May 16, 2021 Pastor's Prep Notes

Updated: May 20, 2021

HE IS - I AM : LIVING OUT OF MY IDENTITY IN CHRIST!

HE IS GOOD —I AM FIRST CLASS.


I am fully convinced, my dear brothers and sisters, that you are full of goodness. You know these things so well you can teach each other all about them.

Romans 15:14


May 16 He is - I am. Good -my works reveal my DNA (created for)



My heavenly Father is good. p.53 In Christ, I am, like my heavenly Father, “full of Goodness”. p.54


The works of Jesus Christ are unmatched by any work in history. John 14:12 and Col 1:10 tell me an amazing truth: I am capable of doing the very same work that Jesus did. p.55


“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father John 14:12


Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. Colossians 1:10


Bible : Ephesians 2:10 WE ARE GOD’S MASTERPIECE - CREATED FOR GOOD WORKS IN CHRIST.


For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Ephesians 2:10


Reflection:


I believe with all of my heart what Jesus is telling me when he says, “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will doe the same works I have done, even greater works…. jn14:12. I was 7 years old when I started to “lay on hands” and ask God to heal. At 17 he gave me the command (Mark 6, Luke 10, Matthew 10) to do life like he did. Now being 54, I’ve seen him do almost everything He said he’d do through me, except to raise folks from the dead. But that too will happen in its time.


All that being said, I want to highlight another work of God worth noting… YOU! In Christ, you become “God’s masterpiece! How do we “work” this good work, and “do the good things he planned for us long ago”? Wait, hold your breath, you’re not going to believe how stress free, wonderfully easy this kind of work will be. Are you ready?….Today we want to celebrate the truth, that when you are made new in Christ, all you have to “do” to accomplish the Good works God had planned for us long ago is to BE YOU! THAT’S IT, YOU BE YOU IN HIM!!!!


For years now i have had one person after another, see my heart to allow people to be who they are and even more importantly who they are in Christ. Call it a journey, a process, a total and complete miracle! Lets do our best to foster a culture where people like you can see what God sees, YOU BEING YOU IN HIM makes you God’s Masterpiece. You being you in Him accomplishes the “good things” he planned for long ago!!! You don’t have to do anything, just live life, YOU BEING YOU IN HIM!

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