Because the kingdom of God is God’s people, we need to be busy serving God’s people. In my studies, I ran across Proverbs 18:1. The English Standard Version translates it like this: “Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment.” Because the kingdom of God is people, we are not to isolate ourselves but be part of the citizenry of the kingdom by participating in its activities. We value God’s kingdom—Christians—by giving ourselves away to others!
To avoid building an empire of sinful desire we must 1) Know Our Own Desires, 2) Distinguish Between Legitimate and Illegitimate Desires, 3) Recognize Our Ultimate True Desire. The hearer should be able to impede sinful desires and facilitate desires for Jesus. In this sermon, I want to impart some spiritual tools whereby the hearer will be able to recognize his/her desires.
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http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/is-the-kjv-authorized-q-a.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSNo. The question as it is asked assumes that the authority of the scriptures lies in the translation. It isn’t the translation that has inherent authority, but the inspiration of the original texts that are authoritative. Let’s talk about the King James Version for a moment. […]