The Sign of Spiritual Maturity

The Sign of Spiritual Maturity

Now here is the cool thing about Jesus. Jesus came along and he challenged the church to do several things in a symbolic manner so that we can remember and say thank you for his death, burial and resurrection. One, is baptism. We go under the water, that’s the old life, out of the water, the new life.  We identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Christ.

The second is communion, or the Lord’s supper.  When we drink the juice and we take the bread, that juice or in some churches, wine, that represents the blood of Jesus.  The bread represents the body.  We in a tangible way as we partake in the elements are saying a big thank you to Jesus.

Remember God wants us to live life in a think thank tank because when we do that, we will be a one out of ten person, a person who stands in ankle-deep manna, who knows how to appreciate God and others.

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Remembering God’s Resources

Remembering God’s Resources

We kind of read it like this: “Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give me this day my daily bread.” God says, “Wait a minute. You have everything confused. First of all, you seek me first. See the events there? See the succession, there? First, “You seek Me first, then I’ll take care of you.” That’s like a teenager walking in to a father and saying this. “Dad, could I please borrow your new car, but I hate your guts.” “Dad, uh, I need some money for this date. I’m dating this good-looking girl here. It’s the first time she’s gone out with me, but I’ll never do one thing you say.”

So, if you’re going to voice the Lord’s Prayer, we must have to mean every single word in it. So, first of all, we’re to ask for God’s assistance, then we’re to remember His resources. Number three, look back at the last word here, again. It says this, Matthew 6:11, “Give us this day our daily bread.” See those two words before daily? It says, “This day our daily bread.” That word “daily” in the Greek is efiuias and this word totally blew away all the translators of the Bible. They couldn’t find the word, “efiuias.” Where’s “efiuias”? There were translating the Bible into English, they couldn’t find it. They looked, they looked, they looked. They took the Greek classics, Plato, Homer, all of–The Iliad. They couldn’t find “efiuias.”

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