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Today, we consider the importance of being reconciled in our relationship with God. Do we even need to be reconciled? How can we be reconciled, and what difference does this make? In this message, we will consider these very questions.
Don't you know? Have you not heard? Jesus is all you need! Choose Him and be satisfied. 47 minutes.
The Apostle Paul writes to the Christians on how to live out their convictions to the fullest extent being contrary to the world. As we today as Christians should live as radical Christians making sure that in every thing we do we do not conform to the world but in contrary let others see Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior living through us in our daily walk.
Would you prefer ugliness to be magnified, or for the LORD to be magnified? Really? Because you have opportunity every day to overlook foolishness in order to keep sight of, and magnify, Jesus. We each choose, daily, what will be magnified. 35 minutes.
After two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, enact sinful revenge against the men of Shechem for sin committed against their sister by one man of the city (Gen. 34)--a vengeance that was partly fueled by Jacob's indifference to the whole matter--Jacob and his household are placed in a dangerous situation. Jacob fears for his safety and that of his household. In the midst of this, God tells Jacob to go to Bethel and make an altar that he and his household would worship God. It reveals that the fundamental purpose for which God creates his covenant people is for the worship of God. Thus, it is the worship of God that God's people must make as their focus. According to Genesis 35 it will mean that they pursue holiness, encounter God's protection and focus on who God is and what God does.
We have journey through much of the Gospel of John this year—not verse by verse, but nonetheless, I think that we have been in this glorious Gospel enough to see its purpose (to make Jesus known so that He would be known by others). Today, we find ourselves in John 17. It’s a prayer. In a sense we are eavesdropping, through the miracle of the inspiration of Holy Scripture, on the prayer life of Jesus. There is another prayer that we refer to the Lord’s prayer. You know the one. It begins, “Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name…” But, here in John 17 is another model prayer. As one said, “John 17 gives us a glimpse into the heart of Jesus unlike any other chapter in the four Gospels.” (Gary Burge, NIV Application Commentary, 458)
Paul left Titus in Crete to set what remained unfinished in order (1:5). One pressing matter that was unfinished was the appointment of elders. Godly leadership is vital to a properly ordered church. In 1:10-16, Paul explains why Titus’ appointment of qualified leadership and opposition to unqualified leadership in the Cretan churches is so important, namely because there are many false teachers in Crete turning people away from the centrality of the gospel. So, in order to help Titus and the churches recognize and oppose ungodly leadership, Paul gives 12 characteristics of false teachers and 2 action steps to take in order to prevent them from harming the church.
There are many great things for us to pursue. Yet, how many of us consider holiness as something that is incredibly important to pursue? The truth is that God desires our holiness. The church is a forgiven people. And we are forgiven to grow in holiness. Listen as pastor Lance Parrott calls us to hear the words of Jesus as he challenges us to be a people who pursue holiness together in light of the grace of God.