PART 4 – Michael Penfold contrasts two walks: “walking as He walked” (1 John 2:6) vvs “walking as men” (1 Cor 3:1-3). “Walking” is a Bible metaphor for “living” and Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians is the “epistle of walking” with 7 mentions, all of which are referenced in this message. Readings: Gen 5:18-24, Heb 11:5-6, 1 John 2:6, 1 Cor 3:1-3 (Message preached in Phoenix, AZ, in Dec 2012)
PART 3 – Michael Penfold contrasts “true worship” with “false worship” or idolatry. Every man has his idol, and we all have things we look to, instead of God, to provide us with the security and status we crave. The cure? The expulsive power of a new affection. Readings: Psa 115:4-8, Eze 14:2-3, Col 3:1-5, 1 John 5:18-21 (Message preached in Phoenix, AZ, in Dec 2012)
PART 2 – Michael Penfold contrasts “this world and its cities” with the kingdom of God and a city whose builder and maker is God. Christ gave Himself for our sins that He might deliver us from this present evil world. Readings: Gen 4:12b, 16-17, 19-22, 1 John 2:15-17, John 12:31, Gal 1:4-5. (Message preached in Phoenix, AZ, in Dec 2012)
PART 1 – Michael Penfold contrasts the wisdom of men in their own self-improvement, with the wisdom of God in salvation. To repudiate human wisdom and to humiliate human pride, God has purposely done 3 very counter-intuitive things. First, He has designed a ‘foolish’ message. Second, He has saved a ‘foolish’ people; and third, He has used a ‘foolish’ method. (Message preached in Phoenix, AZ, in Dec 2012)
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