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What does salvation look like in the life of a believer? Is salvation just a past event, and how does it affect the current life of a Christian? In this sermon, we will seek to understand how Paul calls every believer to follow Christ on a continued, daily basis.
In Scripture, God reveals His will, plans, and provisions for humanity. Through Scripture, God transforms people's lives. So, value Scripture above all other authorities. Heed its warnings. Delight in its benefits.
Our society is built around the pursuit of the "sweet spot". Every advertisement is an attempt to make you perfectly beautiful, perfectly athletic, and perfectly in control of your life (or to distract you from the reality of your situation!). However, it is not the healthy who need the physician, but the sick. Genesis 32 asks us to remember that we are all of us sick and in need of a Good King who will give us a new name.
In Jesus' High Priestly Prayer (Jn 17), Jesus prays for His eleven disciples in verses 6-19. In part 1, we looked at the "Subjects of His Prayer" (6-10) and the "Motivation of His Prayer." (11a). Now we'll look at the "Petitions of His Pray." Jesus prays to the Holy Father for two specific requests on behalf of His disciples: "Father Keep them" and "Father Sanctify them." Although Jesus is praying primary for His eleven disciples, these requests are made on the behalf of all believers.
This world is becoming a more dangerous place for the believer in Christ. Much like swimming in shark infested waters, believers need to know how to navigate through the danger using the wisdom and knowledge of God's Word in a practical way in order to be a true reflection of the way mate of Christ.
God blesses the church that stands out instead of fitting in.
Out of a true sense of brokenness before God comes a new desperation for a righteousness before God. This message considers four things about this holy desperation that Jesus calls blessed.
We have previously seen that which we are to put to death; we have seen what we are to put off. However, that leaves us naked so it is good to now see what we are to put on. It is not enough that we avoid sinning; we must also positively exhibit the righteousness of God. To give us a full picture of how we are to be in Christ, Paul first tells us what the new man is, and then he explains what the new man is to wear.
God made man with a purpose – to glorify God and enjoy him forever. Though humanity as a whole has lost this purpose, God in Christ Jesus has given his people new life so that they may live with this new purpose.