A Monday Prayer and Message!
Monday, April 11, 2011
Goooooooooooooood Morning SP Members! We hope you had a wonderful weekend....we did! Give God the glory!
PRAYER: "Gracious Father, Loving God! We need You to show us where to go and what to do. Teach us to always be in the right place at the right time. Keep us from wandering off like sheep. We lift up to You those decisions we need to make today with regard to our situations in our life, both hose that we know about and those that we are not expecting. Speak directly to our hearts and enable us to hear your instructions. Help us to do what You are teaching us to do. This we pray in the name of Jesus our Lord, Amen!"
MESSAGE: Following Jesus.
1. Today we start a new series of lessons entitled: "How can we change ourselves?"
a. We are creatures of habits.
b. We all have difficulty with having to give up old habits.
c. We want to change but we continue to do the same things as before.
d. Habits of itself are not bad, unless there are serious consequences associated with them.
2. Eph 4:22-24 - Shows us that major changes must occur when we are converted.
a. Vs 22 - Put off......the old man, which is corrupted by lust".
b. Vs 23 - "Be renewed in the spirit of our mind".
c. Vs 24 - "Put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and holiness".
3. What do you think about this? God has washed away all of our sins. He has given us a new life and not a "DO-Over". God expects us to assume a new character and new conduct. A change must take place, otherwise, we have violated our agreement with God. To Be Continued Tomorrow!
May God show us and help us to change and become more like Christ Jesus.
In His Grace, Vic.