Grace World Outreach Church
Risen In Me: No Longer ________
Pastor Daniel K Norris
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  • Grace World Outreach Church
    20366 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601, USA
    Sunday 11:30 AM
    Sunday 10:00 AM
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It is not about believing in someone else; It is about becoming someone else

Pauls sends two messengers to the church at Colossae that each have their own powerful testimony about becoming someone else... a new identity in Christ.

1) Tychicus: No Longer Insignificant

7 Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord.

a) A Favored Brother
b) A Faithful Messenger
c) A Fellow Servant

Christ Is Our Message!

What would your kids say about the way you carry the message in your home?

What would your coworkers say about the way you carry the message in your workplace?

What would your followers say about the way you carry the message online?

Significance in the Kingdom isn’t measured by how well I am known, but by how well I serve

2) Onesimus: No Longer A Slave

9 and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will tell you of everything that has taken place here.

Welcome Onesimus back not as his former identity, but as his reformed identity

Phm 8 Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, 9 yet for love’s sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus— 10 I appeal to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I became in my imprisonment. 11 (Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.) 12 I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart. 13 I would have been glad to keep him with me, in order that he might serve me on your behalf during my imprisonment for the gospel, 14 but I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own accord. 15 For this perhaps is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back forever, 16 no longer as a bondservant but more than a bondservant, as a beloved brother—especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.

17 So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me. 18 If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. 19 I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it—to say nothing of your owing me even your own self. 20 Yes, brother, I want some benefit from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in Christ.

Paul appeals to two kingdom concepts and sets an example for the New Testament church

a) Our Relationship in Christ
17 So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me.

b) Our Reconciliation in Christ
18 If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account.

3) John Mark: No Longer Castaway
10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions—if he comes to you, welcome him),

God never consults your past to create your future


The mystery of the Gospel is not simply believing in Someone else (Christ); but about becoming Someone else (like Christ)

I was _______; Jesus Is ______; I am _________

We share a partnership in carrying that message
We share a responsibility in helping others discover that message

This Weeks 714 Prayer
Dates: 5/3-9

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 take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand… Ephesians 6:13-14a (ESV)

And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen...” Matthew 21:21 (ESV)

Heavenly Father, for many weeks we have been living under the constant threat of COVID-19. Bombarded by bad news and sequestered in our homes, we have faced deep concerns and even the imminent possibility of sickness and financial hardship. There have been days we have struggled to stand in faith. Still, by Your power and grace, we rise up.

We put on our spiritual armor today through faith in Jesus Christ. We pray against COVID-19 by the Word of God and through the strength of the Holy Spirit. We resist all the effects of COVID-19 on us, our families, churches, cities, and nations.
This virus has loomed over the nations of the world and has reached every aspect of society. Despite these challenges, we stand before COVID-19 and declare, “Our God is able to deliver us!”

We ask, oh God, that by Your great mercy, COVID-19 will be eradicated—that we will soon see it gone and reduced to nothing.
Heavenly Father, increase our faith. Work in our hearts. Produce in us, Oh God, Your character. You have shown us Your mercy and grace countless times. We are thankful and humbly ask for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the peoples of the world. May countless millions be saved and discipled as your church boldly proclaims the Gospel in this critical hour.

This is our prayer and confidence through the mighty power of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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