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Sunday - 10:30am
At the Inver Grove Heights Campus, we have a contemporary worship style that engages the presence of God. Upon arrival, you are welcome to refreshments and a name tag. After the praise set, children are dismissed for a kid-style worship service while you connect with God through
Pastor Dan Schauer (email@example.com),
or Pastor Paul Marzahn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
After the message, please see our one of the Pastors, or our ushers so we can meet you and give you a free gift.
06-13-2021 THE CHURCH IS … Authentic
Message: Pastor Dan Schauer
THE CHURCH IS...Authentic
Sunday, June 13th 2021
Crosspoint: Jesus calls His Church to be authentic with Him and others!
Key Scripture: Acts 5:1-11But there was a certain man named Ananias who, with his wife, Sapphira, sold some property. He brought part of the money to the apostles, claiming it was the full amount. With his wife’s consent, he kept the rest. Then Peter said, “Ananias, why have you let Satan fill your heart? You lied to the Holy Spirit, and you kept some of the money for yourself. The property was yours to sell or not sell, as you wished. And after selling it, the money was also yours to give away. How could you do a thing like this? You weren’t lying to us but to God!” As soon as Ananias heard these words, he fell to the floor and died. Everyone who heard about it was terrified. Then some young men got up, wrapped him in a sheet, and took him out and buried him. About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. Peter asked her, “Was this the price you and your husband received for your land?” “Yes,” she replied, “that was the price.” And Peter said, “How could the two of you even think of conspiring to test the Spirit of the Lord like this? The young men who buried your husband are just outside the door, and they will carry you out, too.” Instantly, she fell to the floor and died. When the young men came in and saw that she was dead, they carried her out and buried her beside her husband. Great fear gripped the entire church and everyone else who heard what had happened. (NLT)
We can be authentic by...
1. Checking our _________________________!
Verse 2 “He brought part of the money to the apostles, claiming it was the full amount. With his wife's consent, he kept the rest.”
2. Being ______________________________!
Verse 4 “The property was yours to sell or not sell, as you wished. And after selling it, the money was also yours to give away. How could you do a thing like this? You weren’t lying to us but to God!”
3. Having Godly ___________________________!
Verse 11 “Great fear gripped the entire church and everyone else who heard what had happened.” (NLT)
Questions for Reflection:
1. When was the last time someone was less than authentic with you? How did that make you feel?
2. From our passage, how important is it to God that we are authentic with each other?
3. What are some steps I can take today to be more authentic in my faith and life?
DAILY BIBLE READINGS:
ONE YEAR BIBLE
This week’s readings:
June 13: Psalms 71:17-72:20
June 14: Psalms 73:1-28
June 15: Psalms 74:1-75:10
June 16: Psalms 76:1-77:20
June 17: Psalms 78:1-39
June 18: Psalms 78:40-72
June 19: Psalms 79:1-80:19