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Enjoy The View – Part 2

Message notes and outline for Sunday January 10, 2016

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Here is the video of Sit, Walk, Stand .
Introduction:
The book of Ephesians is like the Empire State Building and Glacier Point!
Ephesians gives you a BIRDS EYE VIEW of not only the rest of Paul’s letters in the New Testament but you begin to get a CLEAR VIEW of who God is through Jesus Christ as well as a VISION of who you are in Christ.
I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints Ephesians 1:18 (niv)
The view from the observation deck of the Empire State building.

 

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Glacier Point – Yosemite, Ca.

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Ephesians is divided into two sections:

1. Who we are in Christ Chapters 1-3 – DOCTRINAL chapters

2. How we should live Chapters 4-6 – PRACTICAL chapters

Paul gives us a great look at how we can understand how the Christian life works.

 

” ‘Who are you, Lord?’ … “‘What do you want me to do, Lord?’  – Acts 22::8-10
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1. Our Status – SIT
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“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, ..That power is like the working of his mighty strength, 20 which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms” – Ephesians. 1:18-21
“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus”. –  Ephesians 2:6
When take a seat we relax and rest at once.
To sit down is simply to rest take our whole weight off of ourselves.
* OUR BURDENS.
* OUR  FUTURE.
* OUR CARES.
* OUR ANXIETIES.
* OUR FEARS.
* OUR FRUSTRATIONS.
* OUR LOAD.
1 peter 5:7 ”  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
Psalm 55:2 “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous be shaken.”
GIVE THE LOAD TO THE LORD!
LORD-OF-THE-LOAD

PEOPLE WHO TOOK A SEAT

 

1. Those PROVIDED FOR. – for the Hungry
“Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” John 6:10

 

2. Those DELIVERED FROM. – for the Desperate
“they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.” – Luke 8:35

 

3. Those RESTED IN. – for those who Desire God’s presence
“Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught” – Luke 10:39

 

SEATED OR DEFEATED

This was God’s way of doing things from the beginning.

In the creation God worked from the first day to the sixth day and rested on the seventh.For the first six days God was very busy – but on the seventh day he rested – THE SABBATH is a day of rest. – In the days of creation we can see that in all the work Adam was created on the 6th day.

On the sixth day …God said, “Let us make man in our image.”- Genesis 1:26

Principle is this: God’s 7th day was Adam’s 1st day.

God worked the first 6 days so Adam could rest on his 1st day.

God set up the order of priorities like this – God works and then rest – we are to rest and then work.

At the cross Jesus 7th set of words were “IT IS FINISHED” – HE WORKS on behalf of our salvation so that we can rest in his WORK not our own.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” –  Eph 2:8

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Let’s seek God’s face, not just His hand!

 

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