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  • August 8th service

    1. 1. God comforts the discomforted and discomforts the comfortable.
    2. 2. Crazy Love pg. 169 “Jesus said, “If you love me you will obey my command” (John 14:15). Jesus did not say, “If you love me you will obey me when you feel called or good about doing so...” If we love, then we obey. Period.This sort of matter-of-fact obedience is part of what it means to live a life of faith.
    3. 3. The Holy Spirit It brings the Bible to life (Luke 24, 44-48 It empowers people to proclaim Christ (Acts 1:8) It brings us to a relationship with Christ (John 3:5-8) It sanctifies us. It transforms us into the likeness of Christ (Romans 8:29)
    4. 4. Romans 8:16-18 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
    5. 5. 1 Corinthians 3:6-7 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building.
    6. 6. Acts 20:25-27 And now, behold, I know that none of you among whom I have gone about proclaiming the kingdom will see my face again. Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all of you, for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.
    7. 7. Oikos - These are the people you’re in regular contact with for about an hour or more each week. Koinonia - These are the people you’re living in community with and sharing your life with on an ongoing basis.
    8. 8. Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
    9. 9. 2 Corinthians 11:24-28 Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers; in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches.
    10. 10. Acts 14: 19-20 But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having persuaded the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. But when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up and entered the city, and on the next day he went on with Barnabas to Derbe.
    11. 11. Romans 12:14-21 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all...
    12. 12. Romans 12:14-21 (con’t) ...Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
    13. 13. Barnabas and Paul And when he had come to Jerusalem, he attempted to join the disciples. And they were all afraid of him, for they did not believe that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles and declared to them how on the road he had seen the Lord, who spoke to him, and how at Damascus he had preached boldly in the name of Jesus. Acts 9:26-27
    14. 14. The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose, for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord. So Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Paul, and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians. Acts 11:22-26
    15. 15. Barnabas and Paul He’s Paul’s accountability partner and encourager He takes Paul to the apostles and defends his conversion (Acts 9:27) He takes Paul with him to Antioch (11:22-30) They are sent from the church in Antioch (13:1-15, 40) He challenges Paul on his treatment of John Mark (Acts 15:36-41)
    16. 16. Paul and Timothy Acts 16:1 - Paul takes Timothy with him. Philippians 2:19-24 - Paul sends Timothy 1 & 2 Timothy - Paul gives Timothy instruction and encouragement.
    17. 17. Other mentor pairs Jesus/Disciples Moses/Joshua Naomi/Ruth Elijah/Elisha Samuel/Saul Jonathan/David
    18. 18. What we need... Mentor Partner Successor