Touching Heaven, Changing Earth, Nov. 11, 2007

Touching Heaven, Changing Earth
The House of God is the Gateway to Heaven
Gen. 28:10-22

– We are the house of God and the gateway
– Dysfuntional people change the workd, but dysfunctional Christians can’t change the world.
– God wants to use us to make a difference in our world. Ps. 24: 1,7
– Step up, reach out, and give what we’ve been given
– Wherever I am, I represent Christ, Rom. 5:18-19
– God wants me to give away what He’s given me

Qualities we need to have as representatives of Christ:
1. Loving: tender and benevolent (1 John 4:21)
  – most people respond to love, not criticism and judgement

2. Brave (1 Cor. 16:13-14)
  – we need to walk in courage, speaking the truth
  – not afraid to share our experiences Josh. 1:8-9, Ps. 27:14
  – People in our world need us to be strong and brave. When we are weak, God makes us strong

3. Generous
  – Jesus was all about others and wants us to be generous with our world Prov. 11:25, Mark 16:15