Presentation on theme: "God Man Sin Separates 1 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear. 2 But your iniquities have."— Presentation transcript:
God Man Sin Separates 1 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear. 2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear. (Isa. 59)
God Man Sin Separates Ephesians 2 16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. Christ Reconciles
Ephesians 2 16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. God Man Christ Reconciles What? Who? Where? How? Reconciliation – Make Friends Again Jew & Gentile – All Men; Every Creature In One Body – The Church (Eph. 1:22-23) By The Cross
SanctifiedSet Apart 1 Peter 1 2 elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
Why Is This Group Sanctified or Set Apart? 1 Peter 2 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ… 9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Our actions reflect on our Father! 1 Peter 2 11 Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, 12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Our actions reflect on our Father! Matthew 5 13 You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. 14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Ephesians 1 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved. 7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, 9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, 10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth--in Him. 11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
Paul Lost Self In Christ Galatians 2 20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Found True & Lasting Peace! Philippians 4 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Romans 12 1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 1 John 5 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. Luke 18 13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, “God, be merciful to me a sinner!” Reasonable: To Live and Serve our Creator
Christians are created – God’s workmanship – Unto the praise of His glory! What gives man the right to think he can worship God just any way that suits him? Choirs Dancing Clapping Bands Solo Singers Orchestras Drama Entertainment Jokes
Christians are created – God’s workmanship – Unto the praise of His glory! What makes man think he has the right (authority) to choose the “spiritual” work that suits him? Food Campouts Skiing Gym Day Care Ball Teams Orphan Home Entertainment Games
Christians are created – God’s workmanship – Unto the praise of His glory! What gives man the right to think he can set his on moral standards by the world in which he lives? Speech Entertainment Gambling Marriage Alcohol Homosexuality Dress
Christians are created – God’s workmanship – Unto the praise of His glory! What gives man the right to think he can be saved on his own terms instead of the terms established by God? Repent – Acts 2:38 Baptism – Acts 22:16 Confess – Rom. 10:10 Believe – Mk. 16:16 Hear – Rom. 10:17 Salvation