October 19

The real you. The inner you
Jeremiah 4-6/John 17-18

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OT

4:1-4 “O Israel, come back to me,” says the LORD. “If you will throw away your detestable idols and go astray no more, and if you will swear by my name alone, and begin to live good, honest lives and uphold justice, then you will be a blessing to the nations of the world, and all people will come and praise my name.” This is what the LORD says to the people of Judah and Jerusalem: “Plow up the hard ground of your hearts! Do not waste your good seed among thorns. Cleanse your minds and hearts before the LORD, or my anger will burn like an unquenchable fire because of all your sins.”

NT

17:15-21 “I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one. They are not part of this world any more than I am. Make them pure and holy by teaching them your words of truth. As you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world. And I give myself entirely to you so they also might be entirely yours. I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me because of their testimony. My prayer for all of them is that they will be one, just as you and I are one, Father; that just as you are in me and I am in you, so they will be in us, and the world will believe you sent me.”


OT Flash Points

The anger of the Lord must be shown toward anything that separates us from Him

NT Flash Points

The Stone the builders rejected is the Cornerstone
Connected to, being one with Him, makes us one with all His people and fit for His work


Perspective

Don’t live your life in a shop window
Inward activity
Not outward
Is our strength
Soak in Jesus – truth

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