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  • Jan6Fri

    'God Centered Life' by Pastor Vern

    January 6, 2017

    Romans 12: 1-8                           

    The practice of godliness is a life long journey. When we come to Jesus we are invited to begin to look at the possibilities of life from God’s perspective. Holiness is a life long journey of faith and growth.

    Ezekiel 36: 26-27

    ‘I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws’

    Core elements of a God centered life
    Conviction of sin
         The measure of sin is an affront to the majesty and holiness of a sovereign God
         The Practice of Godliness p 153
    Every sinful action in our lives is an expression of contempt to the authority of God - this is Satan's desire and attempt at getting us to reject and ridicule God
    Obedience to the will of God
    Discipline of choices
    Dependence on the Holy Spirit for power, guidance and companionship
    God centered desire

    Practical areas of a God centered life
    Honesty - refusal to lie, steal or deceive in any way - genuine lifestyle - 'what you see is who you are'
    Peaceableness - freedom from bitterness, anger, strife of any kind - let it go
    Purity - not even a hint of sexual immorality - word, look, thought or act

    God centered actions
    Holiness -
    begins with the knowledge of the truth that renews our minds and enables us to understand how God wants us to live
    Conform/renew - Romans 12:2 - chameleon / butterfly
    Conviction
    - to discover the truth and get rid of anything that does not conform to it
    Resolution
         Determined purpose, resolve to follow through
         Commitment to live by what we know and believe

    Solution
    - make choices
         Make choices that let go of or avoid things that do not reflect the heart of God
         Make choices that reflect a God centered passion for life

    APPLICATION
    A God centered life is a desire to pursue Him
    A God centered life is a life time adventure
    A God centered life has eternal blessing and reward

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