October 18 – Sermon Notes
The church is called to be a community of human relationships reflecting the grace of God. – Romans 15:7; Ephesians 4:31,32
Key Memory Verse: Rom 15:7 NASB - "7 Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God."
I. Review of the victorious church
A. Jesus will _____________ His church
B. The ____________ of God bought the church
C. Isaiah said that ___________ nations would be reached by the church
D. Paul prophesied that the church would be __________ before the second coming
E. Revelation reveals that the church is the ____________ of Messiah
F. The Church is at the ____________ at the right hand of God
G. The Church who believes who they are “in Christ” will ____________ or have a lifestyle that bring God’s kingdom power to the earth.
H. God is going to do more for the Church so that the C____________ and C_______________ of God is seen in us.
II. Grace Relationships
Romans 15:7 NASB - "7 Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God."
Ephesians4:31-32 NASB - "31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you."
The gospel is not just a way of salvation it is a way of life.
II. By making the gospel of grace in Messiah Jesus the core ultimate value, philosophy, and religious ground motive or our heart, soul, mind, gut and spirit we can live in relationships of unconditional acceptance, kindness, sensitivity , long suffering, patience, and forgiveness with others.
III. To do this we must preach the law and the gospel to ourselves day and night.
III. How should we then live?
Psalm 1:1-3 NASB - "1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates (mutters to himself) day and night. 3 He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers."
This will be a Holy mind and soul washing.
Ask God to let you hear the self-talk that you are telling yourself and that now controls your emotions and actions.
Debate any of this self talk that does not line up with God law (moral principles) and gospel (God’s salvation through grace and not due to your self righteousness in Christ Jesus).
Seek Repentance (change of mind and attitude) and Faith in the Gospel
o See and own your own immoral unloving actions (100% Rule)
o See the immoral and unloving attitude behind the wrong words and deeds
o See the false ultimate concerns (idol) motivating the attitude.
o Pray for a change of mind and attitude to be given to you by God
o Pray for faith to trust and find refuge in Jesus the Messiah alone for salvation and forgiveness from your sins.
o Pray to not just accept the gospel for your good but to become the gospel in attitude, thought, word, and deed for the good of others.
The unexamined life is not worth living?