicts you of sin.

 Dig Deeper, read Revelation 3:19

THE WORDS WE SPEAK

Power and Promise of God's Word


One of the explicit teahings of the Bible is the importance of words we speak. In this text God changes Abram's name to Abraham and promises Abraham that he will be the father of may nations. "Abram" means "High Father" or "Patriarch." "Abraham means "Father of a Multiude." Thus, God was arranging that every time Abraham heard or spoke his own name, he would be reminded of God's promise. Adam Clark's Commentary states it well: "God (assoicates) the partiarach more nearly to Himself, by thus imparting to him a prtion of His own name," noting God added this to Abraham "for the sake of dignity." 

The principle: Let God's words, which designated His will and promise for your life, become as fixed in your mind and as governing of your speech at God's changing Abraham's name was in shaping his concept of himself. Do not "name" yourself anything less thatn God does.



Truth In Action Taken from New Spirit Filled Life Bible 

TRUTH IN ACTION

Cultivating Dynamic Devotion


In the New Testament, Jesus presents devotion as a matter of heart. He contrasts sincere, heart felt devotion with the eternal, hypocritical, pretentious practices of piety among teh Pharisees. He warns His disciples agianst allowing even genuine, good works to distract from wholehearted devotion to Him. Devotion is a matter of developing an intimate relationship with the living God, learning the warmth of a life that draws near to His Father-heart.


ACTION:


APPROACH devotion with faith, receiving the life and healing it provides.


Truth In Action Taken from New Spirit Filled Life Bible 

In Context


1 Corinthians 11:23-28


Inatitution of the Lord's Supper


23) For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 


24) and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, [d]“Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 


25) In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”


26) For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.


Examine Yourself


27) Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.


 28) But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 


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WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

ABOUT COVENANT

Matthew 26:27-29 (NKJV)

27 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.

28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

29 But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”

Mark 14:23-25(NKJV)

23 Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 

24 And He said to them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many. 

25 Assuredly, I say to you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

Luke 1:71-73 (NKJV)

71 That we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us,

72 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember His holy covenant,

73 The oath which He swore to our father Abraham:

27 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.

Luke 22:19-21 (NKJV)

19 And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”

20 Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you. 

21 But behold, the hand of My betrayer is with Me on the table.

Acts 3:24-26(NKJV)

24 Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days. 

25 You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ 

26 To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.”

Acts 7:8

Then He gave him the covenant of circumcision; and so Abraham begot Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day; and Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot the twelve patriarchs.



Mark 14:23-25

New King James Version

23 Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 24 And He said to them, “This is My blood of the [a]new covenant, which is shed for many. 25 Assuredly, I say to you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

Matthew 26:27-29

27 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.

28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

29 But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”

Mark 14:23-25

New King James Version

23 Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 24 And He said to them, “This is My blood of the [a]new covenant, which is shed for many. 25 Assuredly, I say to you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”









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The Message of the Kingdom


The first call of the kingdom is to repentance. The implications of biblical repentance are threefold:

  1.  Renucitation and Reversal
  2. Submission and Teachability
  3. Continual Shapeability

There is no birth into the kingdom without hearing the call to salvation, renoucing one's sin, and turning from sin toward Christ the Savior (Acts 3:19).


There is no growth in the kingdom without obedience to Jesus' commandments and childlike reponsiveness as a disciple of Jesus, yielding to the teaching of God's Word (James 1:21-25).


There is no lifelong increase of fruit as a citzen of the kingdom without a willingness to accept the Holy Spirit's correction and guidance (Ephesians 4:30)


If you would like to know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, say and mean the simple prayer below and you will be saved.


Lord Jesus,

I know that I am a sinner. I have broken Your commandments and fallen short of Your standards. Right now I turn from that sin and ask You to come into my life. Be my Lord, Savior, friend, and God. I put my faith in Jesus Christ, and in Him alone, to save me from my sins. Thank You for loving me and calling me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.


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