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Message Notes (January 12)

In His Presence - Stop the Block

In His Presence - Stop the Block

What blocks us from being in the Presence of God?

Exodus 20:18-20 NIV

18 When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance 

19 and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.”

20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.”

Exodus 20:18-20 NIV

18 When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear...

What Blocks Us?


Fear

Exodus 20:18-20 NIV

18 ...They stayed at a distance 

19 and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.”

What Blocks Us?


No Relationship


Exodus 20:18-20 NIV


20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.”

What Blocks Us?


Sin


Ephesians 2:1-3 NIV

1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 

in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 

All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.

Ephesians 2:4-5 NIV

But....

Ephesians 2:4-5 NIV

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 

made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

Ephesians 2:6 NIV

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,

Ephesians 2:7 NIV

in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 

not by works, so that no one can boast.

What Blocks Us?


Not living in the moment


Exodus 20:21 NIV

21 The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darknesswhere God was.

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