Abundant Living Family Church 7/13/14
Tony Cooke, The Now & the Not Yet
“What we do in life echoes in eternity”
-what God has done in eternity should echo in our lives
-1 Timothy 4:8
-1 Corinthians 13:9-10, 12-13
-Heaven is not for perfect people, Heaven is for forgiven people
-God loves me just the way I am but He loves me too much to let me stay this way.
-I’m not where I shall be, but I’m not where I’m used to be.
1) we are in the world, but not of it.
-not isolated, but insulated.
2) the best for us is yet to come
-2 Timothy 3:1-5
-Lower your expectations of earth, it isn’t Heaven, don’t expect it to be. (Max Lucado)
3) we are to seek things above
-1 John 2:15
-if you love the world the love of the Father is not in you.
-don’t love your past more than you love Gods plan for your future.
4) we are here to influence the here and the now
-2 Corinthians 5:20
-so heavenly minded, we are no earthly good
Both produce the same product, but the heart of each is different.
Sin management = less sin, little to no sin, legalistic thinking, no change of heart, the belief that you are saved through works, condemnation, shame
Grace = liberty, life without sin, conviction, lifestyle change, heart change, spiritual growth, spiritual maturity
God loves us so much, He will tell us when we are going down the wrong path. Many people think that grace gives us a pass to sin, but it doesn’t.
Reading “Hyper-Grace” by Michael L Brown. Love it! Learning so much about the Grace message that many are teaching nowadays.
These are some of my favorite books by my very own Apostle John Eckhardt of Crusader’s Ministries in Chicago. He has sat down and written prayers and decrees, and this series of prayer books has sold over 1 million copies; this is just 5 of the many books he has written. I would definitely suggest looking into purchasing any of these highly recommended books which can be found at Walmart, on Amazon, or other book stores. Yes I do own these & they are pow-wurrr-FUL!
Video Talk on Prayer will be posted later today! @7!