Nick Gerringer - Assisting Pastor's teaching references for 07/25/2019

Exodus 25:31-40 - The Light of His Presence

Life Lesson (verse Exodus 25:31)

The key to understanding the light of our faith, the light of the world, is understanding He was beaten for sin and resurrected so we could have new life.

Life Lesson (verse Exodus 25:32)

We all have the same position in Christ.  We also get to choose how close we want to be to Him.

Life Lesson (verse Exodus 25:33)

The first fruit of Christ and His authority is the signature of God’s lampstand that shines His glory.

Life Lesson (verse Exodus 25:34)

Christ is the primary focus, not the others merely reflecting His light.

Life Lesson (verse Exodus 25:36)

When we’re dying to the flesh and all that this world has to offer, is when we’re most dependent upon Jesus and is when His light can shine even brighter through our life.

Life Lesson (verse Exodus 25:37)

If we maintain a fierce faith in our fiery trial we’ll see the light of the Lord’s presence that will cause us to not want to leave Him.

Life Lesson (verse Exodus 25:37)

He wants us to experience a different degree of warmth, a different degree of love and a different degree of delighting in Him that causes our hearts to be filled with joy unspeakable.

Life Lesson (verse Exodus 25:37)

The persecution we experience can be painful, but the Lord can turn it into pain fuel to shine even more brightly.

Life Lesson (verse Exodus 25:38)

Allow the Lord to heal those things in your life to help His light to shine more brightly through you than ever before. 

Life Lesson (verse Exodus 25:40)

He wants to shine through you, when you are beaten, when you are being trimmed, when you are needing course corrections.  He loves you and desires to bring His light to you and through you.

1 John 1:5 NKJV

This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

Matt 13:52 NKJV

Then He said to them, "Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old."

Matt 12:40 NKJV

For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 

Acts 26:23 NKJV

that the Christ would suffer, that He would be the first to rise from the dead, and would proclaim light to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles."

John 15:5 NKJV

"I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

Gal 3:28 NKJV

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus 

1 Cor 15:20-24 NKJV

20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His coming.

Num 17:8-13 NKJV

8 Now it came to pass on the next day that Moses went into the tabernacle of witness, and behold, the rod of Aaron, of the house of Levi, had sprouted and put forth buds, had produced blossoms and yielded ripe almonds. 9 Then Moses brought out all the rods from before the Lord to all the children of Israel; and they looked, and each man took his rod.
10 And the Lord said to Moses, "Bring Aaron's rod back before the Testimony, to be kept as a sign against the rebels, that you may put their complaints away from Me, lest they die." 11 Thus did Moses; just as the Lord had commanded him, so he did.
12 So the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, "Surely we die, we perish, we all perish! 13 Whoever even comes near the tabernacle of the Lord must die. Shall we all utterly die?"

Heb 9:4 NKJV

which had the golden censer and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which were the golden pot that had the manna, Aaron's rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant;

Col 1:18 NKJV

And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

Heb 2:11 NKJV

For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,

2 Tim 3:12 NKJV

Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

Luke 9:23 NKJV

Then He said to them all, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

1 Cor 15:31 NKJV

I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

Gal 6:14 NKJV

But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

1 Peter 3:13-17 NKJV

13 And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. "And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled."  15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; 16 having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. 17 For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

Matt 5:14-16 NKJV

14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.  15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Rev 4:5 NKJV

And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

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