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2/1/2009 ~ Problems With Jesus


... "Why do you also transgress the commandment of God
because of your tradition? ... ~ Matthew 15:1-20


The Pharisees were not happy to hear what Jesus had to say.

DISTURBING = NOT COMFORTABLE

PLANTED
 =  x 
- Themselves -
Religious Elite
~ the Conservatives
→ Pharisees, Scribes
               IN THEMSELVES               

Many Claim to be Planted in Christ:
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● CHRIST

● Catholic
● Muslim
● Protestant
● Presbyterian
● Baptist
● Methodist
● Mormon
● Jehovah Witnesses
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2009?

Just because a plant exists does not mean it is approved of by God.

... he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and
understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: ... ~ Matthew 13:18-23


"Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God." ~ Luke 8:11

Is your seed the word of God?
~ We need to question if it is what God has given.  
Christ tells us to question what we believe, if it is from God or man?


Test all things; hold fast what is good. ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:21

ANCESTRAL GRAVITY = TRADITIONAL PRACTICES

┌─> If it is right, build on it.                               
Do not remove the ancient landmark Which your fathers have set.
~ Proverbs 22:28


Individually or collectively, are we planted in God?

"... For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks."
~ Matthew 12:33-34


There is a heart problem, manís pursuits over that of Godís.

"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications,
thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, ..."
~ Matthew 15:19-20


... "He who is without sin amoung you, let him throw a stone at her first." ...
~ John 8:4-11


Truly, on a path growing in God, inner and outer evil is loathed.

"... to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart."
~ Matthew 5:27-28


Your thoughts make you guilty.

Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him;
and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. ~ 1st John 3:9


Be angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your wrath,
nor give place to the devil. ~ Ephesians 4:26-27


"... He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit,
for without Me you can do nothing. ..." ~ John 15:1-6


Work for God bearing fruit for Him.

... our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man
is being renewed day by day. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:16


New creatures!

... if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 5:17


God is exciting everyday if it is His eternal seed planted in you.
It does not come from man, it is of God.


Today, I am a plant planted by God.



 

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