November 4, 2018

Keep It Holy; Keep It Simple

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Passage: 2 Corinthians 11:1-3
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KEEP IT SIMPLE

Pure, uncontaminated, unmixed, real, clean, open to change by the Holy Spirit, Word of God and living what is good, moral, Godly.

2 Corinthians 11:1-3For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

State of American Theology 2018

  • 70% of Americans believe God is perfect and accept the resurrection of Jesus. Yet 70% Americans deny that Jesus has always existed and view the Holy Spirit as a force rather than a personal being.
  • 70% of Americans believe in one true God in three persons.
  • 70% of Americans believe God accepts worship from all religions.
  • 60% of Americans see valid alternatives to corporate/church worship. Worshiping alone or with one’s family is a valid replacement for regularly attending church.
  • 60% agree Religious belief is a matter of personal opinion; it is not about objective truth.

Keep It Holy

Holy or holiness is to be set apart to God

To belong to God

I will be your God, and YOU will be my people (Leviticus 26:12)

Leviticus 11:44-45 After all, I, the LORD, am your God. You must be holy because I am holy. So do not defile yourselves by touching any of these animals that scurry along the ground. I, the LORD, am the one who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God. You must therefore be holy because I am holy.

We Need To Be Grafted Into Christ

John 15:1-8; Romans 11:16-24

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me

We are united with Jesus. We enter into a genuine, personal relationship, our lives are “grafted in” the Father,  the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit.

God Is Committed To Complete The Work Of His Holiness In Us!

Philippians 1:6 …being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

Whatever It Takes!

Philippians 3:10-11So whatever it takes, I will be one who lives in the fresh newness of life of those who are alive from the dead.

Believers In Jesus Will Experience Real Life Change(s)

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

The Lord Is Always With Us

Isaiah 43:1-3 But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;