Theme – Pattern For Living

Pattern for Living

Instruction Sheet

For this series of meetings a pattern envelope was made and given to each lady with instructions for each meeting. 

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Front

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Back

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Inside

There were several of the above pages stating the place of each meeting with the date and time, the speaker, the craft, and the hostess helpers.  You could adapt them any way you wanted.


Also enclosed was a Pattern for Living Instruction Sheet which included the following:


Important:  “In all they ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.”  Proverbs 3:6

General Directions for Doctrine and Life:  Study Titus 2

Planning Layout (1st Meeting):

  • Gather Materials – “Let all things be done decently and in order”  I Corinthians 14:40

  •  Study directions – “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”  II Timothy 2:15

  • Consult expert – “Pray without ceasing.”  I Thessalonians 5:17

Instruction for Cutting (2nd Meeting):

  • Seam allowance – Give others the benefit of the doubt.  “Man looketh on the outward appearance but the Lord looketh on the heart.” I samuel 16:7

  • Cutting – Cut out all unkind criticism, gossip and fault finding.  “Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby”  I Peter 2:1,2

Facing the Task & Marking the Pattern (3rd Meeting):

  • Choose interfacing for shaping – “In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works.” Titus 2:7

  • Marking – “Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright:  for the end of that man is peace.”  Psalms 37:37

Construction of the Garment (4th Meeting):

  • Put it all together – “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” I Cor. 4:2

  • Binding – “Keep they father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:  bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.”  Prov. 6:20,21

Finishing & Pressing (5th Meeting):

  • Pressing – “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”  Phillippians 3:14

  • Finishing detail – “I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”  II Timothy 4:7

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Glossary

Ruffling – Don’t get ruffled!  Not called for in this pattern!

Lip Zipper – “Lord fill my mouth with proper stuff, and nudge me when I’ve said enough,”

Gathering – Drawing together of friends using thread of humor.

Elasticity – Use for all problems.  For vexations caused by people, apply affection.  For problems caused by circumstances, apply prayer.  Fro infirmities or unexpected obstructions that hinder well-laid plans, say “Thy will be done.”

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Below is a simple, yet necessary pattern for daily living:

  1. Select Pattern:  The Bible is our pattern
  2. Cut out Pattern:  Remove Sin from your life.
  3. Sew Pattern:  Add Godly characteristics
  4. Wear Outfit:  Be a witness with your life.

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It is necessary to have an instruction sheet in your pattern for living:
Important:
Proverbs 3:6  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Study First
:
2 Timothy 2:15   Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Planning and Layout:

1 Corinthians 14:40  Let all things be done decently and in order.

Seam Allowance
:
Give others the benefit of the doubt.  I Samuel 16:7…for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

Instructions for Cutting:

Cut out all unkind criticism, gossip, fault finding.  Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Ruffling:

Don’t get ruffled!  Not called for in this pattern!
James 1:4 But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

Lip Zipper
:

Lord fill my mouth with proper stuff,
and nudge me when I’ve said enough.
Proverbs 17:28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: [and] he that shutteth his lips [is esteemed] a man of understanding.

Facing The Task:
Titus 2:7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works:…

Binding:
Proverbs 6:20-21  My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, [and] tie them about thy neck.

Pressing:

Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Finishing Detail:

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith:



Ellen

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