Categories
Uncategorized

Reasons why We need to live according to Gods word and not our feelings

SERMON NOTES
I have a problem only Jesus can fix
Ephesians 1:7-12
Pastor Rick Countryman

1. The Father has blessed you.
2. The Father has
loved you.
3. The Father has
chosen you.
4. The Father has
adopted you.
This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
JULY 12/13, 2014
The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? Jeremiah 17:9 (NLT)
Can an Ethiopian change the color of his skin? Can a leopard take away its spots? Neither can you start doing good, for you have always done evil.
Jeremiah 13:23 (NLT) How can a person be declared innocent in God’s sight? Job 9:2 (NLT)
He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us… verses 7-8
For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NLT)
2. The Father has made His wisdom and understanding available to you.
He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.
verse 8

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke

page1image7052page1image7136page1image7220page1image7304page1image7388page1image7472

He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.
God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure. And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan. God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. Ephesians 1:7-12 (NLT)
How has the Father blessed you?
1. The Father sent Jesus to purchase your freedom from sin and death.
He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us… verses 7-8
Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image and likeness. And let them rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the tame animals, over all the earth, and over all the small crawling animals on the earth.” So God created
you for asking.
James 1:5 (NLT)
verse 5b (NLT)

page1image14300page1image14384page1image14468page1image14552page1image14636page1image14720

human beings in his image.
And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.
When Adam sinned, sin entered the world.
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.

Romans 3:23 (NLT)
All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Isaiah 53:6 (NLT)
Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”?
Proverbs 20:9 (NIV)
Wisdom is seeing and responding to life from God’s perspective. There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
Proverbs 14:12 (NIV)
You get wisdom when you… • read God’s Word study God’s Word
memorize God’s Word meditate on God’s Word
Television Newspaper Magazines Radio Blogs Internet Bible
Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment. If you prize wisdom, she will make you great. Embrace her, and she will honor you. Proverbs 4:7-8 (NLT)
Getting wisdom is the most important thing you can do. Whatever else you get, get insight. Love wisdom and she will make you great. Proverbs 4:7-8 (GNT)
do what the Bible says.
Follow my advice, my son; always treasure my commands. Obey my commands and live! Guard my instructions as you guard your own eyes. Tie them on your fingers as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. Proverbs 7:1-3 (NLT)
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are onlyfooling yourselves. James 1:22 (NLT)
surrender your life to Jesus.
Knowledge begins with respect for the LORD, but fools hate wisdom and discipline.
Proverbs 1:7 (NCV)
How does a man become wise? The first step is to trust and revere the Lord!
Proverbs 1:7 (TLB)

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10 (NIV)
3. The Father has revealed to you the mysteries of His will.
God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure. And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth.
verses 9-10
This message about Jesus Christ has revealed his plan for you Gentiles, a plan
kept secret from the beginning of time. But now as the prophets foretold and as
the eternal God has commanded, this message is made known to all Gentiles everywhere, so that they too might believe and obey him. Romans 16:25-26 (NLT)

This message is the secret that was hidden from everyone since the beginning of time, but now it is made known to God’s holy people. God decided to let his people know this rich and glorious secret which he has for all people. This secret is Christ himself, who is in you. He is our only hope for glory. Colossians 1:26-27 (NCV)
…at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow… and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-10 (TLB)
“All of history personally can be summed up like this: At the end of time we’ve either said to God, ‘Thy will be done, Jesus Christ is Lord in my life,’ or we’re going to say, ‘No, I think I want to live my life my own way.’ And God’s going to say to us, ‘Thy will be done.’ And we’ll live life separated from God.” C.S.Lewis

page2image9204page2image9288

Genesis 1:26-27 (NCV) James 1:18 (NLT) Romans 5:12 (NLT)

page1image22732