20120805 Who We Are vs. What We Do

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pastor Matt McFarland

This teaching explores Who we are (a Child of God) vs. What we do (as Christians)

Please open your Bible and follow along.

Verses referenced in this teaching:

Romans 1:8  First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

1 Thessalonians 5:18  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Romans 1:9a  For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son,

Romans 12:1-2  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Romans 1:9b  that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;

Colossians 1:9  For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

James 5:16  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Romans 1:10  Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.

Acts 16:6-7   Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,  7 After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.

Romans 1:11-15   11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;  12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.  13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.  14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.  15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.

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