Grace World Outreach Church
Risen In Me: A New Way To Be Human
Pastor Daniel K Norris
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  • Grace World Outreach Church
    20366 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601, USA
    Sunday 11:30 AM
  • http://www.graceworldag.churchonline.org
    Sunday 10:00 AM
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A New Way To Be Human

3 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

The Passion Translation

3 Christ’s resurrection is your resurrection too. This is why we are to yearn for all that is above, for that’s where Christ sits enthroned at the place of all power, honor, and authority! 2 Yes, feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and fill your thoughts with heavenly realities, and not with the distractions of the natural realm.

3 Your crucifixion with Christ has severed the tie to this life, and now your true life is hidden away in God in Christ. 4 And as Christ himself is seen for who he really is, who you really are will also be revealed, for you are now one with him in his glory!

The moment you said "Yes!" to Jesus. Your Life forever, dramatically changed.

Chapter 3, Paul presents a new way to be human. A total and complete reordering of our lives. Everything changed...

- Our Lives
- Our Homes
- Our Business

How do I live in two overlapping worlds?

Paul’s answer: Through a New Way to Be Human.

1) Something to take off

a) My Stained rags of sin

Vs 5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming. 7 In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. 8 But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

b) My Selfish mask of Shame

Vs 9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

c) My Splintered Self Made Sects

Vs 11 Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all

Quarantine - a period of 40 days, time of detention or isolation imposed upon ships, persons, animals, or plants on arrival at a port or place, when suspected of carrying some infectious or contagious disease.

Jesus - 40 days of isolation in the wilderness
Children of Israel - approximately 40 days from Egypt to Sinai

“I have removed most of your idols to help you return to Me. However I left the internet as a test to see if you will value being connected with Me greater than being connected to world.”
- Richard Crisco

Could it be that the Lord has allowed a quarantine to take off (delete) those things that are diseased, decaying or dead?

If this quarantine was an opportunity to throw off those non-essential things...what will stop us from returning to Egypt and gorging ourselves on those things that are dead to us?

What does return to normal really mean? Is that what you want to go back to?

2) Something to put on

So robe yourself with virtues of God, since you have been divinely chosen to be holy. (Col 3:12).

Essential - absolutely necessary; extremely important; fundamental or central to the nature of something or someone

Put On The Essentials:

a) Christ’s Character

vs TPT 12 So robe yourself with virtues of God, since you have been divinely chosen to be holy. (Col 3:12).

12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

b) Christ’s Charity

14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

c) Christ’s Commands

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

In this quarantine we've been asked to only do those things that are ESSENTIAL.

“I was willing the change forms to reach you, are you willing to change forms to reach others?”

The world in front of you does not look like the world behind you

YOU CANNOT BE THE SAME, THINK THE SAME, AND ACT THE SAME IF YOU HOPE TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN A WORLD THAT DOES NOT REMAIN THE SAME.
John Maxwell

Finally, Paul answers the question…How do we live in these two worlds? How do we keep essential, eternal things in focus.

17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Do it all in and for Him!

They Way I live my life becomes Worship
The Way I treat my spouse becomes worship
The way I raise my kids becomes worship
The way I honor my employer or employees becomes worship

Big Question:

What do I need to take off (Delete) today?
What do I need to put on (Add) today?




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This Weeks 714 Prayer
Dates: 4/26-5/2

Pastors, leaders, churches, and individuals from around the globe are joining together — with one heart, one voice, and one prayer — to see the COVID-19 halted, lives healed, hardships mitigated, people come to Christ, and an outpouring of God’s Spirit.

Thousands of churches are joining in one united prayer during church services. Untold thousands of believers are also praying the same prayer at 7:14 each morning and night.


Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth. Philippians 2:9-10 (ESV)

“Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.” John 14:13-14 (ESV)

“And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.” Acts 3:16 (ESV)

THE PRAYER

Our Lord and our God, look in Your mercy upon the suffering that covers the earth. A force called COVID-19 is dominating governments, derailing economies, and destroying peace. It is an ever-present challenge, bringing pain and devastation upon Your Creation. Yet we declare—the name of JESUS is above all names, in heaven and on earth. We believe, as Your Holy Scriptures have taught us, every person, problem, pestilence, and power must bow before the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
In the name of Jesus Christ, we ask that COVID-19 be halted and eradicated.
Lord Jesus, You created the world and everything in it. You healed the sick, walked on water, fed thousands, and raised the dead. You rule and reign. You said, “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”
In the name of Jesus, we boldly ask for our families, churches, cities, and nations to be protected from the effects of COVID-19.
We know the name of Jesus has great power when we speak it, for You are our Savior and our Lord. We know that even now, You are at the right hand of our Father, interceding for people as they battle COVID-19.
Lord Jesus, we are confident in the power of Your name, so we ask You to give scientists, researchers, and medical personnel the supernatural strength and wisdom needed in their battle against COVID-19. We ask for healing and restoration in the lives of all those affected by this disease.
We ask all these things in the name that is above every name, the powerful name of Jesus Christ.

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