Speaker: Michael Larrabee
Summary: Romans 8:14-17
The relationship we are brought into in the work of salvation is a work of adoption. Those traits and characteristics we inherited from our past no longer have a right to hold sway over you, if you are a child of God. We are given a new inheritance, a transformed genome. Continue reading “04/23/2017 – A New Family- Making Me New”
Matthew 28:18-20 God has absolute authority. Though we may not understand all the commands of the Bible, if we are to claim Christ as Lord we must submit to the authority of the words of our Lord. Obedience to God is first and understanding is secondary.
When asked: “Why should we be baptized?”, the first answer is simply that God has commanded. Every other reason is secondary and the first enough.
Jesus doesn’t come at a discount and there is no blue light special on true Christianity. The Bible say’s taste and see that I am good, that is the courtship, but Gospel call is and always has been take up your cross and follow me.
We start with a paraphrase of the parables of the hidden treasure, and the pearl of great price which can be found in Matthew chapter 13. From there we go to Matthew chapter 24 and chapter 25.