DOES GOD HAVE AN ERASER? Pt.5 Position & Practice Pastor Vernie Fletcher March 8, 2009

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1 God says to grow up: DOES GOD HAVE AN ERASER? Pt.5 Position & Practice Pastor Vernie Fletcher March 8, 2009 Ephesians 4:15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 1 Peter 2:2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, God says to walk: Romans 6:4 Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. 2 Corinthians 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight Ephesians 5:1-2 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, Ephesians 5:8-10 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Colossians 2:6 Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 1 Thessalonians 2:12 so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

2 1 John 2:6 the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked. POSITION Forgiven Colossians 2:13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. PRACTICE Do I have to forgive? Matthew 18:21-22 Then Peter came and said to Him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?" Jesus said* to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. My Purpose in Position and Practice is to Grow Up. 1 Peter 2:21 For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, 1 Peter 1:14-15 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior;

3 THE BODY DYNAMIC Know Your Position in the Body POSITION PRACTICE 2 Peter 1:3-4 2 Peter 1:5-8 Ephesians 1:3 Ephesians 4:1 Colossians 2:10 2 Timothy 3:17 Hebrews 10:14 ; 13:20-21 Colossians 4:12 Spiritually Alive Live the Life Ephesians 2:1, 4-5 Philippians 1:21 1 John 4:9 Galatians 2:20 John 11:25; 14:19 Romans 6:11-13 Acts 17:28 Titus 2:12 Dead to Sin Don t Give in to Sin Ephesians 1:7 Romans 6: John 1:9; 2:12 Colossians 3:3 Romans 6:2-10 Forgiven Count on It! Ephesians 1:7 Romans 8:1, John 1:9; 2:12 Colossians 1:14 _ Made Righteous Live Righteously Romans 1:17 2 Timothy 2:22 3: John 3:7 4:1, 3, 6 5:17 _ Children of God Act Like God s Children Ephesians 1:5 Ephesians 5:1 Galatians 3:26 1 Peter 1:13-14 _ God s Possession Yield to God Ephesians 1:4 Romans 12:1 2 Timothy 2:19 2 Timothy 2:19-21

4 Heirs of God Add to Your Inheritance Romans 8:17 Matthew 6:19-21 Colossians 1:12 2 Corinthians 5:9-10 Ephesians 1:11, 14, 18 2 John 8 1 Peter 1:3-4 1 Corinthians 3:12-14 Blessed with all Spiritual Cherish Those Blessings Blessings in the Heavenlies Ephesians 1:3; 2:6-7 Colossians 3:1-2 1 Peter 1:3-4 Heavenly Citizenship Live as Citizens of Heaven (Not of this world) Philippians 3:20 1 John 2:15 John 17:14-16 Colossians 3:1-2 1 John 5:4-5 James 1:27 _ Servant of God Act Like a Servant 1 Corinthians 7:22-23 Romans 6:17-19 Romans 6:22 Romans 12:11 Hebrews 12:28 _ New Life Walk in New Life 2 Corinthians 5:17 Romans 6:4 _ Free from Law Yet Keep Fulfilling the Law Romans 6:14 Galatians 5:1 7:1-6 Romans 8:4 _ Crucified to the World Avoid Worldly Things Galatians 1:4 1 John 2: :14-15 James 4:4 Romans 12:2 _ Light to the World Walk as Children of Light 1 Thessalonians 5:5 Ephesians 5:8 Matthew 5:14 Matthew 5:15-16

5 Victorious over Satan Claiming Victory Revelation 12:9-11 Ephesians 6:11-17 James 4:7 Cleansed Cleanse Yourself John 15:3 2 Corinthians 7:1 1 John 1:7, 9 Philippians 4:8 Holy and Without Blame Live Holy Lives Ephesians 1:4 1 John 3:7 1 Corinthians 3:17 1 Peter 1: Peter 3:14 _ Free Enjoy Your Freedom John 8:32 Galatians 5:1 _ In Christ Abide in Him Ephesians 1:3, 10 1 John 2:28 2:6, 13 _ Secure in Christ Enjoy Your Security 1 Peter 1:5 2 Peter 1:10 Romans 8 John 10:27-28 _ Possessors of Peace Let it Rule Romans 5:1 Romans 14:19 14:17 Colossians 3:15 John 14:27 Acts 10:36 _ One Live that Oneness Ephesians 4:4-6 Ephesians 4:3 9:10 John 17:21 1 Corinthians 12:13 _ In Grace Grow in Grace Romans 6:1 2 Peter 3:18

6 In Fellowship Experience that Fellowship 1 John 1:3-7 1 Corinthians 10:20 Ephesians 5:11 Joyful Experience that Joy Romans 5:2 John 1:4 John 15:11 Philippians 4:4 16:24 Spirit Indwelt and Led Yield to the Spirit s Control 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Ephesians 5:18 Romans 8:9, 14 4:30 1 Thessalonians 5:19 Galatians 5:25 _ Spirit-gifted Use Your Gift 1 Corinthians 12:4 Romans 12:3-6 Romans 12:5-6 1 Peter 4:11 _ Empowered for Service Claim and Demonstrate that Power Acts 1:8 1 Corinthians 2:4 Ephesians 3:20 Philippians 3:10 2 Corinthians 4:7 Ephesians 6:10 2 Timothy 1:7 Philippians 4:13 _ Love Love! Romans 5:5 1 Peter 1:22 1 John 2:5; 5:1; 3:18 4:8 John 13:34-35

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