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In 1 Corinthians 14, as a solution to the problem of self-serving worship, Paul teaches that our focus should be on building others, not ourselves, up. How would your life be different if you made this change in your thinking and action?
Jephthah was given everything he needed by God to deliver God's people from the Ammonites. But he improvised. He didn't want God's grace. He wanted to earn the victory. So he made a vow to God, which had costly consequences.
The interesting thing is: God never approved or disapproved of the vow or its consequences. He was silent on it. He had already spoken and Jephthah ignored the word.
When we ignore God's word, our spirit does battle with God's Spirit. Let God win.
In this sermon, from Ephesians 2:19-22 and 1 Corinthians 14:26, we'll examine how we often use the word "church" to refer to a building. But this creates passiveness in us. God wants us to be active--he is actively forming and shaping us into his holy temple where he dwells. We need to be active, to participate, and to add value.
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