Earnestness vs. Carelessness, A to Z
Acts apostolic, always
abounding in the work of the Lord;
Being the ardent difference, turning upside down the world.
Contrasted with the worldly attitude of pure carelessness;
Decisions based on
fleshly feelings and raw selfishness.
contend for the faith once delivered to the saints:
Fight the good fight and always remember—Jesus reigns!
ahead and do whatever you want whenever you want.”
it’s my life and my body and my decision—why not?
servant, always listen for the voice of the Master:
Jump at every opportunity to reach out to the lost and minister.
them when their down, sure! It helps you get ahead!”
them and leave them… it’s just a matter of when!”
Christ in your body, with boldness, not being ashamed:
Never give up, preaching repentance and baptism in Jesus’ Name.
leave me alone—I don’t wanna hear about your stupid religion.”
like me have no hope—I live for sports and recreation!”
seek the face of the Lord, praying in your secret place;
Remember the precious souls around you, asking for God’s grace.
what! I don’t care what you
think about me, I’m the boss.”
“Today I am going to buy what I
want no matter what it costs.”
remember every soul faces judgment and eternity:
Vehemently repent daily;
and teach others Truth, so they’ll see.
was all about me; but…it doesn’t
the spot—that’s where I’ll be buried, under that letter.”
the leading of the Holy Spirit: always trust and obey.
There went my life—I beg you to teach my family
Scriptures from the New King James Version (NKJV):
1 Corinthians 15:58 … abounding in the work of the
Acts 17:6 … upside down
Jude 1:3 … earnestly contend for the faith
1 Timothy 6:12 … fight the good fight
… Christ magnified in my body… not ashamed
Acts 2:38… Repent and be baptized every one of you in
the name of Jesus Christ
Matthew 6:6… pray in secret
once to die
2 Corinthians 7:10-12…
John 16:13… Holy Spirit guide into all truth
--bro. tim pickl
Saturday August 6, 2011 A.D.
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