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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.
Matthew proves that at some point we must see ourselves as a gift from God.
“If Jesus would appear at your dinner table tonight with knowledge of everything you are and are not, total comprehension of your life story and every skeleton hidden in you closet; if he laid out the real state of your present discipleship with the hidden agenda, the mixed motives, and the dark desires buried in your psyche, you would feel his acceptance and forgiveness.”
Jesus' response to Peter's betrayal is the definitive illustration of how God ultimately responds to our sinfulness.
Main Points: We as a culture and as well as individuals we struggle not to judge what we see. But we do. Within this message we will explore God who teaches us to look at the heart not the outside. We will also answer the questions “What does ‘all in’ look like?
Sometimes reaching out to people can seem daunting. We don't always feel like an evangelist. The thrust of this series is to allow the Holy Spirit to instill in us a heart for those without Christ so we can be the hands and feet of Jesus to our community.