May 24, 2017 | Wednesday Fellowship Service (+Fr. Erel Villanueva)

Topic: Knowing the Resurrection Power of the Lord

Resurrection and Pentecost = “The power of the resurrection is the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Philippians 3:8-10 (AMP) – But more than that, I count everything as loss compared to the priceless privilege and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord [and of growing more deeply and thoroughly acquainted with Him—a joy unequaled]. For His sake I have lost everything, and I consider it all garbage, so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him [believing and relying on Him], not having any righteousness of my own derived from [my obedience to] the Law and its rituals, but [possessing] that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith. And this, so that I may know Him [experientially, becoming more thoroughly acquainted with Him, understanding the remarkable wonders of His Person more completely] and [in that same way experience] the power of His resurrection [which overflows and is active in believers], and [that I may share] the fellowship of His sufferings, by being continually conformed [inwardly into His likeness even] to His death [dying as He did];

“Our goal is to know Christ and the power of His resurrection.”

Knowing God is a progressive state => building a relationship; being deeply, intimately acquainted with Him

“Resurrection gives us a perspective of eternal life and eternal victory.”