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Idolatry is constantly making demands of people, even God's people. While the world will always try to force us into submission to its god-substitutes, God can use those very pressures to make us stronger and give us a more vibrant witness to the power and mercy of the Living Lord Jesus. This message looks at the way idolatry tries to shape us and how God seeks to use the world's pressures to build our faith and witness.
Since we’re identified with Jesus, we’re to represent Jesus. Our actions enhance the credibility of our message. Our challenge is to pray - care - share.
How important are other people to you? Do you see them with Christ's love? When given the opportunity, will you tell all about the love he's given you?
The dramatic witness of Peter and the first disciples under threat of persecution, and our own witness stories today!
Jesus prayed that last night for his immediate disciples and all who would believe on Him through their witness. His prayer has to do with our unity to Him and the resulting unity we share with other believers. This message looks at WHY unity is so important for us and the world and what that unity does and doesn't involve.
We get to the second major question in John's epistle: Is our Christianity real? John uses a variety of tests to tease out whether or not someone who claims to have fellowship with God gives evidence of it. The first of these is a matter of walking in the light. God's very nature is light, and John expects people to bask in God's luminous nature. Their obedience to Him radiates His light to the dark world surrounding them. Worship fuels witness. And when the believer basks in God's nature, the problems of the world have a way of growing smaller.
Being identified with Jesus Christ will mean we will have to face the same treatment from people that he did. Living in a culture not used to suffering for Christ brings unique challenges to our faith. This message prepares God's people for reality and embraces the resource of the Holy Spirit operating through us into a sinful world.
Worship mean love expressed. God's 5 worship languages: Words of affirmation, Quality time, Receiving gifts, Acts of service & Physical touch. What we are individually, 24 hours a day, is more important than what happens in a church once a week. The secret of acceptable worship lies in how we are at home, or at work, and when we are alone, and nobody knows what we are doing. It lies in our total lifestyle.