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Digging Deep

Digging Deep 15th May, 2012

Topic: The Shinning Star

 
                                                  


Introduction


Stars shine at night, which is fitting because there is certainly a lot of darkness in our world today. Isaiah 9:2 says, "The people who work in darkness will see a great light". This is the light that shines in darkness (John 1:5). The light of Jesus is not satisfied until it has invaded the whole world. How? Through the efforts of the stars of Jesus.


Host Minster: Bro Ebenezer Ausi


How can someone become a shinning star?
  1. You cannot shine except you are in Christ Jesus; Matt 5:14
  2. Total obedience to God: Phil 2:12a; Col 3:22;
  3. Work ot your own salvation: 2:12b-134; Just as we daily work out plans for ourselves, we also need to have spiritual work  plans. How? 
  • Paul did not say that we can earn salvation; Gal 2:21, Titus 2:11
  • Paul did not say that there is anything more needed for salvation other than faith in God Eph 2:8
  • We need to be doing things that will stimulate our spiritual growth such as; 
a)       Effective prayers- Luke 18:1, Daniel 6:10, 1Thes 5:17
b)       Word loaded; Joshua 1:8, 2Tim 2:15
c)       Worshiping God; Psalm 103:1By Living a holy life; 1 Peter 1:18-19, Eph 5:27
d)       By living a Holy life; 1 Peter 1:18-19, Eph 5:27 

4. By being diligent, skillful and hardworking: Daniel 6:3, 26-28,; Prov 22:29
5. By showing good examples; Colo 3:12-13; 2 Corith 2:2, Titus 2:7
6. Shout out the witness of your salvation; Philip 2:17-18, Daniel 12:3, Rom 10:14-15, Isaiah  52:7
7. By you giving and support to the work of God: Gen 22:1-19, Heb 11:17; Gen 26:12, 1 Kings 17:9-16

        I.            External Blessings; Dan 12:3; John 5:39; 2Timothy 4:7
      II.            Respect and prosperity; Acts 7:10, Gen 42:6
    III.            Unlimited Joy, love, peace and Harmony: 1 Thess 2:19-20; Acts 2:41-47

Conclusion 

Any Star, no matter how little can penetrate any darkness! You are the chosen star God depends on to light your generation. arise and shine for your light has come!
Digging Deep 15th May, 2012 Reviewed by RCCG Strongtower on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Rating: 5

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