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We are to identify ourselves with our relationship to Christ, not our social status, job, or sexuality.
Paul wanted the church to know a few things: 1) He wanted the church to know God's possession of them: 2) He wanted the church to know God's presence in them: 3) He wanted the church to know God's purpose for them:
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.
How do we find peace in time like these? It’s what we want isn’t it? It’s what we long for? But, it’s Boston, North Korea, Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, or the economy. And that doesn’t even include what might be going on just in your individual life. So, where can we find peace in times like these? I point us to John 16:33 today.
There are 3 things to always remember whenever we think about the presence of the Lord. 1. Seeking his Presence 2. Staying in his Presence 3. Soaking in his Presence Miles Valley leads us in clarifying what these mean and what it truly means to always feel the presence of the Lord whenever we feel we have left it.
Does Jesus feel welcome in your heart? How can you prepare your heart as a place that invites the continual presence of God? Join Pastor Phil Harris as he shares the secret to preparing your heart for the presence of God.
What is it about the blessing of God that causes it to result in people both receiving mercy and then extending it to others? It is because it is what pays the penalty for sin, breaks the power of sin, and removes the presence of sin.
Because of what Christ has done those who know Him have been given the privilege of a new relationship with God. We are also called to a new kind of relationship with other believers. What does if mean to provoke each other in a positive manner.