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“B” (Become) September 23, 2012 Text: II Corinthians 3:16-4:18; I John 3:1-3 Key Thought: God’s plan for our lives has us changing for the better as we work with him to do good in his world. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image… II Cor. 3:18, NLT
This passage is filled with illustrations of the impact of changed lives upon lives that need to be changed. People all around us are in prisons of sorts. And sometimes God will place His choice servants in places of captivity just so they can share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with their fellow prisoners. Some will listen well, and others will not listen for various reasons, but rest assured, God knows how to get their attention. And how fruitful ministry can be when the servants of God more interested in the freedom of their fellow prisoners than that of their own.
Part 9 of our Simply Jesus Series in the FUEL HS ministry looking at what Jesus' said about Lust & Adultery in his sermon on the mount. Looking at what guys are lusting after & what girls are lusting after.
Four different people were given new names by God when staring over their life. What can we learn from their name changes?
Zacchaeus was one of the most despised men in his community. He was a wealthy business man with an searching heart. One day Jesus Christ came to his town and Zacchaeus did something very unusual just to get a glimpse of this man some called the Son of God. What a surprise when the Savior came to him, and made a personal invitation to go with him to his own home. This event was a turning point in Zacchaeus' life. And changes took place in his that would affect many people throughout his community.
When we celebrate the fourth of July, it is appropriate to take time to reflect on American history and people and events that shaped our freedom. An Independence Day celebration is also an opportunity for personal reflection about who we have become personally and what we have done with our freedom. I’m talking specifically about the freedom to change. Do we have freedom to change or do we need to be set free?
The Bible encourages us to “taste and see that the Lord is good.” Most of us know that. We've tasted him before. The problem is that after we have received his goodness, we too easily return to our own agendas. This puts us in a growthless cycle of running back and forth between God and sin. For many Christians, this has become the norm. However, God has something much better for us. Find out how to receive it. Ps 34:8; 1Sam 21:10-15; Ps 34:1-10; Heb 5:11-6:9; 2Pet 2:20; Jn 15:4-7; Lk 10:38-42
That stepping up that is needed for us to carry out the trust God has given us, where will the power for that job come from? How will God bring about the change in us as individuals and as a congregation? God's Spirit will do that work in us and He will do it by His Word. This recording is from our evening service which has a more interactive format.