Scripture: Galatians Denomination: Church Of God. Theme: To help people to understand that the only way to change our behavior on the outside is to change the inside. Text: GalatiansRomans Gal But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control.
Against such there is no law. Rom I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Rom Message So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life--your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life--and place it before God as an offering.
Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Instead, fix your attention on God.
You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
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Illustration: A grandmother took her four-year-old granddaughter, Amanda, to the doctor's office because she'd been running a fever. The doctor looked in her ears and said, "Who's in there, Donald Duck?Joyce Meyer — The Process of Change — FULL Sermon 2017
Proverbs Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life. Matthew "He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad. How can you, being evil, speak good things?
For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Luke "For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Mat Message "You're blessed when you get your inside world--your mind and heart--put right. Then you can see God in the outside world. Psalms He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully.
Sermon Topics: HeartChange. John ESV. Sermons on John Blessed Broken Given.John ESV. Sermons on John Blessed Broken Given. God's Grace. Created for Significance. Scripture: John This is part one of the sermon series, Extreme Makeover.
The series not only includes exposition but also vignettes for each week. Scripture: James Denomination: Baptist. Changed From Inside Out "Before and after" pictures make very convincing proof of change. The problem is that this kind of change is all on the surface.
Beauty is skin deep - Ugly goes all the way through! Scripture: ActsActs By the time that you become aware of it on the outside, He will have already wove. Changed, from the inside out! Romans MSG. Embracing what God does for you is the best Scripture: Romans This sermon is about the process of change which God is us through.
In theological terms this is referred to as sanctification. In practical terms it is the gradual and continual process of God working in our lives to make us more Christ like. It is th. The nurses were giving the proper medication. Yet, there was no improvement. The following day the nurse gave the medication and hid.When I was a young boy, growing up, we lived in a house in Indianapolis. Now I had my own bedroom, and it was up to me to take care of my bedroom. In fact, I would venture to say that from time to time my room would get quite messy.
I had my own little system that I used to deal with this mess. You know, there were little islands on the floor. Laughter You know, I would do a pretty good job of it. I tried, I would work hard. I would get things tidied up. I would make neater stacks, you know, stacks that looked deliberate. But what did that clean room say about me? You know, many of you who have children, who are children now, or have been children previously, you probably already know the conclusion to this story.
I have another story to start out with this morning. My wife and I, we like to go antique shopping. So we took a few weekends and visited a few different antique malls and small shops looking for something that fit our desired measurements and our criteria.
It looked like someone had taken the time and restored the wood. It looked like it was something beautiful for our living room. But that was, until I decided to open one of the drawers and look inside.
The drawer was falling apart. It was rotten and disgusting. It was truly an antique. You know, someone had spent a great deal of time trying to restore that outside.
Maybe whoever did that, maybe they had enough space in their house that they would have furniture just for how it looks, but my wife actually planned to use it, put stuff in the drawers. It is easy to be fooled by outward appearances. Why, that desk had fooled me. What do these people wear?Although heaven will be our first encounter with true, complete perfection, the Lord is already at work in the lives of His people preparing us for that perfection.
God begins the process of perfecting us from the moment we are converted from unbelief to faith in Christ. The Holy Spirit regenerates us. He gives us new hearts with new, holy desires Ezekiel He transforms our stubborn wills. He opens our hearts to embrace the truth rather than reject it, to believe rather than doubt.
He gives us a hunger for righteousness and a desire for Him.
God's Power to Heal You from the Inside Out
Thus the new birth transforms the inner person. From that point, everything that occurs in our lives—good or bad—God uses to make us like Christ Romans — In terms of our moral and legal status, believers are judged perfect immediately—not on the basis of who we are or what we have done, but because of what Christ has done for us.
We are forgiven of all our sin. We are clothed with a perfect righteousness Isaiah ; Romanswhich instantly gives us a standing before God without any fear of condemnation Romans ; We are not literally, physically seated with Christ in the heavenlies, of course. We are not mystically present there through some kind of spiritual telepathy.
But legally, in the eternal court of God, we have been granted full rights to heaven. That is the high legal standing we enjoy even now, on this side of heaven. But God does not stop there. Having judicially declared us righteous Scripture calls that justificationGod never stops conforming us to the image of His Son that is sanctification. Although our legal standing is already perfect, God is also making us perfect.
Heaven is a place of perfect holiness, and we would not be fit to live there unless we too could be made holy. The seeds of Christlikeness are planted at the moment of conversion.
If you are a Christian, the life of God dwells in your soul, and with it all that you need for heaven. You have already passed from death to life John You are a new person 2 Corinthians Whereas you were once enslaved to sin, you have now become a slave of righteousness Romans And eternal life means abundant life John And we groan this way all our lives.
Who will deliver me from this body of death? We are incarcerated in human flesh. Flesh in the biblical sense refers not just to the physical body, but to the sinful thoughts and habits that remain with us until our bodies are finally glorified. When Paul speaks of flesh and spirit he is not contrasting the material body with the immaterial spirit—setting up a kind of dualism, the way gnostic and New Age doctrines do.
He uses the word flesh to speak of a tendency to sin—a sin principle that remains even in the redeemed person. For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.Scripture: 1 John Denomination: Christian Church. The medical staff at the hospital was puzzled why a patient was not improving. The nurses were giving the proper medication.
Yet, there was no improvement. The following day the nurse gave the medication and hid. Thinking the nurse had left, the patient spit it out. Too many Christians act similar when hearing the word of God. They retain it for a short time, and then spit it out. As the result, there is no improvement in their Christian life. This morning I want to talk to you about getting better spiritually from the inside out. I want to talk to you about the process of change which God is taking all of us through as we travel through this life.
In theological terms this is referred to as sanctification. In practical terms it is the gradual and continual process of God working in our lives to make us more Christ like. It is the ongoing and regular work of God as He sets us apart for His purpose. God chooses us from the dirty, dusty pumpkin patches of the world.
He picks up because He sees our potential and our beauty. He takes a towel and uses it to wipe away the dirt and grime that the dusty pumpkin patch has gotten all over us. He then takes His carving knife and very intentionally takes the top off of us so that He can see what it really inside of us.
He sets the top to the side and then takes a big spoon and digs way down into the pumpkin to get the junk out. As He does this he scrapes the sides the make sure that He has gotten everything out that does not belong.
Once the inside of the pumpkin is clean and ready, and then God carves His image on us. He places a candle inside of us and lights it with His love so that everyone around us can see that we are His. When they see His love shining in us, they are drawn — not to us — but to Him. We know that sometimes we do things to snuff out that light or to make it faint.
"Changed" From The Inside Out
Sometimes we forget who are — children of God — and we go our own way for a while. We forget the tremendous cost of our freedom in Christ. We forget or we are drawn away by temptation into selfish living. When you and I came to Christ we brought a lot of junk with us. We can hardly get through even one day without being faced with faced with all kinds of temptation to sin.Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself.
InKarl Benz drove his first automobile through the streets of Munich, Germany. He named his car the Mercedes Benz, after his daughter, Mercedes. The machine angered the citizens, because it was noisy and scared the children and horses. Benz knew he could never develop a market for his car and compete against horses if he had to creep along at those speeds, so he invited the mayor of the town for a ride. The mayor accepted. Benz then arranged for a milkman to park his horse and wagon on a certain street and, as Benz and the mayor drove by, to whip up his old horse and pass them.
The plan worked. The mayor was furious and demanded that Benz overtake the milk wagon. Benz apologized but said that because of the ridiculous speed law he was not permitted to go any faster. Very soon after that the law was changed.
Over the years there have been many changes in our world. Through technological advances, better transportation, or faster means of communication, society has benefited from the changes that have been made. But greater than any change a scientist or inventor could make is the change Christ desires to make in the heart of every Christian. As we saw yesterday, God desires for us as Christians to be conformed to the image of His Son by spending time in His Word and talking to Him.
Rules may be necessary but they are not the tools of change. Change only comes through a submission of the heart to the will of God—from the inside out.
Many times we can try so hard to conform our outer image that we neglect our heart. While there is nothing wrong with implementing rules and standards, if there is not a heart-change that goes with it, the standards will fail. Becoming like Christ is just as much an inner change of the heart as it is an outer change of behavior.
How are you cultivating a heart-change today? While outer changes are necessary, make sure to spend time cultivating a change of your heart as well. Remember to not only conform to Christ through your actions but through your heart as well. From the Inside Out. Mark — Source: dailyintheword. Related Media. Related Illustrations.Whether you are preparing for future Bible studies or daily readings, this study Bible for men and women is the ideal resource for lifelong discipleship.
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Some offer the opportunity to sing along on the entire song. The Accompaniment DVD clearly labels where the congregation is invited to sing and where the choir sings alone. Lyric Files are also available to accomplish this if not using the DVD. The Carols of Christmas will be a great resource this Christmas and for years to come, combining choir and congregation in joyful celebration!
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You claim to be a Christian this morning? Prove it, says the Bible. How do I prove it? A changed and changing life. Scriptures: Ephesians 4.
When Tamara Rabi arrived at Hostra University, fellow students seemed unusually friendly. People she had never laid eyes on would smile and wave to her like she was a fast friend. As a new student, Tamara was caught off-guard by this behavior. A few people said she looked just like someone else they knew.
Tamara just figured it was probably someone else from Mexico. So when a friend of a friend showed up at her 20th birthday party and could not stop staring at her, it was annoying but not surprising. Finally, this stranger, named Justin, told her that she looked exactly like his friend Adriana Scott, who was also born in Mexico.
As they talked further, other odd similarities emerged. Adriana was adopted just like Tamara. And they both shared the same birthday. Justin insisted that they had to be sisters, but Tamara shook her head. She was an only child, she said.
Still, she agreed to let Justin set up a meeting, first over the internet just to see why everyone kept staring at her. Thus began the unfolding of a real life fairytale. They were separated at birth because of problems with the adoption process, and had no idea there was a twin sister somewhere.