This is the third in a set of Revival developed Series which have been an incredible challenge upon our thinking, doing and carrying on this year. The title of “Ingredients of the Christian Life” begins with Surrender and continues with nine (9) other Scriptural referenced areas. That first Bible reference is Proverbs 3:5 & 6:
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
Proverbs 3:5 & 6 | King James Version
A Subset Of The Message
This specific set has been carved out of an overall message, which will be developed into a Series also – but for now, we will focus on this specific ten (10) part set. It is by no means exhaustive, nor does it cover all of those things we should have in our lives as Christians, but a good start for us to consider and build upon!
Many times, during a message, a small phrase will trigger something in my heart and mind, which is typically written down with the time in the message – just in case something is missed so it can be gone back to be re-listened to as soon as the service has been loaded to our church website. The use of modern technology, even in the simplest form, can make a large impact on how we put in our lives those things God the Father has for us to learn. This is one of those “small phrases” which caused me to go back to see how the verses of Scripture created the Ingredients list.
While they are in no specific order, they all address something that Dr. Ingram specifically drove home in that particular revival message – the “sin of disbelief” which is reflected in the second Scripture reference and Ingredient choice: Believe. So they may appear sporadic, which is understandable, but they are actually in order by the message our Revivalist preached, not alphabetically.
The following Ingredients list includes those things we must have, in order to both begin and continue in our Christian Life the way the God of Creation would have us to through His Son, the Lovely Lord Jesus Christ… the Saviour of all Creation.
- Living Sacrifice
- Live & Die
From the beginning of Surrender, trusting God for all, to being that Servant, being the Lord’s, will we determine to have others see those Ingredients of the Christian Life, so that when they look upon our lives it is evident we living the Christian Life? If not, this is a good starting point. Otherwise, each of us should check this list from time to time, making sure we have these, as well as others, set before us as a reminder of what we should be for the Lord!
Ingredients Of The Christian Life | http://delivertheword.com/ingredientsofthechristianlife
e-Courage | http://delivertheword.com/how-to-use-e-courage