Church on the Hill,

Glenavon SK

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July 19

Message:

Our Birthright: Count the Cost

Eph 1:3-5

Rom 8:15-17

Gen 25:29-34

James 4:3

John 15:1-5

Phil 1:6

 

 

 

 

 

 Eph 1:3-5  NIV

3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—

Rom 8:15-17   NIV

15For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." 16The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. 17Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Gen 25:29-34   NIV

29 Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished. 30 He said to Jacob, "Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I'm famished!" (That is why he was also called Edom.)

 31 Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright."

 32 "Look, I am about to die," Esau said. "What good is the birthright to me?"

 33 But Jacob said, "Swear to me first." So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.

 34 Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left.
      So Esau despised his birthright.

James 4:3   NIV

3When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

John 15:1-5  NIV

1"I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

 5"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

Phil 1:6  NIV

6being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.