Series

Series

These posts are connected to a series of lessons. These are retrieved from an Overview Post. They are not listed with the freedom categories.

Session 5: “He Will Receive the Same”

Session 5: He Will Receive the Same. Ephesians 6:8b       Mar, Apr, May 2018 Enjoying the ROI of our Lord Jesus Christ: Now and Into World Without End… If you’re like me, you’ve probably watched with mixed emotion as Ms. Rolando Vega announced the “lucky” numbers that would ensure sudden and significant amounts of money for the person who happened to have bought the winning lottery ticket… And if you’re like me, the thought – “Wow, that looks easy…

Session 4: Knowing Whatever Good Anyone Does

Session 4.  Knowing Whatever Good Anyone Does: Ephesians 6:8a Series: Seven Strategies for Superior Service          Mar, Apr, May 2018 Checking for the “if” of Virtue in Work: In looking up the definition of virtue in the Merriam Webster it seems the compilers were challenged. We read the following: 1 a: conformity to a standard of right: morality. b: a particular moral excellence. 2: a beneficial quality or power of a thing. 3: manly strength or courage: valor. www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/virtue.…

Session 2: Service as to the Lord

Session 2:  Serving – As to the Lord Ephesians 6:7 Series: Seven Strategies for Superior Service           Mar, Apr, May 2018 As we discover significant keys to Godly excellence, we recall the perspectives of our first days focus in session one were as follows: 1. Reasons to relish God’s amazing grace. Ephesians 3:8 2. Ably communicating God’s amazing grace. Psalm 25:7 3. Serving as a result of being served. Phil 2:1-11 Today we want to briefly…

Session 3: Not to Men. The Ugly of Co-Dependency

Session Three: Not to Men Ephesians 6:7c: The Ugly of Co-Dependency As we reflect on the subject of good works as a benefit or blessing to others, an important issue to be taken into account is co-dependency. “A chronic need to impress”. So in the vast arena of our human relationships, co-dependency can negatively affect what is normally considered good. Merriam Webster defines co-dependency as: A psychological condition or a relationship in which a person is controlled or manipulated by…

Session 7: Whether He is Slave or Free: How to Expertly Defuse the Bomb of Slavery

Session Seven: Whether He is Slave or Free: Ephesians 6:8c. How to Expertly Defuse the Bomb of Slavery Among every group of humankind, and throughout every age of history, no other people group have been as brutalized by the harsh whip of evil as those oppressed by slavery. And: Slavery’s lingering residue of infamy still festers among humankind. Ominously in America (as elsewhere) the sting of slavery’s residue is to this day, as on any other day, occurring somewhere, especially…

Session 6: From the Lord: How to Unfalteringly Trust the God of Harvest

Session Six: From the Lord: Ephesians 6:8c. When a disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ commits to serving others, it’s typically only a matter of time before she or he is misunderstood and maligned in spite of the good they’re attempting to accomplish. As a consequence, any and all contributions in the arena of good works has to be accompanied with a consistent awareness of the need to avoid resentment when their good intentions are called into question. People who…

Sharing: Participants on Intro to 7 Strategies

Sharing: Participants on Intro to 7 Strategies for Serving                                           Let’s use a “deep dive”as furnished by Paul’s letter to the church that met in Corinth as our ‘introductory backdrop” to these Seven Strategies for Exemplary Serving. Of course, the reality of “How to experience JOY in Helping Others” is easy to grasp. Putting it into praxis however takes a…

Series 0rientation: Celebrating God’s Gift of “Free”

As we begin, consider if you will the old saying “the best things in life are free”.Now we may tend to dismiss it, but it is true. Even the most affluent person can’t afford the best of our lives…Yup, the gifts of life, health, and strength are just the basics of God’s unbeatable “bests” in this first life.   Because it gets better, infinitely better.It gets so much better when we consider God’s gift to humankind of eternal life – simply…