Passing The Faith Along, Part Three: Urgency and Intentionality

Intentionality

  • Intentional Complete Love
  • Deuteronomy 6:4–9 (NKJV)
  • 4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
  • Intentional Teaching
  • 6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
  • Intentional Identification
  • 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Urgency

  • Wake Up!
  • Romans 13:11–14 (NKJV)
  • 11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
  • Make No Provision!
  • 13 Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
  • Don’t Play Games!
  • Jude 22–23 (NKJV)
  • 22 And on some have compassion, making a distinction; 23 but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.
  • Hold Fast
  • Hebrews 10:23–25 (NKJV)
  • 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,
  • Stay Active in the Faith
  • 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

Takeaway Thoughts

  • Faith is caught, but not by accident
  • Faith must be modeled and taught
  • There is no time for complacent witness
  • The coming of the Lord is imminent. Live like it!

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