The Offering – Jesus in you
Psalm 114-118/2 John, 3 John & Jude
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115:1 Not to us, O LORD, but to you goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness.
:9 O Israel, trust the LORD! He is your helper; he is your shield.
:11 All you who fear the LORD, trust the LORD! He is your helper; he is your shield.
116:12-14 What can I offer the LORD for all he has done for me? I will lift up a cup symbolizing his salvation; I will praise the LORD’s name for saving me. I will keep my promises to the LORD in the presence of all his people.
2Jn:8-9 Watch out, so that you do not lose the prize for which we have been working so hard. Be diligent so that you will receive your full reward. For if you wander beyond the teaching of Christ, you will not have fellowship with God. But if you continue in the teaching of Christ, you will have fellowship with both the Father and the Son.
3Jn:5-8 Dear friend, you are doing a good work for God when you take care of the traveling teachers who are passing through, even though they are strangers to you. They have told the church here of your friendship and your loving deeds. You do well to send them on their way in a manner that pleases God. For they are traveling for the Lord and accept nothing from those who are not Christians. So we ourselves should support them so that we may become partners with them for the truth.
Jd:17-23 But you, my dear friends, must remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ told you, that in the last times there would be scoffers whose purpose in life is to enjoy themselves in every evil way imaginable. Now they are here, and they are the ones who are creating divisions among you. They live by natural instinct because they do not have God’s Spirit living in them. But you, dear friends, must continue to build your lives on the foundation of your holy faith. And continue to pray as you are directed by the Holy Spirit. Live in such a way that God’s love can bless you as you wait for the eternal life that our Lord Jesus Christ in his mercy is going to give you. Show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. There are still others to whom you need to show mercy, but be careful that you aren’t contaminated by their sins.
OT Flash Points
Money is dangerous
Live as if it doesn’t exist.
Buy what is needed, neither the most expensive nor the cheapest.
NT Flash Points
Money is dangerous.
Live as if it doesn’t exist
Buy what is needed, neither the most expensive nor the cheapest
Pour out the blessing before the Lord
If not, it will turn to lust, then bitterness