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COME AS YOU ARE - PT. 2 1) You can do NOTHING to be accepted. 2) Jesus's actions give me the opportunity to be accepted. 3) My acceptance determines my behavior. 4) Even when I fail, by the Spirit I am FOREVER put of God's family.
You've heard the saying, I'm not religious; I'm spiritual. Maybe you even think that about yourself. What's good and not so good about this saying? WE also are tempted have our lists of acceptance and worth. We try to be good, we think. We like it when others are good to us. But how does all this work when if comes to living a blessed life, and living a life in the presence of God? We are tempted to 'law,' Galatians 3 leads us to faith. We explore what this means in our study on Galatians 3.
David Wong tells how Jesus came to break down barriers, and so should we.
Don’t judge me! It’s a popular cry of our times. A plea for acceptance and an attack on those with outspoken opinions. This message looks at Romans 14 and examines the issue of what it means biblically to “accept one another”
In John 19:30, Jesus says, "It is Finished." All of us struggle with this longing to find approval from our parents, our boss, our kids, our friends, etc. We often work so hard to gain this approval and once we have it, we find its almost impossible to keep. What does this mean about gaining and keeping a holy God's approval? Listen and hear why that one phrase "It is Finished" is so important for us.
What is the reality of your fight against sin in your life? Are you as put-together as you let people believe? I didn't think so. None of us are. We need to be honest and admit that our whole lives are basically playing "catch-up" when it comes to being the people that we would like to be.
This week we looked at God's Father heart for us and learned that and His home is a place of acceptance, love, and belonging.
[Recording Note: The opening illustrations got cut off of this recording.] For God’s people, division is a bad thing. In Romans 15, we find that unity produces far better results. First, unity in the church is good for God's people. It produce peace and joy in our relationships with one another, provides the best environment for spiritual growth, and inspires hope. Those are good things! But the best thing about unity in the local church is that it glorifies God. That is the big picture we must never lose sight of. For, unified worship is one of the primary purposes of the Church. Unified worship is the ultimate end of Christ’s work on the Cross. Thus, when unified worship is realized, God is glorified. So, let's praise the Lord together by sacrificing for one another's good, accepting one another as family, and praising God together in song, service, and Christian love.