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Making Changes - The Road to Recovery, Step 5
Pastor Jimmy Painter preached this message at Cresthill on March 9, 2014. This is part of the Celebrate Recovery series and the scripture is from Romans 12:1-2. The sermon notes follow:
Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my CHARACTER DEFECTS. (Romans 12:1-2)
I. WHERE DO MY CHARACTER DEFECTS COME FROM?
My CHROMOSOMES - Genetics explain predisposition but don’t excuse sin!
My CIRCUMSTANCES - Character defects are often attempts to fill unmet needs.
Character defects are often positive qualities being misused.
II. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO CHANGE THEM?
1. Because I’ve had them SO LONG
2. Because I IDENTIFY with them.
3. Because they have a PAYOFF.
4. Because SATAN discourages me.
III. HOW DO I COOPERATE WITH GOD’S CHANGE PROCESS? (Romans 12:2)
1. Focus on changing ONE DEFICIT at a time. (Proverbs 17)
2. Focus on victory ONE DAY at a time. (Matthew 6:11)
3. Focus on God’s power not MY POWER. (Philippians 4:13)
4. Focus on what I WANT not on what I don’t want. (Philippians 4:8)
5. Focus on DOING good not feeling good. (Galatians 5:16)
6. Focus on people who HELP me not hinder me. (1st Corinthians 15:33; Proverbs 27:17)
7. Focus on PROGRESS not perfection. (Philippians 1:6)
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