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Trusting in the Lord is what our Christian faith is all about. But what does that really mean? A study of one of the Hebrew words for "trust" found in Psalm 31:14-15 and 62:8 helps us see trust as fleeing to the Lord in every situation.
"A Model for Worship" is a brief look at 1 Corinthians 14:26-33 and how Paul's instructions to the church at Corinth might be applied to our worship gatherings today. Most of the worship services that I have attended at various churches don't follow Paul's instructions for worship very closely, if at all.
Did you know that several times in the New Testament we as members of the Body of Christ are commanded to encourage one another? (Hebrews 3:13; 10:25; 1 Thess. 4:18; 5:11; Romans 12:8; 2 Timothy 4:2; Titus 2:15; 2 Cor. 1:4; and others. Parakaleo is also translated as comfort, warn, urge, etc.) In fact, it seems to be one of the main reasons that brothers and sisters in Christ are to meet together regularly! (esp. Hebrews 10:25) What does it mean to encourage one another, and how do we do it?
Do you feel unable to do something that you need to do? Or stop doing something that is hurting you or others? You may not be able in your own power, but God is able! Ask Him to help using Ephesians 3:20-21 as a guide.
Why do you and I gather with other believers for worship? Is it to be entertained? Obviously, we come to worship God, but worship and the edification of other believers isn't just the leaders' responsibility. It is mine as well. How then should I prepare during the week to build up my brothers and sisters when we gather?
Jesus commands His followers to love others. Can you command someone to love someone else? You can if you're God, and the type of love you're talking about is not primarily an emotion, but an attitude. We can choose to love anyone and everyone, when we start with "God" thoughts rather than human thoughts and emotions. This is a brief description of the differences between God's love and human love, and how we can choose to love others the way God loves us.
Paul commands believers not to worry and then gives specific step-by-step instructions about how to avoid worry in Philippians 4:6-9.
Paul promises in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that God will provide an escape route every time you and I are tempted to sin. So let's ask God to do what He has promised to do for us.
Josh McDowell calls this "The Trilemna" in his book, Evidence that Demands a Verdict. Jesus claimed to be God several times in the Gospels. Because of this. we only have 3 options for who Jesus is: either He was a liar, a lunatic, or Lord.
IHow do we make "Trusting in the Lord' more than a cliche?