Tuesday, January 25, 2011

CHB #10

Class Notes from May 13, 1955
Colossians 3:17 "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."

5 sure results of practicing the presence of God in ALL that we do.
1. Excellent help to prayer, producing in us a deep reverence for the majesty of God.
2. Produces a confidence in God- a fearlessness of our enemies, patience in trouble, and a sure hope of remedy.
3. It produces a joy in God for we know he is with us in our natural actions to preserve us, in our public actions to praise or reprove us, in our recreations to restrain us, in our sleep to watch by us, and in our watchings to refresh us.  In all this it makes it easy to keep Paul's rule in Phil. 4:4 and 1 Thess. 5:16
(Phil. 4:4 "Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again: Rejoice!"  1 Thess. 5:16 "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.")
4. Keeps alive holy desires of the enjoyments of God.
5. It issues forth as a fountain of humility of spirit, causes us to see our great needs, our daily wants, and hourly supplies, and to think of the deep admiration of God's unspeakable mercies.  It helps us to keep our mind and thoughts from wondering loosely.  It helps to make us God-like in all our ways of life.
(2 Peter 1:57 "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 affection, love.")

Attitude Toward the Home:
A. Do you look upon the home as a divine institution or just a mere agency of convenience?
B. Are you willing to suffer and sacrifice if need be for the sake of your home?
C. Are you willing to make a modest beginning or do you expect to have all the luxuries that your parents have after forty years of saving?
D. What preparation have you made towards being a good home-maker?
Attitude Toward Occupation:
A. What preparation have you made for your life work?  Is it completed?
B. How much have you already saved?  What debts have you incurred?
C. How is your money invested? How much life insurance do you carry?  Whom do you consult about your investments?
Attitude Toward Religion:
A. What is your attitude toward religion?  Are you a devout Christian? Skeptical? Indifferent?
B. Are you both members of the same church?
C. Do you pray and read the Bible together?
D. Do you look upon religion as having first place in life?  Or is it a thing of minor importance?
Attitude Towards Recreation:
A. What kind of recreation or amusement do you prefer?
B. Do you consider it wholesome and uplifting?
C. What is your idea of a real good party?
D. How much of the Family Budget should be used for amusement and recreation?

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