Small steps in faith

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Overcoming the World

These are my notes from Rob's sermon tonight.
Tonight was a great set for worship...We sang 2 Phil Wickham songs..Divine Romance and True Love. I love the words to True Love.

The earth was shaking in the dark
All creation felt the Father's broken heart
Tears were filling heaven's eyes
The day that true love died, the day that true love died
When blood and water hit the ground
Walls we couldn't move came crashing down
We were free and made alive
The day that true love died, the day that true love died

1 John 5:1-5

What kind of faith is it that helps us overcome the world?

1 Christ based faith...Christ as the object of our faith

2 Reborn faith...born of God. Born= generated by God. God gives us the DNA to obey.
Sin becomes unnatural..we are convicted when we make choices in our life.

3 Loving faith..The ultimate litmus you love your brothers and sisters in Christ? Brothers and sisters aren't always the most loveable people. We have the capacity to hurt each other.

4 You are commissioned ready

5 Joyful faith..God's commands aren't a burden..we do it out of joy. If you don't you are wasting time in church.

"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

Don't forget about the great love of your Father.

After Rob's sermon, Jason Wing got up and talked about Apex and it's purpose.
There are old testament churches which focus on programs and things within the church.
Apex is a New Testament Church. Never is church referred to as a building in the new testament. Church is the people.

Apex is not a church in the typical sense. It's a network of house churches who desire to spread a passion for Jesus Christ through communities where He is yet to be worshipped.


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