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Aligning our Hearts with His (1 of 3)
BRING UP ONE SERMON SERIES PICTURE
In the Gospel of Luke, the disciples came to Jesus and asked Him to teach them to pray Luke 11:2 So He said to them, ''When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.'' In this sermon series, we desire to move to the place where we are doing the Lord's work in the earth to a greater dimension than ever before. The beam of light from heaven to earth symbolizes 4 things:
We align our hearts with God in thought, purpose, and action.
We pray for God to open up the heavens and pour out His Spirit upon us.
We hear God's voice speaking to us.
We accept the invitation and mission to join in His activity in the earth.
That is where we are going over the next several weeks at ECC. ''ONE'' is the word that God gave me for this sermon series. It comes from a familiar scripture in the book of John 17:21.
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Jesus is praying for the unity of His body - the consistency in thought, purpose, and action. Regardless of where you go in life, there is a Body of believers that have the same Spirit living in them as we do. So much so that we would call them brother or sister without even knowing them! You can be closer to people that you don't even know - closer than your own blood relatives - because Christ has made you ONE.
Our unity is in the Name of Jesus by the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, ...
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