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  1. 1. E V E R Y B O D Y I S B E C O M I N G S O M E T H I N G p r a c t i c e s t h a t p u s h u s t o w a r d o u r d e s t i n y
  2. 2. 24 You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. Psalms 73:24   11  For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 BECOMING: Check out our destiny
  3. 3. 17 The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. Galatians 5:17 BECOMING: Check out our desires
  4. 4. Becoming Christ like involves a progressive relationship with Jesus that practices spiritual disciplines which result in a first hand faith.
  5. 5. 11  As it happened, there was an old prophet living in Bethel, and his sons came home and told him what the man of God had done in Bethel that day. They also told their father what the man had said to the king. 1 Kings 13:11 BECOMING: I Need To Progress In My Relationship With Jesus To progress I need to avoid the pause
  6. 6. 18  But the old prophet answered, “I am a prophet, too, just as you are. And an angel gave me this command from the LORD: ‘Bring him home with you so he can have something to eat and drink.’ ” But the old man was lying to him. 1 Kings 13:18 BECOMING: I Need To Progress In My Relationship With Jesus To progress I need to avoid the pause
  7. 7. 8  But Daniel was determined not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king. He asked the chief of staff for permission not to eat these unacceptable foods. Daniel 1:8 BECOMING: I Need To Progress In My Relationship With Jesus To progress I need to apply purpose
  8. 8. He made Daniel ruler over the whole province of Babylon, as well as chief over all his wise men. 49  At Daniel’s request, the king appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to be in charge of all the affairs of the province of Babylon, while Daniel remained in the king’s court. Daniel 2:30 BECOMING: I Need To Progress In My Relationship With Jesus To progress I need to apply purpose
  9. 10. BECOMING: I Need To Practice Spiritual Disciplines Connect disciplines to direction 29  For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son,... Romans 8:29 2  Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is. 1 John 3:2
  10. 11. BECOMING: I Need To Practice Spiritual Disciplines Connect disciplines to direction bible reading, study, prayer, worship, evangelism, service, tithing, fasting, Sabbath, journaling, silence, confession, celebration, chastity, accountability, fellowship, scripture memory, biblical meditation, submission, sacrifice, silence and solitude
  11. 12. BECOMING: I Need To Practice Spiritual Disciplines Connect disciplines to dedication 7 Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives’ tales. Instead, train yourself to be godly. 1 Timothy 4:7 15 Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. 1 Timothy 4:15
  12. 13. BECOMING: How do you measure spiritual growth? What does spirituality look like? <ul><li>What is God doing in me? </li></ul><ul><li>What is God doing around me? </li></ul><ul><li>(3) What is God doing through me? </li></ul>
  13. 15. BECOMING: I Need A First Hand Faith 11 Inside the Tent of Meeting, the Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. Afterward Moses would return to the camp, but the young man who assisted him, Joshua son of Nun, stayed behind in the Tent of Meeting. Exodus 33:11 15 “If you love me, obey my commandments. John 14:15
  14. 17. E V E R Y B O D Y I S B E C O M I N G S O M E T H I N G p r a c t i c e s t h a t p u s h u s t o w a r d o u r d e s t i n y

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