Living Faithfully for Christ in a World Opposed to Christ - Part 6 (John 17:14-19)

Key Idea: To live faithfully for Christ in a world opposed to Christ we must be in the world, but not of the world, for the purpose of witnessing to the world. I. We must be in the world… II. …but not of the world… III. …for the purpose of witnessing to the world We are on a mission to witness; and that witness is seen in our unity. A. A mission to witness B. A witness of unity Main focus: Our unity must be a priority, because our witness for Christ is a necessity.......

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Living Faithfully for Christ in a World Opposed to Christ - Part 5 (John 17:14-19)

We must be in the world… Living in a world that hates us …but not of the world… Informed and transformed …for the purpose of witnessing to the worldWe must not respond in – Isolation – Assimilation – Sinful Confrontation – Apprehension (fear and worry) Main Focus: We are on a mission to witness; and that witness is seen in our unity. A. A mission to witness – Our mission should help us understand and see life more clearly – Examples: We see people through the lens of mission; we see circumstances through......

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Living Faithfully for Christ in a World Opposed to Christ (Part 4)

Key Idea: To live faithfully for Christ in a world opposed to Christ we must be in the world, but not of the world, for the purpose of witnessing to the world. 1. We must be in the world… (Verses 14-15) Main focus – To be “in the world” means we live in a culture that hates us, and with the devil who opposes us. 2. …but not of the world… (Verses 16-19) Main focus – To be “not of the world” means to be faithful to Christ through living according to the Word,......

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Living for Christ in a World Opposed to Him - Part 3 (John 17:14-17)

John 17:14-19 Living for Christ in a World Opposed to Him (Part 3) Key Idea: To live faithfully for Christ in a world opposed to Christ we must be in the world, but not of the world, for the purpose of witnessing to the world. We must be in the world Verse 15 – “I do not ask you to take them out of the world” Verse 18 – “so I have sent them into the world” But not of the world Verses 14 and 16 – “they are not of the world”......

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Living for Christ in a World Opposed to Him - Part 2 (John 17:14-17)

Key Idea: To live faithfully for Christ in a world opposed to Christ, we must be in the world but not of the world, for the purpose of witnessing to the world. We must be in the world Verse 15 – “I do not ask you to take them out of the world” Verse 18 – “so I have sent them into the world” But not of the world Verses 14 and 16 – “they are not of the world” For the purpose of witnessing to the world Verse 18 – “so I have......

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Turning on the Light (Ephesians 3:14-21)

Key Idea: Biblical hope is confident anticipation in Christ (confident in Christ’s amazing love, and so anticipating Christ’s amazing work). 1. Confident – Confident in Christ’s amazing love Ephesians 3:18–19 — 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. A. Christ’s love is about eternal life Ephesians 2:4–5 — 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great......

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