Pastor Tim Pianta 65 Main Street, Tolga, Phone 0418882605 Email tolgacommunitychurch@gmail.com ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Team Work - Being a Team Member

Bible References: 1 Peter 1:1-12; Romans 12:5; John 3:36; Romans 6:17-18; Romans 8; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 john 1:7; Romans 5:9; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 1:3; John 3:5; 1 Peter 1:23-

Team Work

Working together as a team to accomplish a mission/task.  We're not called to compete against each other but to work together as a "body".  As a team member we need to become a true, obedient Christian.  Not saved by works because no one can be saved this way.  But saved through accepting that we cannot save ourselves and in faith and obedience accepting God's gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Obedience is an important part of being a Christian - it's non-optional and part of the deal.  Your "being a Chrisitan'is kept by the power of God -not by you.

When you give your life to Jesus it's eternal - it's a covenant forever.  There is a price to pay being a Christian - you can't serve more than one master.  As a Christian we choose to serve Jesus Christ.  We are born again.  How?  By the Spirit and Word.  (How was everything created?  God spoke - the Word).  We are born again by the Will of God. We are born again by the mercy of God.  There is nothing you and I can do to save ourselves.  If it's not about God saving us then we will fall into the false beliefs of trying to be saved through doing "works". No one can get to heaven by doing "good works".  God extends His mercy to us.  It is a priviledge to be a part of God's family.

As a member of God's team - it's not about the Title (e.g. Pastor) but about being an active part of contributing to the team.

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