The Servant Of God (4 of 5) by Randal Ross

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THE BELIEVERS IDENTITY IV: THE SERVANT OF GOD
Randal L. Ross
First Assembly
5/16/99, Sunday AM

Text: John 13:1-17

INTRO: WILL YOU FOLLOW HIM?

A. THIS MORNING WE ARE GOING TO DISCOVER THE IDENTITY THAT
OPENS THE DOOR TO THE GENUINE LIFE AND BLESSINGS OF GOD.

1. THE DOOR BETWEEN THE PROMISE AND THE REALITY

2. IT IS THE BOND BETWEEN THE SPIRITUAL AND THE TANGIBLE.

B. IT COULD BE THE ONE THING THAT YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR

ILL. TALKED TO A MAN; DISCOURAGED AND SKEPTICAL OF
RETURNING TO CHRIST.

I GAVE UP TRYING TO BE A CHRISTIAN. IT JUST DIDN'T WORK FOR
ME. Lets analyze it "I did it all, I gave my life to
Christ, I went to Church, I studied the Bible, I read the
books and went to the conferences but It didn't work. IT
DIDN'T SATISFY. SOMETHING MISSING FOR ME.

1. THAT IS TRUE, YOU CAN WALK IN ALL OF THE IDENTITIES OF
CHRIST BUT IF YOU MISS THIS ONE YOU MISS THE KEY THAT
RELEASES THEM TO A GENUINE REALITY IN OUR LIVES.

C. THE STORY OF THE GREAT ATTACK.

1. It was the week we call Passion week, the most important
week in all of history. The week that Jesus died on the
cross and rose from the grave. It was Christ's greatest
victory. BUT IT WAS ALSO THE WEEK OF SATAN'S GREATEST
ATTACK. The attack was dangerous and deadly because it was
SO SUBTLE. BUT IT HOLDS THE KEY TO OUR IDENTITY! TO BE A
AUTHENTIC CHRISTIAN.

2. WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THE ATTACK AND CHRIST'S METHOD OF
DEFEATING SATAN YOU CAN FULLY UNDERSTAND WHO YOU ARE IN
HIM.

3. THERE IS A STATEMENT IN THE TEXT THAT PREPARES US FOR
THIS IMPORTANT REVELATION. THE HOLY SPIRIT RECORDS THESE
WORDS. HAVING LOVED THEM DEEPLY, HE WOULD NOW USE THIS
SUPPER TO LOVE THEM FULLY. LOVE FEAST!

4. Remember it was a tremendously stressful and demanding
week for them all. The crowds were enormous. The demands
overwhelming. The praise intoxicating! How they loved Him.
This would be the day of His triumphant and theirs too!
REMEMBER THEY HAD AS ...


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