Summary: to have victorious life, free from addiction of all kinds
The change Process --- 12 Spiritual keys Sermon outline
If you abide in My Word, hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them, you are truly My disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" (John 8:31,32 Amp.)
Romans 7:18 I know nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desires to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.
First, we become aware that our problem is more than we can bear. We have tried to hide the problem for years, but now we come face to face with depression, disease, divorce, or perhaps even death. And we reach out for help
Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you to will and act according to His good purpose
As we incorporate this key into our daily lives, we gain awareness and become open-minded towards all values and virtues that free us from our addictive patterns and selfishness
Therefore, I urge you, brother, in view of God’s mercy; to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, which is your spiritual worship.
We come a point that we need to that decision
Lamentations 3:40 Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the lord.
Courage is a vital virtue that can bring about success, understanding and inspiration. Courage establishes the possibility of better improving our reality; it clears a passage to explore new horizons, to stand up for those things in which we wish to achieve. It’s the ability to achieve greatness in our lives. When we take a step resolutely forward, we are granted the strength and wisdom necessary to execute our wishes. We triumph over frustration, and rise above our perceived limitations. We expand our awareness, and acquire a fresh perspective – assured that God will lead the way. We gain a better understanding of purpose and direction, unafraid to move forward with a heightened sense of significance and self-consciousness. It is essential that we believe in ourselves, and never lose faith in our ability to accomplish our goals, while maintaining confidence and persistence
James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed
We need to have this key to continue our walk with the Lord, continue to pray for each other
James 4:1 Humble yourself before the Lord, and He will lift you up.)
Very important key, to humble ourselves, God resist the proud, willing to change
I John 1:9 if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
We need to admit our faults and continue to examine ourselves
Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
We continue to exercise discipline to right before God and Man
Mathew 5:23-24 therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar.