Posts Tagged ‘ Change ’

VerseD: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16‭-‬17, ESV

God has revealed His Word to us – both our Old and New Testaments – to help us grow more Christ-like and affect our world for His glory.

VerseD: Ezekiel 36:26

And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

Ezekiel 36:26, ESV

Our God is the One who changes us, who fills us with His love and grace, who makes us new.

Let us show others the love and grace of our God, the change He has made in us.

VerseD: John 15:2

Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

John 15:2 ESV

Do people see Jesus in us, or do they see the same thing as what the works looks like?

Does God see the change?

Ask God to make you like Jesus. There are consequences and rewards either way.

VerseD: Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2, ESV

When saturated in the culture, it is easier to be like everyone else. Move with the Spirit to be made new in Christ in every moment.

VerseD: Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Colossians 3:16, ESV

We regularly study Scripture and rely on the Spirit to guide us in all truth, so that we can help each other grow in Christ, thankful for His help in changing us ever more like the Son.

VerseD: Philippians 2:13

for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Philippians 2:13, ESV

When we let God work in us, He draws others to His truth and grace as He conforms us to the Son.

VerseD: Psalm 103:19

The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.

Psalm 103:19, ESV

God never changes, because He is outside of time; He is eternal. He interacts with us in time, but we can trust that He is in control of everything and is consistently good.

VerseD: 1 John 2:15-16

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world— the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life —is not from the Father but is from the world.

1 John 2:15‭-‬16, ESV

Wanting to be like or do the same things as those who are not in Christ is loving the world. God has called the Church out of this world to be like Christ.

VerseD: Philippians 2:5

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus
Philippians 2:5, ESV

This life is not about us. Life is about glorifying God and serving others with humble, sacrificial love.

VerseD: Isaiah 40:31

but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31, ESV

God empowers those who seek Him to endure the troubles of this world and to impact this world for Christ with the Gospel.