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Living Upstream - Week 1 - Out of Order

Living Upstream

Speaker: Ty Neal
Date: September 11, 2016

Title - Out Of Order

“in the world, not of the world”

John 17:14-19 - 14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.

“not of the world, but sent into the world”

Mark 1:15 - 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

2 Corinthians 5:16-21 - 16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Matthew 6:33 - 33But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

QUOTE -

“The goal of the kingdom is the merger of heaven and earth—when the dwelling place of God transforms creation, and the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ.”

—Russ Moore

Big Idea: It’s not about getting the Hell out of this world, it’s about getting Heaven into it.

QUOTE

“There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!”

—Abraham Kuyper

John 17:14-15 - 14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.

Romans 12:2 - 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Matthew 16:18 - 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

1 John 4:4 - 4Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

- Cling to Jesus

John 15:5 - 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

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