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Malachi 1; Colossians 3:23; Ecclesiastes 9:10; 1 Corinthians 15:58; Romans 12:1; Acts 2:41-47
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Organic Faith

Organic produce and other food items are becoming more popular. Many are returning to the old school ways of growing from soil rich in nutrients and protected from artificial enhancements.  If we want to be the healthiest Christians, we must also return to the simple and proven methods of growing into Christ.

Go back to the basic truth given by God to establish one’s faith and live one’s life.

Malachi 1

1. Higher Cost
Don’t give in to mediocrity and short-cuts. Go for “Excellent” – outstanding; exceptional, better;

Colossians 3:23
Ecclesiastes 9:10
1 Corinthians 15:58b

2. Pesticide–free
The problems didn’t occur overnight. People believe it is actually ok to cheat God. Looks good and not too bad!

Malachi’s concern:
-Violation of His law
-Abuses in the temple and priesthood
-Unlawful divorce of their Jewish wives
-Withholding of tithes
-Social injustice

Romans 12:1

3. Highly Sustainable
Acts 2:41
They were Jews and many don’t believe in Jesus. Is the power of God that change them not effort of human being? Is God intervention. Is a privilege not because of the person who study the Bible with you.

Acts 2:42-44
Not only did they believe (which is a big switch) but now to the apostle teaching. They change their behavior and practice right away

Acts 2:45-46
Jews use to get together in Synagogue/ coming to meeting is a norm. Giving to the community is normal. They give because that is the priority.

Acts 2:47
Imagine when everyone come together and give to the group. Everyone ready to give their best. Not what I can get. God will make it grow. Mission will be a norm.

Externally we can do a lot of things. It will stop – it needs to come from within/inside/automatic. The praising & worship is a by-product.
Mission - do we need to do a workshop? Where is the source?

Devote to the right teaching.
God will stir your heart.
Let our deeds come from within.

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