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Inside Out – Part 2

“INSIDE OUT – PART 2”

REVIEW/INTRO: We’re called to live life “INSIDE OUT” – To be connected to a local church where we assemble, worship, serve, love, give, grow and help others grow and then take the inside calling outside.

OUTSIDE CALLING:

I. TO IMPACT THE MARKETPLACE (business, education &  government – our places of engagement & influence).

  1. We’re called to the church, family and marketplace.

II. TO DEMONSTRATE & DECLARE THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

  1. The kingdom of God was Jesus’ message (Mt. 4:17; 9:35).
    1. Repent – to change your thinking in light of the kingdom.
  2. What is the kingdom of God?
    1. It’s God’s reign & will done on earth (Matt. 6:10).
    2. It’s righteousness, peace and joy (Rom. 14:17).
    3. It’s a demonstration of God’s power (1Cor. 4:20).
  3. How does the kingdom of God function?
    1. We’re in the kingdom & it’s in us (Col. 1:13; Lk. 7:21).
    2. We’re to live in alignment with its culture (Mk. 1:14-15).
    3. We’re to pray for it to come (Mt. 6:10; Lk. 12:32; 22:29).
    4. We’re to seek it first (Matt. 6:33).
    5. We’re to demonstrate & declare it (Mt. 10:7-8; Lk. 10:8-9).
  4. Characteristics of the kingdom of God:
    1. Requires intentionality (Matt. 11:12; 16:19; Lk. 16:16).
    2. Has come/will prevail (Mt. 12:28; 1Cor. 15:24; Rev. 11:15).
    3. Jesus wants us to understand this stuff (Matt. 13:10-11)!

III. TO CHANGE SPIRITUAL CLIMATES.

  1. The kingdom is heaven’s climate impacting earth.
  2. You should be impacting your climates (thermostat).
    1. Let your light shine before others (Matt. 5:13-16).
    2. Pray for God’s kingdom to come (Matt. 6:10).
    3. Spiritual warfare (Matt. 11:12; 16:19; 2Cor. 10:4-5).
    4. Declare God’s kingdom to come and talk accordingly.

IV. TO TURN PEOPLE FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT (2Cor. 4:4; Acts 26:17-18).

  1. By living out this message (more next week).

CONCLUSION: Let’s live life inside out!