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Vintage war oftheworlds_1.6.13

  1. 1. THE BATTLEFIELD Kingdom of God Where we live Present Evil Age
  2. 2. DALLAS WILLARDGrace is opposed to EARNING, not EFFORT. BILL HYBELS There is power along the way…
  3. 3. N.T. WRIGHT Character is a slowly forming thing. You can no more force character on someonethan you can force a tree to produce fruitwhen it isnt ready to do so. The personhas to choose, again & again, to developthe moral muscles & skills which willshape & form the fully flourishingcharacter (of Jesus.)
  4. 4. ROMANS 7:15-25I do not understand what I do. For what I wantto do, I do not do, but what I hate, I do. And if I dowhat I do not want to do, I agree that the lawis good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it,but it is sin living in me. For I know that gooditself does not dwell in me – that is, in my flesh.For I have the desire to do what is good,but I cannot carry it out.
  5. 5. ROMANS 7:15-25For I do not do the good I want to do, but theevil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is nolonger I who do it, but it is sin living in methat does it. So I find this law at work:Although I want to do good, evil is rightthere with me. For in my inner beingI delight in God’s law…
  6. 6. ROMANS 7:15-25But I see another law at work in me, wagingwar against the law of my mind & making mea prisoner of the law of sin at work within me.What a wretched man I am! Who will rescueme from this body that is subject to death?Thanks be to God, who delivers methrough Jesus Christ our Lord!
  7. 7. ALL PEOPLE HAVE… Flesh BODY SOUL (Mind, Will, Emotions) SPIRIT (Dead or Alive)
  8. 8. IN OUR BATTLE W/SIN… Context for our sin BODY SOUL SPIRIT Victim of or weapon against sin
  9. 9. FATHER OBEY IDENTITYCOVENANTRELATIONSHIP
  10. 10. FATHER X OBEY IDENTITYCOVENANTRELATIONSHIP
  11. 11. KING POWER AUTHORITYKINGDOMRESPONSIBILITY
  12. 12. KING X POWER AUTHORITYKINGDOMRESPONSIBILITY
  13. 13. OBEY IDENTITY POWER AUTHORITYTHE IMPACT IN OURBATTLE WITH SIN
  14. 14. GALATIANS 5:22-23The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness & self-control. Against such thingsthere is no law.
  15. 15. DR. CHRIS DAVIS Love is the soil that allows the other fruitof the Spirit to grow & flourish…
  16. 16. DR. CHRIS DAVIS Love is the soil that allows the other fruitof the Spirit to grow & flourish… GRAHAM COOKE The fruit of the Spirit is grown inthe soil of the opposite spirit…
  17. 17. DALLAS WILLARDGrace is opposed to EARNING, not EFFORT. BILL HYBELS There is power along the way…
  18. 18. SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES/FORMATION PRACTICESA LACK OF LOVE FOR OTHERS…- Pray & ask for an accurate self evaluation- Choose to forgive, regardless of your feelings- Look for ways to intentionally serve those around you, putting their needs ahead of your own
  19. 19. SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES/FORMATION PRACTICESA LACK OF JOY IN YOUR HEART…- Pray & ask for God’s perspective on your life- Create time/space to worship God for all He is & all He’s done for you- Spend time with people &/or do/watch what makes you laugh
  20. 20. SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES/FORMATION PRACTICESA LACK OF PEACE IN YOUR MIND…- Pray & ask for God’s ability to focus- Choose to eliminate unnecessary distractions- Look for ways to verbally express gratitude to God & those around you for the ways they bless your life- Repent of known sin in your life- Consider seeing a doctor…
  21. 21. SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES/FORMATION PRACTICESA LACK OF PATIENCE…- Pray & ask for God’s help…if you dare- Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life- Look for ways to slow down in everyday situations (i.e. drive the speed limit, choose the long lane at the store…)
  22. 22. QUESTIONS What is God saying to you?What are you going to do about it?

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