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A Life Transformed (2)

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God has promised us new life

2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV 1900
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

He makes all things new

How can my life be different?
How can I break from my past?
John 1:1–4 KJV 1900
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

God has given us Jesus

He was
++The Word
++With God
++Was God
He is also declared to be
++The container of Life
++Life flowed from Him
++His life bring life to men
John 10:10 KJV 1900
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

What is this new life?

This life is
++Unlimited
++Unrestrained
++life more abundantly

It is easy to live life under restrictions.

There is no concept of abundance and blessing
Change (Especially for the good is far from them?

This is the fruit of a carnal mindset

Romans 8:6–7 KJV 1900
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Romans 8:8 KJV 1900
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
Colossians 1:21–23 KJV 1900
21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: 23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
The new life
++Is a life that has been changed
Colossians 1:21 KJV 1900
21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
Ephesians 2:1–2 KJV 1900
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Romans 5:8 KJV 1900
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
God demonstrates his love for us
++While we were sinners
++He did not wait for us
We have been given grace.
++Unmerited favour
++Undeserved position
Wicked works
++effected our mind
++Impacted our thinking
The new life
Is a life that has been changed
++Is a new mindset
Romans 12:2 KJV 1900
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
A mind is difficult
++To control
++To change
Philippians 2:5–6 KJV 1900
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

0ur vision

Naalehu Assembly of God
++Committed Followers of Christ
++Powerful in Prayer
++Purposeful in life
++Effective in our witness
We must
++Know Christ
++Make Hime Know
To be effective
++We must have a transformed Life
++We must be transformed
++We must starts in the mind

Transformation is an inside job

Romans 12:2 KJV 1900
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
The new life
Is a life that has been changed
Is marked by a new mindset
++Is a life that provides evidence
It is a life that declares
++That God is
++The Goodness of God
++That I’ve been changed

What about the change?

Ezekiel 36:26 KJV 1900
26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
This change
++Is not just obedience
Exodus 19:5 KJV 1900
5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
Obedience is connected
++Identity
++distinction
This change
Is not just obedience
++Is not just compliance
Isaiah 29:13 KJV 1900
13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, And with their lips do honour me, But have removed their heart far from me, And their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Compliance
++Checking the box
++Following the rules
++Outside activity
This change
Is not just obedience
Is not just compliance
++Is a change of heart
2 Corinthians 3:3 KJV 1900
3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
The heart
++Is about relationship
++Is the seat of desire
++Is the place of deep spiritual impact
Ezekiel 36:27 KJV 1900
27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
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