Passion Week: (Pastor Chip Woodall)
Hey everyone. This is Pastor Chip Woodall with Christwalk Church and Christwalk in the Valley.
I want to take just a few minutes to tell you about what we're calling Encountering the Passion at Christwalk. We would like to invite you to join us throughout the Holy Week which is April 14th through the 21st this year. Some things will be doing at Christwalk Church in Cornelia, other things are at our second Campus at Christwalk in the Valley in Clarkesville.
Starting with Palm Sunday that will be our kick-off of our Passion Encounter, you can join us our Christwalk Church in Cornelia, Sunday April 14th at 10:45 a.m. and then on Wednesday for our midweek Midweek Passion Encounter come back to Christwalk Church and that will be at 7 p.m. on April 17th. Then we’re doing something totally different on Thursday April 18th at noon, you want to invite all of our neighbors and friends to Christwalk in the Valley to the dining hall we're going to have a Redeeming Love Passion Encounter with a free luncheon. Then for Good Friday Passion Encounter, a meal and service at Christwalk in the Valley our second campus April 19th at 7 p.m. in the dining hall, and actually going out to the firepit around the lake it is going to be a fantastic time for Good Friday. We hope you will join us and then of course the big time, the big day is Easter Sunday Passion Encounter at Christwalk Church in Cornelia April 21st 10:45 a.m.
So, we do have two locations now at Christwalk Church in Cornelia. We are located at 360 Stonecypher Street, Cornelia, Georgia. You can find us on christwalkinternationalministries.org or follow us on the Facebook. And then also, our second campus Christwalk in the Valley is located at 1212 Bear Gap Road in Clarkesville Georgia. You can find us on the Internet at christwalkinthevalley.org or northgaretreatcenter.org, and then follow us on Facebook as well.
Intro: (Pastor Chip Woodall)
Welcome to The 10-Minute Window, I am Chip Woodall, the pastor of Christwalk Church Cornelia and Christwalk in the Valley in Clarkesville, Georgia. This podcast is created for people who desire to hear biblical teachings with prophetic revelation that you can apply to everyday life. Now join me to hear today's episode.
Message: (Pastor Chip Woodall)
Hey everybody . . . I am so excited to talk to you again through this episode of The 10-Minute Window.
For the last couple of messages we've been talking about salvation and so, I would like to continue that through this podcast.
And if you have your Bibles go ahead and open them up and let's go to 1st Peter 1:23. I want to start with this verse. Through the Eternal and Living Word of God you have been born again. We have been talking about how everyone of us that are believers in Christ, if we have been born again there was a point where the Father God literally placed the seed of salvation which is the Word of God inside of us. And that is the point where we are conceived, begotten, born-again, regenerated, all those terms put together. And this seed that He plants within you and me can never be destroyed. It will live and grow inside of us forever.
And so as we’ve talked about this, we have had some pretty incredible messages at Christwalk Church and then also of course we continue discussion here at Christwalk in the Valley that's where we're recording from today. We’ve got a new mike, I hope you can tell a difference, it is pretty exciting to us and it should make our voices real clear as you listened in.
But along with the message, I want to make sure that everyone understands that you know we're trying human being and ummm we are a spirit. It talks about this very clearly in the Bible. We have a soul and we live in the body. And so, if you understand that concept here's what I would like to help you see through this message in the ten minute segment.
Your spirit is immediately saved once we ask for forgiveness, we acknowledge Jesus is Lord and Savior, and he literally imputes righteousness into us. What is so awesome about that righteousness, if it's like, if we had a bank account and that bank account was filled with sin, he literally removes that sin and in place of the sin He makes a deposit into her account of righteousness. And He does that because of what He did with the finish work on the cross. That is an amazing . . . amazing gift, and all you and I have to do, is believed that in our I heart, confess Jesus as Lord, and receive that gift. It is it literally is a gift.
And so, here's what happens. It's- it's the process of the spirit being saved, and in Ephesians 2:8 it talks about this. So - so if you’ve gone through the process of asking Jesus to be Lord over your life, it becomes a past tense. . . thing, I have been saved. It says in Ephesians 2:8 that you have been saved. So the spirit is in perfect relationship with God the father. But here is something I think sometimes we skip over and don't do as well of a job teaching sometimes when we're at the pulpit or just in Bible studies. The glorified body does not happen, and so we're still walking around planet Earth with the same body that we've always had, but it will be saved, and it will be glorified at some point and that's the future tense. And you can read that First Corinthians 3:15, where the body literally will be saved, while the spirit has been saved the body will be saved and that's the resurrected body that we will receive in heaven.
Now there's one other part of that trying being and it's the soul. And and this is where we work out our Salvation. The soul is being transformed our being made whole. It is a process of the salvation and the Apostle Paul talks about this. It's in Philippians Chapter 2 verse 12, I think it is. So the soul umm ...is being saved. It's in a present tense process, so here's the question, are you being saved, will you be saved, or have you been saved? The answer to all those things is yes, absolutely. But first we must understand the present tense, or excuse me the past tense part first, and that's has your spirit been saved? And what happens when someone gets saved.
And so, it's just been a really awesome process that we've been discussing and I wanted to bring it up with the podcast in 2nd Corinthians Chapter 13 Verse 5, I'm reading the Amplified Bible. It says this, if I’ve ever truly been born again, and in this is how how you can you can tell. Examine, test, and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith and showing the proper fruits of it.
So the question would be am I truly saved? Have I been born again? And, what does that mean born again? The word born in the Greek actually means conceived or begotten, meaning that the seed from God has has regenerated the spirit man. That's what you receive at salvation. And the again part, born again, the again part is God from above and His divine manner, if you will, allows you to be born a second time. And, in so, that if you read John Chapter 3 verses 1 through 7, that's where you can really begin to understand the whole process of salvation. You can go to your Bible and do that later.
So, it's important that you understand as a believer as someone who has been regenerated or born again or is saved, what does that mean? So . . . and ummm . . . understanding the Greek is it is very important. There's one other part I want to talk about and that's the Greek word sozo. It's actually Sozo but you pronounce it “s o d e z o”, Sozo. And it is the word saved, in the Greek and it literally means to be made perfected, or to be healed, and it so that's where that works salvation comes from.
So I hope that you can see that as you put these these parts together it might help you understand what your salvation means to you. And if you feel sometimes that you're struggling in the mind, in the will, and the emotions, then that's the process of working out.
If you want to know are you saved? Then here's what I would say- have you made that first seed step? Have you literally said “God, I know that I am a sinner, and I know that you are Savior to the world, and I want you to forgive me of my sin and I know that you're the perf . . . Jesus was the perfect sacrifice. So would you forgive me of my sin? And would you allow your blood to cover my sin?” And at that point that seed it is what comes inside. The Holy Spirit, that seed is the Word.
And so, all of these things that we've been discussing, I hope this helps you understand it a little more clearly. I think it's important sometimes to stop, and you know literally take a look at what we're discussing from the pulpit almost from a teaching perspective instead of a preaching perspective.
So that’s today’s 10 Minute Window. I hope you'll join us for the next episode next week. God bless you. Have a great week.
Outtro: (Pastor Chip Woodall)
Thanks for listening to this episode of The 10-Minute Window. You can learn more about Christwalk by liking us on Facebook at Christwalk International Ministries or Christwalk in the Valley. You can also find us on our websites, christwalkinternationministries.org or northgaretreatcenter.com