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The Hope for the Church

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The Hope that is for the church is knowing that Jesus is the builder.

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Acts 4:33 KJV 1900
33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
The Church marked with power.
++A powerful witness
++A powerful testimony
Romans 1:3–4 KJV 1900
3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
Jesus Christ
++Validated in the flesh (Seed of David)
++Validated in the Spirit (Son of God)
Acts 10:38 KJV 1900
38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
His life was marked by
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++Power
++Resurrection
Men preaching
++was an activity of Faith
++was validated by God’s power
Acts 6:8 KJV 1900
8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.
Mark 16:17 KJV 1900
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
The church was
++not educated
++not comfortable
++powerful
++respected
Acts 4:13 KJV 1900
13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
The Church Believed
++Trusted God
++The Man of God
++The Word of God
The Skeptic
++Questions everything
++And trust nothing
2 Timothy 3:7 KJV 1900
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
There seemed to be a drifting in the Church
++Surrendered their power
++Lost their Spirit
++Started as powerful
++Became political
Judges 6:13 KJV 1900
13 And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the Lord be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt? but now the Lord hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.
The Lord did not deliver us
++to bring us into captivity
++to forsake us
Revelation 2:4–5 KJV 1900
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Matthew 16:18 KJV 1900
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
The Church
++Belongs to God
Psalm 127:1 KJV 1900
1 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
The Church
Belongs to God
++Was built on a revelation
Matthew 16:17 KJV 1900
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
The Church
++Belongs to God
++Was built on a revelation
++Built to last
++“Jesus’ Built”
Matthew 16:18 KJV 1900
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
The Church
++Belongs to God
++Was built on a revelation
++Built to last
++“Jesus’ Built”
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