Presentation on theme: "John 12:28–29: Father, glorify Your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, saying, “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.” Therefore the."— Presentation transcript:
John 12:28–29: Father, glorify Your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, saying, “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.” Therefore the people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to Him.”
The shrew-like creature evolved some 200,000 years after a massive asteroid impact led to the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. From this small beginning sprang every ‘placental’ mammal that gives birth to mature live young, including dogs, cats, rodents, whales and humans.
2Cor.11:13-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. Transformed: refers to the act of an individual changing his outward expression by assuming an expression put on from the outside, and expression that does not come from nor is it representative of what he is at his inner character. Transformed: (believer) -- speaks of the act of a person changing his outward expression from that which he has to a different one, an expression which comes from and is representative of his inner being.
Carnal – sarkikos : fleshly, sensual, worldly, nonspiritual; relating to or given to the crude desires and appetites of the FLESH. One who walking "after the flesh," living according to the Adamic nature. It denotes, in an ethical sense, mere human nature, the lower side of man as apart from the Divine influence, & therefore estranged from God and prone to sin. When “carnal” is applied to Christians the lower nature of their being is dominant and not the higher. They manifest the feelings, desires, views of that which pertains to the flesh. They are yielding to the corrupt passions of flesh and unfortunately have little interest in the things of the Spirit. Failure to walk in complete deliverance from the power of sin, submitting themselves to the suggestions of the carnal nature.
1Cor.3:1-4 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? 1Cor.1:2-3 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Envy: Intense negative feelings over another’s achievements or success. As members of one Body, we should be just as delighted when another member is honored. 1Cor.12:26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. If someone can sing, play, speak better -- can we rejoice? If we cannot enjoy to have somebody else preferred before us – we are yet carnal!
Strife: Engagement in rivalry, especially with reference to positions taken in a matter, discord, contention. All kinds or quarreling, rivalry in church. Divisions: Envy led to strife and strife eventually brought divisions. They contended till they separated from each other, and the Church of Christ was rent. They split up into parties, and were embittered. A Home can be divided and yet under one roof. Are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
Carnality is also unbalanced attachment to ministries who nurture them. -- Followers of Paul, Peter, Apollos, etc. We’re also immature if we’ve unbridled allegiance to any human leader. Many also filled with attitude of spiritual superiority, which was another evidence of their immaturity and carnality. Enamored with spiritual gifts. “The mature uses gifts as tools to build with, the immature uses gifts as toys to play with or trophies to boast about.”
BABIES ARE…. Self-centered Dependent on others for all their needs Have a short attention span Go for things that glitter, and they have no sense of values Are illiterate and ignorant of much they need to know Their wants are predominant Ruled by their appetites and move fitfully from one thing to another Unable to feed themselves, or to protect themselves, or to defend themselves
Cannot see beyond their own little world Enjoy being the center of attention and soon learn how to get their share of it No thought for the needs and concerns of others Demanding Get themselves in the most frightful messes and seem blissfully unaware of it Demand a great deal of care But, in time, we hope and pray they grow up to be responsible, reliable and dependable.