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Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:26 AM

NEW-LIFE ESSENTIALS YOU CAN NEVER FORGET

Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:26 AM
Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:26 AM
  1. Forgiveness (not guilty) On the cross (Luke 13) the words of Christ were, "Father forgive them..."  HOW MUCH MORE WILL HE FORGIVE YOU
  2. Adoption (new identity) JOHN 1:12 Families tend to stick together. Our all-knowing God values you. YOU ARE CHOSEN AND VALUED BY GOD
  3. Following Jesus (pressure’s off) Ja.1:22 encourages you to do what God's word says.  Similar to a traffic cop in congested traffic...   OBEY AND BE OKAY
  4. Indwelling (inner power) Mt. 28:20 reminds you Jesus is very near.  Keeping that in mind is incentive to good behavior.  HE MOTIVATES YOU TOWARDS GOODNESS 
  5. Peace (friend of God) JOHN 15:13 According to the Proverb, a friend can be closer closer than family.  Jesus calls you a friend.  COUNT ON HIS FRIENDSHIP
  6. Redemption (no fear of condemnation) Your soul has been bought and paid for. God's receipt for this purchase in the cross of His Son.  YOU ARE GOD'S TREASURED POSESSION - PRICELESS
  7. Assurance of eternity (no death) John 3:16-17 reminds us that God does not want us to be punished.  Our sins were justly punished through Jesus Christ our Lord.  THROUGH HIM YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE

THEREFORE:

Accept The Lord’s sacrifice = FRIENDSHIP WITH JESUS AFTER ADOPTION (John 15:13-15)

Acknowledge your need = DON’T BE SHY - ASK HIM (Hebrews 4:15)

Assume the friendship position = IMAGINE THE PREFECT BEST FRIEND ON EARTH AND MULTIPLY

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