THE OLD YOU - Leaving the Past Behind

Sermon Date: 
Jan 03 2021
Sermon Audio: 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
ONLINE SERVICE: https://youtu.be/-pT1jyCJZh8

MINISTRY MOMENT PRAYER (difficulties of the past year)
“Heavenly Father, I acknowledge to you this morning my pain and hardships faced over this last year. I give to you my sorrow and grief over the losses experienced. I bring to you my anger towards the ways of this world, toward others, and even towards you. I acknowledge that you really do love me with an everlasting love and are faithful to see me through my various trials in this world. Forgive me for words said and actions done that transgressed against you. Renew a steadfast spirit within me through the cleansing blood of Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

SERMON TITLE: "THE OLD YOU - Leaving the Past Behind"

SERMON REFLECTION:
I. Living in THE WORLD: Struggling with the Old Nature & New Nature
a) What sin-struggles would you like to leave in the past?
b) How will you react if sin-struggles start to creep up in this New Year?

II. Abiding in THE WORD: Finding Victory over Sin-Struggles of the Old Nature through Christ
a) Read 1 Timothy 1:15; Romans 7:15-20
b) What is Apostle Paul struggling with?
c) Read Romans 7:25 & Romans 8:1-2, 9
d) What is Apostle Paul's solution to his inward sin-struggles?

III. Growing in THE WAY: Resolve in Your Mind You are a Child of God in Christ
a) Read Ephesians 4:22-24 & 2 Corinthians 5:17-18
b) What do these passages reveal about who you are as a born-again Christian believer?
c) How do you think the devil want's to define you?

IV. Surrendering in THE SPIRIT
a) Read (aim to memorize): 2 Corinthians 5:17 & Romans 8:1
b) Spend time thinking (and writing down) what it means to be a New Creation in Christ.
c) What condemning thoughts do you need to let go of (or renounce) knowing you are forgiven, redeemed, and reconciled with God through Christ?

"If the Son has set you free - you will be free indeed" (John 8:36)

BENEDICTION
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen" (Eph. 3:20-21)