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

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Purpose In Our Life - Complete the Mission The Lord has Given us to Do

Bible Reference:  Acts 20:24

"But nothing, not even my life, is more important than my completing my mission. This is nothing other than the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus: to testify about the good news of God’s grace."  Acts of the Apostles 20:24 CEB /https://bible.com/bible/37/act.20.24.CEB

Completing the mission the Lord has for us to do.  We will know who we are; your people.

Romans 16:25-27

Jesus Christ came from the line of David but he was also the divine Son of God.   God also raised him from the dead.

A disciple - a disciplined way of life.  We are loved by God and members of His body.

God has called you and set you aside from this world.   We are holy saints; people of God; we are Christians.

Only God through what the Jesus Christ has accomplished through his death and resurrection, salvation and eternal life.

The Roman church suffered great persecution.   They were loved by God and called to be his saints.   As we go about our life as a Christian,  we are hurt unless we have the Holy Spirit.   The enemy will try and hurt God's people through various means.

Matthew 5:3-12

Blessed and joyful (not 'happy') whatever you go through,  you can be blessed and joyful.   The kingdom of grace is such because the kingdom of glory is for them.  God sees not what we do, but what Jesus does.

True repentance is not just turning our life around and accept God's will in our life; we are obedient to God; we trust God. Humble and continued dependence on the mercy of God.   Total dependence and obedience to God.

Heaven is the joy of the Lord for them; earth is not their home.  Those who mourn will be comforted by God.

God is not a lover of the proud; the one who pushes others around will held accountable.

Moses was the meekest person in the Bible.   Caleb was obedient and received by capture what was promised to him.   Judas Iscariot missed out.

Offense in the church today is a big problem.   How do we accept correction?  Are we offended or are we humble enough to accept correction?

Our righteousness comes from Jesus Christ.   We need to how we stand before the Lord. 

When we hunger and thirst for righteousness, God will be with us.  The Holy Spirit will grow us.

We need to have compassion and help them.  Pray for those who are having difficulty and don't know Jesus.   They need to be rescued from hell.

Heart is purified by faith in Jesus Christ.   None but the pure of heart will see God.  Heaven wouldn't be pure if we went in the way we were before we were saved by faith in Jesus Christ.

Peacemakers love to keep the peace; live at peace.  If you are not a peacemaker then life becomes very tiring.

There is nothing in our suffering that could bring merit to God.   We are blessed in Jesus!

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.   Blessed are those who mourn,  for they will be comforted.   Blessed are the meek,  for they will inherit the earth.   Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,  for they will be filled.   Blessed are the merciful,  for they will be shown mercy.   Blessed are the pure in heart,  for they will see God.   Blessed are the peacemakers,  for they will be called children of God.   Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.   “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.  Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."
Matthew 5:3‭-‬12 NIV
https://bible.com/bible/111/mat.5.3-12.NIV

When we are out there preaching the Gospel, its important we know who we are in Jesus Christ!

Don't go out into Mission by your own strength; be prepared and obedient.   Live as God's people with God's power.   It is a battlefield; we need to have full protection of God.   We have work to do .

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