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Homework Assignment: Go to John 13:31-John 17. Read straight through without looking at the ch/vs numbers and let it impact you...
Anchor Verse for the conference: John 16:13
He needs MY mouth to BLESS instead of Curse!
Military Analogy: Why is it so vital to learn the correct terminology when you are in the military? Because when that commander is formulating a strategy to WIN the battle for his side and needs to relay it to 1500 soldiers, he needs everyone to be on the same page. When he says, "pick up the rifle," you better know "rifle" not just "gun" so you pick up the correct weapon. He doesn't have time to explain what he means to everyone who comes from a different background than his. Everyone being "on the same page" is crucial to them operating as a well-oiled team. We need to think the same thoughts based on the same words! Example: fixin'. Some people may think "repair". Bro. Copeland is thinking "about to..." As in, "I'm fixin' to go home!"
For the Church, we have to come to Our Common Standard, which is the Word of God! And we need to understand it...get a Greek/Hebrew Lexicon!
Babel example: Once God confused the language during the construction of the tower of Babel the people were not able to be on the same page...they couldn't get anything done, and the construction project had to be left unfinished.
If the body of Christ would all get on the same page...imagine what we could accomplish...Look at Genesis 11:6
6And the LORD said, "Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them..."
Everything you do and everything you say gets a response!
Here's MY VERSION of Genesis 11:6...
6And the LORD said, "Indeed the body of Christ is one and they all have MY language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them..."
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