Monday, October 17, 2005

A Good Conscience

Wes is teaching on Sunday nights on The Science of the Christian Life, based on a series of lessons by the late Dr. Jack Hyles. He's doing a great job of teaching these lessons, and I'm so grateful that I get to sit in the service on Sunday nights. The other two services of the week I'm teaching the kids' class.

This past Sunday night, Wes taught on the Science of Conscience. I thought he had some good points, and wanted to share them here.

- A damaged conscience (the result of the fall of man) is called several things in the Bible: an evil conscience (Hebrews 10:22); defiled (Titus 1:15); seared (I Timothy 4:1,2); weak and defiled (I Corinthians 8:7); and weak (I Corinthians 8:12). We have to have our consciences back in good repair before we can depend on them.

- How to get your consience in good shape:
1. Have a pure mind - Titus 1:15, Philippians 4:8
2. Love - I Timothy 1:5 - learn to love others where they are
3. Fight - I Timothy 1:18,19 - fight the world and the flesh
4. Serve - Acts 24:16 - exercise your conscience - focus on serving
5. Be honest - Hebrews 13:18 - honest with ourselves and others in all situations
6. Share the Gospel - I Peter 3:15 - share the hope that is in you
7. Endure persecution - I Peter 2:19 - endure wrong patiently
8. Obey- I Peter 3:21 - do what God commands - say 'yes' to God about everything

4 comments:

  1. bonurA tender conscience is a hard thing to find these days!

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  2. oops! I accidentally typed in the word verification!
    What a goose!

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  3. The church we have been going to is pastored by a Hyles graduate and he has alot of men associated with Dr. Hyles in to preach. His name is Jon Shook; have you ever heard of him?

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  4. Courtney, I haven't heard of Pastor Shook - sorry! Neither my dh nor I actually went to Hyles-Anderson; we just enjoy Dr. Hyles' books.

    Sarah, I was wondering what on earth you were saying in the beginning of that first comment! Too funny! LOL I'm a very visual person, so my brain tries desperately to make words out of those verification letters - drives me nuts!

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