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My Sunday Sermon Journal: Restore System Defaults

My Sunday Sermon Journal

A collection of thoughts, ideas, and notes taken from a Sunday Worship Service.

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Going through Ephesians 4:17-24.

Allowing God to pour His light that it changes our thinking.

Negative Stereotypes about righteous living may include: That righteous living is prudish, ridiculous, “holier than thou”, antiquated, old-fashioned…

We’re called to unity with God’s people. Our calling is our gift- our unique role. We need to reboot, restore our systems to our ORIGINAL PURPOSE. The purpose for which we were born to do…our calling.

The reality is that our culture is apart from Christ, darkened with our understanding and ignorant. When nothing can satisfy us, we need to know that ONLY GOD CAN SATISFY.

“Break my heart for what breaks yours…Hosanna…”

~Hosanna, Hillsong United

How to Restore our system defaults: Put off the old self, the flesh, the man of the earth who has deceitful desires. Take off the cultural “clothing” and get to a place where you hate those “clothes”!

Next, embrace the truth!  Embrace a new attitude.  C.S. Lewis says that before we can be saved we must WANT to be cured.  Truth is connected to lifestyle.  The things we believe greatly affect the way we live.

Put on the New Self.  Embrace the person God intended you to be.

How we live=how we think.

Right thinking -> Biblical thinking=Right LIVING.

Prayer:

Lord, give me the courage to change my lifestyle, reboot my system, to the purpose I was created for.  Father, restore my life and give me back what I’ve robbed from myself by succumbing to worldly desires. Help me to seek only which is in You and help me to have the courage to be obedient when You call me to make those decisions. Thank you for Your mercy, Your grace and Your forgiveness. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

 

Watch the sermon Restore System Defaults

Pastor: Doug Kyle
Sermon: Restore System Defaults

Series: (Kal-eh-o) “Calling”

Aired 02/02/14

Sermon Outline: Follow Along!

 

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My Sunday Sermon Journal: loveONEanother

My Sunday Sermon Journal

A collection of thoughts, ideas, and notes taken from a Sunday Worship Service.

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Starting the series called (Kal-eh-o) which means “Calling”, pastor Kyle opens up with some great points and brings us to Ephesians 4:1-3. 

4 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

  • Live a life WORTHY of the calling.

We have been called to KEEP the unity. We’re meant to have this unity- we’ve received it. It is our job to maintain it. To KEEP it.

The problem with the world is that we draw our family circle too small. -Mother Teresa

Meaning, our family only consists of our relatives NOT the church body. We need to become one body for Christ and unit believers as ONE FAMILY.

    • A calling we’ve received NOT achieved
    • Be humble, completely, and patient
    • Keep the Spiritual Unity HE created. Maintain it.

We are called to Keep the unity with maturity and extreme efforts. Make EVERY effort to keep the unity of the Spirit. Keep in place what HE created. [Ephesians 4:2-3]

Do this because it is who God is and what God does. [Ephesians 4:4-6]

Believers should not speak ill of one another. We must love each other as ONE BODY. One unified force. We will spend eternity with one another. We need to get along.

Live On Purpose!

Think to yourself these questions:
Do I love what Jesus loves?
Would an outsider see that?
Am I making every effort?

Watch the sermon loveONEanother

Pastor: Doug Kyle
Sermon: loveONEanotehr

Series: (Kal-eh-o) “Calling”

Aired 01/12/2014

Sermon Outline: Follow Along!

*Photo credit: http://ramblin-reed.blogspot.com/2013/06/unity-of-body-walking-worthy-of-call.html

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