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The Process, Power, and Potential for Change

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Date: October 28, 2018

Speaker: Jay O'Brien

Series: The Fruit of the Spirit

Scripture: Galatians 5:22–5:25

How to experience lasting change

 

  • Life-change is about progress

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus… And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. - Phillippians 1:6, 9-11

  • Life-change emerges from the internal power of a life-giving God

Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. - Matthew 7:21

  • Life-change is the fruit of rooting our heart in the gospel

For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. - Mark 7:21

 

How to root our heart in the gospel:

  • Know the death of idolatry
  • Cherish the goodness of the gospel
  • Foster gospel-shaped habits