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Summary: Christ presence in believers

Prayer

Name some TV personalities or sports figures you identified with while growing up.

What did you see in them that reminded them of you?

Did you want to be like any of them?

How did you want to be like them?

Leave it to Beaver - no matter what good I tried to do it came out wrong.

Lone Ranger - Ride in to town and help whoever was in trouble.

Maxwell Smart - Cool Gadgets

Lou Alcinder - great basketball player.

We like to dream about possibilities and even try to mimic those around us. Thinking, "if I could only be like......", then I would be happy.

In our scriptures Paul reminds us to imitate him and where he measures up to Christ. Paul reminds us of the relationship with have with God and the responsibility to be conscience of Holy Spirit’s presence.

I. Imitating what we see.

A) Watch as a child imitates a parent.

Parents imitate Christ

B) Lucial Ball and Harpo Marxs.

If you mess up then fess up and get up.

C) Paul as he gives the image of Christ for us to follow.

1. Salvation Damascus Road

2. Continually aware of Christ in his life. to live is....

For I have been crucified with... Gal 2:20

Philippians 3:7-8 (quickview)  READ

3. Instructing in the ways of Christ as led by the H.S.

Our bodies are temple of Holy Spirit.

D) Walk according to Christ. Ephesians 4:1-6 (quickview) 

Look at your life for a moment. In what ways do you imitate Christ?

Where do you need to improve your life with Christ?

Every single moment of every single day Jesus Christ is just a whisper away.

II. God the Father above all.

A) Christ is the head of every man.

How does your life illustrate Christ?

1. Heart, Mind and soul in right place.

2. Actions equal words.

3. Are there teeth marks in your tongue.

B) Man is the head of woman.

How does your life illustrate to the females, Christ?

1. Heart, Mind and Soul like Christ

2. Actions indicate to them, Christ love or world’s lust.

3. Are there calluses on your needs from praying for her.

4. Spiritual leader.

C) God is the head of Christ.

Christ revealed to us the character of God. (nature)

Christ revealed the commands of God. Love

Christ revealed the love of God. Son

Christ revealed the compassion of God. Provided

III. Aware of the Presence of Christ.

vv 4-6 customs of the day to keep covered or uncovered.

A) Realize we are in the presence of Christ all the time.

Matt 28:20 (quickview)  1. I am with you always even to the end of the age.

Heb 13:5 2. I will never desert you nor will I ever forsake you.

3. Revelation 3:20 (quickview) 

B) We can never escape the presence of the Lord.

Psalm 139:7-12 (quickview) 

"Guess who’s already there?"

C) He is closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 (quickview) 

24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Aware that Christ is present. Salvation, Crisis, Joys,

Imitate the Lord.


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