Sermon: January 17, 2021

Be Still

Part 2:
“We are STILL Blessed”

by Michael Lewis

January 17, 2021

Sometimes we don’t understand what we have until we really focus on it.

When people panic they tend to focus on what they can lose.

Paul used his lock-down time to think about what he thinks about.

Matthew 5:45: “For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.”

Ephesians 1:3

Ephesians 1:4-5

We are RICH!

  1. We are STILL chosen and valued.

    God’s love does NOT depend on who we are; but, it depends on who He is.

    Romans 8:38: “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.”

    Ephesians 1:6-7

  2. We are STILL forgiven and free.

    Romans 3:12: “No one is good enough, no not one.”

    Christ Jesus paid for our imperfections and through HIS blood we belong to God.

    Romans 3:23-24: “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.”

    Ephesians 2:10: “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

    God does NOT haunts us with sins He has forgiven.

    Ephesians 1:9-14

  3. We are STILL informed and indwelled.

    It’s the gift of illumination.

    His Word gives us a sense of God plan and His Spirit gives us a sense of how to live His plan out loud.

Don’t miss the joy for what you have for the fear of what you might lose.

Jude 24-25: “Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault. All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.”

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