Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday 13th September 2013 (Bible study session)

Title - Vessel Unto Honor

Main Text:- 2 Tim 2:20-21

Bible Passages:- Matt 5.13, Matt 25:14-30

Teacher:- Pastor Paul Orimolusi

How a vessel unto Honour can be defiled

i)Sins committed with our hands

ii)sins committed with our tongue

iii)Sin from the heart


Take Lucifer as an example. He thought within his heart that he could over throne God.
That is why as Christians, we have to be careful of what thoughts come through our mind.

3 different kind of Sins.

i)A man can sin against himself e.g sin of fornication, pride

To the master of the great house, sin means the failure of a vessel to be what it can or ought to be.

Sin can be translated to be a missing of the target.
For example, The parables of the talent, the salt that lost its savor, the fig tree that refuse to bear fruits, are examples of what God considers to be sin.
Men are not expected to be equal but to put effort into doing the right thing. Sitting on the wall is not tolerated. It is also considered to be a sin.

God hates it when a christian is not useful in His work. E.g in the area of just singing, evangelism, follow up with other Christians, simple task like cleaning the church etc
God has called us the salt of the earth to preserve souls that are new to Christ. We should noture them and ensure they are preserved in faith.
There are several means to follow up with people. social media, calls, text etc

Salt also adds flavor. There are lots of troubled lives and we as the salt should assist in adding flavor to the troubled lives.

You are not permitted to be warm. If you want to be on the Lord's side, do it whole heartedly. You want to be HOT for God, be Hot, if you want to be cold to the devil, be cold. Rev 3:15-16

ii)Sins against others

It is a sin to fail to respond/react to humans need. it is a sin to see someone in need and you fail to help

Failing to show pity to others (with actions) is a sin. For example, seeing someone in problem and turning away or judging them. Remember, we will all face challenges at some stage in our lives.
It's only a matter of time.

Your own challenge will be different from mine but it is necessary to pray you overcome.
The 2 most important commandments
i)Love God
ii)Love your neighbour

B) It is a sin to avoid fellowship with other christians. e.g of fellowship, Bible study, church service.
I can learn from you and you can learn from me. No one knows it all.
Be careful what you do when you are absent fellowship with other Christians as an idle mind is the devil's workshop

C) It is a grievous sin to cause others to sin. e.g giving a wrong counsel

Matt 25:31-46; Luke 15:25-32; Matt 18:6-7

iii)Sins against God

All sins are against God but in particular sin is deliberately doing things our own way instead of God's way.

When God gives us an instruction and we disobey. It is a sin

Show Off (putting yourself as the center of attention instead of giving God all the Glory)

Fix these words in your heart.
Have a blessed weekend :)

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