Sunday, February 19, 2017

Review/Preview Take a look back and then look ahead

     All this week, Feb. 19 through the 25th, I encourage you to take a breath from BELIEVE (the book not your faith) and review what we've studied. The first ten weeks, we studied theology of what we think about God, or "How to Think Like Jesus." 

    During the second ten weeks, we studied the practicality of how we put into action the things of God, or "How to Act Like Jesus." We studied last week how to tell others, and before that, we had a three week trilogy of how to give of our resources and of our time and of our giftednesses. We also saw how we need to be involved in a Biblical community, the church. That ten week series began with a focus first inwardly as we saw in week 11 how to worship, then pray, study our Bible, be single-minded on God and be totally surrendered to Him.

    This week, as you pause, reflect on how you can be a trinity within yourself. In MasterLife, Book 2, Avery Willis taught six sessions of five days a week on how our human tri-unity of Soul, Body and Spirit reflects God's Holy Trinity. We will study that human tri-unity every day here at this blogspot. 

     That is what BELIEVE is all about, our triple areas of concentration and orientation of what we believe. How to THINK, how to ACT, and (beginning next week as we enter into chapter 21 through the end of our study in chapter 30) how to BE like Jesus.

    Begin this week by meditating on 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24, 

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.