by Lenny Ports

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A Beautiful Symphony (3 of 3)
Series: One
Lenny Ports
Luke 24:49-53

Recap from last week:

You are the people of God
You have been called by God
You have been sanctified by God
You now live with God (you have had a change of address)

When you come all the way out of the world and all the way into Christ,

You are protected by God
You experience the glory of God
You find true joy in God
You find your place in God

This is what I was trying to convey to you last week. There are great benefits in coming all the way into Christ. Straddling the fence or keeping one foot in the world and dabbling in the things of the flesh will disqualify us from the benefits that Christ has intended for our lives. We know what it is like to live with one foot in the world and one foot in the church. Tell the story.

When we forsake the things of this world, deny our flesh, and resist the devil, and run into the arms of Jesus, we will experience the very power and glory of God!

Today I want to talk to you about the benefits of the church being ONE.

If we go back to the roots of the New Testament church, we can understand what the plan that God has for His church. After His resurrection and just before Jesus ascended to the right hand of the Father, He appeared to His disciples and told them that He would send His Spirit upon them:

Luke 24:49 Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.'' 50 And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. 51 Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. Amen.

And then in Acts 2:1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as o ...

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