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Wherever, Whatever, Whenever, However . . . Christ!, Part 3

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April 6, 2022 7:05 am

Wherever, Whatever, Whenever, However . . . Christ!, Part 3

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April 6, 2022 7:05 am

Jesus Christ, Our All in All: A Study of Colossians

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Today from Chuck Swindoll really mean whatever you may be your work, home, Christ will eliminate the obstacle when you make him whatever however Christ will enable you to change your goal in life is not the other person changing should you treat it's amazing what happens.

You and I change makes all the difference in the world and our life in her home. Men are taught to love their wives. And conversely, women are taught to submit to their husbands. Wait, what submit today on Insight for living Chuck Swindoll's teaching from a passage in Colossians chapter 3. That is become a lightning rod for controversy and yet Chuck contends this timeless truth is proven to be effective in cultivating healthy relationships. In the event you missed yesterday's program will begin with helpful highlights Chuck titled his message wherever whatever whenever. However, Christ.

When I think of peace I think of inner tranquility feeling of calm secure serenity when I have peace I met E's.

I'm at rest here. He says let peace be in your heart. He's called us to live in peace to see how the verse ends and you are when the peace of Christ is all part of your life. You're always you can't help but say thank you for giving me this sense of serenity when I was in such unrest, you need to peace that only Christ can give. When you allow him to serve as umpire he will call that shop and you will know until you know it don't decide what now that's the peace of Christ in the heart not go to the next hearing. He says let the message about Christ or the word of Christ.

Logoff is the word for word what the word of Christ in all its richness, fill your life was not me it means think on reading. Listen to it when it's taught respect for overrated make a study of memorized portions of it for your life. Let it become a part of your vocabulary part in your way of thinking. What Moses says affects the way you think what Jeremiah Wright affects the way you think and respond. What David puts together in the Psalms are Paul or Peter or Judy or James or John.

All of it fits together and before long. It begins to fill your life with the verses let the word of Christ dwell in you richly let the message in all its richness, fill your life. Even so that when you are asked about advice, let your teaching and counsel with others be filled with the wisdom of God's by the way, the byproduct of that look at the verse we sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God and he mentions again thankful heart.

The role of music comes again and gives you that that delight in the in the will of God.

In fact he says in verse 17.

Whatever you do or say do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God. When you do that when he's your all and all freely is that it flows naturally and there is a lot of common sense wrapped around it and before you know what you're guided and guarded from extremes as you think about it, okay following the peace of Christ in the heart. The word of Christ in the life now we come to the presence of Christ, that is to permeate our homes and families. Now it gets a little bit convicted correction. It gets very convicted. Okay hang on wives, I'm going to say something very non-politically correct okay, better stated, politically incorrect as well. Believing wives submit to your husbands, as is fitting for those who belong to the Lord. Submit means submit adapt your life to his you know it's amazing when Christ is your all in all it isn't nearly as irksome as you might think when you're selfish. It is when you're headstrong and when he does things you don't like it will let you know it will aggravate you if he's your all in all but if Christ is your all in all you don't see the adapting is that is that sacrificial it's fitting for those who belong to the Lord is fitting for you who belong to the Lord that you adapt your life to your husband. Husbands quit poking your wives is not fair that I don't get to you right now. Husbands, love your wives and never treat them harshly interesting, isn't it we are instructed by a command here and in Ephesians 5, to love her is agape love its allotment doesn't expect a reciprocal love in return.

It's a one-way love is a love that represents honor and respect.

There is even a sense of adoration have a place in your life that is so filled with love that bears the name and the life of your wife that it's obvious to her how much you care for her. Christ is important when he's your all in all the home isn't about you and it isn't about her words about Christ was the one who called you together see how it works. We found it because we got it all with such humanism become revolutionary.

Paul's words are husbands, lover effect. Ephesians is lover as Christ loved the church and gave himself for she loves you enough to submit to you, you love her enough to die for her and you would do so willingly. When you love her like this. How magnificent his account of harmony. How great is that kind of Mary how rarely it occurs because we are driven by an old nature that once our way. We call our own shots. Thank you. But when Christ is your all in all whenever however wherever whatever you lover. You don't even enjoy a meal without her notice. She won a runoff water, all without knowing how you feel about it. She cares about now.

Children got past that the let's get the children what a children's ward to do well wouldn't you know it always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord.

There is I didn't write it. I'm just a spokesman and I've lived long enough to know that if the child doesn't learn obedience in the home is a rough road ahead of them and will often suffer dreadful consequences as Christ breaks them down and just learn machinist learn obedience. The home was a place where a child is to learn respect for authority. Don't give up your role as a parent, don't give it up. No, listen to the media known at the extreme major standards were not talking about beating a child. There is nothing here or anywhere in the Bible that justifies such abuse is nonsense. We teach a child.

Obedience is we love them as we shape their lives with counsel in time an appropriate discipline in the child begins to reveal the kind of obedience. As the years come to pass in the child grows up to be an adult to obey its my life is a life of obedience. The same for every other adult here. Thankfully I was raised in a whole obedience was expected and in fact demanded that it was fair.

You don't speak to your mother like that. This is not the way you respond. Your attitude stinks correcting and all on and on as I grew up. You know what happened to you about this when I reached your early 20s and it was time for military obligation. I joined the Marine Corps they have a way of expecting submission to authority. They have a way of doing, you will know something not writing I get my folks all the credit.

I never struggled with authority in the Marine Corps. Of course I submit there are no authority over me that a higher rank. They been around they make statement those around me.

The struggle in the core. Some of them ready to take their life because they couldn't stand were those who never learned to submit and they had Lord who so for them it was a big if it was radical change. It was no different than hearing those words from my own father or mother I learned as a child to obey. It says, for this pleases the Lord doesn't please the trial because a child is an old nature and the child will put you to do the test. I'm telling you, you know that, but our tendency is to give up said and I were having dinner and we notice that a table next to us. There was a couple with this darling little boy there always darling when they're not your own. So this darling little boy sitting there and easy to his macaroni and cheese. That's right my GE just stubborn and not dear nose is a great time and become triplets, triplets, truck it up there and all of a sudden the mom and dad are up on their feet, serving is getting that is the lives he got this in the month that she puts her spaghetti in his cheese, he don't want that teaser he throws it in her and that she's up and she stopped her desserts. We just dessert back as you lick in the desert. It's her sister's dessert and succeed on like that so she put that on on the little boys played Melbourne alike is a gets rid of that these parents are all over plate who had the most wonderful meal watching your you know what they were terrific parents. They were to Rick, I mean the dad was just as involved as the mother of course these days ago.

You're the mother dear Judge Carol that's a stupid is that you could say you go, go, are you saying that all engaged telephone much they mean to you. In fact, the next verse is a good one in father's it could be parents fathers and mothers don't aggravate your children how you aggravate a child by the way, the word means to arouse to provoke to irritate and even to embitter you make a child better where your discipline is too harsh it's too often it isn't mixed with sufficient love you Lord verbalizing your affection your criticizing your child more than your affirming your child is discouraging for anyone if all I did with you was a blockage to criticize you believe in this building would be half-empty. You don't come to be criticized as not furthermore is not my role as a parent, you certainly must deal with role, but you don't aggravate your children. Why see what is is, they will become discouraged to speak to you dad's business address to father's we can be the worst. This because they want raised with a lot of affection quite likely for you then you tend not to raise your child with a lot of affection you you love just say it came across a statement from John Newton, preacher, hymn writer who gave us amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me, Newton lived a written life before Christ lived on the street early on he said in one place. I know that my father love me, but he did not seem to wish me to see my heart went out to John Newton when I read the children need to see a need to hear it.

By the way back to our little meal the other night dad in the mom that had leaned over several times and whispered something really great to his little boy I really wish I could've heard what he said it looked so affectionate and eat put his arm around the head of couple visual triplets, one on didn't want him to touch her, but he did dance couple in each belong to hear what you have to say about what you believe he were heaven Father's Day meal happens be Father's Day today and have 16 table and that is because someone couldn't come. And one of the holes in our table will be our youngest son who lives somewhere long ways away now. So last night I took time to write. I told him achievements to I thought I write a few words and knowing that I had a pole whim or anything like that or are sermonized. I just could telling how much I missed how much I care about on recently had its 22nd anniversary of and had his 44th birthday and we connected with them for both into hero back this week's comment. See tell you that to make a big deal out of me because more often than not, I've done it wrong more often than not. I spoke too quickly and since you told me you wish and pulled me but when we wind up in the bedroom she would say to me, you know, a few minutes ago you embarrassed our daughter. I don't think you meant to, but you embarrassed for that so helpful you not to visit the site well the other day, you yelled our son had done some I say you know what to write on wrong so make it right.

Kids will appreciate apologies. I've never known of a child.

No, no I'm not going to forgive you, no matter how you say I'm not going to bring you embarrassed me and him and hold him because you for the rest your life. They don't do that. They remember that you cared enough to apologize okay we don't want to discourage our children. We want to encourage now for the workplace and I'll do this quick because you you don't like where you work. So I get just kidding you're loosely okay you say when it fits. That's a good start. Okay let me do a quick list of what to do as a good employee in the wrong from right here in the Bible to make things up. The right here in the Bible. Number one do as you're instructed to do without complaining. That's verse 22.

Obey your earthly masters in everything you do you do that, chances are you will be promoting you'll get a raise.

Maybe not right away, but you will be noticed and you will stand out during the grouper that makes other people look bad toff. You go ahead and do what's right what's right with a good attitude. Second, be diligent, even when you're unobserved. See how it reads is work willingly at whatever you do, said earlier, try to please them all the time, not just when they're watching you, so be diligent even when unobserved.

Here's the third realize that your employment reveals your commitment to Christ or to get that verse 23 work willingly and whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people is when you have that attitude makes all the difference in the world. How faithful and loyal you are as an employee. Remember the story of how we Hendrickson told you he was on the airplane American Airlines and finally guy was belligerent and became difficult and hard to deal with in this lady was serving as part of of the, the group that was serving meals and drinks and whatever and she just patiently patiently work with this man. Hendrix finally said after the flight was almost over, went back to her and he said to this flight attendant. I just want to commend you.

In fact, I like your name, because I want to write the president of American Airlines and tell them what a great job you did cheese and a lot of work for American Airlines. She's worried American Airlines uniform is that you don't. She said no.

I work for the Lord Jesus Christ just so happens to be American Airlines's all. No wonder she's patient she serving Christ wonderful.

This is the master you're serving as Christ. No word to you who are employers look at verse one of chapter 4 we just and fair to your sleeves bosses. Those of you who are leaders in the company CEO, COO's you who are the folks who give other directions be just and fair.

How can you be just in your expectations and in your decisions be just in your expectations. Your decisions guard against playing favorites. The last line of verse 25 God is no favorites so we just in your expectations and be fair in your wages and your words pay a good wage. Good employees are worth a good wage and it says remember you have a Master in heaven. So you two are countable in your to be kept humble.

Okay, wrap it up wherever and whatever Christ will eliminate the obstacles when you operate like this wherever you may be, and whatever you may be your work or your condo home. Christ will eliminate the obstacles when you make him master only.

No.

Whatever. However, Christ will enable you to change your goal in life is not the other person changing it's you change and it's amazing what happens when you and I change makes all the difference in the world and our life in our home and our work. Please know sit very quietly for a moment you claim Christ as your own Savior and Lord. You trusted him as your master these words are for you. Everyone said insincerity and every one of them based on the Scriptures's words are for you to think on it to act on whatever you do or say you represent the Lord Jesus made make a difference in peace rule in your heart and the word of God filling your life in the presence of Christ permeating your home and family in the life of Christ on display for you work you never met the Lord Jesus he's available. He waits for you to turn to him, trusted right now.

Don't try to clean up your life. You can't do that. Just trust Christ right now. He'll clean up your life when she becomes master Lord God, your son is our strength when we are weak.

He's the treasure that we seek. He's are all in all, how we love it how closely we would love to walk with him. Help us to do that, deep within you make decision within our minds as we talk and counsel with the surrounding of our home, his parents or children. Grandparent and his workmen and women be pleased for your son is in the name of Jesus we pray this email you're listening to Insight for living in the Bible teaching of pastor and author Chuck Swindoll today study represents message number 8 to 10 part teaching series on Colossians and to learn more about this ministry. Visit us online@insideworld.org will also be pleased to learn the check is written a fascinating biography on the man who wrote this New Testament letter to the Colossians. It's titled Paul a man of grace and grit. Paul identified himself as the worst of sinners, so it's truly astonishing that this one time Christian persecutor became an ambassador for the grace of God, you'll love reading about historian Schuck's book.

Paul, a man of grace and grit to purchase a copy go to Insight.org/offer or call us if you're listening in the United States, call 800-772-8888 in the last several months we've heard from thousands of friends from all around the world who've affirmed the value of Chuck's Bible teaching in recent days. I've seen comments from listeners and places like Veracruz, Mexico, the Philippines and this creative comment from a follower on Twitter who said I cannot command Insight for living highly enough. And then he added an insider day keeps sorrow and folly at well this encouraging feedback motivates us to keep forging ahead not only here in North America but in all 195 countries of the world, but we can't advance without the support of generous listeners like you who sustain Insight for living either through one-time donations or by becoming a monthly companion you can partner with us by calling us if you're listening in the United States, call 800-772-8888 that phone number again 800-772-8880 or give a donation online@insight.org/don't inviting you to join us.

When Chuck Swindoll presents what he calls a brief checklist for believers Thursday on Insight for living in the preceding message wherever, whatever, whenever and however Christ was copyrighted in 2014 and 2022 and the sound recording was copyrighted in 2022 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. all rights are reserved worldwide. Duplication of copyrighted material for commercial use is strictly prohibited


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