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As we open this season and talk about all things more, we have to start it out right. We have to build this season on where we really find our more because if we start anywhere other than God, we will all be left disappointed. Today we’re talking about gospel indicatives and gospel imperatives. Gospel indicatives are what is true about you. Gospel imperatives are what you do in light of that truth. All Mamas love a good to-do list. The problem comes when nothing gets checked off the list because we need more energy, more time and more patience. Before you can follow the gospel imperatives, you need to remind yourself of who you are in Christ and why his power is what we need to more of in our daily lives. If you want more God, ask Him to open your eyes to see Him. Stop trying to do things for him and rest in what he has done for you.
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- Gospel by JD Greear
- The Gospel Primer by Milton Vincent, Quote by John Bunyan: Run, John, run, the law demands but gives me neither feet nor hands. Better news the gospel brings that bids me fly and gives me wings.
- Ephesians 3:20-21, “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
- Ephesians 1:4-8, “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us.”
- Ephesians 1:18-21, “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.”
- Ephesians 2:4-10, “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
- Ephesians 3:16-19, “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
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