Presentation on theme: "Take Time To Be Holy There are many points in the song of this title that we should consider carefully."— Presentation transcript:
Take Time To Be Holy There are many points in the song of this title that we should consider carefully.
Introduction Many times we are faced with the challenge to be holy. 1 Peter 1:15-16 A quotation from Leviticus 11:44; 19:2; 20:7 It is a call to bring ourselves into a relationship with God. God is holy, and the only way to have such relationship is to make ourselves holy. We learn the only way to do this is to do what God commands us to do. Using the words of the song, let us notice:
Take Time To Be Holy This implies that holiness does not come by fate, but by us taking the time to do so. Time is mentioned in the scriptures often We humans are limited by time. We are to make the best use of our time here on earth. Ephesians 5:16
Speak Oft With They Lord 1 Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing” An attitude expressing the constant communication and dependency of God. Our faith is strengthened when we pray to God. Our trust becomes stronger. That gives us hope of everlasting life.
Abide In Him Always Many verses tells us we need to abide in Jesus and God will abide in us. 2 John 9 John 15:5 1 John 2:6 1 John 3:24
And Feed On His Word A spiritual feast is there for us as we take in the word of God. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 2 Corinthians 4:16
Make Friends Of God’s Children All who obey Him have the right to be called His children. Our relationship is to be one of love, care, concern, and encouragement. We are sons by our common faith, So to keep others in the faith, we must encourage them to be faithful. Why not make friends with the greatest people on earth?
Help Those Who Are Weak Not everyone has a rock solid faith. Romans 15:1-7 talks about supporting and even lifting up the weak in the faith. Hopefully, those who are weak realize that the strong in faith are trying to help them. And there is always someone who has a weaker faith than you that you can help.
Forgetting In Nothing So many ways to go on this phrase. Never forget God and what He has done for you. Many Psalms speak of declaring the great things God has done. Never forget the Bible is God’s word. Never forget that our soul is eternal. Etc, etc.
His Blessings To Seek We know where His blessings are. IN CHRIST Ephesians 1:3 We are to seek God. Isaiah 55:6 As we continue in our Christian growth, we learn that there are many blessings. In fact we cannot count them all.
The World Rushes On Yes, the world is rushing headlong into perdition. Not paying attention to God or even holding a standard of morality. Is there a chance of stopping it? No. But we can do things that others will see and choose to serve the Lord. Matthew 5:16
Spend Much Time In Secret Not just your praying time with God. Sometimes we just need to clear our minds and focus upon what is really important. It is kinda hard these days to have quiet me time with all this social media and technology. But it is within our power to turn the phone and computer off and get into a quiet place to reflect upon God and our relationship with Him.
With Jesus Alone Somewhat of an oxymoron to say spend time in secret, but with someone. What better entity to spend time with other than our Lord and Savior? This is accomplished through meditation and Prayer.
Abiding In Jesus Abide—to live, dwell, stay, inhabit Jesus always at the forefront of our thoughts and worship. Colossians 1:18 2 John 9 If not abiding in Jesus, then who? Spiritually speaking the only alternative is Satan.
Thy Friends In Thy Conduct His Likeness Shall See Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me. Galatians 2:20 So many of our songs encourage us to share the love and the message of Christ with the world and those around us. Our behavior is to be excellent 1 Peter 2:12
Like Him Thou Shalt Be He is our perfect example 1 Peter 2:21 1 Corinthians 11:1 Our songs suggest that we want to be like Him. O to be like thee I want to be like Jesus
Be Calm In Thy Soul The fact that God is watching over us should give us comfort. We have the peace that surpasses all understanding will guard our hearts and minds with Jesus. Philippians 4:7 We know that God is in charge and all will be well for His children.
Each Thought And Each Motive Beneath His Control The love of Christ constrains us. 2 Corinthians 5:14. We do not practice sin because we know sin separates us from God and Christ. His great love for us motivates us to love and do good deeds for others.
Thus Led By His Spirit The Holy Spirit is given to us as a seal of the promise. Ephesians 1:13-14 Jesus said the Holy Spirit would guide the apostles into all truth, and He would bring to their remembrance everything Jesus had taught them. So when we read the Bible, and follow it, we are led by His Spirit.
To Fountains Of Love Our love needs to be overflowing as we often see in some fountains. God is called the fountain of living waters. Jeremiah 2:13; 17:13 Proverbs 14:27
Thou Soon Shall Be Fitted For Service Above Ephesians 4:12-16 We are being prepared for service to the LORD. We all have a duty, and we must encourage each other to do that duty to God.
Conclusion The words of this song are very meaningful. That is why we sing such a song. Let us sing with the understanding, and apply these good spiritual thoughts to ourselves. Have you taken the time to be Holy?