November was all about Excellence!
The Sunday school studies were designed to help us recognise and appropriate God’s provision for the Christian to live with the mindset of excellence in daily living.
Remember that Our God is excellent and so we are!
There is an Excellent Spirit In You
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13
4 November 2018 Numbers 14:1-24
Excellence is the quality of being outstanding.
As believers in Christ, an excellent spirit is already in our DNA, it is our responsibility to recognise and nurture it.
It is God’s nature enabling us to do all things through Christ who strengthens us [Phi 4:13].
It’s a life that is committed to honouring God in all aspects and in all situations; in public and in secrete; a life of true integrity
Daniel is a classic example of excellence in a Christian’s way of life [Dan 1:4, 8-9, 6:3-4]. -- no fault in him.
A Christian can internalise an excellent spirit by desiring and consistently studying the Word of God, meditating on it and applying it to life [2Pet 1:2-3; Joshua 1:8; 1Pet 2:2,12]]
An excellent you will not conform or be limited by the world. Dare to STAND OUT!
By the Spirit Of Wisdom
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. (James 1:5)
11 November 2018
One proof of a life with an excellent spirit is the manifestation of divine wisdom.
Divine wisdom makes otherwise ordinary men extraordinary
God’s wisdom is inspired through our dependence on the Holy Spirit.
It has no bearing with human IQ.
What we should seek for is godly wisdom -which produces the fruit of the Spirit [Gal 5:22-23]
Many Christians lack wisdom and discretion in daily life because there’s no fear of God, and there’s no wisdom of God [Proverbs 9:10]
True wisdom is to trust God to lead you to the best outcome [Daniel 2:22; Isaiah 46:10]
Am I manifesting the wisdom from above or earthly wisdom?
You Were Made To Shine
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven (Matt 5:16).
25 November 2018 Matt 5: 13-16, Dan 6: 18-28
Excellence is beyond distinguished accomplishments in secular life.
You and I; who are called by His Name would stand out as light in this darkness world. (Matt 5:16)
Godliness shines forth in appearance, words and actions.
God has saved us so that our lives would be a light to others, to free them from darkness to be reconciled to God.
If those around us do not see anything different about us, there has to be something not right with our light.