Vision 2014 Part 2 - Change is Good
Spud Duffey and Geoff Gilson
Jan 12, 2014
Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven:
Big Idea - Gospel Centered transformation will cause personal and communal change.
1. Changes will behind behind the scenes
Proverbs 11:14 Without guidance, people fall, but with many counselors there is deliverance. Proverbs 19:20-21 Listen to counsel and receive instruction so that you may be wise later in life. Many plans are in a man's heart, but the Lord 's decree will prevail. Proverbs 15:22 Plans fail when there is no counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
2. Changes must be made by everyone. We must be involved in the community.
3. Gospel centered vision will cause external change
Matthew 28:19-20 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 22:36-39 "Teacher, which command in the law is the greatest? " He said to him, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.
Perspective: Are you being lead by the Holy Spirit
Jonah 1:1-3 The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: "Get up! Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because their wickedness has confronted Me." However, Jonah got up to flee to Tarshish from the Lord's presence. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. He paid the fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish, from the Lord's presence.
Does your heart for Gospel transformation supersede your comfort zone.
Pray for change.
Talk about who you are. Are you expressing your ideas and thoughts within the community?
Note: all scripture references are in HCSB