Today's Message: Disillusioned | Brandon Naramore
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1 Peter 5:8 (NRSV)
Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour.
Ephesians 1:3-5 (NRSV)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will.
Disillusioned: the condition of being dissatisfied or defeated in expectation or hope.
Disillusion: to be freed from illusion or enchantment.
John 4:35 (NRSV)
Do you not say, ‘Four months more, then comes the harvest’? But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting.
Proverbs 26:11 (The Message)
As a dog eats its own vomit, so fools recycle (foolishness).
Significance: The Bible clearly communicates the uniqueness of humanity in all of God’s creation.
Genesis 1:26 (ESV)
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over… all the earth.
Haggai 1:6 (NRSV)
You have sown much, and harvested little; you eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill; you clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; and you that earn wages earn wages to put them into a bag with holes.
Haggai 1:7-8 (NRSV)
Thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider how you have fared. 8 Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored, says the Lord.
1 Corinthians 6:19 (NRSV)
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own?
One of the credos of our culture has been “body is temple." However, without the resurrection power of God’s Spirit, we are simply in modern terms as Jesus warned the Pharisees “Grooming Glorified Graves.”
Searching for Significance
Ephesians 1:3-4 (NRSV)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love.
Ephesians 1:11 (NRSV)
In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will.
Philippians 4:19 (ESV).
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 3:20 (NRSV)
Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine.
Romans 6:19 (ESV)
I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more (destruction), so now present your (bodies) as slaves to righteousness.
Sanctified: washed, made pure, holy , restored as sacred.
Romans 6:22 (ESV)
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.
Romans 8:13-15 (ESV)
For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
Ephesians 1:5 (ESV)
In love He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.
Galatians 4:4-7 (ESV)
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.