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Luke 7:37-50
One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to have dinner with him, so Jesus went to his home and sat down to eat. When a certain immoral woman from that city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster jar filled with expensive perfume. Then she knelt behind him at his feet, weeping. Her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them off with her hair. Then she kept kissing his feet and putting perfume on them.When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know what kind of woman is touching him. She’s a sinner!” Then Jesus answered his thoughts. “Simon,” he said to the Pharisee, “I have something to say to you.”
“Go ahead, Teacher,” Simon replied. Then Jesus told him this story: “A man loaned money to two people—500 pieces of silver to one and 50 pieces to the other. But neither of them could repay him, so he kindly forgave them both, canceling their debts. Who do you suppose loved him more after that?” Simon answered, “I suppose the one for whom he canceled the larger debt.” “That’s right,” Jesus said. Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Look at this woman kneeling here. When I entered your home, you didn’t offer me water to wash the dust from my feet, but she has washed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You didn’t greet me with a kiss, but from the time I first came in, she has not stopped kissing my feet. You neglected the courtesy of olive oil to anoint my head, but she has anointed my feet with rare perfume.
“I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.” Then Jesus said to the woman, “Your sins are forgiven.”The men at the table said among themselves, “Who is this man, that he goes around forgiving sins?”
And Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”’ -

Luke 8:2
He took his twelve disciples with him, along with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases. Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons.

The sacrifice Jesus made for us should be a moment of realization followed by a lifetime of revelation.

If Jesus never did another thing for you, His work on the cross should forever be enough.

How to avoid treating Jesus as common
1. Remember what you’ve been forgiven of
Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
2. Remember what Jesus did on the cross
When we allow the cross to become common we are allowing Jesus to become common.

He is worthy of every ounce of our praise for all our days.

Unshakable

Luke 22:31–32 (NIV) 31 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail... 

This is a refining moment for the Church. A refining moment for you as a believer.

This is a “Who will you serve" moment.
1 Kings 18:21 (NIV) Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.”

Hebrews 12:22–29 (NIV) 22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. 25 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” 27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.” 

Embracing the unshakable 
1. The Will of God
1 John 2:17 (NIV) 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

I am most fulfilled when I am fulfilling his want!
  
James 4:13–15 (NIV) 13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist(vapor) that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”

2. The Ways of God 
  • We discover God's will by following his ways.
Proverbs 3:6 (NIV) In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. 

3. The Word of God
Matthew 7:24 (NIV) Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

4. The Wonders of God
Habakkuk 1:5 (NIV) 5 “Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.

Ministry:
Romans 4:18–21 (NIV) 18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him,“So shall your offspring be.” 19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.

Dynamics of the Dwelling Place

2 Chronicles 7:12–16 (NIV) 12 the Lord appeared to him at night and said: “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices. 13 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people 14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. 16 I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

Previously…

2 Chronicles: Solomon builds the temple.
 Excellence | Extravagance |Energy 

2 Chronicles 5:13-14 (NIV)
Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers 
raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang“He is good; his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the Lord was filled with the cloud, 14 and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God. 


Dynamics of the Dwelling Place
Reminder: Under the new covenant, we are the temple. 
2 Corinthians 6:16 (NIV) For we are the temple of the living God.

1. The weight of God- Glory
  • Kabod: There was a heaviness, a weight.
  • Shekinah
  • Psalm 22:3 (NLT) You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.

2. Sustained weight
2 Chronicles 6:40-42 (NIV) 40 “Now, my God, may your eyes be open and your ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. 41 “Now arise, Lord God, and come to your resting place…

When we try to manage God, we diminish glory.

2 Corinthians 4:17–18 (NIV) 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

God rules from a position rest.
We rest when we trust! 

“ANYWHERE HE IS SEATED ENEMIES ARE DEFEATED.”

3. Fire 
2 Chronicles 7:1-3(NIV) When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. 2 The priests could not enter the temple of the Lord because the glory of the Lord filled it. 3 When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the Lord above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying, “He is good; his love endures forever.” 

Romans 12:1 (NIV) 12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.



Heirs With Christ

Romans 8:12-17
12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

  1. The Spirit Brings Life

A. An Alternate Covenant
-A deal was made with the Devil.

B. The alternate covenant is revoked only by the Spirit
-The flesh is birthed by pride and arrogance, it dies only by surrender and
humility.
-Under the covenant of life we grow by Grace and Peace
-From Glory to Glory

II. The Spirit Confirms Our Identity

A. Identity Of Favor
-Favor is not based on our performance, it’s based on the truth that Jesus is in the Father and He is in us

-Favor is not an absence of hardship and struggle, rather it allows us to grow in hardship.

B. Identity of Freedom
-Freedom from fear, from the law, from sin

C. Identity as Family

III. The Spirit Is Our Inheritance
-Because the Spirit lives in us every affection and desire Our Father has for Jesus, he also has for us

-Our inheritance was secured for us by the suffering of Jesus, it’s received in its fullness as we suffer

Intimacy With Jesus

Intimacy With God
RELATIONSHIP: INTIMACY

Gospel call is relational
Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. John 17:3 NIV

THE BLESSING IN RELATIONSHIP

Hearing
John 10:27 NIV
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

Closeness
John 17:22-23 NLT “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.

Walking out life
1 John 2:6 NLT Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.

Walking with God means that you are actively being transformed into Godʼs image.

1 John 1:6-7 NLT So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.

RIGHTEOUSNESS: THE COST OF INTIMACY
Two types of righteousness:
1. Who you are in Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

2. What you are called to walk in with your free will. (How much do you want?)

What damages your relationship with God?
Walking in darkness:
Ezekiel 16:15-16 NLT “But you thought your fame and beauty were your own. So you gave yourself as a prostitute to every man who came along. Your beauty was theirs for the asking. You used the lovely things I gave you to make shrines for idols, where you played the prostitute. Unbelievable! How could such a thing ever happen?

Jesus paid for it, we must choose to walk in it.

1 Peter 2:24 NLT He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.

Sin separates, but righteousness connects.
Matthew 5:8 NIV Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

The call of Godʼs righteousness can only be accomplished through intimacy, in which God gives His grace.

HOW TO WALK IN RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
Surrender: God wants nothing less then your FULL LIFE!

Jesus needs to be number one in your life.

Pursuit:As a Christian,you are called to walk the way Jesus walked. We are able to walk like Him by spending time with Him daily.

Obedience: Whatever this Book calls you to, go and God will give you the grace to do it. Ask for grace, and radically obey. We love Jesus back by our obedience to Him.