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Aug 13, 2012

2012-08-05-1030 Pastor Loran Livingston is the speaker this morning August 12th 2012 in the 10:30 service.

Scripture: John 20:19-23; 13:7

Topic: The Church

- The church is the people... anyone who believes in Jesus
- Jesus came to the Jews and was rejected; the Holy Spirit came to continue the work
- The people Jesus chose as the foundation of the church were doubting people, not brilliant or dependable; the apostles were the foundation and Jesus the cornerstone
- Righteousness is a gift from God that cannot be earned
- You are saved by accepting the gift, not temporarily but eternally
- Being filled with the spirit is not shouting, running and screaming... but peace... not animation... everyone reacts differently.  He enables you to get up and keep going.
- When others are trying to figure out where the feeling is, you can know where your faith is.
- Learn to forgive or there will be no power in your prayer
- When Jesus wasn’t with them, the disciples didn’t know what to do... they got discouraged as we do today... haven’t been to a good service in a while...
- You don’t have to go anywhere in particular to find revival or power
- We get discouraged by personal failure.  The closer to God you move, the more aware of your sin you become
- Jesus didn’t call them to fight for Him but to be faithful to Him
- They forgot His teaching and the joy... joy is coming.