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We Are Overflow: The Presence

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THE PRESENCE
“We value the Presence of Jesus, every time we gather & everywhere we go. We believe when Jesus reveals Himself, He speaks, heals, & transforms lives.”

Worship:
1. Worship wages and wins wars:
  • The battle against darkness was initiated because of Worship...it is for worshippers and it is won through worship.
2. Worship provides a dwelling place for Gods presence.
  • 2 Samuel 7:2 "Here I am, living in a palace of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent."
  • Psalm 22:3 Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.

3. Through Worship we encounter Him intimately.

Jesus is Passionate about us being presence focused.
Matthew 21:12-13 Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out all the people buying and selling animals for sacrifice. He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves. He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves!”

1 Peter 2:5 And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests.

WE ARE THE DWELLING PLACE!
1 Corinthians 3:16 Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?

“We need to stop viewing Gods presence as a place we visit but as a reality we live in.”

“The presence of Jesus is the content of what we carry that changes the context of how life happens.”



ABIDING: A Continuos Worshipping Dwelling Place
John 15:1-17 “I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father. “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. This is my command: Love each other.

Remaining & Abiding: Meno- to stay, abide, continue, dwell,, remain.…
1. Relational Obedience makes it possible.
  • vs 9 “Remain in my love. When you obey MY commandments, you remain in my love….
  • John 5:19 “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.
  • John 16:12-13 "I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
  • YOU HAVE PERMISSION to function like Jesus.

2. Reveals what is hidden
  • Secrets: vs 15 I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. ...Now you are my friends…
  • Solutions: miracles, signs wonders, joy, encouragement.

3. Ruled by Love
  • Remain in my Love! ….Love each other.
  • From love: Relational obedience
  • With Love: Love one another.
“Love is the motivation of everything we do when that stopes obedience becomes laboursome and we loose pleasure.”


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