Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Satisfied?




here is me and emma after hiking in, at old cataloochee...we look unsatisfied, but we are realy just tired...

Are you satisfied?

Why are so many people disapointed with their life?

What is the secret to life....What brings you joy?

"God is most Glorified in me when I am most satisfied in him".......John Piper .......

..Here is were satifaction it begins


Keys to satisfaction Ephesians 5.1-2


I. Mimic God (vs1)
Eph 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

In this first verse we see Paul bringing all of what he has written in Ephesians to a close. He tells us how to practically live this Christian life, and ultimately be satisfied. Paul begins by telling us to be imitators or followers of God. This literally means that we should mimic God. We do this through following, knowing and experiencing Christ. He also calls us to resemble God. We are his kids and there should be a family resemblance. Then obedience comes in. (How are we to mimic God? What are some ways we should “resemble God”? Should people be able to tell we are one of God’s? What makes obedience so hard?)

II. Live in Love (vs2)

Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Paul now tells us to walk, or live in Love. This literally means God’s Love, and His Life. Paul give an example in Christ. Christ is our ultimate example in life. We see his life in the scriptures and we are to live as he did. Jesus first of all was a servant. He did not want to rise to popularity or prestige he just wanted to do what God had called him to be. He served. He also was an offering. He offered his perfect life up in the place of ours. This also made him a sacrifice. Not only did he sacrifice his life but also his wants, needs, desires. He gave it all up on the cross. (What about us how do we live day in and day out, does it resemble Christ’s Example? What do we hav eto present to God? Are we an worthy offering? How can we be the sacrifice that God wants us to be?)

1 comment:

LisserCoates said...

Tim its so good to see you I have been wondering what you have been doing since Highschool. Your daughter is so cute! It's good to see you are so happy.

Keep up the blogging!

Melissa Haynie Coates