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The Promise to BELONG
February 16, 2020

The Promise to BELONG

February 16, 2020

The Promise to BELONG

Series: “Oath” part 3

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Dr. Chris Vaught, Sr. Pastor

Isaiah 61: 1-2— The Spirit of the Lord God is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,

Luke 4: 18-19— The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed,  to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

  1. Jesus has been sent to our !

The Oath: part 3:

  • To proclaim the Good News that you in God’s Family!

  1. In God’s family you experience…

Isaiah 42: 1—“This is my servant; I strengthen him, this is my chosen one; I delight in him. I have put my Spirit on him;

Vs. 7-8—in order to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon, and those sitting in darkness from the prison house.  I am the Lord. That is my name,

Vs. 16—I will lead the blind by a way they did not know; I will guide them on paths they have not known. I will turn darkness to light in front of them and rough places into level ground. This is what I will do for them,

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  • Notice how God’s grace works through the example of Paul’s life.

Acts 9: 3-5— As he traveled and was nearing Damascus, a light from heaven suddenly flashed around him.  Falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?”  “Who are you, Lord?” Saul said. “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting,”

Vs. 17-18—(Ananias) said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road you were traveling, has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”  At once something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he got up and was baptized.

Vs. 20— Immediately he began proclaiming Jesus in the synagogues: “He is the Son of God.”

1 John 3: 23— Now this is his command: that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another as he commanded us.

Hebrews 10: 25— not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.

Acts 26: 16-18(The LORD to Paul)  “For I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and a witness of what you have seen and will see of me.  I will rescue you from your people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in me.”

Jesus said to His followers,

John 4:35— Open your eyes and look at the fields, because they are ready for harvest.

The Big Take-Away:

My Next Step to BELONG in God’s Family is .

 

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