We have previously looked at our relationships with God and
It is the great command. Matt.
This only happens with a humbled view of ourselves before
This humbled view radically changes the way we look at and
relate with others.
Jesus: Express Image of God
Meeting Godís standard: Matt.
Not possible on our own. Ecc.
All sin. Rom.
Therefore, all need a Savior. Rom.
Where we fail Jesus excelled:
He was perfect in His obedience; without sin. Phil.
2:5ff; Heb. 4:15
That is why we give thanks to God for Jesus Christ. Rom.
The Pinnacle: Love
Practicing it, we become more like the one who gave
His life to us. Jn.
3:16, Jn. 15:13; 1 Cor. 13:4-7
As we conform our live to the image of Christ we begin to
look more like our Heavenly Father. Rom.
Fully consumed by Godís love: we grow from selfish
child to complete in Christ.
Cor. 13:8-13 (Gal.
3:23-25; 1 Cor. 12:7; 1 Cor. 13:8)
When we learn to completely love another we shine in the
abiding presence of God. 1
Jn. 4:7-21; 1 Cor. 13:12
Face to Face with God
We teach and live in obedience to God yet practice mercy
and longsuffering as Jesus did. cp. Jn.
We have fellowship and encourage our brothers and sisters
in Christ, yet spend time with those this world hates Ö like
That complete service turns faith into reality. 1
If want to be face to face with God, we need look no
further than seeing Jesus Christ.
in His like image we shall have the blessing of eternal fellowship
with Him: face to face.
to God in the church by Christ Jesus
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