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How Do We Use Our Gifts for God?

This is a brief message from Advance College Conference in Raleigh, NC. You can read the manuscript below:

I want to speak to you very briefly about using our gifts for the glory of Jesus.

Have you ever heard kids ask questions? They have an amazing curiosity that seems to have no end. That magical question “Ua li cas” can go on for hours and hours. I have friends who’s kids are in this stage right now. Well it seems that there’s a little child in my soul that likes to ask why, but it’s not about abstract questions, it’s about everyday things.

I’m not very easily motivated. There are some people who are naturally driven, and the fact that something needs to get done is enough motivation for them. My wife is one of those people; I am not.

In order for me to get anything done, I need the sense that I’m doing something grand. “But if I take this trash out, will the trash man get saved?” I’m a big picture guy, and I’m rarely drawn to details or tedious tasks. Tu, details and tedious tasks are the majority of real life. This is probably why I struggled

Zoo meej npau taws Vaj tswv

Ntawm no yog ib tug sermon kuv qhuab qhia tsis ntev los no nyob Psalm 95:10-11. Kuv 3 ntsiab lus tau yooj yim:

Kuv. Kev txhaum Provokes Vaj tswv tus npau taws

II. Kev txhaum yog ib txog kev Alernate

III. Kev txhaum yuav peb los ntawm Vajtswv lub so

Kuv thov qhov no yog ib qho kev txhawb rau koj

Zoo meej npau taws Vaj tswv

I want to start by reading some quotes. So just listen closely and think about whether or not you agree with what’s said.

“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.” Albert Einstein

“Anger is a short madness.” Horace

“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.” Benjamin Franklin

“Never do anything [out of anger], for you will do everything wrong.” paraphrase

Anger isn’t one those character traits we usually desire. No one likes anger. Anger leads to bitterness and holding grudges. Anger leads to bad decisions. Anger sometimes even leads to violence. People usually don’t want to be around someone who may fly off the handle at any moment. It seems a bit unstable.

But here’s my question: does God get angry? Is there anything that can make the God of the universe boiling mad? Well I think our text this evening will address that question.

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You don’t have to turn with me. In Exodus 17, the people of Israel test God by acting as if they can’t trust Him. After everything He’s done for them, making them His people, delivering them from slavery, providing for them and so on, they still don’t trust Him. So they fight with

3 Txoj kev uas yuav tsis muaj vaj tswv

Koj tsis pom zoo ntawm cov ntug Vaj tswv? Believe it los tsis, qhov no yog ib lo lus nug tseem ceeb rau peb xav txog. Nws tseem nyob huv vaj uas ib txhis lub neej zoo zog es yuav muab rau cov neeg ntseeg Vaj tswv thiab ntseeg tau tias nws lub moo zoo, thiab yog tus txiav txim yog nyob ntawm cov uas tsis muab nws. Tiam sis muaj ntau tshaj ib txoj kev tsis muaj vaj tswv. Nov yog peb tug uas kuv pom muaj nyob hauv Phau Testament tshiab.

1. Tsis tau tias Yexus yog tus uas nws hais tias nws yog
“Leej twg yog tus zab tab sis nws uas tsis tau tias Yexus yog tus Khetos? Tus ntawd yog tus antichrist, nws uas tsis tau leej txiv thiab tus tub. Tsis muaj leej twg uas tsis muaj tub muaj txiv. Leej confesses tus tub tau leej txiv los.”

1 John 2:22-23

Muaj coob tus neeg hauv peb lub neej niaj hnub uas xav txog lawv tus kheej ua neeb los yog muag kev cai dab qhuas neeg. Lawv ntseeg tias Vajtswv tshwm sim, thiab lawv mus hawm nws mus nyob hauv nyias kev du. Tej zaum lawv twb pom Yexus ua ib tug xib fwb zoo kawg thiab ib tug Yawm Saub los ntawm vaj tswv. Tab sis, yog hais tias lawv tsis ntseeg hais tias Yexus yog tus uas nws hais tias nws yog, lawv tsis yog nws.

Seeing Jesus merely as a great moral teacher is still

How Are We Righteous In The Sight Of God?

How are we righteous in the sight of God? It is assuredly in the same respect in which Christ was a sinner. For he assumed in a manner our place, that he might be a criminal in our room, and might be dealt with as a sinner, not for his own offenses, but for those of others, inasmuch as he was pure and exempt from every fault, and might endure the punishment that was due to us- not to himself. It is in the same manner, assuredly, that we are now righteous in him- not in respect of our rendering satisfaction to the justice of God by our own works, but because we are judged of in connection with Christ’s righteousness, which we have put on by faith, that it might become ours.

John Calvin

Read this slowly and let it sink in! I came across this quote while preparing for my message on 2 Corinthians 5:18-21 for the Campus Outreach National Conference. Good stuff