Heirs of God ppt

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Published on January 15, 2008

Author: Bertrando

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Slide1:  Jeff and Reneene Wenzel Confident Heirs of God:  Confident Heirs of God The True Basis for Our Inheritance in Christ—the Law or the Faith? Galatians 3:15-29 Series: Getting Back on the Right Track Theme of Galatians: Freedom:  Theme of Galatians: Freedom Galatians 5:1—It was for freedom that Christ set us free. Therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject against to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:13—For you were called to freedom, brethren, only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love, serve one another. Bondage Vs. Freedom:  Bondage Vs. Freedom RELIGION Person’s attempt to reach God by their good works Based on “good works” = humanitarianism Very prejudiced against others = religions, race Naturalistic (realistic) CHRISTIANITY God’s love reaching out to people through Jesus’ death on cross Based on faith in God’s works – divine, prayer Very loving, kind, forgiving, accepting Supernatural miracles Are You Living in Freedom?:  Are You Living in Freedom? Are you clear and confident about what the Gospel really is and excited to share it with others? Are you clear and confident about who you are in Jesus Christ? Are you excited and motivated to study God’s word and to seek the Lord each day? Did you receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit when you first believed? Having begun in the Spirit, do you still have that same zeal and excitement about life you once had? Slide6:  An Heiress: Paris Hilton Expected inheritance? Over $20,000,000 The Believer’s Inheritance:  The Believer’s Inheritance Verse 18 – “inheritance”  Vs. 29 “heir” Ephesians 1:13-14 – The 1st installment Ephesians 1:18 – Inconceivable wealth Ephesians 5:5 – Not for everyone Colossians 3:23-24 – Heavenly motivation James 2:5 – Poor folks’ advantage 1 Peter 1:3-4 – it’s location How Can We Be Sure?:  How Can We Be Sure? The idea of “covenant” (15) C.f. 1 John 5:9 The covenant promises of God … Made to Abraham (16, 18) – Genesis 12:1f. Made to Abraham’s descendant (seed) = Jesus Christ (16) Never invalidated by “having to keep the Law” – introduced 430 years later The Limitations of the Law:  The Limitations of the Law A TEMPORARY provision added to show what SIN (or transgression) is (19) Only until Jesus came … Administered through angels … Requiring an “mediator” = Moses NOT against God’s promise … but … Unable to impart LIFE (21) The Positive Value of the Law:  The Positive Value of the Law For those WITHOUT Jesus Christ … Reveals what is RIGHT and WRONG (i.e. what sin really is) (19) The Law protects them (and a culture) from hurting themselves/others … (23) The Law teaches (tutors) them to understand their need for Christ (24) The Scripture = God :  The Scripture = God The “Scripture” has … (22) = “God has …” C.f. Vs. 8 (Romans 9:17) Shut up under sin  only ONE way out … BELIEVE the promise  RECEIVE the GIFT (22) The Special Gift of Faith:  The Special Gift of Faith “But before (the) FAITH came … the faith…” (23) Faith itself is a REVEALED gift … Ephesians 2:8 Faith lifts us above the need of the TUTORING by the Law (25) “The Faith” = your faith in Jesus Christ (26) The Results of “The Faith”:  The Results of “The Faith” A new IDENTITY in Christ in God’s family (26) …  29 = Abraham’s descendants Brand new spiritual clothes = Jesus (27) Romans 14:13 - Jesus Ephesians 4:24 – the “new self” Ephesians 6:11, 13 – the armor of God Colossians 3:12 – a new heart and attitudes A new sense of ONENESS with others – all types (even Aussi’s) = loving relationships Do You Belong … to Christ?:  Do You Belong … to Christ? If you do then … You BELONG … you have a place in the family of God You are Abraham’s offspring … adopted into the wealthiest family ever … You are promised an indescribable INHERITANCE … Are You Making any Disciples?:  Are You Making any Disciples? How? Become one first – join a House Church Give the first part of all your income “from your heart” to the Lord … (Luke 16) Ask your HC Teacher to “send you out” Recruit a host in a “house of peace” Receive a “revelation” plan (Proverbs 3:5f) Go and recruit the “un-house churched”

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