Saturday, October 31, 2009

Love the New Testament!!!

Hello, just wanted to share how much reading the new testament about Jesus is so encouraging and refreshing!!!! I am listing some of my favorite parts. You don't have to read them all. It's for my own reference. :p

Chrono Oct notes

Luke 5:1-10
Go away from me Lord, I am a sinful man. -Simon Peter (the rock, hold keys to kingdom)

Spiritual Food- God's word n saving the lost. John 4:27-28. People have sowed 4 us, we need to reap. 

John 3:25-36 the joy is mine, and now is complete. 'He must become greater; I must become less.'

John 3:15-24 Jesus is the light. Everyone who does evil hates the light and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 

John 4:4-26 Drink from Jesus water, u will never thirst again. 

John 1- Story of Nathanial saying something bad about Jesus but Jesus saw good. 

Matt 3:7-10 Produce fruit in keeping w/ repentance. 

John 4:22-26 True worshipers will worship the Father in spirit n truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Lord seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and truth!

I desire mercy not sacrifice. For I have not come to save the righteous but sinners. Matt 9:10-13

Jesus testimony is powerful n weightier. 
"You have never heard his voice nor seen his form, nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent. You diligently study the scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the scriptures that testify about me(Christ), yet you refuse to come to me to have life.  I do not accept praise from men, but i know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts. John 5:30-47

Matt 5:13-16 I am the salt of the earth, but if I lose the saltiness, how can it be made salty again. It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. 

Be the light of the not hide ur light.

Matt 5:21-26 if you are angry w/ ur brother, you will be subject to judgement. 
Settle matters quickly! 

Matt 5:27-30 looking at someone lustfully is the same as committing adultry w/ them in ur heart. 

Matt 5:33-37 Do not swear by anything. Let your yes be yes and your no be no. 

Matt 5:38-42 If someone slaps ur cheek, let them slap the other side too.  Do to others as you would have them do to you.

Matt 5:43-48 Love my enemies n pray 4 those who persecute me. What good is it to love those who love me. What reward will I get? Even sinners do that. Love enemies, do good to them and to them without expecting anything back. Then my reward will be great and will be sons of the most high, because he is kind to the ungrateful n wicked. Be merciful as your father is merciful.

Give in secret, do not announce. 
Fast in private and unknown. 

Matt 6:19-21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 
Spiritual eyes! What you see is very important in maintaining purity. 

Matt 6:25-34 Do not worry. God will take care of me in all aspects of life. Worrying will not add a single HR to my life. 

Matt 7:6 Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces. 

Matt 7:15-23 good fruit = good fruit; bad fruit=bad fruit. No good fruit can bear bad fruit. If u do not bear good  fruit, is cut down n thrown into the fire. 
The good man brings good things w/ the good stored in him. 
For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. 

Matt 7:24-27 Build my foundation on sound rock...nothing will shake me! I am solid in the Lord. 

Matt 7:28-39 Jesus spoke w/ authority not as the teachers of the law did.

Matt 12:31-37 Blasphemy of the holy spirit is a no no! We will need to give account on the day of judgement for every careless word I have spoken. By my words I will be acquitted and condemned. 

Blessed are those who hear the word of God and obey it! Matt 12:45

The eyes is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body is full of light, but when it's bad, full of darkness. 

Do not fear men but God. Men can kill the body and can do no more. God can kill the body and throw you in hell. Yes, I tell you...fear him. 

I must be ready, because the son of man will come at an hour when you do not expect him. Luke 12:35-40

For everyone who has been entrusted w/ much, much more will be asked.

Luke 12:49-59 Jesus did not come to bring peace, but division! judge for yourselves what is right! You already know what you ought to do!

Luke 13:1-5 No such thing as the worse sinner. Unless you repent, you are doomed to go to hell n perish. 

Fig tree that bears no fruit....cut it down! It's using up soil n space. 

Matt 13:24-43 Parable of weeds n wheat. 

Matt 13:53-58 Prophet w/ out honor. Jesus came home to find a place that lacked faith. He did not do many miracles because of their lack of faith. 

Pharisees were blind guides leading the blind...they will eventually fall into the pit. 
It's not what goes into ur mouth that makes you unclean but what comes out of the mouth...evil thoughts, murder, adultry, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. Matt 15:15-20



Justin Seibel said...

Wow that's a lot of thoughts Tina. Thanks for sharing. I've gotta catch up and get to the NT.

I like what you pointed out here:

John 3:25-36 the joy is mine, and now is complete. 'He must become greater; I must become less.'

It kind of has a focus on what needs to happen, what's best for the situation with a humility that is willing to be less for the good of the situation.

Tera Chau said...

WOW great thoughts Tina! Lots to chew on. I esp liked your thots regarding loving our enemies.

"If you love those who love you, what reward will you get?... And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others?... But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back."

Makes sense to expect nothing back from my enemies huh? :)

Teena Phamster said...

thx guys!
humility and love is key to being an outstanding disciple!

yah, i know i need to love my enemies without expecting anything back or some type of affirmation of appreciation. that's the higher level of love....and the most challenging.