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Posted On 03/01/2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”3742″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”Session 3″ font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:16|text_align:center|color:%23ff7905″ google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_custom_heading text=”In the World | Not of the World” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23ff7905″ google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]We are in the world. We make memories and decisions and learn on Earth. But we are also not of the world. There’s that tension between the two, we manage it so we don’t have to deal with negative consequences if we go too far on either side. We aren’t of the world because when we accept Christ we are adopted as the sons and daughters of God. “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to son-ship through Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 1|4-5) So we aren’t removed from the world, but changed and committed to a new way of living through Jesus. And Jesus prays for us:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]”I have given them your and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.  My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. (John 17|14-18)[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]The bible teaches us about the world. The way we think and how society works our whole attitude and perspective. There’s the worldview determined by people. The chill go with the flow attitude and the way people want us to act. Sometimes we get caught up in what everyone else is doing and we get distracted by God’s plan. But we’re meant to be committing to a different way of living, we’re changed by God because we’re not of the world. We are in the world but not of the world.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_btn title=”NEXT SESSION” style=”outline-custom” outline_custom_color=”#ff7905″ outline_custom_hover_background=”#ff7905″ outline_custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” shape=”square” size=”lg” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2F242community.com%2Ftensions-1-5%2F||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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