Christ's Reflection On Earth
Lead Pastor Greg Dumas
Be careful with your liberties
1 Corinthians 10:23 (NIV)
“Everything is permissible,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.
1 Corinthians 10:24 (NIV)
No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.
Warning to Believers
1 Timothy 1:19 (NIV)
holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith.
The Way for Believers
Romans 3:23 (NKJV)
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 5:7 (NKJV)
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.
Romans 5:8 (NKJV)
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 6:23 (NKJV)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Points of Application
1. Christians: “Little Christ’s - Christ’s reflection on the Earth…Challenges me!”
1 Samuel 15:22 (NASB)
"Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
As in obeying the voice of the LORD?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
And to heed than the fat of rams.
2. Those Seeking: He knows you and cares about every detail of your life
Psalms 139:15-16 (EXB)
You saw my bones being formed [My bones were not hidden from you] as I ·took shape [was made] in ·my mother’s body [secret]. When I was ·put together [woven] ·there… you [ your eyes] saw my ·body as it was formed [ embyro]. All the days ·planned for me were written in your book ·before I was one day old [not one of them existed]
Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
I Peter 5:7 (NKJV)
casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Matthew 11:28-30 (EXB)
“Come to me, all of you who are ·tired [weary] and ·have heavy loads [overburdened; heavy-laden] and I will give you rest. Accept my teachings [Take my yoke upon you] and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in ·spirit [heart], and you will find rest for your ·lives. The burden that I ask you to accept [ …because my yoke] is easy; ·the load I give you to carry [ and my burden] is light. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."