The Father Principle

Sunday June 19, 2022

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Scripture

Matthew 16:13 – 20 (NIV)

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist;  others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.
18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
20 Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.



Introduction

For 48 years the Universal Foundation for Better Living’s (UFBL) message has unapologetically shared that we are heirs to the goodness of God. To claim that good, we must know our relationship to God as Source. 

Major Points

  1. Your Self Concept is what determines the quality of life you live. It is intimately tied to your concept of and relationship with God.
  2. When you know what ‘I Am’ means, your concept of your ‘Self’ changes.
  3. Faith is a superpower that aligns you with God.
  4. The way to tap into your faith superpower is to surrender and trust.

Quote to Ponder

‘How do you identify yourself? Through the use of “I AM.” “I AM” is your spiritual identity. “I AM” is God’s name, and whatever you use God’s name with…however and whenever you use “I AM” so it becomes in your life, and in your world, and in your affairs.’

Johnnie Colemon, It Works If You Work It, pg. 102

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