God’s Part – My Part by Pastor Richard Daughtridge Sermon 06/06/10

God’s Part – My Part by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

One of the greatest challenges of my Christian experience has to understand the sovereignty of God. Understanding the fine line between God’s part and my part is imperative. Let’s look today at two basic foundational parts of this relationship. God’s part and My part. We both bring gifts to the wedding for each other.

I know what you are thinking, “What could I possibly give to God?”

Christ’s Gift to You (A New Beginning)

Ephesians 2:1-8 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature  and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

  1. Forgiveness
  2. Love
  3. Potential
  4. Patience
  5. Plurality
  6. 1. Your Gift to Christ (A New Beginning)

Romans 12:1-5 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. [2] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

[3] For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. [4] For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: [5] So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

a. Body  b. Soul  c. Spirit

a. Good?  b. Acceptable?  c. Perfect?

Offerings and Gifts

Our challenge today is to give God our best. We know he gave to us the greatest gift.

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