Sunday at 4th Baptist

  1. Morning message from Matthew 5:10, "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven"
  2. Evening message from 1 Cor 6:19-20, "Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s."

Twins: The Twins took home another AL Central championship today and Joe Mauer won an American League batting title by getting two hits in Minnesota's 5-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Division Champs

Prayer Requests: Jeff S - at North Memorial with heart arrhythmia. Dave D goes into hospital on Wednesday for tests.

Brother came by today and we watched some of the Bengals / Patriots game.

First service for new Church plant - Bible Baptist Church (Otsego?) - more than 100 in attendance at the first service.

Alive in Christ (Ephesians 2:1-10)

  1. Former Life of the Lost

    1. Condition: "were dead in trespasses and sins"
    2. Walk: "once walked according to the course of this world"
    3. Empowerment: "according to the prince of the power of the air"
    4. Conduct: "we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh"
    5. Effect: "fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind"
    6. Nature: "by nature children of wrath, just as the others"

  2. Intervention: God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ

    1. God made the Christian alive with Christ (5)
    2. God raised the Christian with Christ (6)
    3. God made the Christian sit together in the heavenlies with Christ (6)
    4. God will show us "in the ages to come" His exceeding riches in Christ (7)

  3. Salvation by Grace: For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast (8-9)
  4. Present life of the saved: For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (10)

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