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Whoever Believes Shall Have Eternal Life

October 20, 2019 • Lead Pastor Tim Moen

John 3:16-18 16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” 1 John 4:8 “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” At the very core of all that God is... We learn that GOD IS LOVE! #Agapē. Ephesians 2:4-5 4 “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ--by grace you have been saved” John 10:17-18 17 “For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.” Ephesians 2:8-9 8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Romans 2:4 “Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?” #1 We have a new outlook on life! 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 16 “From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” #2 We have an aversion to sin! 2 Corinthians 7:10 “For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.” #3 We have an abundance of love! 1 John 4:19 “We love because he first loved us.” #4 We have a new hunger for God’s Word! #4 We have a new hunger for God’s Word! Psalm 42:1-2 1 “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.When shall I come and appear before God?” #5 We have a new desire for consistent Christian fellowship! Hebrews 10:24-25 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. #6 We have been freed from shame and guilt! Romans 8:1-2 1 “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” ————— "Could I be called a Christian?” By Steve Camp Could I be called a Christian If everybody knew The secret thoughts and feelings Of everything I do Could they see the likeness Of Christ in me each day Or could they hear him speaking In every word I say Could I be called a Christian If my faith I did not show If I did not go to places Where the Lord would have me go If I do not love His truth If I do not guard His trust If I cherish more than Jesus My greatest hidden lust To obey all He's commanded To do all that He said To be his true disciple To place no confidence in the flesh To glory in Christ Jesus It's He who justifies How to find your life you must lose it To live you first must die Let every man examine his own life "Could I be called a Christian?" Could I be called a Christian And believe not his Holy Word If I take Him as my Savior And then refuse Him as my Lord If I could not love the outcast And am not burdened for the lost If I fail the deny myself And each day take up my cross To obey all He's commanded To do all that He said To be his true disciple To place no confidence in my flesh To glory in Christ Jesus For it's He who justifies How to find your life you must lose it To live you first must die Let every man examine his own life "Could I be called a Christian?"