Losing Your Soul Matt 1626 Losing Your Faith Luke 2232 Losing Your Courage 2 Cor 41 Losing Your Influence Matt 51316 Losing Your Zeal Rev 245 Revelation 245 4 Nevertheless I have this ID: 770110 Download Presentation
What is a Soul?. The inner person that is distinct from the body (Matt. 10:28).. Generally synonymous with the spirit (Gen. 2:27, KJV; Eccl. 12:6-7; James 2:26).. Sometimes distinguished from the spirit (Heb. 4:12; 1 Thess. 5:23). When distinct….
Walked on water. Blundered at Mount of Transfiguration. Confessed Jesus. Rebuked by Jesus. Tried to defend Jesus with sword. What events do you remember?. Denied Jesus. “go tell the disciples, and Peter”.
One thing that I often do is play games. . I . like playing all kinds of games. .. The goal to playing games is to win. .. Winning is fun, and it can make me feel happy, proud and special.. Unfortunately only 1 person or 1 team can usually be the winner..
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Elizabeth Bishop. (Poem . 146 in your . booklet). Elizabeth Bishop. SIFT. S. = losing things – from small, material, insignificant things such as watches/keys, to losing someone you love – mastering the art of losing things. Avoiding the ‘disaster’..
Jeremiah 3:11-14. Backsliding. “to slide back, to lapse morally, to forsake Christ our Redeemer and our only hope”. “to slide back to where we came from”. Backsliding Is A Real Possibility. “Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God” (Heb. 3:12)..
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Losing Your Soul Matt. 16:26
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LosingYourSoul Matt. 16:26
LosingYourFaith Luke 22:32
Losing Your Courage 2 Cor. 4:1
Losing Your InfluenceMatt. 5:13-16
Losing Your ZealRev. 2:4-5
Revelation 2:4–5 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.
Losing Your ZealPossible that One’sZealEnthusiasmPassionFireCould diminish and be lost
Losing Your ZealThe Nature Rev. 2:4-5
The NatureWhat is Zeal?Zeal from ZelosStrong’s: “properly, heat, i.e. (figuratively) ‘zeal’ (in a favorable sense, ardor; in an unfavorable one, jealousy…”Thayer: “excitement of mind, ardor, fervor of spirit”From root zeo : Strong’s: “to be hot (boil, of liquids; or glow, of solids), i.e. (figuratively) be fervid (earnest)”Thayer: “to boil with heat, be hot…metaphorically, used of ‘boiling’ anger, love, zeal for what is good or bad, etc.”
The NatureWhat is Zeal?Zeal from ZelosOpposite of ApathyLiterally without (a) feeling (pathos)Indifference toward what should exciteAbsence or suppression of passion, emotion or excitement Lukewarm (Rev. 3:14-16)Love of some will wax cold (Matt. 24:11-12)
The NatureWhat is Zeal?Zeal from ZelosOpposite of ApathyZeal is a burning desire to please GodFar more than raw enthusiasmFocus is on longevity -vs- an outburst Which of these describes YOU?
The NatureWhat is Zeal?The Difference it MakesCreates desire1 Cor. 14:122 Tim. 1:17 – diligently (KJV) – zealously (NKJV)
The NatureWhat is Zeal?The Difference it MakesCreates desireProduces actionSuch action as goes beyond what others do John 2:17 - 2 Cor. 7:11
The NatureWhat is Zeal?The Difference it MakesCreates desireProduces actionEnriches worship Glad to go to house of Lord (Psa. 122:1)Put life & energy into praise (Col. 3:23)Pray with zeal (Col. 4:13)Singing with excitement (Psa. 95:1-ff) Giving liberally (Exo. 35; 36:4-7)
The NatureWhat is Zeal?The Difference it MakesCreates desireProduces actionEnriches worship Stirs others to greater service2 Cor. 9:2Your zeal, fervent action – make others want to do the same!
The NatureWhat is Zeal?The Difference it MakesCreates desireProduces actionEnriches worship Stirs others to greater servicePromotes evangelismEarly disciples could not be stopped (Acts 4:20; 31; 5:29-32)Zeal carries the gospel wherever you go (Acts 8:4)
Losing Your ZealThe Nature The Danger Rev. 2:4-5
Revelation 2:4–5 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent. The Church at Ephesus
The DangerOf Losing ItFirst Love – left behind“Honeymoon is over” – Summers“Loyal but lacking” – Summers“In form, this was still a ‘sound church’ which fended off false doctrine, but the fire had gone out. There is more to serving God than adherence to mechanical, traditional routine” – HarkriderTheir fire is gone!Love, enthusiasm, excitement – vanished!
The DangerOf Losing ItCan be Lost in Spite of GoodGreat start & rich history (Acts 19:18-19)Good qualities – still presentWorks (v. 2) – an active congregationLabor (v. 2, “toil” ASV) – an aggressive group Patience (vv. 2, 3) - a determined churchDoctrinally Correct (vv. 2, 6)Cannot bear evil men (v. 2) Exposed false apostles (v. 2) Hated the deeds & doc. of Nic. (vv. 6, 15)
The DangerOf Losing ItCan be Lost in Spite of GoodIf it is LostAbout the lose identityIf don’t change – remove lampstand (v. 5) Soon – no longer be the “Lord’s church”It is decision time!Can’t stay in the this lull / rut.
Losing Your ZealThe Nature The Danger The Answer Rev. 2:4-5
The AnswerRemember (v. 5)Repentance and change is prompted by memory.Remember what you used to be and do!God’s call to repentance appeals to remembrance of better times (Jer. 2:2)
The AnswerRemember (v. 5)Repent (v. 5)Change of mindDetermine you want to be what you used to be!
The AnswerRemember (v. 5)Repent (v. 5)Return (v. 5) Do your first worksDo what you used to do before lost your zeal!Fan the flame you have (2 Tim. 1:6)
2 Timothy 1:6NKJV - Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. ESV - For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, NASB - For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands Darby – For which cause I put thee in mind to rekindle the gift of god which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
“Stir Up” - “Fan Into Flame”RWP - “ Present active infinitive of anazōpureō, old double compound (ana and zōpuron , live coal, zōos and pur , then the bellows for kindling), to rekindle, to stir into flame, to keep blazing (continuous action, present time), only here in N.T ” Thayer - “ to kindle up, inflame one ’ s mind, strength, zeal ”
Losing Your ZealThe Nature The Danger The Answer The Result Rev. 2:4-5
The ResultWhen Change Takes Place(2 Cor. 7:6-12)Paul tells of joy of the report Titus broughtBackground: 1 Corinthian letterWas a hard / severe letter (2 Cor. 10:10)Rebuked the church for several problems Fornication & lack of discipline (1 Cor. 5) Reaction Did withdraw (2 Cor. 2) He repented (2 Cor. 2)
The ResultWhen Change Takes Place(2 Cor. 7:6-12)Paul tells of joy of the report Titus broughtBackground: Titus brings a good reportTold of how received 1 Corinthian letter (v. 5)Letter produced repentance (vv. 6-12)Repentance produced: (v. 11)
Repentance produced: (v. 11)What diligence – action, promptWhat clearing of self – get something out of heart & lifeWhat indignation – hatred toward sin What fear – awe, respect / afraid What vehement desire – longing to do right What zeal – enthusiasm, fire What vindication – prove clear of fault
The ResultWhen Change Takes Place(2 Cor. 7:6-12)Paul tells of joy of the report Titus brought What Zeal!Church at Corinth – had made a changeConcerning two matters – apathetic (without zeal)Fornication Discipline Apathy turned to zeal (2 Cor. 2:6-11) Thus, Paul declares – What Zeal!
Losing Your ZealThe Nature The Danger The Answer The Result Rev. 2:4-5