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Glenwood Community Church
7 August 2022 ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you suffered in any way for your faith in Jesus? Most of us would be hard-pressed to think of any time when we have seriously suffered for our faith. Maybe someone in the past has mocked our faith, but that is about the extent of it. Have you ever physically suffered for your faith in Jesus? Christians in the early church suffered and died for their faith. Even today, Christians in other parts of the world are being martyred for their faith. Jesus warned His disciples, and all who would follow Him, “Remember the words I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.” John 15:20. Stephen was the first of many Christians who would suffer and die for their faith (Acts 6:8 – 7:60). In the Book of Acts, we read of Peter and John suffering for their faith (Acts 4:1–4). James, the brother of John, was martyred for his faith (Acts 12:2). The apostle Paul was often persecuted and tormented (2 Corinthians 11:23–27). If you suffer now, or in the future for your faith, do not think it is unusual. The message this Sunday, which will also be streamed on Facebook Live, will consider the real possibility of suffering for our faith. ... See MoreSee Less
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Glenwood Community Church
31 July 2022 ... See MoreSee Less
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What does it mean to be a new creation as the apostle Paul wrote, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17? Is being a new creation just a figure of speech? Is it a symbolic reference or is it a spiritual reality? The inspired words of Paul teach us that as new creations, Jesus comes to live in us. “To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27. John wrote, "And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.” I John 3:24. The Scriptures clearly teach that Jesus in the Person of the Holy Spirit lives in believers (I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20). When we receive Jesus by faith as our Savior and Lord, He also becomes our life. He comes to live within us at salvation. Through faith in Jesus, we have been raised from spiritual death to walk in the newness of life. Our true identity is who we are in Christ. Understanding who we are in Christ is essential to living the Christian life. The message this Sunday, which will also be streamed on Facebook Live, will consider the reality of being a New Creation in Christ. ... See MoreSee Less
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