April 2022 - GraceAndWorks


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I’ve been wondering about this word, PRACTICE, for quite some time now.

A short definition: Do something over and over to get better.

I’ve always wondered why people say that a Doctor is “Practicing” medicine or why Attorneys are “Practicing” the law. Shouldn’t they know what they are doing? I’ve always thought to myself that I would just prefer a Doctor, instead of one still “Practicing” or an Attorney that knows what they are doing, instead of still “Practicing.”

So, I decided that they are still “Practicing”, doing things over and over, so they get better at what they are doing (sure hope by the time I need one, that they would know what they are doing). Then, I thought, why don’t we have “Practicing” teachers, sales people, secretaries, business owners, preachers, coaches, etc.?

In athletics, we have, football, basketball, volleyball, hockey, soccer, and track “Practice” so the players can get better by doing the same thing over and over, until they get them right. All that “Practice” is done so they can be prepared for the events they compete in, and hopefully, they can win their event.

The next question I had was, why are Christians just called Christians? Shouldn’t we be called “Practicing” Christians? After all, doesn’t God want us to get better at what we do for Him? Shouldn’t we “Practicing” for Heaven? Thus the Sermon name of Heavenly “Practice”.

Let’s look at some of the scriptures that will show what we are supposed to be “Practicing”, to be better Christians, and how to show ourselves approved in order to gain that home in Heaven, that God promises those, who are obedient and “Practicing” Christianity.

James 1:1-2
Be joyful in your various trials–Faith

1st Corinthians 10:13
No temptation beyond what you can handle–Faith

Hebrews 10:24-25
Attendance–Not forsaking the assembly

1st Timothy 6:9-12
Be careful of greed

Romans 13:13-14
Walk properly
Put on Christ
No provision for the flesh

Ephesians 4:31-32
Be kind to one another

Philippians 2:1-4
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition

2nd Peter 1:5-9
The building tree for the “Practicing” Christian

SMILE, God loves YOU!! Have a GREAT day all.