Monday, January 25, 2010

I'm In

Sermon notes from "I'm In" sermon yesterday. This is part of our 2010 "IDENTITY" series. God works from the inside out.

Acts 17:28-29. 'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' "Therefore since we are God's offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone an image made by man's design and skill."

From the ESV Study Bible:

"Acts teaches that the new community is rooted in old promises. It does this by telling how God directed the inclusion of Gentiles and took the message from Jerusalem to Rome. The gospel can go to all the world because (1) Jesus is Lord and (2) God directed that the gospel go into all the world. The book ends on a note of triumph as the gospel comes to Rome, even though believers suffered in terms of injustice and physical persecution in an effort to get the gospel there."

God created us with an innate desire to know and love him. While this desire will last eternally, trauma can shock it into temporary dormancy.

Hebrew verb "YHVH" meaning “to be.”
Jehovah-Jireh means "the Lord who sees and provides."
Jehovah-Nisi means “the Lord is my miracle,” or “the Lord is my banner."
Jehovah-Tsidkenu means "the Lord who is our righteousness."
Jehovah-Shalom refers to "the Lord of peace.”
Jehovah-Rapha means “the Lord who heals you."

1. God heals because he is The Healer
2. God heals in response to his promises.
3. God heals when you demonstrate faith
4. God heals to encourage people to come to Him. (Psalm 103:2-4).

He heals broken hearts; he repairs wounds.
We must strive to comprehend the depths of God’s unconditional love.
We were created with an innate desire to know and love Him.

As God works us through things He works from the inside out.

God responds to faith

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