The Gamblers

Sep 29, 2019    Ritchie Johnson    Rejoice
Slide: Role model #3, Epaphroditus:
Paul’s “brother”
Fellow worker
Fellow soldier
Your messenger
Minister to Paul’s need

Slide: What we’re to lust for:
Each other’s company and well-being (Rom. 1:11, 1 Thess. 3:6)
Day of salvation (2 Cor. 5:2)
The Word (1 Pet. 2:2)

Slide: How do I create an environment that encourages me to lust for the right things?

Slide: Some “Christian” principles on grieving:
It is biblical to grieve
We grieve for the distress of brothers and sisters in Christ
We grieve over the salvation of the lost
We grieve over our loss

Slide: 1 Thess. 4:13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of [the] archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

Slide: Some “Christian” principles on grieving:
We grieve in hope
Comfort one another “with these words”

Slide: Hold servants in high regard.

Slide: Servants are held in high regard.

Slide: Your challenge for this week: go gambling!