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Life Bridge Christian Church

No Turning Back (Acts 7:37-60)

No Turning Back (Acts 7:37-60)

Acts: The Scattered Church

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Life Bridge Christian Church

2496 Glendale Ave, Green Bay, WI 54313, USA

Sunday 8:00 AM

Description: Stephen's final words to the Jewish leadership in Jerusalem were a scathing indictment. They were so stuck in the past that they were resisting and even opposing God Himself! Because they had an unhealthy obsession or relationship with the past, they couldn't embrace Jesus. Our past is often a source of problems. There are many ways our relationship with past hurts, sins, or experiences can impact and warp our present. One danger Stephen's message can serve to warn us of is the danger of turning back to old ways. As apprentices, we're called to a life of moving forward with Jesus, our Master, taking the lead. No turning back. Because Christ Himself never turned back from His mission to save us.
A DISCIPLE of Jesus is an APPRENTICE of Jesus
Being a Disciple = Becoming LIKE Jesus by being WITH Jesus, and DOING what Jesus DID.
The Sanhedrin had a warped view of:
• MOSES
• THE TEMPLE
A PROBLEM WITH THE PAST: IN THEIR HEARTS THEY TURNED BACK
1. We are tempted to turn back to our old comforts
2. We are tempted to turn back to our old identity
UNLESS YOU ARE CONSTANTLY BEING RENEWED TO BE LIKE YOUR MASTER YOU WILL NATURALLY ACT LIKE YOUR OLD SELF
3. We are tempted to turn back to old memorials
“Apprenticeship to Jesus is about turning your body into a temple, a place
of overlap between heaven and earth—an advance sign of what one day
Jesus will do for the entire cosmos, when heaven and earth are at long
last reunited as one. This is the single most extraordinary opportunity in
the entire universe: to let your body become God’s home. And it’s set
before you every single day.” - John Mark Comer
The past is never as good as we thought it was
Jesus is always better than we imagine him to be
Our future in Jesus is more glorious than we could hope it would be
He plowed a straight line of perfection directly to Jerusalem. He headed
right to the cross to pay for all our one-handed, backward-looking, bad
plowing. He even paid for the radically, fully devoted plowing we think
we’ve done. There was only one man who ever put His hand to the plow
and never looked back, and He freely gives you His labors.
- Daniel Emery Price
4. Move forward with Jesus without turning back

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If you're ready to make a LIFELONG, LIFESTYLE decision to follow Jesus, please reach out to us or to someone you know at Life Bridge so that we can get in touch. To talk to one of our pastors, reach out to us by giving us a call at (920) 494-4042, emailing lbccgb@gmail.com or through our social media pages.

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