Summary: Jesus Christ is the door by which pass through. Then in His presence we live as unto Him.
“Happiness is a direction, not a destination.” -Unknown
“Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” -Bill Cosby
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” -Jimmy Johnson
Philippians 2:1-16 (13)
You “must” go Through then In the door to get in.
Jesus is the door we “must” all go “Through”.
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
John 4:24 says that “God is a Spirit”.
The only access we have unto the Father is via the veil of Jesus’ flesh rent on Calvary.
Because we are born with sin… we “must” be born again.
John 3:3-5 “3- Jesus answered and said unto him [Nicodemus], Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4- Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 5- Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”
Acts 2:38 “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
New Birth brings us from spiritual death to spiritual life.
After Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead He said, "Loose him and let him go." Remove the restraints of the grave clothes, for he has been set free.
Free to Live!
II Corinthians 2:17 “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
Free to Live for God!
John 8:32 ESV “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Matthew 6:33 ESV “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
Matthew 22:37 ESV “And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”
II Corinthians 5:17 ESV “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
Romans 12:2 ESV “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
1 John 4:4 ESV “Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”