Monday, 8 April 2013

April 7, 2013 - Sunday Sermon Review (Transformation)

Sunday Sermon Review April 7, 2013 ( from my home church I attend regularly )

The service began with singing several songs which included "This is My Father's World".

Our topic today was - Transformation.
The speaker was Dale from WBC

Text - Philippians 2: 5-11Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Here is some of what Dale said:
What does faith look like?
There are different theological viewpoints, different faith perspectives, conservative and liberal, yet all claim to serve the same God and believe the Bible.

Our God is greater than we can humanly comprehend. The Holy Spirit is given to all who believe. God does not change.
When we believe in Jesus as Savior we become Christians. From that point on we begin a journey of transformation.

Transformation includes the following:
1) Experience - that is our story, our background, childhood, things that have happened in our lives, each person has a story, his/her own personal story.

2) Interpretation - Our experience influences our interpretation of life and of the Scriptures.

3) Beliefs - through our experiences, and our interpretation, we develop our beliefs.

4) Choices - Our beliefs determine the choices we make in life. We live what we believe.

Everyone has a different story, How do we all follow God?
We need to become more Christlike.

We have the Holy Spirit with us to guide and direct us.
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Jesus is the answer - the truth lines us with Jesus. ( We find the true Word of God in the Bible. ) 

We must remove our own wrong thoughts and replace it with God's truth.

Romans 12:2  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.

Truths about God:

*God is good.
*God is trustworthy - God is our "Abba".
*God is generous.
*God is love.
*God is holy.
*God is self-sacrificing.
*God transforms us.
Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

*Christ dwells within us.

Romans 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off

How do we grow Spiritually? ( Become like Mary )
Are you a Martha - hard working and hurrying
or Are you a Mary - sitting still to listen to hear God speak through His Word.
Luke 10: 38-41  Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:

Next Sunday Pastor Ben will continue on in our Matthew Series.

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