Emmanuel Faith Community Church

Comfortable in Your Own Skin

May 26/27, 2012
Comfortable in Your Own Skin
1 Corinthians 7:18-24
Pastor Dennis Keating

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THE PRINCIPLE: Be content! Walk with the Lord wherever you are.

“Contentment is not getting what you want, but wanting what you get!” - Anonymous

1. Ethnic identity is irrelevant to spiritual status. (v. 18-20)

THE POINT: Your race doesn’t have any impact, positively or negatively, on your standing with the Lord. (See Galatians 3:28; 5:6)

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28

“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.” Galatians 5:6

“Wherever you are, be all there.” - Jim Elliot

2. Social position is irrelevant to spiritual status. (v. 21-24; Romans 6:22)

“. . . freed from sin and enslaved to God;” Romans 6:22

THE POINT: Bloom right where you have been planted.

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