Tolga Community Church

Tolga Community Church
"We believe a Great Commitment to the Greatest Commandment and the Great Commission will GROW a Great Church."

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Go Back to Where You Come From

 Bible References:  Romans 7; PS 138.8

What is the purpose for our life?
The Lord called out a people to live in the centre of the world. Israel, the people were called to live where the centre of the world;  north and south, east and west and a lot of trade happened
God placed the Jewish people in the land we know as "Israel".

Crossing the Jordon, indicated a whole new start.  Its not about feelings at all.  Ps 138.8  the Lord will accomplish what concerns me, the Lord will accomplish not me!

Matthew 22: 36-39  the greatest commandment, purpose of God in our life.  Matthew 28. 18 to 20

Why do we live this life?  To fulfill the purpose God created you for.  You were Created for a purpose.

Worship is not about going to a service.  Its about living our life cause God wants us to.  God blesses us to bless others.  Worship is not singing a song, its about loving God.  Its not about feelings.
Loving God, letting God transform your mind, you using your freewill.  If you don't allow God to speak to your spirit, Satan will.

As a Christian, God created you to bepart of a family.

“I went out to find a friend and not a friend was there. I went out to be a friend and friends were everywhere.”

Adam and Eve gave authority to Satan.  Jesus gives the authority he took back to his disciples.  To be a disciple, Jesus is our model.
We  choose to allow God to grow us in his character.

Romans 12:1-2  Spiritual act is allowing God to transform the way you think.

Success in life on earth is never final, and failure is never fatal
Keep going in the Lord.  I was created to become more and more like Jesus!

Most people in western world today are disciples of their denomination, we need to become disciples of the Saviour.

When we look at each we have got to see the person created in all the glory (as God sees them).  Reaching out to other people to serve God.  If we keep looking at people and their failures you burn out and get discouraged.  Ministry, is loving others God's way...Matthew 28

Teaching others - evangelism.  Evangelism is about going to the places in our society and confronting society with what is truth
Evangelism is about telling people the truth, i.e.  Jesus!

The church was like Israel, called out to be a different people.
The scriptures teach us the lessons of the past, so we can go forward.

1 comment:


    Many believe that Ephesians 2:8 teaches that God arbitrarily bestows faith on a selected few so they can believe and be saved. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

    Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.(NKJV)

    Salvation is the gift of God, not faith. The gift God gives is forgiveness from sin.

    How do men receive faith?

    Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of God.(NKJV)

    Faith comes from hearing the gospel preached. Faith is not arbitrarily dispatched to a chosen few.

    Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greeks,

    Salvation is attained by believing the gospel. Salvation is not predetermined by God and forced on a select few by forcing them to have faith and be saved.

    1 Corinthians 1:21 For since, in the wisdom of God , it pleased God through the foolishness of the messaged preached to save those who believe.(NKJV)

    God saves men through preaching the gospel. God does not preselect men and the force them to have faith so they will be saved.

    John 3:36 "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but that the wrath of God abides on him."(NKJV)

    If God imputes faith to all who believe, why would those who do not believe receive the wrath of God. Non-believers would have no responsibility nor capability to believed and be saved.

    1 John 3:20-23....And this is His commandment: that we we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.(NKJV)

    Why would God command us to believe on His Son Jesus Christ if we are not capable of believing? Does He arbitrarily bestow that faith on non-believers?

    Jesus said "He who believes and is baptized will be saved.."(Mark 16:16) Jesus did not say God will give you the gift of faith so you can believe, be baptized and be saved.



The Holy Spirit changing our hearts

  Ultimately, we know that the final son of Abraham and Sarah is who blesses all nations and that is Jesus. And Jesus gives us a sign bett...