Summary: Not being conformed to this world but being transformed by the renewing of your mind.
A Holy Ghost Makeover
TEXT: TITUS 3:3-7
3For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
4But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
5Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
6Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
BY THE RENEWING OF THE HOLY GHOST…
BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND…
“THEREFORE IF ANY MAN BE IN CHRIST, HE IS A NEW CREATURE: OLD THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY; BEHOLD, ALL THINGS BECOME NEW.”
WOMEN GET MAKE OVERS!!!
CARS GET MAKEOVERS!!!
HOMES GET MAKEOVERS!!!
SO WHY NOT YOU AND THE CHURCH??
A MAKEOVER IS A NEW BEGINNING!!
“CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART, OH GOD; AND RENEW A RIGHT SPIRIT WITHIN ME.”
I ASKED MYSELF--- WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET A REAL COMPLETE HOLY GHOST MAKEOVER?
1ST NO LIFE CAN BE CHANGED OR RENEWED WITHOUT PRAYER…
“IF MY PEOPLE, WHICH ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY, AND SEEK MY FACE, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS; THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND FORGIVE THEIR SIN, AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND.”
2NDLY YOU MUST HAVE FAITH…
“NOW FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN.”
“ BUT WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD.”
3RDLY WE MUST HAVE TRUTH AND DOCTRINE
“THEN SAID JESUS TO THOSE JEWS, WHICH BELIEVED ON HIM, IF YE CONTINUE IN MY WORD, THEN ARE YOU MY DISCIPLES INDEED.”
“AND YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE.”
“BUT SPEAK THOU THE THINGS WHICH BECOME SOUND DOCTRINE.”
“ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, AND IS PROFITABLE FOR DOCTRINE, FOR REPROOF, FOR CORRECTION, FOR INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS:’
“THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE PERFECT, THROUGHLY FURNISHED UNTO ALL GOOD WORKS.”
4THLY WE MUST WAIT UPON GOD
“BUT THEY THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES; THEY SHALL RUN, AND NOT BE WEARY; THEY SHALL WALK, AND NOT FAINT.”
“BE PATIENT THEREFORE, BRETHREN, UNTO THE COMING OF THE LORD. BEHOLD, THE HUSBANDMAN WAITETH FOR THE PRECIOUS FRUIT OF THE EARTH, AND HATH LONG PATIENCE FOR IT, UNTIL HE RECEIVE THE EARLY AND LATTER RAIN.”