Summary: Where we need to be as a Christian nation.
WE NEED CHANGED LIFES IN OUR NATION
Ezekiel 36: 26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
Man is born in sin Romans 3: 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
He must be born again.
You must accept Jesus Christ. You then become new old things are gone.
You then become the sons of God. John 1:
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
We cannot change without Christ.
(1) New Creatures.
2nd Cor.5: 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
New love the love of God
New life Christ in us
New longings Desire to know more of our Lord
New looking for his return
(2) New company. before accepted Christ Satan was our father
John 8: 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
(3) New character
Actions Gal.5: 16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
(4) New conversation
Psalms 19: 14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
No tale –bearing
(5) New control
James 1: 19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
(6) New compassion
Love for God
Love for enemies
Love for the church
Love for bible
Love for prayer
2Cor.7: 1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.