Experiencing God: Relationship

Reality 1: God is always at work around you. 

 God was at work before the birth of Moses. Exodus 1:15-2:2 

 

God was at work during the childhood of Moses. Exodus 2:1-10 

 

God was at work when Moses was a young man. Exodus 2:15-25 

 

God was at work in the life of Moses for a greater purpose. Exodus 2:24-25  

Experiencing God: Invitation 

Reality 3: God invites you to become involved with Him in His work.

 

God now invites Moses into the work that God has for Him. Exodus 3:7-10 

 

He’s chosen to personally interact with you, His creation, to participate in His work. 

 

His desire is to get you from where you are to where He’s working. 

 

He leads you from being self-centered to being God-centered. 

 

It never would have crossed Moses’ mind to do something like this if God hadn’t invited Him. 

 

A pure Heart 

God looks for people who will allow Him to shape them into the instruments He requires to do His divine work. 

Jeremiah 18:5-10 

 

Truth is to be experienced 

When Christ teaches you something about Himself, He incorporates it into your life through experience. 

Luke 5-10 

 

Now is the acceptable time 

 

God’s timing is perfect. When He speaks, the time to respond in obedience is now. 

Matthew 8:18-22 

 

Experiencing God: Communication

Reality 4: God is always communicating with us.

 God pursued Moses for a conversation. {Exodus 3:1-10}
When He does seek to talk to us He:
1) sets the place {Acts 17:24-28};
2) knows exactly how to get our attention {John 10:2-5};
3) will make it clear how well He knows you and will make sure you know Him {Acts 9:1-5};
4) will make His purpose clear {Luke 19}. 
 
Our lives should reflect that we are experiencing with Him. 
People should be able to tell:
1) we are filled with the Holy Spirit {Romans 8:14-17};
2) we know and obey Him {Matthew 7:21-23; Luke 6:46-49};
3) that we are in constant communication with Him {Luke 18:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:17};
4) that we are active members of the body of Christ {Ephesians 4:11-16}
5) what our worldview is and indicate how we might handle the  circumstances of life {Philippians 1:20&21; James 1:2&3}
 
Conclusion: communication with God should leave a divine imprint on us! {Daniel 11:32b} 


Experiencing God



Discovering the Attitude that makes the Difference

Part 6 of 6 
“I Treasure Belonging to the Body of Christ”
 
Being apart of the Body is a gift.

Salvation is a gift;

   Romans 3:21-26

   2 Corinthians 5:21

    Ephesians 2:1-9

We recognize that our salvation means that we are part of the Body of Christ.

 

The universal Church and the Local Church.

The Universal Church:

   Ephesians 2:11-22

The Local Church: A specific group of gathered believers in a specific place at a specific time.

   Galatians 1:1-2

   Ephesians 1:1

   1 Corinthians 11-3

 

Understanding and Cherishing the gift of the Church.

 

 

Part 5 of 6 

 “My family, a healthy part of the body.”

 Ephesians 5:22-6:4 

 

 Pray together as a family for the church.

 

 

 

Worship together as a family.

 

 

 

Love the Church and encourage your family to do the same. 

 

Part 4 of 6 
    “Pastor, I’m praying for you

I Will Pray For My Church Leaders

 

 

Who Is My Pastor (shepherd)?    (Jeremiah 3:14&15; Ephesians 4:7-13)

 

 

What is the work of the Pastor?    (Psalm 23; Ezekiel 34:11-16: John 10:11-19)

 

 

For what does the Pastor need prayer?    (1 Timothy 3:1-7)

 

 

The commitment to pray    (Luke 18:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Part 3 of 6 
    Serving other’s”

 The greatest among you Mark 10:35-45

 Other’s first     Mark 9:35

 

 

 

 Encouraged by other’s   Romans 1:11-12

 

 

 

III. Stir up other’s to good works   Hebrews 10:24-25

 

 

Make your attitude that of Christ    Philippians 2:5-11
 
 
Part 2 of 6
“Unity”
Romans 12:3-5
God desires that Christians get along; Jesus made it clear in John 13:34-35
 
I. When the body works together Unity makes the body healthy.
Ephesians 4:1-3
Colossians 3:13-14 Above all put on Love
 
II. Gossip and other negative talk.
Gossip is destructive in the body of Christ
Proverbs 16:28
Proverbs 11:13
Ephesians 4:29
 
III. Forgiveness and Unity
Matthew 6:14-15
 
Unity in the church will not happen if members have unforgiving hearts.
Colossians 3:12-13
Psalms 133:1
 
Part 1 of 6
 
1 Corinthians 12:12-27
 
I. We are all necessary parts of the whole.
1 Cor 12:12-19
 
Ephesians 4:15-16 ESV
II. We are different, but we still work together.
1 Cor 12:20-26
 
Ephesians 4:25 ESV
III. Everything we say and do is based on a biblical foundation of love.
1 Cor13:4-5
 
Colossians 3:12-14
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