*** notes from church this morning – awesome message by our youth pastor Caleb Hall – @ The River 

 

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Eph 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

Last days
Glorious church, spotless bride
Matchless One is looking for a match, for a bride
Jesus isn’t going to be unequally yoked with His bride

Colossians 1:27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Mystery
Christ in you, the hope of glory

Not just a Christ for us, or near us, or around us but Christ is IN us

Salvation
Healing
Ministry

Not living for him but as him
God raises up people and then works THROUGH US

Matt 13:17 For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it. (about the Kingdom of God)

Gal 2:20- I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Crucified with Christ, no longer I that live but Christ who lives in me

Die in Christ
Resurrected in Christ, he lives on me

 

How do I make that real in my life?

Faith has to grow

How do I determine if I’m making a decision by faith or by self?
What is the aim of this?
How do we live by faith vs flesh?

 

Our minds are conditioned by the world to feed self and flesh

Gal 6:8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

sow into the spirit

Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.

renew your mind

 

Battlefield of the mind to let Christ rule in us

Be intentional

Going your own way is the path of least resistance

You’re either sowing into one or the other

Not necessarily an excess thing re sowing into flesh, but more often subtle

Called to be in the world, not of the world

Arrange your life to be a living sacrifice

 

1. hearing the voice of God
Matt 4:4 man should not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from God
If we’re not sowing into the spirit we develop wisdom

2. col 3:2 set your minds on things above
Intention

Your times of prayer matter
Your times in the. Word matter
Submitting to leadership matters
Listening to teaching matters
Speaking in tongues matters

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