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The Father Loves And Likes You Celebration 2018 Messages!

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THEME: “Where God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Is Our Main Event and Activity!”


Full Video Playlist Of Messages on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjILC4-exBRb9leV1gqy0qGWnYAkXTK1R


Thursday, October 11th, 2018 

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by Timothy Brassell – Lead Pastor, New Life Baltimore MD.

“The Heart Of Christian Faith Is God – Father, Son, and Spirit Himself!” Part1

Main Bible Passages: John 14 – 16

WatchVideo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHtpZBe3umw

Audio:

Full message:

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-11-the-heart-of-christian-faith-is-god-father-son-and-spirit-himself-john14-16-part1-full-message-tah.mp3”

Part1a: 37min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-11-the-heart-of-christian-faith-is-god-father-son-and-spirit-himself-john14-16-part1-part1a-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 33min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-11-the-heart-of-christian-faith-is-god-father-son-and-spirit-himself-john14-16-part1-part1b-tah.mp3”

” The most basic thing in Christianity is God – Father, Son and Spirit, who is the main event and the main activity. Since God is God – Father, Son, and Spirit, this means that at the center of everything is a relationship!…

He came into our flesh and he placed inside of our actual flesh His own relationship as Father, Son and holy Spirit. …..We are empty apart from God. We have our own natural life as he created. We have our natural relationships but those arn’t love because God is love and God has to be intimate with you in order for you to share in God’s actual love and life. So God had to come inside our humanity in Jesus Christ to place His love and life inside of our humanity so that we can actually taste of God’s real life and love…

Now we know what salvation is…..sharing in the life and love of The Father, Son and Holy Spirit, being in an actual relationship with God.

The good life is built with good relationships and that is because you come from a relational God – Father Son and Holy Spirit. I encourage you to take a few dates with Him instead of screen time. Talk with your mate, or whomever else is in your room or  whomever you’re spending time with…..Talk about this God because He is the main event and activity. He is where you’ve come from and He is where you’re heading whether you like it or not  but he has placed it into Jesus for you to be able to like it and not just to like it but to love it” – Pastor Timothy Brassell


Friday, October 12th, 2018

 by Timothy Brassell – Lead Pastor, New Life Baltimore MD.

Breakout: “Gospel Coaching In Courageous Conversation” Part 1 & 2

Questions and Responses

Main Bible Passages: Mal 3: 16-18

Watch Video On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxhzdKpNeIQ&t=44s

Audio:

Full message:

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-12-breakout-gospel-coaching-in-courageous-conversationpt-1-2-full-message-mal-310-13.mp3”

Part1a: 34min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-12-breakout-gospel-coaching-in-courageous-conversationpt-1-1-part1a-mal-310-13.mp3”

Part 1b: 24min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-12-breakout-gospel-coaching-in-courageous-conversationpt-1-2-part1b-mal-310-13.mp3”

Part 1c: 26min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-12-breakout-gospel-coaching-in-courageous-conversationpt-1-2-part1c-mal-310-13.mp3”

Part 1d: 24min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-12-breakout-gospel-coaching-in-courageous-conversationpt-1-2-part1d-mal-310-13.mp3”

Part1e: 27min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-12-breakout-gospel-coaching-in-courageous-conversationpt-1-2-part1e-mal-310-13.mp3”

 


Friday, October 12th, 2018

Ann

by Ann Vinson – Assistant Pastor New Life Baltimore MD.

“You Are Not a Grasshopper!”

Main Bible Passages: Numbers 13: 33

Watch On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MkczqlHqaE&t=7s

Audio:

Full message: 35min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-12-you-are-not-a-grasshopper-numbers-13,33-vinson-tah.mp3”

“We are children of the most high God. There is no higher honor than that. You have been drawn by God. What report do you have? What did God say? He has prepared a place for you. He loves you. He has you in His arms. You are His children. Go take the land. It is flowing with milk and honey. It’s yours. May the grace of God fill your hearts as we share this good news with all that we meet.” – Pastor Ann Vinson


Friday, October 12th, 2018

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by Calvin Simon – Lead Pastor New Creation Community Church – VA.

“Goodness Gracious Lord!”

Main Bible Passages: Col 1: 15-23

Watch On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MkczqlHqaE&t=7s

Audio: 

Full message: 31min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-12-goodness-gracious-lord-col-115-23-simon-tah.mp3”

“God’s greatest desire for us is for us to enjoy Him. Romans 12. This is how good God is….He knows that us trying to struggle to do things for Him is not going to lead us to life, but He says, if you will just take a minute and look at the things I have done for you, that will give you that praise that you want to have in you. This God wants you to know that He has been good and He has been faithful and He has been just all your life and without Him, you never would have made it.” – Pastor Calvin Simon


Saturday, October 13th, 2018

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by Richard Andrews – Assistant Pastor New Life Baltimore MD.

“Living The Contented Life In Christ!”

Main Bible Passages: Phil 4: 1-13

Watch On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NERjMQzKsKM

Audio: 

Full message: 50min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-13-living-the-contented-life-in-christ-full-message-phil-4-10-13-andrews-tah.mp3”

Part1a: 25min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-13-living-the-contented-life-in-christ-phil-4-10-13-part1a-andrews-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 25min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-13-living-the-contented-life-in-christ-phil-4-10-13-part1b-andrews-tah.mp3”

“For those of us who want to live contented lives, we do so by fellowshipping with God’s people (Gen 1-26). God – Father, Son, and Spirit has always existed in perfect relationship for eternity. So when they say, “let us make man in our image”, it is let us make them to relate like us…….

I need you because, I was created to need you, so when I’m looking at some other thing and I am not looking at Jesus, I need you to say, “look at Jesus”. When I am struggling with abandonment issues and my self-worth before the father and wondering what’s going on with me, I need my brother to come tell me “look at Jesus” …..

We need each other because we are created in God’s image. We were created to relate to one another because that is how God is. He is the relational God.

If you want to live the ultimate life. If you want to live a contented life, stay connected to the source of life” – Pastor Richard Andrews


 Sunday, October 14th, 2018 

by Timothy Brassell – Lead Pastor, New Life Baltimore MD.

“The Heart Of Christian Faith Is God – Father, Son, and Spirit Himself!” Part2

Main Bible Passages: John 14 – 16

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO7qxlse4Fo&t=2s

Audio:

Full message:

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-14-the-heart-of-christian-faith-is-god-father-son-and-spirit-himself-pt2-full-message-john-14-16-tah.mp3”

Part1a: 35min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-14-the-heart-of-christian-faith-is-god-father-son-and-spirit-himself-pt2-part1a-john-14-16-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 40min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-10-14-the-heart-of-christian-faith-is-god-father-son-and-spirit-himself-pt2-part1b-john-14-16-tah.mp3”

“The way the Christian life works is that we begin to have a central focus on Jesus because God The Father has chosen that we won’t even see Him except in the face of Jesus! So Jesus ought to be coming out of our lips, out of our teachings, out of all that we say and do. The life of God has been centered in flesh in the person of Jesus!” Pastor Timothy Brassell

“At the centre of the New Testament stands, not our religious experience, but a unique relationship between Jesus and the Father. No one knows the Son except the Father and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him (Matt. 11.27; John 1.18, 17.25-26). This unique relationship is vividly described as one of mutual love, mutual self-giving, mutual testifying, mutual glorifying. Indeed, there is a oneness of mind between the Father and the Son, revealed supremely in the Cross, ‘to bring many sons to glory’ (Heb. 2.10), ‘that we might receive the adoption of sons’ (Gal. 4.5ff)—that we might be drawn by the Spirit into that unique life of shared communion.”—James F. Torrance

“Worship is the gift of participating through the Spirit in the incarnate Son’s communion with the Father.—James B. Torrance, Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace

The prime purpose of the incarnation, in the love of God, is to lift us up into a life of communion, of participation in the very triune life of God.—James B. Torrance

Jesus In His Father’s House!

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Part 1a: 26min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-04-22-jesus-in-his-fathers-house-part1a-luke-2-40-52-guest-andrews-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 27min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-04-22-jesus-in-his-fathers-house-part1b-luke-2-40-52-guest-andrews-tah.mp3”

Full Message:

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/2018-04-22-jesus-in-his-fathers-house-full-message-luke-2-40-52-guest-andrews-tah.mp3”


Main Passage: Luke 2:40-5


“Jesus has a zealous love for God’s Word. As a young boy visiting the temple, Jesus asked questions and gave answers to the religious leaders. In response to His parents, who misunderstood Him, Jesus declared that He was involved in His Father’s work. Here we see Jesus as a fully human boy yet totally devoted to His Father and submissive to His earthly parents. As we join Jesus in being about His Father’s work, we too are called to grow in wisdom and obedience as we showcase His glory.” – The Gospel Project

Theological Theme:

As a boy, Jesus demonstrated His commitment to God- Father, Son and Spirit’s law and to the mission His Father gave Him.

Christ Connection:

As Jesus grew, He increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and with people. His life prepared Him step by step to implement the eternal mission He was given by His Father—to die on the cross for our sins and rise again in victory.

Missional Application:

God, through His Holy Spirit, calls us to grow in wisdom and obedience as we join Jesus in being about the Father’s work.

“God’s Word to us in the person of Jesus Christ is a reference point, a source of equilibrium, a message of grace, the promise of forgiveness and healing that stands forever, in spite of our failures and sin and brokenness.”  –Marva Dawn

“When we walk with the Lord In the light of His Word, What a glory He sheds on our way! Let us do His good will; He abides with us still, And with all who will trust and obey. Not a burden we bear, Not a sorrow we share, But our toil He doth richly repay; Not a grief or a loss, Not a frown or a cross But is blest if we trust and obey.
Then in fellowship sweet We will sit at His feet, Or we’ll walk by His side in the way; What He says we will do, Where He sends we will go; Never fear, only trust and obey. Trust and obey, For there’s no other way To be happy in Jesus, But to trust and obey.
–John H. Sammis

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Mary Praises The Covenant-Keeping God!

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Part 1a: 16min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/2018-03-18-mary-praises-the-covenant-keeping-god-luke1-26-38-46-55-part1a-guest-vinson-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 18min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/2018-03-18-mary-praises-the-covenant-keeping-god-luke1-26-38-46-55-part1b-guest-vinson-tah.mp3”

Full Message:

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/2018-03-18-mary-praises-the-covenant-keeping-god-luke1-26-38-46-55-full-message-guest-vinson-tah.mp3”


Main Passages: Luke 1:26-38 Luke 1:46-55


“Mary’s first experience of God’s remarkable call on her life was to be the mother of Jesus the Messiah. A young woman, probably still in her teens, Mary was confronted by the angel Gabriel with the news that God intended to use her to fulfill the greatest promise of His covenant. Mary’s response as “the servant of the Lord” becomes an example for all Christian obedience. In our own lives, we must recognize that God calls us to obedience, even when it is costly. Like Mary, we magnify the Lord through our obedience as servants of God and followers of Christ.” – The Gospel Project

Theological Theme:

From the Father, Jesus was conceived by the Spirit’s power and was born of a virgin.

Christ Connection:

In submitting to God’s plan for her life, even though it would bring suffering and heartache, Mary chose to magnify God. As a result, her faithfulness is an example to us. Likewise, Jesus magnified His Father through His obedient life, and He submitted to God’s plan, even to death on a cross, so that we could be saved.

Missional Application:

God through His Holy Spirit calls us to magnify the Lord in times of suffering so that others will see He is our treasure.

“When you find the real Mary of Scripture, the Mary of the first century, you’ll discover that she’ll be talking about Jesus and pointing us all to Jesus.”  –Scot McKnight

“Mary responded with faith. She declared herself to be the slave of the Lord, her Master. This was her identity. After all, slaves have no choices; they surrender them all to their masters. Even though there was so much that she did not know, Mary had a deep-rooted faith and trust, and that was where her submissive spirit came from. She was ready to submit to God’s difficult plan for her life. The stories of church history reveal that following Jesus costs His disciples everything. With the exception of John, Jesus’ closest followers experienced execution as the ultimate price for their faithfulness. Even now, more Christians are dying for Christ than at any time in the history of the church. We should question the trend in American Christianity that casts our faith as something easy, something that solves all our earthly problems.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German martyr, famously wrote: “When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.” As we listen to the Gospels, we should be ready to have our expectations challenged and values overturned. New life in Christ is not intended to be easy. Jesus never promised earthly security. His call is to “take up [your] cross, and follow me” (Matt. 16:24). And here, at the start of Jesus’ story in the New Testament, we see a young woman of faith who boldly accepted the difficult call of God on her life.” – The Gospel Project

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NLF Baltimore 2018 Gospel Intensive with Dr. Gary Deddo, pt. 2 (Videos)

Dr Gary Deddo

Dr. Deddo is Special Assistant to GCI President Joseph Tkach. He is the president of Grace Communion Seminary and is the doctrinal advisor of GCI.

This year was the 5th Gospel Intensive event led by Dr. Deddo., and it’s Specific Purpose was to proclaim:

 “Jesus Christ, Lord of all of Life”

“We will look into what it means to live as if Jesus Christ is Lord of all of life. It’s often said that we are to live in the world but not of the world. But what does that mean? How can we be the church in our secular world? How can we be witnesses to the Triune God and his coming Kingdom in “this present evil age,” as Paul calls it? Is the church really called and equipped to “turn the world upside down” or right side up? What kinds of difference can we individually and as a church make in our communities? Our schools? Our work? Our families? Is the church to be a social change organization? What does the Gospel have to say to our culture? We will especially focus on exploring what can we do with our education and vocations. We will not come up with all the answers but gain some very specific biblically based and theologically grounded direction.”

Jesus Christ, Lord of all of Life – Video 1: 60min

 

Jesus Christ, Lord of all of Life – Video 2: 58min

 

Jesus Christ, Lord of all of Life – Video 3: 60min

 

Jesus Christ, Lord of all of Life – Video 4 – Part a: 50min

 


Jesus Christ, Lord of all of Life – Video 4 – Part b: 50min

 

Sermon: Jesus, a Towel, a Basin and Our Feet, the Real Lesson to be Learned      Video 5: 60min

 

How Jesus Helps Us Fight Our Lions!

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Part 1a: 29min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/2018-01-07-how-jesus-helps-us-fight-our-lions-daniel-6-pt1a-tah.mp3”

Part1b: 33min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/2018-01-07-how-jesus-helps-us-fight-our-lions-daniel-6-pt1b-tah.mp3”

Full Message:

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/2018-01-07-how-jesus-helps-us-fight-our-lions-daniel-6-full-message-tah.mp3”

“In Daniel 6, we encounter a real story about a real man who by supernatural protection escaped the claws and teeth of real lions so that the nations would know that the God of Daniel “is the living God, and He endures forever; His kingdom will never be destroyed, and His dominion has no end” (v. 26). As God’s people, we are to show courage as we trust in God and obey Him, no matter what. Our courageous witness of faith is a sign to the world that Jesus is the world’s true King.” The Gospel Project


Main Passages: Daniel 6, 1Peter 5: 8-12


Theological Theme: God – Father, Son and Spirit,  glorifies Himself through the rescue of those who trust Him.

Christ Connection: God showed His power to rescue Daniel from death. In the fullness of time, God showed His power to save His people from their sins and give them eternal life through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ.

Missional Application: God, through His Holy Spirit, sometimes calls us to civil disobedience when it is a matter of obeying Him.

“Our trust in God should fill us with the courage to live for Him.”  –Bryan Chapell

*picture courtesy of www.thecharmofhome.blogspot.com

God Brings His People Home!

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Part 1a: 24 min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/17-12-31-god-brings-his-people-home-part1a-ezra1-1-13-tah-guest-marra.mp3”

Part 1b: 21 min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/17-12-31-god-brings-his-people-home-part1b-ezra1-1-13-tah-guest-marra.mp3”

Full Message

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/17-12-31-god-brings-his-people-home-full-message-ezra1-1-13-tah-guest-marra.mp3”


Main Passages: Ezra 1:1-8 3:1-13


 

“God kept His promise to bring His people out of exile and back to the promised land. As God’s people gathered in Jerusalem, they made their worship of God their first priority and proclaimed God’s faithfulness through their actions. As Christians, we celebrate and give thanks to God for bringing us out of our exile to sin and death. In our worship, we proclaim the goodness of the Lord so that others might taste and see that He is good.” – The Gospel Project

Theological Theme:

Worshiping God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit should be the first priority of His people.

Christ Connection:

God kept His promise to bring His people out of exile in Babylon and restore their freedom to worship Him. Since Adam and Eve sinned, all humans have been in exile from the garden and are in need of deliverance. Jesus came to end this exile, bring His people home, and restore our freedom to worship.

“It is only when we grasp God’s unyielding desire to be with us that we begin to see the ultimate purpose of the cross. It is more than a vehicle to rescue us from death; it transports us into the arms of Life.” –Skye Jethani

Missional Application:

God The Holy Spirit calls us to make worship our first priority so others will see the goodness of the Lord.

“The primary reason the church gathers is to glorify God. We gather together for corporate worship to ascribe unto God the worship that is due Him.” –Matt Boswell

 

*Picture courtesy www.callieharbin.org

After Worship, The Spirit Sent Them Off! Part 2

Acts 13 (Paul and Barnabas)

Part 1: 40 mins

https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/17-12-03-after-worship-the-holy-spirit-sent-them-off-part-1-acts-13-2-1-cor-14-tah.mp3”

Part 1: 38 mins

https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/17-12-03-after-worship-the-holy-spirit-sent-them-off-part-2-acts-13-2-1-cor-14-tah.mp3”

Full Message

https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/17-12-03-after-worship-the-holy-spirit-sent-them-off-part-2-full-message-acts-13-2-1-cor-14-tah.mp3”


Acts 13:1-5  After Worship, The Holy Spirit Sent Them Off!


This message was a reminder and refresher on some of the mission specifics of our local congregation in participation with God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. You may download the following document and follow along if you want:

NLF Organic Disciple-Making Strategy

As the Father sent Jesus that he might Love and Worship God and Witness to Him as a real man, on our behalf and in our place, so Jesus the God/Man sends us the Holy Spirit that believers might participate with Jesus, loving and worshiping God – Father, Son and Spirit and witnessing about Him to people in all the world – in word and deed!

*picture courtesy of freebibleimages.org

After Worship, The Holy Spirit Sent Them Off!

Acts 13 Sent out by the Holy Spirit

Part 1: 25min

https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/17-11-12-after-worship-the-holy-spirit-sent-them-off-part-1-acts-13-1-3-tah.mp3”

Part 2: 25min

https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/17-11-12-after-worship-the-holy-spirit-sent-them-off-part-2-acts-13-1-3-tah.mp3”

Full Message: 50min

https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/17-11-12-after-worship-the-holy-spirit-sent-them-off-full-message-acts-13-1-3-tah.mp3”

As the Father sent Jesus that he might Worship God and Witness to Him as real man, so Jesus the God/Man sends us the Holy Spirit that believers might participate in the Life and Love of Jesus, worshiping God – Father, Son and Spirit and witnessing about Him to people in all the world – in word and deed!

*picture courtesy of vimeo.com

God (And Jeremiah) Prophesies A New Covenant

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Part1a:  30min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/2017-10-08-god-and-jeremiah-prophesies-a-new-covenant-pt1a-jeremiah17-jeremiah-31-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 34min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/2017-10-08-god-and-jeremiah-prophesies-a-new-covenant-pt1b-jeremiah17-jeremiah-31-tah.mp3”

Full Message: 64min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/2017-10-08-god-and-jeremiah-prophesies-a-new-covenant-jeremiah17-jeremiah-31-tah.mp3”

Main Passages: Jeremiah 17:1-10 Jeremiah 31:31-34

The heart of humanity is desperately wicked and in need of replacement. Because no one is able to perfectly obey the law, God promised a new covenant, one not written on stone or parchment but written instead on the hearts of His people. This is a promise concerning the coming day of Jesus, fulfilled in the gospel. In the gospel, God not only writes His law on our hearts but also gives us the gift of the Holy Spirit, who indwells every believer. – The Gospel Project

Theological Theme:

In the new covenant, we are indwelled by the Holy Spirit, who enables us to obey God’s [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] law.

Christ Connection:

The problem in Jeremiah’s day was the people had God’s law but were unable to obey Him due to the sinfulness of their hearts. Jeremiah prophesied about a coming day when God would forgive sin and write His law on the hearts of His people. This prophecy is fulfilled in the gospel. Through Jesus, God offers us forgiveness. Through the Holy Spirit, God enables us to obey His commands.

Missional Application:

God calls us to rely on the Holy Spirit as we obey God’s commands and live on mission for His kingdom.

“A new heart [is] compelled by the Spirit to obedience. It is a voluntary obedience springing from a heart that has been transformed and captivated by the Redeemer.”  –Timothy Lane and Paul David Tripp

God Pursues Israel!

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Part 1a: 22min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/2017-08-06-god-pursues-israel-pt1a-hosea1-3-guest-andrews-tah.mp3”

Part 1b: 21min 

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/2017-08-06-god-pursues-israel-pt1b-hosea1-3-guest-andrews-tah.mp3”

Full Message: 43min

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/2017-08-06-god-pursues-israel-hosea1-3-guest-andrews-tah.mp3”

“The life and, in particular, the marriage of God’s prophet Hosea shows us the great lengths that God goes to in order to pursue the people He loves. Despite our unfaithfulness, God loves us still and is willing to take on the personal cost and sacrifice of bringing us into and keeping us in right relationship with Him. Because of His love, God continually goes after unfaithful people like us, and in this pursuit, He provides a model for how we are to pursue others with the good news of His love.” – The Gospel Project

“The ultimate happiness in life is the conviction that one is loved; loved for oneself—better still loved in spite of oneself.” – Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Main Passages: Hosea 1:2-9; 2:14-23; 3:1-5

Theological Theme

The initiative for our salvation is in the loving heart of God- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

“He lifts us up out of ourselves to participate in the very life and communion of the Godhead, that life of communion for which we were created.” – J.B. Torrance, Worship Community and the Triune God of Grace. (Pg. 22)

Christ Connection:

Hosea’s relationship with Gomer reminds us of God’s relationship with the people of Israel, and with us. Even though God’s people are unfaithful and love other things more than God, God still loves us. It was because of His love that God sent Jesus to die on the cross for our sin and bring us back to Him.

“He [Jesus] does not appease an angry God to condition Him into being gracious, but in perfect acknowledgment of the holy love of the Father for a sinful world, seals God’s covenant purposes for all humanity by His blood.” – J.B. Torrance, Worship Community and the Triune God of Grace(Pg. 49)

Missional Application:

God through His Holy Spirit calls us to pursue others with the good news about the God who pursues us at great cost to Himself.

 

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