Here are my notes on the second day of Live It Well Conference with guest speaker Tim Challies. Click here for Day 1 Notes.
(I enjoyed the messages from Tim Challies and had fellowship with friends who also attended Live It Well. Thank you Higher Rock Conference for bring Tim here in the Philippines and looking forward for more conferences.)
Session 5: Live in Freedom
Romans 8: 1 “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
We live in 3 kinds of culture:
These 3 can be seen when Adan and Eve sin against God.
Your standing on God or man depends on the level of honor/out of fear/ guilt or innocence.
Fear and Guilt
- every time you break the law of God
- one group is facing condemnation but they are not condemn.
- the group that is not facing condemnation is now in Christ.
- their is still condemnation to the group that is not in Christ.
What can I do to be “in Christ”?
No. There is nothing you can do.
Jesus takes your righteousness. Your fear and guilt are removed by trusting in Christ.
“The guilty can be made innocent. The innocent cannot be guilty.”
Tim sites examples on the burden we carry from his mother’s testimony (which in that point Tim got emotional) and Pilgrim’s Progress.
Many Christians live feeling the burden of guilt and that God will somehow punish them.
Question: Where does these burden comes from?
Answer: They are bringing those burdens back to them.
- The gospel didn’t stop the moment you trust in Christ. Its just the beginning.
- God didn’t demand two payments of sin. It’s already paid. Not just on sins you have done but what you are doing and what you will be doing. Let go of the guilt.
Session 6: Live to Die
(Addressing growing old and a much wiser Solomon addressing the youth.)
v. 5 – Acknowledge man will die
v. 6 – Remember your Creator
v. 7 – We will return to dust
Chapter 11: 7- Chapter 12
Who will you be then?
Godliness just doesn’t just happen.
Who you are today is who you’ll be in old age. You have to make it today to be committed to be joyful/godly today.
Be joyful and holy today.
v.9 – Rejoice with your youth
3 Joy Enhancers According to Ecclesiastes 11: 9
- Enjoy life but acknowledge that youthfulness will come to an end. Savor life. We have one opportunity to live a life well.
- Enjoy life but acknowledge of a coming judgment. Live with boundaries. Know what to avoid and what to pursue.
- Enjoy life but acknowledge the vanity of it. Life is a vapor. Nothing will last forever.
Every joy in this world points out to the Creator. Enjoy it as a gift.
Remember Him today.
v. 4- Metaphor of a crumbling body of an old man.
What pleasure or passion God’s want you to pursue?
Who will you be in old age?
Session 7: Live to Share the Gospel
Jonah 4 (Jonah’s reaction with God sparing Nineveh)
What if the Book of Jonah ended in Chapter 3? or Matthew ended in Chapter 27?
It would be a different book.
Beholding God in Jonah 4
God’s characters displayed in the last chapter of that book:
v. 1-3 – Jonah’s anger with the people of Nineveh repenting
v. 4-6 – God’s response to Jonah
Do you reflect God’s patience to your life?
Does that patience extends from you to others?
v.11 – God is sovereign even if you don’t understand it.
Do you love God for being sovereign?
Jonah love God’s sovereignty when it is in favor to him.
Jonah loves God’s sovereign when God rescued Him with a fish and when God gave him the plant. But Jonah didnt see God’s sovereignity when God spared Nineveh.
Do you love God’s sovereignty when it gives you the good? Remember Romans 8: 28?
v. 11 – Do you reflect the compassion of God?
God is a God of compassion. God extends that compassion to you when He saved you. Will you extend that compassion to others?
The soul is precious. The one thing you can take to heaven is souls.
How do we express that compassion of God?
Share the gospel.
Session 8: Ask Me Anything
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