We Are Overflow: The People
July 15, 2013 Series: We Are Overflow
1 Peter 2:4-10 You are coming to Christ, who is the living cornerstone of God’s temple. He was rejected by people, but he was chosen by God for great honor. And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God. As the Scriptures say, “I am placing a cornerstone in Jerusalem, chosen for great honor, and anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” Yes, you who trust him recognize the honor God has given him. But for those who reject him, “The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.” And, “He is the stone that makes people stumble, the rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they do not obey God’s word, and so they meet the fate that was planned for them. But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. “Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.”
Genesis 2:15-18 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die." The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”
At Overflow We Believe…
- Relationships are Gods idea.
- Healthy relationships are non-negotiable.
- The people that are in your life will lift or limit the potential in your life.
- God called us together
- People are more important than "vision."
At Overflow Our People Are:
- Purposeful: Prioritize the kingdom intentioned &Poised for action.
- Passionate: Pursuant of Jesus hungry for ...presence centered.
- Potent: (em) powered by the Holy Spirit and positioned for signs, miracles and wonders in our life.
- Peculiar: Different: We are set-apart! Pure. We are more interested in Holiness than convenience, comfort….
- Problematic: We recognize we are imperfect, flawed…
True Things About People.
- People have favorites.…
- People enjoy life-givers
- People want you to value what they value.
- Correcting people you're not in relationship doesn't work.
5 Keys of Healthy of Relationships
#1 Honesty: Sincere, truthful, communication.
#2. Trust. A vulnerable confidence.
“If you live guarded not only will you never be healed you will never be the gift to this world you were designed to be!”
#3. Respect: Recognizing and embracing differences.
1 Corinthians 12:21 The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!" 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
#4. Grace: Treating weakness with tenderness.
Philippians 2:3 Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself. 4 Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but the interests of others as well. 5 You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had, 6 who though he existed in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself by taking on the form of a slave, by looking like other men, and by sharing in human nature. 8 He humbled himself, by becoming obedient to the point of death --even death on a cross!
1 Peter 1:22 ….You must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.
Romans 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Ephesians 4:1-6 Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all.