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The Dwelling Place”

Do you wish to be in the dwelling place of God?

Psalm 23:6 (King James Version)

 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.


Surely goodness and mercy

Shall follow me, all the days

All the days of my l-i-f-e


And I shall dwell in the house

of the LORD for ever,

And I shall feast at a table spread for m-e-!

Surely goodness and mercy

Shall follow me, all the days

All the days of my l-i-f-e-!

Psalm 84 (English Standard Version)

Psalm 84

My Soul Longs for the Courts of the LORD
To the choirmaster: according to(A) The Gittith.[a] A Psalm of(B) the Sons of Korah.

 1How(C) lovely is your(D) dwelling place,
   O LORD of hosts!
2My soul(
E) longs, yes,(F) faints
   for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
G) the living God.


How lovely are your dwelling places,

My soul longs for the courts of the LORD;

My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God, You are my King and my God!


Revelation 21:3 (English Standard Version)

3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold,(A) the dwelling place[a] of God is with man. He will(B) dwell with them, and they will be his people,[b] and God himself will be with them as their God.[c]

The Dwelling Place

  1. Is A Place Of Rest

  2. Is A Place Of Protection

  3. Is A Place Of Habitation

  4. Is A Place of Fellowship

  5. Is A Place Of Encouragement

  6. Is A Place Of Identity

  7. Is A Place Of Strength

The security of…

Hebrews 13:8 (English Standard Version)

8Jesus Christ is(A) the same yesterday and today and forever.

Yesterday …

John 1:14 (English Standard Version)

 14And(A) the Word(B) became flesh and(C) dwelt among us,(D) and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of(E) grace and(F) truth.

John 1:4-5 (English Standard Version)

4(A) In him was life,[a] and(B) the life was the light of men. 5(C) The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

The Dwelling Place

  1. Has Glory = Grace (Unmerited Favor) and Truth

  2. Has Life = Light of men

John 1:12-13 (English Standard Version)

12But to all who did receive him,(A) who believed in his name,(B) he gave the right(C) to become(D) children of God, 13who(E) were born,(F) not of blood(G) nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

The Right To Dwell

Available to those who …

  1. Receive Him

  2. Believe In His Name

  3. Born Of God

The Dwelling Place Is

A Gift Of God!

Ephesians 2:1-10 (English Standard Version)

Ephesians 2

By Grace Through Faith

 1(A) And you were(B) dead in the trespasses and sins 2(C) in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following(D) the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in(E) the sons of disobedience— 3among whom we all once lived in(F) the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body[a] and the mind, and(G) were by nature(H) children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4But[b] God, being(I) rich in mercy,(J) because of the great love with which he loved us, 5even(K) when we were dead in our trespasses,(L) made us alive together with Christ—(M) by grace you have been saved6and raised us up with him and(N) seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable(O) riches of his grace in(P) kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For(Q) by grace you have been saved(R) through faith. And this is(S) not your own doing;(T) it is the gift of God, 9(U) not a result of works,(V) so that no one may boast. 10For(W) we are his workmanship,(X) created in Christ Jesus(Y) for good works,(Z) which God prepared beforehand,(AA) that we should walk in them.

  1. You were dead

  2. You once walked

  3. By Grace you have been saved

  4. Raised you up with Him

  5. Seated you with Him

  6. Saved You by Grace through Faith

  7. Your Gift from God

The Dwelling Place

  1. Is Heavenly Rest

  2. Seated In A Higher Realm

  3. Established In Divine Authority

Before …

  1. You were dead

  2. You followed this world

  3. You followed the spirit at work in the sons of disobedience

Now You Dwell …

  1. Alive with Christ

  2. Saved from death

  3. Raised up with Him

  4. Seated with Him in heavenly places

Our New Dwelling Gives Us Our New Identity!

Galatians 4:6 (English Standard Version)

6And because you are sons, God has sent(A) the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"

Hebrews 12:6-8 (English Standard Version)

6For(A) the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
   and chastises every son whom he receives."

 7It is for discipline that you have to endure.(B) God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8If you are left without discipline,(C) in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.

Thank God we are HIS!

Let’s PRAY!

Pastor Rev. Stephen Coates

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