What’s the One Rule Worth Keeping?

Scripture: Matthew 6:31-34; II Kings 22-23

God’s gift? The freedom of your “Will”

The one rule worth keeping? “Rule your Will”

  1. The Will to Choose for Good (Matthew 6:31-34)
  2. The Will to Train for Good (I Timothy 4:7-9)
  3. The Will to Stand for Good (Matthew 5:13-16)

Next Step: Where do you need to exercise your ‘will’ for good?

 

Discouragement

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:23-25 (NIV)

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hope is a favorable and confident expectation.

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”

Proverbs 13:12 NIV

3 Attributes of our Heavenly Father:

  • Present
  • Active
  • Loving

Renovate Discouragement:

  1. Profess your hope
  2. Hold onto his promises
  3. Gather together
  4. Encourage somebody