July 15, 2018

Transformational Living

Pastor:
Passage: Colossians 3:17
Service Type:

Reviewing Our Engagements:

Engage Against The Strategies Of The Devil By Putting On The Armor Of God (Ephesians 6:10-18)

Engage Against Evil By Not Giving Place To Evil

(Ephesians 4:27)

Engage Against The Spirit Of Error By Knowing The Spirit Of Truth (1 John 4:4-6)

Acts 3:19-20 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord… NKJV

Acts 3:19-20 So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord… AMP

Transformational Living

Re-engage, change, heal, and be transformed

Paradigm Shift

FROM self-sufficiency TO Interdependency on/with the Lord

Repentance

Repent or turn from our sins; to turn away from a former way of life that  opposed God and turn toward a new way of living that embraces and commits to the Lord (U-turn)

Our sins are blotted out, cleansed, erased, wiped away, the stain is removed as if it was never there!

Conviction:

accepting our responsibility and the consequences for what we have done. To accept our culpability

John 16:8–9 And when He (the Holy Spirit) has come, He will convict the world of sin, … because they do not believe in Me.

Sorrow:

describes both physical and emotional pain.

2 Corinthians 7:2-12 …For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.

Conversion:

the ultimate test of true repentance is whether or not we really change on the inside.

2 Corinthians 5:17 If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new.

Repentance is Moral Revolution: changing one's moral, ethical and personal direction by turning away from evil.

When we choose to change (repent) we therefore:

  1. Trust in Him
  2. Believe in Him
  3. Receive Him
  4. Adopt His mission and ministry into our life

Refreshing

…so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord

Recovery of our breath;  receiving the breath of God