If the concepts of leadership and submission are merely man’s ideas, we have no obligation to follow them. If, however, they are God’s idea, we have no right to ignore them. Because man has so often distorted the intent of God’s design we have often failed to avail ourselves of His life-giving principles. We should go God’s way with God’s heart.
We live in a culture that often tries to convince me that who I am, and what I have, are not enough. It needs to be bigger, newer, or faster or we need to be smarter, stronger or richer. Sadly, none of these ever bring true contentment or confidence. Thankfully, because of Jesus we can be fully content and confident in this life and the next.
Marital and sexual failures occur when we feel there is a need inside of us that is not being satisfied. Sadly, our choice for immediate temporary relief can have eternal consequences. The story of Joseph provides us with insight in how to make the best choices.
In four points (not just 3!) Pastor Josh focuses on Hebrews 13:15.
“Through him, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is the fruit of lips that acknowledge His name.” (ESV).
Praise must be 1) continual, 2) intentional, 3) sacrificial, 4) audible.
How’s the fruit basket of your mouth?