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Less Serious Sins - by Michael Phillips
Church Discipline - Part 6 of 9
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2 Thessalonians 3:6-14
Dec 14, 2008 pm - Should the Lord be merciful to us, this afternoon we will continue the study we began several weeks ago on Training in Godliness. By 'godliness' I mean the kind of life that pleases God-doing the things He commands us to do and not doing the things He forbids. Nobody comes close to obeying the Lord fully and never sinning. But, while we are not-and cannot be-perfect, we must to strive for holiness in every part of our lives-in how we worship God, in how we treat each other, in how we spend our money, in how we work, in how we use our free time, and so on. What Aaron had engraved on his mitre, we ought to have carved into our hearts- Holiness to the Lord. We are not godly by birth or by nature-no one is. If we're going to be holy, we must be trained in it. Who is the trainer? The Holy Spirit is. It is He who- Works in us both to will and to do God's good pleasure. When He wants to, He can work all by Himself. It is the Lord who sanctifies you the Bible says. But some times, He doesn't want to do it alone; because He loves us, He uses us to help each other live better lives. I hope I have helped you at times; I know you have helped me many times. Most of the help we provide is ... More >>>

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