I Believe in the Church – Pursuing All That God Has For Us

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I Believe in the Church

Pursuing All That God Has For Us

Pastor Elio's sermon notes for Sunday February 14th, 2021

Matthew 16:18 NLT
18 Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’),#16:18a Greek that you are Peter. and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell#16:18b Greek and the gates of Hades. will not conquer it.

Isaiah 28:16 NLT
16 Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says:“Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem,a firm and tested stone.It is a precious cornerstone that is safe to build on.Whoever believes need never be shaken.

1 Corinthians 2:9-10 NLT
9 That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard,and no mind has imaginedwhat God has preparedfor those who love him.” 10 But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets.

1 Corinthians 2:4-5 NLT
4 And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit. 5 I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God.

1 Corinthians 4:20 NLT
20 For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.

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1 Corinthians 12:13 NLT
13 Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.

Galatians 3:26-27 NLT
26 For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.

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Acts of the Apostles 2:41 NLT
41 Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day—about 3,000 in all.

Matthew 10:32-33 NLT
32 “Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.

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Acts of the Apostles 8:5 NLT
5 Philip, for example, went to the city of Samaria and told the people there about the Messiah.

Acts of the Apostles 8:12 NLT
12 But now the people believed Philip’s message of Good News concerning the Kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ. As a result, many men and women were baptized.

Acts of the Apostles 8:14-17 NLT
14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that the people of Samaria had accepted God’s message, they sent Peter and John there. 15 As soon as they arrived, they prayed for these new believers to receive the Holy Spirit. 16 The Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them, for they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then Peter and John laid their hands upon these believers, and they received the Holy Spirit.

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I John 5:7 NKJV
7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.

I John 5:8 NKJV
8 And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.

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1 Corinthians 2:9-10 NLT
9 That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard,and no mind has imaginedwhat God has preparedfor those who love him.” 10 But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets.

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Acts of the Apostles 19:1-2 NLT
1 While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior regions until he reached Ephesus, on the coast, where he found several believers. 2 “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” he asked them.“No,” they replied, “we haven’t even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”

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Romans 12:11 NLT
11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.
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James 1:17 NLT
17 Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.

Matthew 7:11 NLT
11 So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.

Luke 11:13 NLT
13 So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”

Ezekiel 47:3-5 NLT
3 Measuring as he went, he took me along the stream for 1,750 feet and then led me across. The water was up to my ankles. 4 He measured off another 1,750 feet and led me across again. This time the water was up to my knees. After another 1,750 feet, it was up to my waist. 5 Then he measured another 1,750 feet, and the river was too deep to walk across. It was deep enough to swim in, but too deep to walk through.

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