“LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL”
December 8, 2019
– Call To Worship –
“Ancient of Days”
“Jesus Name Above All Names”
“The Solid Rock”
Prayers of Intercession
Sermon: Don Auxier
Acts 27 & 28
“I Have A Hope”
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.
Upcoming December Birthdays
Bill Whitt (Indy) Dec. 16
Jan Mincy (Hope) Dec. 19
Sush Jacob (Indy Dec. 21
Arlene Beckem Reid (Indy) Dec. 23
Abner Washington (Indy) Dec. 27- 96 Yrs
Earlene Steward (Indy) Dec. 28
God’s Holy Fire: ‘Marked with His Seal’
Saturday, December 7, 2019
And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, …— Ephesians 1:13 NIV
When we first came to Jesus, he poured out the Holy Spirit upon us, to live in us as God’s gift, presence, and power within us (Acts 2:38-39; Titus 3:3-7). The Holy Spirit is also our proof that we are children of God (Romans 8:9). In today’s verse, Paul adds another powerful image — a royal seal — to help us understand who we are because of the presence of the Holy Spirit. In New Testament times, a royal official would use a seal to confirm his or her correspondence. The message would be sealed with wax, and while the wax was still warm, the official used a ring to leave the royal imprint showing the message was true and carried the authority of the wearer of the ring. The Holy Spirit is God’s authoritative sign that we are his! He claims us! We are not only his messengers, but also his message, and we are authentic and true.
Father, thank you for making me your child through the new birth and for giving me the seal of the Holy Spirit showing that I am yours. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
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