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First Principles

Resurrection of t he Dead (6 o f 7) There is a difference between a person being raised from the dead, to extend
his life and then die, and the teaching of resurrection. Jesus was the first-fruits, the first-born to be resurrected from
the dead, and appear to many in a resurrection body - immortal, incorruptible, able to vanish in and out, no longer
constrained by the physical world. He was a pattern for all that is to follow. This teaching covers the first resurrection,
1000 year reign of Christ on earth, and the second resurrection. Which one will you be in?
Eternal Judgment (7 of 7) Sometimes we focus a lot on the grace of God, the goodness of God, the mercy of God
we forget or overlook that there is another side, that God is also holy and He's just. His justice requires that He deal
with how we've governed our life and what we've done in our life. All of you have an appointment to keep with this.
There is no exception. Matt 16:27 I come and my reward is with me, to give to every man according to his work.
This is not talk ing about repentance from sin, b ut from living a self-centred life at the core of our being, a life lived out
of duty, obligation, legalism, my efforts to be loved, needed, valued, feel good. The life of God flows out of a vital love
relationship with God. He is the centre, not us. Our identity is with him. His life flows through a life that's yielded and
open, and in love with God as a father.
[Prelude]
Open your Bibles with me in Hebrews 5:12, I want to begin a new series. Last week we shared with you abo ut the
parable of the unforgiving servant, and we saw how a person experienced the grace of God, came into what you'd
call salvation type experience of the grace, the forgiveness, the blessing of God and then did not stay in that place of
grace. By being unloving and judgemental to fellow believers in the house, he shifted himself out of being under the
flow of grace, and ended in his own life under judgement and demonic torment. There's a tremendous principle to
understand of the need for us to remain in the grace and the light of Jesus Christ, so we're going to do a series in this
coming seven weeks called First Principles, or the foundational doctrine of Christ.
[Message]
Hebrews 5:7 - “Jesus, who in the days of His flesh, when He lived on the earth, He offered up prayers and
supplications with strong crying and tears, to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of
 
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