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New Beginning 3: Let Go

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Part 3 of the series "A New Beginning" by Pastor Seth Gatchell. Listen to or download the sermon mp3 at www.pacificchurch.com

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New Beginning 3: Let Go

  1. 2. Letting Go
  2. 3. What do I need to recover from?
  3. 4. The first step to R.E.C.O.V.E.R.Y:    R ealize I’m not God . I admit I’m powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable.
  4. 5.    Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3
  5. 6. E arnestly believe that God Exists , that I Matter to him, and that he has the Power to help me recover.  
  6. 7. Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4
  7. 8. C ommit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control .
  8. 9. Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5
  9. 10. “ Come to me all you who are weary and overburdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me … For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matt. 11:28–30
  10. 11. What Keeps Me From Taking This Step? <ul><li>Pride . </li></ul>Arrogant people are on the way to ruin. - Proverbs 18:12  
  11. 12. What Keeps Me From Taking This Step? <ul><li>Guilt . </li></ul>“ Problems far too big for me to solve are piled higher than my head. Meanwhile my sins, too many to count, have all caught up with me, and I am ashamed to look up.” Psalm 40:12
  12. 13. What Keeps Me From Taking This Step? <ul><li>Fear . </li></ul>“ How does a man benefit if he gains the whole world and loses his soul in the process? Is anything worth more than his soul?” Mark 8:36
  13. 14. What Keeps Me From Taking This Step? <ul><li>Worry . </li></ul>Cast all your anxiety on God because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7  
  14. 15. What Keeps Me From Taking This Step? <ul><li>Worry . </li></ul>“ God, who began the good work within you, will keep right on helping you grow in his grace until his love is finally finished.” Philippians 1:6  
  15. 16. What Keeps Me From Taking This Step? <ul><li>Doubt . </li></ul>“ If you have faith as small as a mustard seed … nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
  16. 17. 1. I accept God’s Son as my Savior “ Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.” Acts 16:31 The Surrender Step
  17. 18. The Surrender Step 2. I accept God Word as my Standard All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the faith and correcting error, for resetting the direction of a man’s life, and training him in good living. 2 Timothy 3:16
  18. 19. The Surrender Step 3. I accept God Will as my Strategy “ I desire to do your will, O my God. Your law is within my heart.” Psalm 40:8
  19. 20. The Surrender Step 4. I accept God Power as my Strength “ I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power.” Philippians 4:13
  20. 21. The Surrender Step “ I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and fellowship with him.” Revelation 3:20

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