Us! Part 1: "A Loving Church"
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Delivered By
Pastor Carl Friedel
Delivered On
September 10, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Central Passage
Matthew 22:18-20
A Loving Church

Peter was a disciple of Jesus – a simple fisherman.  In his own strength he could catch fish, in God’s strength he would catch men.  In His strength he could make lofty promises and fight in human terms, in God’s strength he could live the promises of God and persevere in Christian love to a cross of his own.  In His own strength he denied Jesus 3 times, in God's strength he convinced 3,000 to put their faith in Jesus.  Jesus called him out to be his witness and when Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit the Spirit of God the Spirit of Jesus Christ - he was able to start a movement three-thousand strong that first day and 2+ billion strong 2000 years later.

Jesus has called us out in the same way, empowered by the Holy Spirit to be His witnesses.  There is so much that Jesus wants to do in and through you , His church, and in and through us all together, His church.  The church is you following and empowered by Jesus for His purposes - to love..


09-11-2017 at 5:59 PM
So powerful and much needed! Thank you, Lord!
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