THE CHURCH - A NEW CREATION! 12-27-15

posted Feb 2, 2016, 12:12 PM by Dale Barnes   [ updated Feb 2, 2016, 12:19 PM ]

If you knew the gift of God...you would have asked him and he would have given you living water,,,whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”(He was talking to a woman who was considered an outcast) (Jn.4:10,14)  “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.  Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” (He was talking to religious people.)(Jn.7:37-38 NIV)  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses...to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 NIV)


“...for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.”  “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Phil.2:13, Eph.2:10 NIV)


The Church, those who have come to Christ and trusted him, was and is something new.  These are people God is going to live in and through to accomplishing his will. The church- the body of Christ!  Each has a different function, but God is doing the work, Our part, as his people, is to trust him with our lives and follows him as he leads. Look at his promise: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” (Ps.32:8 NIV) This great God who loved us enough to give his Son to save our souls can be fully trusted to fulfil his wor9d, and fulfil his purpose that will count for eternity. God living in, and working through, his church!  



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