Nov 18, 2018
What Are Your Goals As A Believer?
 
2 Corinthians 13:11-14
 
Complete- means to be in the process of maturing
 
Matthew 5:48 “Be perfect, therefore, as your Father is perfect.”
 
Perfect – not sinless perfection same word as complete
 
Be in the process of maturing
 
I. Never Stop Growing VS 11
“Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity.” ~ Hebrews 6:1
 
Maturity- same word as perfection
 
Same word as complete in the text today
 
II. Protect The Unity of The Church
“I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me” ~ John 17:23
 
UNITY IS WHEN ALL BELIEVERS – ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE COME TOGETHER AND WORSHIP TOGETHER
THE TRADITIONAL WORSHIP STYLE BELIEVERS
THE CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP STYLE BELIEVERS
THE DIFFERENT STYLES OF SECULAR MUSIC
THE BLUE JEANS AND THE SUITS
THE PERSON WITH MANY TATTOOS
BESIDE THE PERSON WITHOUT ANY TATTOOS
THE GRADUATE SCHOOL PH.Ds
WORSHIP BESIDE THE
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE
THE BLUE COLLAR WORKERS
WORSHIP WITH BUSINESS OWNERS
THE PERSON WHO LIVES IN POVERTY
WORSHIP BESIDE THE MULTI-MILLIONAIRE
 
III. Live In Peace With Other Christians
“Live in harmony with one another….if it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” ~ Romans 12:16, 18
 
IV. Demonstrate To Believers They Are Loved
 
"greet one another with a holy kiss"
 
Not a romantic kiss - Not a Hollywood kiss
 
 
 
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  • Nov 18, 2018What Are Your Goals As A Believer?
    Nov 18, 2018
    What Are Your Goals As A Believer?
     
    2 Corinthians 13:11-14
     
    Complete- means to be in the process of maturing
     
    Matthew 5:48 “Be perfect, therefore, as your Father is perfect.”
     
    Perfect – not sinless perfection same word as complete
     
    Be in the process of maturing
     
    I. Never Stop Growing VS 11
    “Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity.” ~ Hebrews 6:1
     
    Maturity- same word as perfection
     
    Same word as complete in the text today
     
    II. Protect The Unity of The Church
    “I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me” ~ John 17:23
     
    UNITY IS WHEN ALL BELIEVERS – ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE COME TOGETHER AND WORSHIP TOGETHER
    THE TRADITIONAL WORSHIP STYLE BELIEVERS
    THE CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP STYLE BELIEVERS
    THE DIFFERENT STYLES OF SECULAR MUSIC
    THE BLUE JEANS AND THE SUITS
    THE PERSON WITH MANY TATTOOS
    BESIDE THE PERSON WITHOUT ANY TATTOOS
    THE GRADUATE SCHOOL PH.Ds
    WORSHIP BESIDE THE
    HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE
    THE BLUE COLLAR WORKERS
    WORSHIP WITH BUSINESS OWNERS
    THE PERSON WHO LIVES IN POVERTY
    WORSHIP BESIDE THE MULTI-MILLIONAIRE
     
    III. Live In Peace With Other Christians
    “Live in harmony with one another….if it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” ~ Romans 12:16, 18
     
    IV. Demonstrate To Believers They Are Loved
     
    "greet one another with a holy kiss"
     
    Not a romantic kiss - Not a Hollywood kiss
     
     
     
  • Nov 11, 2018Looking For Spiritually Alive Believers For Local Church
    Nov 11, 2018
    Looking For Spiritually Alive Believers For Local Church
    2 Corinthians 13:1-6
     
    Vs 5, ''Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you - unless, indeed, you fail the test? But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves do not fail the test.''
    I. Do You Have Strong Faith?
     
    Vs 5”Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don’t drift along taking everything for granted. Give yourself regular checkups.” The Message
     
    11 Corinthians 13: 1-4 (New Living translation),
    ''This is the third time I am coming to visit you. And as the Scriptures say, the facts of every case must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses. I have already warned those who have been sinning when I was there on my second visit. Now I again warn them and all others, just as I did before, that next time I will not spare them.''
    ''I will give you all the proof you want that Christ speaks through me. Christ is not weak when He deals with you. He is powerful among you. Although he was crucified in weakness, He now lives by the power of God. We, too, are weak, just as Christ was, but when we deal with you, we will be alive with Him and will have God's power.''
     
    2 Corinthians 12: 21, ''I'm afraid that when I come my God may humiliate me before you, and I may mourn over many of those who have sinned in the past and have not repented."
    ''When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long, For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me. My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah.'' ~ Psalm 32
     
    ''Your hand was on me day and night, and it was crushing the life out of me,''
     
    'I acknowledge my sin to You, and my iniquity I did not hide. I said I will confess my transgressions to the LORD, and You forgave the guilt of my sin.'' ~Psalm 51
     
    II. Do You Want To Be Righteous?
     
    ''Blessed are you who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for you shall be satisfied.''
     
    III. What Is Your Attitude Toward Spiritual Authority?
  • Nov 4, 2018What Is The Difference Between Phony and Real Believers?
    Nov 4, 2018
    What Is The Difference Between Phony and Real Believers?
    2 Corinthians 12:11-21
    I. A Real Christian Knows Only Jesus Is Important
     
    Chp 12:11 ''I have become foolish; you yourselves compelled me'' ''Actually I should have been commended by you, for in no respect was I inferior to the most eminent apostles, even though I am a nobody. The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with all perseverance by signs and wonders and miracles.''
     
    Galatians 6:3, ''For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.''
     
    Romans 1:1, ''Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God.''
     
    II. God Teaches His Children
     
    Vs 19
     
    By meeting our needs when we are helpless
    By making us wait before He meets our needs
    By stretching us beyond the realm of the familiar
    By taking us through the consequences of wrong choices
    By allowing us to fail By permitting pain and suffering
    By sending us into the path of difficult people
     
    III. There Is A Strong Passion To Help People Mature Out Of Selfish Behavior In The Church
     
    Paul wrote ''All this time you've been thinking that we are defending ourselves to you. Actually, it is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ'' And why? ''and all this for your upbuilding, beloved.''
  • Oct 28, 2018How Do You Handle A Thorn In The Flesh?
    Oct 28, 2018
    How Do You Handle A Thorn In The Flesh?
    2 Corinthians 12:7-10 ''And because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, to keep me from exalting myself! Concerning this, I entreated the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He has said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.' Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore, I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong” I. Thorns and Suffering Are A Part Of Life buffet – to strike with a fist – a lot of pain II. Believers Respond To Suffering In Different Ways ''See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God, that no root of bitterness springing up causes troubles, and by it many be defiled.'' ~ Hebrews 12:15 God answered him AFTER 3RD PRAYER ''Paul, My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.'' Paul replied to God vs 10, ''Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.'' III. God Has A Purpose For Your Thorn Vs 7 keep me from exalting myself- Song: He Giveth More Grace ''He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater, He sendeth more strength when the labors increase; To added afflictions, He added His mercy, To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace. When we have exhausted our store of endurance, When our strength has failed, 'ere the day is half done; When we reach the end of our horded resources, Our Father's full giving has only begun. Fear not that thy needs shall exceed His provision, Our God ever yearns His resources to share; Lean hard on the arm everlasting availing, The Father, both thee and thy load, will upbear. His love has no limits; His grace has no measure, His power has no boundary known unto men. For out of His infinite riches in Jesus, He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.''