“LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL”
September 6, 2020
Call To Worship
“HOW GREAT YOU ARE”
“THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT THAT NAME”
Prayers of Intercession
Sermon: – DON AUXIER
Letters to the 7 Churches – a review
“OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART”
Worship God in Spirit and Truth
Grow in His Grace and Knowledge
Share the Love and Hope we have in Jesus
Grace Communion International – We are an international Christian fellowship, on mission with the Father, Son and Spirit, living and sharing the gospel in ways that birth all kinds of churches, for all kinds of people, in all kinds of places. As an international Christian fellowship, we have about 50,000 members formed into 900 churches spread across 100 countries.
God’s Holy Fire: ‘Transfigured to Be Like the Messiah’
Whenever, though, [the Israelites] turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are — face to face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him. 2 Corinthians 3:16-18
No passage better describes the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives than this one. We’ve met it before in our God’s Holy Fire devotionals, but it is worth hearing it from different translations. The work of the Holy Spirit is so vital in the new covenant people of God, as we have seen in previous devotionals. God is a personal presence through the living Holy Spirit, alive in us to transfigure us into the character and compassion of Jesus.
That is the Spirit’s goal — that Jesus would come to live in us in our daily lives as we are transformed to be more and more like him each day.
Almighty God, do your work in me to make me more like Jesus today than yesterday, and even more like him every tomorrow until that day he brings me home to you. I thank you for the Holy Spirit, who is your living presence in me and who is given me by your grace to accomplish this work in me. In Jesus’ name, I thank you! Amen.
Psa 139:7-17 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there… even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Psa 139:23-24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Jim Nevins– Auxier’s neighbor in Rehab center, age 90.
Tammy Higginbotham– prayers for continued healing
Ena – Barb Hudson’s neighbor with kidney failure
Carl Franz (Laf) passed away Sept 1 – prayers for Anita – family only funeral
Barbara Rogers-Recovery from serious accident
Our Nation, Our World, All People Thy Kingdom come Lord, but until then let us shine the light of Jesus’ love and understanding to all.