Sermon:
BEHOLD I WILL DO A NEW THING : Isaiah 43:18-19

OUTLINE

1.NEW PERSONALITY
2.NEW PIETY
3.NEW PRINCIPLES
4.NEW PURSUITS
5.NEW PROVISION
6.NEW POPULARITY
7.NEW POWER

THE MESSAGE

BEHOLD I WILL DO A NEW THING

1.NEW PERSONALITY
I Samuel 10:6 Genesis 32:28 Romans 12:2
The Lord wants to give us a new personality to enable to be all that He wants us to be. Samuel told Saul that he would be changed into a another man when the Spirit of the Lord comes upon him.Jacob the deceiver was changed into Israel a prince with God and man.God wants us to be transformed by the renewing of our mind.Often we want God to change others and to change circumstances.But God wants to change us first and then we will experience a corresponding change in others and in our circumstances.A little child may find it difficult to lift a big chair .But the same child when it grows and becomes an adult will find it easy to lift the same chair because it has now grown bigger and stronger than the chair.Similarly when God transforms us and strengthens us we become bigger than our problems and can tackle it easily.

2.NEW PIETY
Ezekiel 36:26-27
The Lord wants to lift us to a new level of piety .He wants to remove the stony heart from us and give us a new heart and put a new spirit within us.The stony heart prevents the seed of the word of God from producing fruit in our life. The new heart and new spirit helps us to obey the commandments of God and do His will.

3.NEW PRINCIPLES
Acts 11:9 Hebrews 7:12-14 Matthew 15:6
The Lord wants to give us new principles to follow in line with the new things He wants to do. Apostle Peter was told not to consider things unclean when God has cleansed them.Peter had to change his principles in obedience to the ways of God.This helped the spread of the Gospel to the Gentiles.Jesus belonged to the tribe of Judah and according to the Law of Moses he could not be a priest which was reserved for the tribe of Levi.But Jesus became a priest according to the will of God which superseded the laws of Moses.Jesus warned us that we can make the word of God of none effect by our tradition.When God does a new thing He may supersede our traditions and practices and principles and we should be prepared to sacrifice our cherished principles if they contradict what God wants to do.

4.NEW PURSUITS
Colossians 3:2 Luke 5:10
The Lord wants to give us new pursuits.He wants us to seek and pursue the heavenly blessings and eternal rewards.Often we seek only the things of this world and the desires and the longings of our heart are only after earthly blessings.God wants to put new longings and pursuits in our hearts.The disciples tried all night to catch fish and caught nothing.But Jesus told them to cast their net again and immediately they caught a multitude of fishes.