HOW DO YOU GROW IN THE KINGDOM:
WHAT IS YOUR FAITH RESTING ON?
OVER THE NEXT 5 WEEKS WE ARE GOING TO STUDY THE 5 CORE PRINCIPLES OF KINGDOM GROWTH. WHAT IS YOUR FAITH BASED ON AND ARE WE GROWING IN THE KINGDOM. The FIRST PRINCIPLE TODAY IS TRUTH.
SCRIPTURE: 1Corinthians 2:1-16
Text: ” Revelations 1:3-6
OPENING: ARE YOU IN THE KINGDOM? What is your faith resting on? Who do you say ” JESUS IS?”
Many believers know what the Church says or what their Parents say, BUT WHOM DO YOU SAY JESUS IS?
A man named NICODEMUS came to JESUS AT NIGHT John 3:1-21
3 TIMES JESUS TELLS NICODEMUS ” I TELL YOU THE TRUTH”!!!
1) NO ONE CAN SEE THE KINGDOM OF TRUTH UNLESS HE IS BORN AGAIN
2) No ONE CAN ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD UNLESS HE IS BORN OF WATER AND THE SPIRIT FLESH TO FLESH. SPIRIT TO SPIRIT
3)WE speak of what WE know and WE testify to what WE have seen but still you people do not accept OUR testimony.
WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT TRUTH ? Who is TRUTH . Three things we can KNOW ABOUT TRUTH;
1) TRUTH IS A PERSON: Jesus said, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH , AND THE LIFE, no man comes to the FATHER BUT BY ME! JOHN 14:6
John the Baptist ” FROM THE FULNESS OF HIS GRACE WE HAVE ALL RECEIVED ONE BLESSING AFTER ANOTHER. For the Law was Given through MOSES, GRACE AND TRUTH CAME THROUGH JESUS CHRIST
JESUS TEACHING WAS ALWAYS ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD. Just as you were Birthed into THIS KINGDOM, so you must be Birthed into GOD’s KINGDOM BY GRACE AND TRUTH.
The APOSTLE PAUL SAID, IF ANY MAN BE IN CHRIST HE IHS A NEW CREATION, OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY AND ALL THINGS HAVE BECOME NEW.
So why do we chose to WALK IN THE OLD? We MUST BELIEVE TRUTH!!!!!
2) TRUTH HAS A PURPOSE : ETERNAL LIFE IN A NEW KINGDOM
THE JEWS HAD A HARD TIME BELIEVING JESUS WAS THE CHRIST. In JOHN 10:22 we read;
” MY SHEEP LISTEN TO MY VOICE; I KNOW THEM KNOW AND THEY FOLLOW ME. I GIVE THEM ETERNAL LIFE( TRUTH) and they SHALL NEVER PERISH, NO ONE CAN SNATCH THEM OUT OF MY HAND. MY FATHER, WHO HAS GIVEN THEM TO ME , IS GREATER THAN ALL; NO ONE CAN SNATCH THEM OUT OF MY FATHER’s HAND. I AND THE FATHER ARE ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SO THE QUESTION IS ; WHICH LIFE ARE YOU LIVING FOR? It really is about what you believe about TRUTH?
3) TRUTH HAS A PROMISE: JOHN 14:1- 14 DO NOT LET YOUR HEARTS BE TROUBLED. TRUST IN GOD, TRUST ALSO IN ME
” AND I WILL DO WHATEVER YOU ASK IN MY NAME” v 13
THE PROMISE OF ONENESS!
4) TRUTH HAS POWER: In JOHN 16 JESUS says ( 7)
HE IS SENDING THE COUNSELOR
V13 ” HE THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH COMES HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH
PAUL SAID IN EPHESIANS 3:20 ” according to the POWER THAT WORKETH IN YOU” ARE YOU ALLOWING TRUTH TO WORK IN YOU?
5) TRUTH PRODUCES PRAISE
WHEN WE REALIZE WHAT TRUTH HAS DONE, IS DOING AND WILL DO, PRAISE WILL BREAK FORTH.
Revelations 1: 4. ”
JESUS CHRIST WHO IS THE FAITHFUL WITNESS AND THE RULER OF THE KINGS OF THE EARTH.
TO HIM WHO LOVES US AND HAS FREED US FROM FROM OUR SINS BY HIS BLOOD AND HAS MADE US TO BE A KINGDOM AND PRIEST TO SERVE HIS GOD AND FATHER — TO HIM BE GLORY AND POWER FOR EVER AND EVER AND EVER AMEN
WHAT IS YOUR FAITH RESTING ON? TRUTH OR TRADITION?
Are you WALKING IN AND WITH TRUTH?