On Wednesday, I started re-posting a 4 part series that dives into “FOR / WITH / ONE / IN” as we’re exploring those topics at church this month. Hopefully, it’ll help you think deeper as we walk through the series on Sunday mornings!
Check out Part 1, “God Is FOR You” here.
Check out Part 2, “God Is WITH You” here.
Check out Part 3, “God Is ONE Of You” here.
God is IN His people. And that’s always been His plan. He created Adam and Eve and you and me in His image. He literally imprinted our souls with His DNA. He left His fingerprints all over us from the earliest days of forming us in the womb. We were meant to reflect His Spirit in everything.
But the world was broken by sin… The creation was given the choice to abandon the Creator… And a barrier of separation was put up between God’s heart and ours.
God was FOR His people, but that wasn’t enough. God was WITH His people, but that wasn’t enough. Jesus was ONE OF His people, but that wasn’t enough. Through the Spirit, God was once again IN His people. Romans 5:5 says, “God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”
God is IN His people. And that’s the ultimate goal of the Church… To be the vehicle that God moves through to be IN the hearts of every single person He created. The Church exists to create environments and opportunities for its culture to tear down the barrier between their hearts and their Creator. Anything else is a waste of energy and resources. The Church was never meant to gather an audience for a show. The Church was created to reflect the God who is IN us.
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