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Genesis 4:10-11a,12b “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground…you will be a restless wanderer on the earth.” Ephesians 1:9-10 “And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment – to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.” The Calling We are a people with a great purpose – the reconciling of all things to Christ, fueled by a great power – the Spirit of God, as we live out a great life – the life of Jesus Christ. Six Slimy Frog Suits Sex Outside of Marriage Impurities (thoughts) Greed (wanting more) Obscenity Foolish Talk Coarse Joking Three Battle Cries 1. Wake up! …from the shadowy daze of earthly living (vv.11- 12). “expose” ἐλέγχω elencho “to scrutinize or examine carefully, bring to light, convince, set forth, reveal hidden things, reprove, correct, punish” Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Prayer Care Share Isaiah 26:19 “But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy.” Isaiah 60:1 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” Walking in the Reign Hurdling the Sin That Entangles Me Grasping the Depth of God’s Love for Me Scaling the Wall of Faith Before Me 2 Corinthians 4:4-6 “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” Three Battle Cries 1. Wake up! …from the shadowy daze of earthly living (vv.11- 12). 2. Rise up! …to your destiny: the lighthouse of the Lord Jesus (vv.13-14). “very careful” ἀκριβῶς akribos “pertaining to strict conformity to a norm or standard, involving both detail and completeness – disciplined living.” 2 Timothy 2:4-5 “No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs—he wants to please his commanding officer. Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor’s crown unless he competes according to the rules.” “Wisdom consists in perceiving where God is going and then jumping on His bandwagon.” Anonymous from James Boice “making the most of every opportunity” ἐξαγοράζομαι τὸν καιρόν Lit. “redeeming the time” “Idiom - to do something with intensity and urgency.” “making the most of every opportunity” ἐξαγοράζομαι τὸν καιρόν ek – intensifier “a buying which exhausts the possibilities available.” “making the most of every opportunity” ἐξαγοράζομαι τὸν καιρόν kairos “The fateful, decisive moment – the moment of truth.” In cl. Greek, the moment that defined a man. Three Battle Cries 1. Wake up! …from the shadowy daze of earthly living (vv.11- 12). 2. Rise up! …to your destiny: the lighthouse of the Lord Jesus (vv.13-14). 3. Shine! …the life of Jesus brightly by living purposefully in Him (vv.15-17). 1 Chronicles 12:32 “From the tribe of Issachar, there were 200 leaders of the tribe with their relatives. All these men understood the signs of the times and knew the best course for Israel to take.” Romans 13:11-12 “And do this (live a life of love), understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.”
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