Passion Day 3 – Notes

* The following are my notes from 1-4-12 at Passion 2012*

Ephesians 2 
v. 10 – Workmanship means:
1. We are not finished yet.
2. We are a masterpiece
3. We have a purpose

We are a workmanship created to do good works! Prepared in advance for us… For his glory!

v. 18-20 – Access; no longer foreigners, aliens or strangers; now members with God’s people, built on the foundation of Jesus Christ and the apostles.

Built of Jesus

  • We are all a family, part of a global family, and we are all, as this family, a part of history. God is moving. He has been working. He has been on the move and its our time to take part in God’s great story!
  • Everything we are needs to be on the foundation of Jesus. It is all through, in and to him and his glory!!

v.21-22 – The building is joined and RISES to become God’s holy temple!!

We are the people of God marked by the presence of God!!

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Pause, Be Still, Wait

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“Just like every verse needs a chorus all activism needs action.”  <— www.slaveryfootprint.org
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 Session 7 – John Piper
  • When our hearts get bigger lusts get smaller
  • We are made to make God’s glory known
  • “All human beings were created to put God’s infinite beauty/value on display.”
  • Seeing and savoring the supremacy of God frees you from the slavery of sin for the sacrifice of love
  • Being satisfied in the supremacy of God frees you from the slavery of sin for the sacrifice of love
  • Believing in the supremacy of God frees you from the slavery of sin for the sacrifice of love
  • Seeing and savoring Jesus, satisfaction in Jesus, and believing in Jesus are all equivalent  realities.
1. Equivalent Realities – 
  • True belief is satisfying and is seeing savoring all God is!
  • (John 6:35; John 1:12; Hebrews 11:6)
  • “Coming is a geographical metaphor”
  • This satisfaction is a gift not a decision
  • Faith is a childlike dependance … If this is true it means that coming to Jesus requires a resurrection from the dead.
  • What is Freedom? What is free-will? (Conversion, faith, being saved is a gift)
  • We are so in love with the darkness (before Christ) that we are morally incapable of finding God. We need a resurrection.
  • God doesn’t save us to be neutral. God saves us to see and savor the essence of who he is.
  • Freedom is being so in love with Christ that you do what you want and it aligns with his essence and character.
  • Freedom is not suspension it is resurrection in Christ.
  • The struggle of choice, however, is a necessary evil temporal to this earth
2. The Supremacy of Jesus Christ –
  • It is a miraculous gift for the taste buds of our soul
  • (Deity; eternality; knowledge; wisdom; authority; providence; word; power; purity; trustworthiness; justice; patience; sovereign servant obedience; meekness/lowliness/tenderness; wrath; grace; love; inexhaustible gladness; etc…”
  • There isn’t one square-inch on this earth that doesn’t reveal the supremacy of Christ

3. Free from Sin –

  • (2 Corinthians 3:18)
  • We just need to see to be changed, but we must see through and by Christ.
  • Little hearts give lusts big power; Big hearts give lusts little power.
  • Your heart has to see

4. Freed for the Sacrifices of Love –

  • (Hebrews 10:34)
  • We get here because we see Jesus and his will as the greatest inheritance and worth the greatest sacrifice.

His name and his renown is the desire of our heart

* Session 5 was simply reading through the book of Ephesians, which was really cool, and everyone stood up while we read through the whole book. Session 6 was some interviews where people told their stories. I didn’t take much notes for this. *

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About Jeremiah Dowling

I write poetry and take crazy pictures in an Orange Chair all over the United States while reading amazing books.

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