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Who Are We? | Glenwood Community Church | 20 October 2019 ...

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We call ourselves the church, but what do we mean by that term? The church is the fellowship of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is composed of those who have received Jesus by faith as their Savior, Lord and Life. Through faith in Jesus we are birthed into the family of God – the church. We become the children of God. As we read in the Gospel of John, “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God - children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.” John 1:12-13. Jesus is the Head of the church and we are the body of Christ as we read, “Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.” Ephesians 5:23. Since Jesus gave His life for the church, it belongs to Him. A congregation may own a building, but it is Jesus who owns the church since He purchased it with His own blood. To the elders of the church in Ephesus, the apostle Paul said, Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. Acts 20:28. May we confess the Headship of Jesus in the church. We will be considering the identity of Christ’s church this Sunday based upon our reading of Chapter 6 of BELIEVE. ...

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Timeline PhotosWe offer student guides, either a free download or a small cost for a physical book. Take advantage of our guides as you start a course at BiblicalTraining: www.biblicaltraining.org/guides ...

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Identity Crisis | Glenwood Community Church | 13 October 2019 ...

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Is our identity as a Christian determined by our behavior? If we sin, does that mean we must not be a Christian? From the Scriptures we learn that birth, not behavior, determines identity. Being of the lineage of Adam, we are born sinners who are spiritually dead (Separated from God). We are sinners due to our birth into the human race. We all have inherited a sin nature from Adam. The psalmist writes, “Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.” Psalm 51:5. We are not sinners by choice; we are sinners by birth. Your performance had nothing to do with your acquiring the identity of sinner. You did not become a sinner by sinning. You sinned because you were born a sinner. Through faith in Jesus, we were born again as new creations. We were spiritually dead in Adam, but now we are spiritually alive in Christ (I Corinthians 15:22). When we were born again, the Lord changed our identity from lost sinner to redeemed saint. Even though we were sinners by our first birth, we are now saints by our new birth in Christ. We are saints who occasionally sin, but our identity as a child of God does not change. We will be examining our identity in Christ this Sunday based upon our reading of Chapter 5 of BELIEVE. ...

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