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Welcome To The Team

1 Peter  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  44:17
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1-12 we found out who we are, and how we got there
Aliens on this planet
the triune God made us into who we are as children of His
He gave us an inheritance in Heaven
We are kept secure by the power of God
we may for a season go through fiery trials
to refine us, in order to make more useful to the kingdom

You Made The Team

The Coach
The coach sees something in you...
but your skills are lacking, your out of shape
you dont know the drills, nor the plays
good thing its still pre season
your effectiveness is up to you
Lets read from the team handbook
V 13 Therefore - because of all that has been said..
Prepare your minds for action. Roll up your sleeves
Be serious. lackadaisical Christianity is over. Paul said that he was not mature yet
Philippians 3:12–14 NASB95
12 Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
set as a goal the return of Jesus, the winning the ultimate championship,and at the end of the season the coach saying well done
V 14 On this team you will..
obey my commands Because I am the ultimate coach..
all those old habits that you are carrying around. the way your old coach taught you
laziness in learning the handbook
laziness in keeping your body in shape for the game
bad habits you need to get rid of
Romans 12:2 AV
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
I will transform you into someone useful to this team
you have a position to play and you have to work hard at getting better
your mindset needs to be always on the game
what happens in this situation, what will I do?
Study ,study, study

The Owner

V 15 the Owner the one who signed you up
the one who saw potential in you
He has a special love for you
V 17 In fact He wants you to call Him Father
and at the end He is going to Judge the contribution you have given to the team
V 15 -16 So conduct your selves in the same way He is, “Holy”
Read the Holiness of God
Imitate Him, He is your standard for life

The Owners Son

V 18 The way you were added to the team was not that you were
nor did you buy your way on
nor through the futile works of your family BUT
V 19 Jesus bought you from the corrupted, useless team
He used His own life
bought you with His blood
He was perfect, but His Father wanted you on the team
and the only way for you to be here is, Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice for you
V 20 This plan was set in eternity back
For Jesus to die, in order to make you perfect, apart of the team
V 21 It is only your Faith in Jesus death and Resurrection are you on this team
V 22 This new position has given us a special love for our teammates
So practice love with one another
this will carry us through the hard times
V 23 You have been given a new life, a new start,
Throw off the graveclothes of your old team
Remember the price that was paid for you to be here
our being on the team is a pure gift
the suffering of the Son is an example to how we should conduct ourselves
Our mission is to bring honor and glory to our Owner
V 24 The only thing that is going to matter in life is; this team and your contribution
But this team is going to win the ultimate championship
we will be honored by the Father, and the Son
so go out there and fight the good fight
Bring Honor and glory to the Father with your conduct and thoughts
we have had a little fun here this morning
but this book is a preparation for persecution
and the stakes are serious
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