DISCIPLE 4

A disciple’s life is to be spent knowing and loving God and in that process to bring glory to God.  Isaiah 43:7 is clear that we were created for God’s glory. 

Therefore, everything we do as disciples should be tempered with the question: “Does this glorify God?”  Does this action bring glory to God?  Does my attitude bring glory to God?  Is what I’m saying or about to say going to bring glory to God?  Do I bring glory to God in the way I work for my employer or the way I respond at school?

Check out  a couple of scriptures….

1 Cor 10:31 NIV – So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Col 3:23 NIV – Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.

John 15:8 NIV – This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

2 Tim 2:19 NLT – But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and “Those who claim they belong to the Lord must turn away from all wickedness.”  

Rom 12:2 NLT – Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.

James 3:10 NLT – And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!

Eph 4:29-32 NIV –  Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

1 Peter 1:14-16 NIV – As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

Nuff Said.

 

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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