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1 “The church is an eternal organism in the earth, doing the will of God and accomplishing the purpose of God.” If We Are the Body…

2 the Word1 John 5:7 – “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” Hebrews 10:5-7 – “Wherefore when He cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared Me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do Thy will, O God.”

3 Ephesians 1:15-23 – “Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all.”

4 so also1 Corinthians 12:12 – “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.” 1 Corinthians 1:10 – “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”

5 qualities priorities 7 qualities of Christ AS THE 7 priorities of His Church

6 But if we are the body Why aren't His arms reaching? Why aren't His hands healing? Why aren't His words teaching? And if we are the body Why aren't His feet going? Why is His love not showing them there is a way? There is a way We MUST embody the WORD of God We MUST embody the IMAGE of God We MUST embody the POWER of God We MUST embody the LIFE of God We MUST embody the GLORY of God LOVE We MUST embody the LOVE of God

7 The word… Expository preaching

8 The IMAGE … BIBLICALDiscipleship

9 The power… Global missions

10 The LIFE… Exponential reproduction

11 The GLORY … SPIRITED Worship

12 The LOVe… Sacrificial LOve

13 But if we are the body Why aren't His arms reaching? Why aren't His hands healing? Why aren't His words teaching? And if we are the body Why aren't His feet going? Why is His love not showing them there is a way? There is a way We MUST embody the WORD of God We MUST embody the IMAGE of God We MUST embody the POWER of God We MUST embody the LIFE of God We MUST embody the GLORY of God LOVE We MUST embody the LOVE of God LIGHT We MUST embody the LIGHT of God

14 The LIGHT… Christ-likeHoliness

15 1 John 1:5 – “This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.”

16 Colossians 1:15 – “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature” John 8:12 – “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 9:5 – “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 11:9-10 – “Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.”

17 Acts 1:8-10 – “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. And when He had spoken these things, while they beheld, He was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel…”

18 2 Corinthians 4:4 – “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” Philippians 2:14-15 – “Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world” 2 Corinthians 4:6 – “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”

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21 Genesis 1:16 – “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.” Malachi 4:1-2 – “For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.”

22 John 1:4 - In him was life ; and the life was the light of men. John 1:5 - And the light shineth in darkness ; and the darkness comprehended it not. Matthew 5:16 - Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

23 Ephesians 5:8 – “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord : walk as children of light :” Luke 11:35 - Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

24 Philippians 2:14-16 – “Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.”

25 Deuteronomy 33:13-14 – “And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath, And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon”

26 Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:22-26 – “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”

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28 Job 31:26 – “If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness” Isaiah 30:26(a) – “Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun,…”

29 Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:22-26 – “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”

30 holinessEvery person is fully acquainted with the Biblical PERSPECTIVE of holiness. ARE YOU?) …(ARE YOU?)

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32 God setting me apartGod setting me apart.

33 1 Corinthians 1:2 – “Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours” but ye are sanctified1 Corinthians 6:9-11 – “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”

34 Hebrews 10:10 – “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Acts 20:32 – “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.”

35 Genesis 2:3 – “And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”

36 God setting me apartGod setting me apart. God setting me apart from the worldGod setting me apart from the world

37 Genesis 2:3 – “And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.” Ephesians 2:3 – “Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.” 1 John 2:16 – “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”

38 2 Timothy 2:26 – “And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.”

39 God setting us apartGod setting us apart. God setting us apart from the worldGod setting us apart from the world God setting us apart from the world and unto something.God setting us apart from the world and unto something.

40 It’s not just “FROM” but “to”It’s not just “FROM” but “to”.

41 Acts 26:18 – “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”

42 It’s not just “FROM” but “TO”.It’s not just “FROM” but “TO”. It’s not just “OFF” but “ON”.It’s not just “OFF” but “ON”.

43 Ephesians 4:22-24 – “That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”

44 It’s not just “FROM” but “TO”.It’s not just “FROM” but “TO”. It’s not just “OFF” but “ON”.It’s not just “OFF” but “ON”. It’s not just “OUT” but “IN”.It’s not just “OUT” but “IN”.

45 into1 Peter 2:9 – “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light”

46 Matthew 12:43-45 – “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.”

47 manifestHoly people are those who manifest the fruit of the Spirit IS THAT YOU ? … IS THAT YOU ?

48 Galatians 5:19-23 – “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance : against such there is no law.”

49 Holiness involves 3 entities:Holiness involves 3 entities:

50 GodGod MeMe The worldThe world

51 Holiness involves 3 entities:Holiness involves 3 entities: It is God’s will.

52 that God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 – “For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.”

53 Holiness involves 3 entities:Holiness involves 3 entities: It is God’s will. It is MY calling.

54 that God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 – “For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.”

55 Holiness involves 3 entities:Holiness involves 3 entities: It is God’s will. It is MY calling. It is the world’s only hope.It is the world’s only hope.

56 1 Thessalonians 4:3 – “For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication…” 1 Thessalonians 4:7 – “For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.” Philippians 2:14-16 – “Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.”

57 Holiness is not an end in itself :Holiness is not an end in itself :

58 Holiness is not an end in itself : It is not just holding forth, it is also …laying aside!It is not just holding forth, it is also …laying aside!

59 Philippians 2:14-16 – “Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.”

60 1 Peter 1:13-16 – “Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”

61 1 Peter 2:1-5 – “Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby : If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 2:9 – “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into H is marvellous light”

62 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7 – “Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.” 1 Thessalonians 4:12 – “That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.”

63 holinessEvery person is fully acquainted with the Biblical PERSPECTIVE of holiness. SCOPE holinessEvery person is fully living out the Biblical SCOPE of holiness. ARE YOU?) …(ARE YOU?)

64 The scope of holiness: It has to do with our relationship to our bodies.

65 The scope of holiness:The scope of holiness: It has to do with our relationship to our bodies. It has to do with our relationship to our brethren.

66 1 John 2: Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you : because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth. He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

67 Philippians 2:14-16 – “Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.”

68 But if we are the body Why aren't His arms reaching? Why aren't His hands healing? Why aren't His words teaching? And if we are the body Why aren't His feet going? Why is His love not showing them there is a way? There is a way We MUST embody the WORD of God We MUST embody the IMAGE of God We MUST embody the POWER of God We MUST embody the LIFE of God We MUST embody the GLORY of God LOVE We MUST embody the LOVE of God LIGHT We MUST embody the LIGHT of God


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