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(For word document click title above) Spiritual Check-up Sermon Summary - Gill Khoury – 19 March 2017
Easter is coming!
Prepare yourself spiritually and don’t miss the reason for this high point in the Christian calendar.
Many Christians go through a period of self-examination at this time of year.
It is a good idea that we do the same.
1 Corinthians 11:28-32 Amplified Bible (AMP)
28 But a person must [prayerfully] examine himself [and his relationship to Christ], and only when he has done so should he eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks [without solemn reverence and heartfelt gratitude for the sacrifice of Christ], eats and drinks a judgment on himself if he does not recognize the body [of Christ]. 30 That [careless and unworthy participation] is the reason why many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep [in death]. 31 But if we evaluated and judged ourselves honestly [recognizing our shortcomings and correcting our behavior], we would not be judged
2 Corinthians 13:5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
5 Test and evaluate yourselves to see whether you are in the faith and living your lives as [committed] believers. Examine yourselves [not me]! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves [by an ongoing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test and are rejected as counterfeit?
How do you self examine? Tools:
Spiritual evaluation questions over the next few weeks:
Score yourself out of 10: Then examine the reasons for the score.
- Am I praying with faith?
- Am I still serving with passion?
- Do I still believe with confidence?
- Am I confessing with humility?
- Am I worshipping with joy?
- Am I giving with gladness?
- Am I reaching out in love?
Don’t “crashland” into Easter. Allow it to be a time of spiritual renewal.