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The Witness of Christ (1 of 6)
Series: This Is the Church
Acts 1:6-8; 1 Peter 2:9-12
Who are we as a church
When Jesus was on earth he was a conduit for God and he came with power
What the church has done - it has taken on worldly things to get its work done
The church is the faithful witness of Christ - We must be pure
In the ancient world there was always a temple. A place for people to meet with God.
Jesus came and he was the temple
The Witness of Christ
Our Scripture Reading for Today comes from Acts 1:6-8 and 1 Peter 2:9-12
6 So when they had come together, they asked him, ''Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?'' 7 He said to them, ''It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.''
1 Peter 2:9-12
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.
This is God's Word.
Good Morning church, well hey as we begin today I just want to let you know how much I love you and love being your pastor. You are such an amazing group of people and I love life with you, we have something so special here, it is such a wonderful family of believers and I am so excited about where we are now and where we are going in ...
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