Monday, January 3, 2011


I thought I would share the rest of the notes from Pastor Mike's sermon.

Like I stated yesterday, the text was from 1 Thess. 5:16-18

"Stressing fundamentals in the spiritual arena of life are important for spiritual victory.
The fundamentals are to be practiced daily in life. These exhortations are addressed
to believers as individuals concerning their personal lives before God.

  1. Maintain a joyful attitude that is expressed through rejoicing. Having a joyful attitude: wards off temptation in your life, encourages fellow believers, and attracts sinner to God
  2. Develop prayer habits that are continuously reoccurring.
  3. Have an attitude if gratitude IN every circumstance of life. (Notice he said "in" not "for")
Conclusion: These three exhortations are not just good advice; they are God's will for every Christian. God's will means joy, prayer, and thanksgiving for those who are in Christ Jesus. And that is fundamental to our spiritual victory.


I have started reading the Bible all the way through a couple of times only to fall short.
I really want to finish this time and I am  determined to do so. 
I look at it this way, 90 days is nothing compared to other things in my life that were not as
pleasant and I have endured them.
Therefore, I should be able to do this because it can only be good for me.
There are no cons to reading the Bible in 90 days:)

1 comment:

The Spruill Family said...

I am so glad that you posted this because I too am determined to do this, this year. I have went to the website and am starting tonight! Thanks!