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We’re a resort village church, relaxed and warm. Dress up, dress down, come as you are. We are located at 975 C Avenue, Coronado, California. Resident or tourist, you’ll be among friends who desire to know Christ and make Christ known.

 

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   Blended Style - 10:30am

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    Tuesday
    Sep252018

    Sermon Follow-up »

    Awhile back, I started sending out emails that recapped the previous Sunday's sermon. I thought I'd post one from time to time here on my blog to see if anyone wanted to be added to the weekly email distribution.

     

    This past week we looked at the importance of “the right hand of God.” I began by asking you to think about what you would do if you had access to unlimited power. When I asked the men’s Bible study the same question, the first answer I got was “Abuse it.” While we know power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, most people start out benevolently when given power – let’s end hunger, or disease. World peace is always a popular idea along with a return to civility in politics!

     

    There are over one hundred references to “the right hand of God” in scripture. If you studied them all you’d see a portrait emerge of power, authority, blessing, and judgment. In short, you would see a portrait of God’s sovereignty. Jesus is spoken of as being “seated at the right hand of God.” In the book of Acts, we even read of Jesus “standing” at the right hand of God, encouraging Stephen as he is being stoned. I went as far as to suggest that the power, authority, blessing and judgment represented by the phrase “right hand of God,” could easily be a metaphor for Jesus, Himself!

     

    If we take that perspective, then we do, indeed, have access to unlimited power as followers of Jesus! We are given a little bit of God’s power. If we faithfully handle that responsibility, I believe God will give us a little more. While earthly power can, and is routinely abused, even by those who claim to be acting on God’s behalf, God’s genuine power can never be abused – God won’t allow it!

     

    Now that you know you have access to unlimited godly power, what will you do to pursue it? I suggested continuing to cultivate your relationship with Jesus through spiritual exercises. The challenge is to continue to “spiritually exercise” daily.

     

    You may not be able to solve all the world’s problems, but with increased access to the unlimited power of God, you will be able to make a difference as you are transformed by the Holy Spirit because you are spiritually exercising on a daily basis.

     

    If you'd like to be added to the weekly recaps, just send me an email at pastordavid@gmpc.org

     

    Grace and peace,

     

    Pastor David

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