"STEPS TO A NEW BEGINNING Sermon Outline Notes January"
STEPS TO A NEW BEGINNING "Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts." Sermon Outline Notes Pr. 4:23 (GN) January 1, 2006 “Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and favor with men.” Lk. 2:52 “The Lord says, `Forget about what has happened before. Do not think about the past. [Instead] look at the new thing I am going to do.'" Jesus Grew In Four Areas: Isaiah 43:18-19 (NCV) "An intelligent person aims at wise actions, but a fool starts off in many Wisdom ………..Intellectual directions." Prov. 17:24 (GN) Stature …………... Physical Favor with God …. Spiritual "We should make plans _ counting on God to direct us." Pr. 16:9 (LB) Favor with man ……. Social Questions To BEGIN Again: Are You ... Involved In Ministry? “You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom Have You Been .... Born Again? to indulge the sinful nature, rather, serve one another in love.” “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born Galatians 5:13 again.” John 3:3 “[God] gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be “Once you were dead, doomed forever because of your many sins. You evangelist, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s used to live just like the rest of the world, full of sin... But, God is so rich people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” in mercy, and He loved us so very much that even while we were dead Eph. 4:11-12 because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead.” Eph 2:1-2, 4-5 (NLT) Are You Ready to Begin ... Now? "If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done." “When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person Eccl. 11:4 (LB) inside. He is not the same any more. A new life has begun!” 2 Cor. 5:17 (LB) QUESTIONS TO BEGIN AGAIN: Are You Making ... Excuses? "A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. But Have You Been Born Again? if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets another chance." Are You Making Excuses? Pr. 28:13 (LB) Are You Growing ? Are You Involved Serving? Are You ... Growing In Your Faith? Are You Ready To Begin Now? "According to your faith will it be done to you." Mt. 9:29 (NIV) “`You will not succeed by your own strength or power, but by My Spirit,’ "Happy are those who... are always meditating on God's Word... They says the Lord.” Zech. 4:6 (NCV) are like trees along a river... that do not dry up. They succeed in everything they do." Ps. 1:1-3 (GN)