Law #6: The Law of the Spirit

Law #6: The Law of the Spirit

Ephesians 5:18 (NIV) Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. How much familiarity have you had with drunkenness? What can getting drunk teach us about Christian living? What exactly is debauchery? You might look in a...
Law #7: The Law of Example

Law #7: The Law of Example

1 Corinthians 11:1 (NIV) Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. Who has been an example to you—in any arena—that has inspired you? Who is one person you admire and why? Who has been an example of consistent Christian living for you? Does it sound a bit...
Law #8. Make every effort

Law #8. Make every effort

2 Peter 1:5–7 (NIV) For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual...
Law #9: The Law of Faith

Law #9: The Law of Faith

Hebrews 11:6 (NIV) And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.   What two things are necessary to come to God? Believe that He exists. Most of us...
Law #10: Speaking the truth in love we will grow

Law #10: Speaking the truth in love we will grow

Ephesians 4:15 (NIV) Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. I would have expected this verse to say, “hearing the truth we will grow.” Why do you suppose it says, “speaking...
Law #11: The Law of Pain

Law #11: The Law of Pain

Hebrews 12:7–8 (NIV) Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?  If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at...