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Home Gatherings - Sunday, September 17

AGNUS DEI

(Latin for the Lamb of God)

Alleluia
Alleluia
For the Lord God Almighty reigns

Alleluia
Alleluia
For the Lord God Almighty reigns

Alleluia
Holy
Holy are You Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb

You are holy
Holy are You Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb

Amen

OUR GOD

Water You turned into wine, opened the eyes of the blind there's no one like You, none like You!
Into the darkness You shine out of the ashes we rise there's no one like You none like You!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God You are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!

Into the darkness You shine, out of the ashes we rise there's no one like You, none like You!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God You are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God You are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!

And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against?
And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against?
Then what could stand against?

Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God You are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God You are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!
And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against?
And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against?
Then what could stand against?

Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God You are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God You are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!

DUAL CITIZENSHIP

1. Citizenship

What is your citizenship?

You can either be born as a citizen or naturalized as one

You can't be born as a Christian or naturalized as a Christian; you must be SUPER-naturalized as a Christian

John 3:3-6
Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.”
“What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”
Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit."

Have you been born again? Have you been SUPER-naturalized?!

2. Kingdoms

Colossians 1:12,14
Always thank the Father. For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.

There are 2 spiritual kingdoms - The kingdom of darkness and the Kingdom of Light - We are all born into the first and must be reborn into the second

3. Assimilation

After becoming a new citizen, we must become at home in our new country or kingdom and that process is called assimilation

And assimilation is neither easy, nor is it quick because we were fully at home or assimilated into our old country or kingdom

Assimilation - unlearning certain habits and patterns and priorities and learning new habits and patterns and priorities

  • Like a new language - The language of the Bible, of prayer, of praise
  • Like a new way of life - Giving instead of taking, blessing instead of cursing, forgiving instead of retaliating, trusting instead of panicking
  • Like a new community - It's not just me or me and my family anymore; it's me and my people - God's people, the Church of Jesus Christ
We have not truly grasped the full authority of Jesus our King or the expansiveness of His church until we realize that we have more in common with the Christian in Iran than our unbelieving next-door neighbor. The gospel redirects the hopes we too often pin on our country by giving us a bigger people and a better story. Our first and ultimate citizenship is the global people of God, people from every tribe, tongue, and nation who bow the knee to King Jesus.
 
We don't just vote for a president, we bow before a KING!
 
This Is Our Time by Trevin Wax

Are you assimilating into the Kingdom of God?

4. Passport: A Believer's Guide to the Kingdom of God by Tim Davidson

Why Passport?

  • Faith-growing
  • Habit-forming
  • Life-freeing
  • Community-building
  • Kingdom-assimilating

GOD OF THIS CITY

You're the God of this city
You're the king of these people
You're the lord of this nation
You are 

You're the light in this darkness
You're the hope to the hopeless
You're the peace to the restless
You are 

There is no one like our God
There is no one like our God 

For greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this city
Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this city 

You're the God of this city
You're the king of these people
You're the lord of this nation
You are 

You're the light in this darkness
You're the hope to the hopeless
You're the peace to the restless
You are 

There is no one like our God
There is no one like our God 

For greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this city
Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this city

For greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this city
Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done here 

There is no one like our god
There is no one like you, God

For greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this city
Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this city

Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this city
Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done here