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Creation Ministries International Daily Article

Friday, September 4, 2015


"Each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that." 1 Corinthians 7:7.

"For it is God who works in you, inspiring both the will and the deed, for his own chosen purpose!" 
 Philippians 2:13.

"There are different abilities to perform service...” 1 Corinthians 12:6
Exodus 31:1 The LORD said to Moses, 2 "I have chosen Bezalel, the son of Uri and grandson of Hur, from the tribe of Judah, 3 and I have filled him with my power. I have given him understanding, skill, and ability for every kind of artistic work--- "
Corinthians 3:5 There is nothing in us that allows us to claim that we are capable of doing
 this work. The capacity we have comes from God; 

"No one can really know what anyone else is thinking or what he is really like, except that person himself.” 1 Corinthians 2:11


"There has been enough time for you to be teachers -- BUT you still need to be taught...
(You are) without any experience in the matter of right and wrong." Hebrews 5:12-13

"Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways." Proverbs 20:30 
"God helps us in our troubles, so we are able to help others who have all kinds of troubles, using the same help that we ourselves have received from God." 2 Corinthians 1:4 

"Always remember what you have learned. You education is your life -- guard it well!" Proverbs 4:13 

"Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel...” 2 Corinthians 9:13

Your ministry will be most effective and fulfilling when you are using your GIFTS and ABILITIES
in the area of your HEART'S DESIRE in a way that best expresses your PERSONALITY and 


Monday, July 13, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The habit of Tithing

The habit of Tithing; revealing our heart to God and giving to invest in the future through a weekly tithe to God 1Corinthians 16:2; 2Corinthians 8:7; Matthew 6:19-21. 1Timothy 6:18-19 and 2Corinthians 9:6

  • Honoring God with my Tithing
“Remember that the person who plants few seeds will have a small crop; the one who plants many seeds will have a large crop.” 2Corinthians 9:6
  • Giving our tithe reveals our Spiritual Maturity.You are so rich in all you have: in faith, speech, and knowledge, in your eagerness to help and in your love for us. And so we want you to be generous also in this service of love.” 2Corinthians 8:7
a. Giving makes me love like my Father in Heaven.
For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not die but have eternal life.” John 3:16
b. Giving draws me to God.
For your heart will always be where your riches are.” Matthew 6:21
c. Giving is the antidote to pride.
Command those who are rich in the things of this life not to be proud, but to place their hope, not in such an uncertain thing as riches, but in God, who generously gives us everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share with others. In this way, they will store up for themselves a treasure, which will be a solid foundation for the future. And then they will be able to win the life, which is true life.” 1Timothy 6:17-19
d. Giving strengthens my trust in the Lord.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and He will show you the right way. Never let yourself think that you are wiser then you are, simply obey the Lord and refuse to do wrong. If you do, it will be like good medicine, healing your wounds and easing your pains. Honour the Lord by making Him an offering from the best of all that your land produces.” (Proverbs 3:5-9)
Give to others, and God will give to you. Indeed, you will receive a full measure, a generous helping, poured into your hands - all that you can hold. The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you.” Luke 6:38

e. Giving is an investment in the future.
Command them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share with others. In this way, they will store up for themselves a treasure, which will be a solid foundation for the future. And then they will be able to win the life, which is true life.” 1Timothy 6:18-19
f. Giving blesses me with Prosperity.
Be generous and share your food with the poor. You will be blessed for it.” Proverbs 22:9
Be generous, and you will be prosperous. Help others, and you will be helped.”
Proverbs 11:25
Happy is the person who is generous with his loans, who runs his business honestly. A good person will never fail; he will always be remembered.” Psalm 112:5-6
g. Giving brings happiness.
I have shown you in all things that by working hard in this way we must help the weak, remembering the words that the Lord Jesus Himself said, “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving”. Acts 20:35

  • Tithing with the right attitude
Tithe to serve God.For this service you perform not only meets the needs of God’s people, but also produces an outpouring of gratitude to God.” 2Corinthians 9:12

  • Tithe cheerfully. Each one should give, then, as he has decided, not with regret or out of a sense of duty; for God loves the one who gives gladly.” 2Corinthians 9:7
  • Tithe freely. I can assure you that they gave as much as they could, and even more than they could. Of their own free will they begged us and pleaded for the privilege of having a part in helping God’s people in Judea.” 2Corinthians 8:3-4
  • Tithe generously. Remember that the person who plants few seed will have a small crop; the one who plants many seeds will have a large crop.” 2Corinthians 9:6

It was more than we could have hoped for! First they gave themselves to the Lord; and then, by God’s will they gave themselves to us as well.” 2Corinthians 8:5

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The purpose of Spiritual Maturity

Ephesians 4:14-15

Then we shall no longer be children, carried by the waves and blown about by every shifting wind of the teaching of deceitful men, who lead others into error by the tricks they invent. Instead, by speaking the truth in a spirit of love, we must grow up in every way to Christ, Who is the head.

Misconceptions about Spiritual Growth
 Growth is automatic:
 "In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again." Hebrews 5:12
".. .Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose." Philippians 2:12-13
 The truth is that Spiritual growth is intentional.

 Growth is mystical and intended for a few: “But keep away from those godless legends, which are not worth telling. Keep yourself in training for a Godly life.” 1Timothy 4:
 Truth: Spiritual maturity is available to all believers but there are no short cuts!

 Growth is instant
 The truth is that Spiritual growth is a process that takes time.

 Growth is only knowledge: "Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do." James 2:18
"For though once your heart was full of darkness, now it is full of light from the Lord, and your behaviour should show it" Ephesians 5:8
"You will know them by their fruits." Matt. 7:16
 The truth is that Spiritual maturity is demonstrated more by how you act than by what you know.

 Growth is only personal: "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good works. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another..." Hebrews 10:24-25
"For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen." I John 4:20
 The truth is that Spiritual maturity requires family-like relationships

 Growth is through study only
 The truth is that Spiritual maturity requires all the purposes of God in your life.
Spiritual growth begins with a commitment, is a gradual process, involves developing habits, and is stimulated by the relationships that you find in the church.

So a great commitment to the Greatest Commandment and Great Commission will produce a Great Christian

".. .Your faith in God has become known everywhere." 1 Thessalonians 1:8
"Any of you who doe’s not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple."
Luke 14:33

 Disciples are known by what they are committed to
To grow up in every way to Christ takes commitment to the habits necessary for Spiritual Growth
“But continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, now and forever! Amen.” (2Peter 3:18)

 So what is “Spiritual Maturity”?
“And so we shall all come together to that oneness in our faith and in our knowledge of the Son of God: we shall become mature people, reaching to the very height of Christ’s full stature.”
Ephesians 4:13

 Spiritual maturity is being like Christ.
“Those whom God has already chosen He also set apart to become like His Son, so that the Son would be the first among many brothers. And so those whom God set apart, He called: and those He called, He put right with Himself, and He shared His glory with them.” Romans 8:29-30

 Spiritual Maturity is not a gift.
“There has been enough time for you to be teachers- yet you still need someone to teach you the first lessons of God’s message. Instead of eating solid food, you still have to drink milk. Anyone who has to drink milk is still a child, without any experience in the matter of right and wrong.”
Hebrews 5:12-13

 Spiritual Growth is intentional
Spiritual Maturity takes DISCIPLINE: “But keep away from those godless legends, which are not worth telling.Keep yourself in training for a godly life.” 1Timothy 4:7

 We become what we are committed to

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