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INTENTIONAL INTERIM PASTOR RUSS RATHIER

May 2nd, 2021

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God Centered Living

Today's message was about Living the God Centered Life from James 4:1-10 Submitting to God:

What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us? But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:

“God opposes the proud
    but shows favor to the humble.”

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

Some of it is about choices the choice to choose God and have eternal life or the other path that will keep you separated from God your creator forever. He also referred to Romans 3:23 that states,"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and Romans 6:23 that states." 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. The problem with man is that he wants to do it all on his own, his way, not God's way. We are all born with a sin nature, contrary to God's nature, that's what separates us from God. God sent His only son Jesus Christ to the cross, to save us from the penalty of sin, which is eternal separation from God. An eternity spent in hell. God's word not only points out the trouble with man, but tells us about mans solution to sin. Through Jesus' death, burial, resurrection and ascension, He becomes the solution to man's sin problem, and thus when we choose God and His ways, as each and every individual in the human race must do, to be receive of the victory over sin, and the penalty thereof. We must believe the Bible, receive Jesus as our personal savior as is written in John 1:12,"12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— "

Notes Prepared By:

Michael Gerard Pastina

(Head Deacon)

Grace Bible Church

Moscow, Vermont

                  05672

Salvation Is As Easy As A B C

If you don't know Jesus as your personal savior, never asked Him to come into your heart and forgive you of your sins, Here's the place to start

A - Admit

Admit what you have done wrong and ask forgiveness.

Romans 3:23 All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Romans 6:23 The wages of sin is death.
I John 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

B - Believe

Believe that Jesus died on the cross and rose again as a payment for your sins.

John 3:16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4  Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.
Romans 5:8  But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

C - Confess and Choose

Confess and choose to allow God to the be in charge of your life

Matthew 16:24  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Romans 10:9  If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:13  Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Pray this short prayer:

"Dear God, I want to be a part of your family. You said in Your Word that if I acknowledge that You raised Jesus from the dead, and that I accept Him as my Lord and Savior, I would be saved. So God, I now say that I believe You raised Jesus from the dead and that He is alive and well. I accept Him now as my personal Lord and Savior. I accept my salvation from sin right now.

I am now saved. Jesus is my Lord. Jesus is my Savior. Thank you, Father God, for forgiving me, saving me, and giving me eternal life with You. Amen!" 

If you prayed this prayer give us a call. 1(802) 585-3343. 

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