God*s Punctuation - Grace Church Maui

God’s Punctuation
Being careful to use the
PUNCTUATION that God uses
Rules of God’s Punctuation
 Never
put a PERIOD where
God puts a COMMA
 Never
put a COMMA where
God puts a PERIOD
 Beware
It is not over until God
says it is over !
When God says “It is finished”,
don’t carry it over
Christ + Nothing
omission of one or
more words…
The Ellipsis
in His wisdom,
spares us the details
“Suffering for the Gospel”
 Who
now rejoice in my sufferings
for you, and fill up that which is
behind of the afflictions of Christ in
my flesh for his body's sake, which is
the church:
Colossians 1:24
Tom and Cheri
Mother and Daughter Pray
 “I
remembered the prayer Bethany
and I had focused on for the last two
weeks asking for God to use her
surfing for His glory and bring her
life into the center of His will!”
Film – “Soul Surfer”
Hamilton Family
The Apostrophe
Apostrophe – 2 Common Uses
Used with a noun or pronoun
indicates possession
Contraction – Omission of
one or more letters from a
shorten what God
has determined
We are not Our Own
Romans 1:6
 You also are among them, called to
belong to Jesus Christ.
Even if we are not our own,
Christ understands
You belong to Christ, and Christ
belongs to God.
1 Corinthians 3:23
Not “Our Will” …
 Now
those who belong to
Christ have crucified the flesh
with its passions and desires.
Galatians 5:24
The Apostrophe
 For
the one who was a slave when
called to faith in the Lord is the
Lord’s freed person; similarly, the
one who was free when called is
Christ’s slave.
1 Corinthians 7:22
We Belong to and Represent Him
 We
are therefore
Christ’s ambassadors
as though God were making his
appeal through us.
2 Corinthinans 5:20
My situation is not important…
For Christ’s sake, I delight in
weaknesses, in insults, in hardships,
in persecutions, in difficulties. For
when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-11

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