How To Have A Super Saintly Self-Perspective
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Delivered By
Dr Tom Hover
Delivered On
March 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Central Passage
Ephesians 1:1-6
Subject
How To Have A Super Saintly Self-Perspective
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How To Have A Super Saintly Self-Perspective

Text: Ephesians 1:1-6

Introduction: Proverbs 23:7

1.) We need to have a healthy Saintly self-image that is not prideful.

2.) We need to know real Biblical humility.

3.) We need a change from within!  

4.) The entire book of Ephesians is dedicated to the child of God’s spiritual motivation and development. 

Chapter 1  - Who we are in Christ.

Chapters 2 & 3- How we got to be who we are in Christ.

Chapters 4, 5, & 6  - How to live since we are who we are in Christ.

5.) Many don’t get far in the service to God because of a wrong self-perspective. 

Example: The Tied Elephant Syndrome John 8:32

6.) Do you have an unhealthy syndrome?

7.) If God says it’s true about you, it’s true regardless of what you think about yourself. 

I. RECOGNIZE YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Ephesians 1:1-2

A.)  You Are A Saint!

1. Accept Your Sinner-ship. Rom. 3:10, 3:23, Ecclesiastes 7:20

2. Accept Your Saint-ship.  Ephesians 1:1,1:15, 1:18,  2:19,  3:8,  3:18, 4:12, 6:18

We are a saint because of  what Jesus done on the cross. I Corinthians 6:9-11 

B.) You Are Blameless In Eternity But Not Sinless On Earth.   Ephesians 1:4

1. Confess Your Sin. I John 1:9-10

2. Confess Your Righteousness.  Romans 4:4-8

C.) You Received Righteousness By Grace Through Faith In Jesus  Christ.  Ephesians 2:8-9

D.) God Has Given Us A Name To Live Up To!        

II. RELY ON YOUR  RESOURCES. 

Ephesians 1:3, II Peter 1:3-4

A.) Do You have All The Faith, Hope, Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, etc. etc. 

You Ever Need Right Now?        

B.) You Already Have All Things That Pertain Unto Life And Godliness! John 8:32 

Example: The Dead Pike Syndrome

C.) Holiness Is Not The Way To Christ, But Christ Is The Way To Holiness.   

D.) Be A Motivator By Setting The Personal Example And By Encouraging Others Strongly To Go Far Beyond The Status Quo. 

E.) Practice The “As-If” Principle “Act As If” Regardless If You Feel Like It Or Not. 

III. REST IN YOUR  RELATIONSHIP.

Ephesians 1:5-6  Some great truths in these verses:

A.) You Are In Jesus, And What Is True Of Jesus Is True Of You!

B.) God Accepts You Because He Accepts Jesus.

C.) You Are As Safe Eternally As Jesus Is Because You Are In Him.   I John 5:20,  I John 3:1-3

D.) God Accepts You Because You Are In Jesus.

1. It is the Christian wayEphesians 4:32 Example: II Samuel 9:1

 

Conclusion:  The Christian Walk is not about “perfection” or getting back to “normal”!  It’s about the transforming power of trusting God and taking Him at His Holy Word, regardless of how we feel or what may happen to us.