Jan. 25 & 26, 2020

Three gifts that the Father gives each one of us as His children:

A robe
A ring

God has given us a robe to put on every day. (Isaiah 61:10)

The robe the Father has given us is a robe of righteousness. (Zechariah 3:3-4, Isaiah 64:6)

God removes our sin and covers us with a robe of righteousness.

Through Jesus’ death on the cross, God not only removes my sin, but He also covers my shame. (Isaiah 61:10)

Are you wearing your robe the Father gave you? (Colossians 3:12-14)

The Father gave the son a ring. (Genesis 41:42-43)
The ring represents authority in the Bible.

We don’t have authority on our own; we have authority because God gave us authority. (Matthew 21: 23-31)

Why do we need authority? (Matthew 28:18-19)

If we are going to “Reach the Triangle and change the world,” it will require us to live and operate under the same authority.

We also need authority because there is a spiritual battle going on, but God has given us authority over satan and his demons.(James 4:7, 1 John 4:4, 1 Peter 5:9)

How do you stand firm in your faith?

You learn to apply God’s Word and you live out what you learn.
You spend time in prayer.
You get into a small group.
You’ve been given the authority to resist satan’s power, but you have to wear the ring of authority that the Father gave you.

The Father gave the son shoes (Ruth 4:7, Deuteronomy 25:8-10)
Taking off your shoes means you’re giving up your rights.

What are the benefits of putting on shoes?

Shoes protect us. (Ephesians 6:13-15)
Shoes give us confidence.
Shoes give us freedom.
When Jesus died for our sins, it was His way of saying, “Welcome home – this is where you belong.”

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