The Way I See It Part One by Pastor Joe Riddle
Galatians 2:20 (NASB)
I have been crucified with Christ; and 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 up for me.
Never apologize for passionately following Jesus.
The Christian’s ultimate authority for life is not culture, race, ethnicity, politics, gender, sexuality, economics, opinion, or any other value-du-jour.
God is alive.
How would our response to life change if we were truly aware God is alive?
Jeramiah 10:5-7, 10 (NASB)
“They are like a scarecrow… they cannot speak; they must be carried, because they cannot walk! Do not fear them, for they can do no harm, nor can they do any good. There is none like You, Lord; You are great, and Your name is great in might. Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? For it is Your due… the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. The earth quakes at His wrath, and the nations cannot endure His indignation.”
Where have you been going to find life?
God is holy.
Isaiah 55:8-9 (NASB)
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.
The error we often make in trying to understand God is assuming He is just like us.
Psalm 50:21 (NASB)
These things you have done and I kept silent; You thought that I was just like you; I will rebuke you…
You have been invited into His presence, but you were never invited to take Him for granted.
1 Peter 2:9-11 (NASB)
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. Beloved, I urge you as foreigners and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts, which wage war against the soul.
Where in your life have you grown comfortable with reflecting the world?
What would it look like to recreate that area of your life in the image of our Holy God?
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