Pastor Ed Turley
October 23, 2011
1. We Have Peace With God
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Romans 5:1 (NIV) Memory Verse
“For God in all His fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through Him God reconciled everything to Himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. This includes you who were once far away from God. You were His enemies, separated from Him by your evil thoughts and actions.” Colossians 1:19-21 (NLT)
“So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.” Romans 5:11 (NLT)
2. We Have Access To God
“through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.” Romans 5:2a (NIV)
“The light from the sun was gone. And suddenly, the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn down the middle.”
Luke 23:45 (NLT)
Hebrews 9:6-8 & Leviticus 10
“So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for He faced all of the same testing’s we do, yet he did not sin.
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” Hebrews 4:14-16 (NLT)
A.C.T.S of prayer
___ Adoration, ___ Confession, ___Thanksgiving, ___Supplication
3. We Are Called To Be Part Of Something Greater
“And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.”
Romans 5:2b (NIV)
“And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.” 2 Corinthians 4:15 (NLT)
o Helping People Find and Follow Jesus
“Now you are no longer strangers to God and foreigners to heaven, but you are members of God's very own family, citizens of God's country, and you belong in God's household with every other Christian.” Ephesians 2:19 (TLB)
o Every member is a minister
o Every task is important
o Every member is a 10 somewhere
“By God’s grace and mighty power, I have been given the privilege of serving Him by spreading this Good News.
Though I am the least deserving of all God’s people, He graciously gave me the privilege of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in Christ. I was chosen to explain to everyone this mysterious plan that God, the Creator of all things, had kept secret from the beginning.
God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display His wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 3:7-11 (NLT)
My Next Right Step:
[ ] I will spend time adoring God.
[ ] I believe that God can use me to make a difference.
[ ] I will join Cornerstone by taking the 101 Class (Nov. 6).