Bring Honor Back, Part 5, May 15, 2011

Malachi 1:6-13, Haggai 2:6-9, Mark 7:6-9
Would God say:
  “They attend church, but their heart is far from me”
  “They read their Bible, but their heart is far from me”
  “They pray eloquently, but their heart is far from me”
  “They contribute money, but their heart is far from me”
  “They do ministry, but their heart is far from me”
  “They love to sing, but their heart is far from me”
  “They talk to others about Jesus, but their heart is far from me”
 Prov. 11:11, 27:18
 – Your harvest of honor is the seed in you of honor. Don’t wait to be shown honor. Show honor first.
Honor the elderly (Lev. 19:32, 1 Sam. 2:27-30)
Honor widows (1 Tim. 5:3)
Honor God, regardless of who is watching (2 Sam. 6:10-23)
Honor God, in your body (1 Thess. 4:3-5)
Honor God, with the first (Prov. 3:9)
Honor is found in wisdom and understanding (Prov. 3:13-18, 4:7-9, 15:33, 29:23)
Serve Jesus and the Father will honor you (John 12:26)

Bring Honor Back to Mama, Susan O’Reilly, May 8, 2011

Prov. 6:20 – interpretation: honor her teachings
– Honor
  – to treat with respect
  – to look upon with favor
  – to do good to
  – to look out for
  – to be a blessing
  – to lift up
Ex. 20:12, 2 Tim. 1:1-5
– it is never too early to start instilling respect for God’s Word, for the house of God, and for those in authority
– children learn what they live
– question for mothers: what kind of Bible are they reading when they watch your life?
– heaven is long, earth is short
– practical ways to show honor:
  – appreciation
  – be respectful
  – stay connected
Prov. 29:15
– respect yourself

Bring Honor Back, Part 3, May 1, 2011

Mal. 1:6-13
– what attitude do I need to adjust?
– be a strong communicator and holder of honor
– honor becomes my way of life
– review: Rom. 12:10, 1 Peter 3:7, Eph. 6:1-4
– Lessons from Haggai 1:1-8
– work on the temple stopped (people said it’s not the right time since it’s so hard)
– Haggai was like an alarm clock – unwelcome but necessary
– consider your ways (v.5-6)
– Haggai teaches that honor is expressed through time, serving, giving, and investing (honor invests in what it values)