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Do You Want to Get Well? John 5:6 The Biblical Roadmap to Spiritual and Mental Wholeness Calvary Gospel Church Adult Sunday School May 25, 2014 “Who’s It All For?” from chapter 4 of Life Wide Open, by David Jeremiah, and “Know Your Real Needs,” from chapter 9 of When People Are Big and God is Small, by Edward Welch Who are we, and what do we really need?
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How was your work week?
“We work with a passion that reflects how we feel about the one we work for.” “We are empowered to live a truly passionate life when serving God is the object behind everything we do.” Words from David Jeremiah’s, Life Wide Open, chapter 4, pages “There is no task in this world you cannot perform with passion, as long as you remember who that task is for and all that He has already done for you. How you do it will reflect how you feel about your Master.” WHO DO WE REALLY WORK FOR? WHO IS OUR BOSS?
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When People Are Big and God Is Small “Knowing Your Real Needs,” chapter 9
I.To understand who we are and what our needs are, we must understand who God is and what His needs are A.The triune God has no needs; He’s completely fulfilled B.God’s goal is to exalt Himself and His own glory (Romans 11:36) C.God deserves praise simply because He is God (Acts 7:2) D.God’s “holiness” is expressed in all that makes Him great (e.g., His glory, honor, beauty, love, justice) E.The “holiness” in Jesus is the ultimate image of God’s glory (Heb. 1:3; John 1:14; Mark 1:24; John 6:69) II.Who Are We? A.We reflect God’s glory B.We are an image bearer of the most high God; it’s not just who we are but what we do (Eph. 5:1; 2 Corin. 5:20; Ex. 34:29-35) C.God reveals Himself in patterns for us to follow A.A priest (1Peter 2:9) B.A Christian (2 Corin. 5:20) C.Other pictures of God’s people III.What do we really need? Know Your Real Needs
Exodus 15:11 I.Who is God and What are His Needs?
Revealed by God as judge, father, mother, son, friend, brother, servant, husband, master, potter, shepherd… The Holiness of God Expressed in love and compassion Expressed in justice I.Who is God and What are His Needs? Hallowed be Your name.
Revealed by God as judge, father, mother, son, friend, brother, servant, husband, master… GOD the Holy One lovejustice Imitating God by being judge, father, mother, son, friend, brother servant, husband.… US Called to be Holy lovejustice Glorify: reflect, trust, obey, honor, imitate, represent, believe, love II.Who are We?
Priests “Holy to the Lord” Exodus 28:36 Christians 2 Corin. 5:20 Other Pictures Children (1 John 3:1) Slaves (Romans 6:22) Friends (15:14) Fellow workers (Eph. 6:1) Brides (Rev. 21:3) Living stones (1 Pet. 2:5) Warriors (Eph. 6:10-18) Husbands (Isa. 54:5) Evangelists, prophets, pastors, teachers (Ephesians 4:11)
III.What do we really need? The Lord’s Prayer – Matthew 6:9-13 Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen John 17:1-5,15,17 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, 2 as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. 4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. 15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. 17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
III.What do we really need? Ephesians 3: For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.