Dont just improve Be transformed! January 17, 2016.

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<p>Dont just improve Be transformed! January 17, 2016 If You Could Pick Just One Thing If you could pick just one area to improve in your life, what would it be? Relationships/marriage? Finances? Parenting/Children? Job/school? Health/Physical changes an illness, lose weight etc? We want things better New Years resolutions Diet Exercise Reading Improve your life in some way We spend money and time Gym memberships Organic foods Improvement often temporary or small Often temporary Failed new years resolutions Failed diet or exercise plans We can get some improvement Feel better after exercise, get in shape Paul writes to his spiritual son For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:8 We still want and need more Transformation Jesus transformed me Some other examples Hanjun Wun-gwi Many others! How? God wants to help but our sin separates us from him Anger, jealousy, hatred, lust, lying, stealing etc Jesus paid the penalty for our sins We just need to ask him for help But Ive Tried Religion This isnt about a religion, but a relationship. You need a relationship with Jesus But Im a different religion. Thats OK! Jesus is the creator and God of the whole world! Just follow him! Ive gone to church Going to church wont save you Jesus will save and change and transform you You need a relationship with him Romans 12:1-2 Result Be able to know Gods perfect will for you life! God will speak to you and show you what to do! Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of Gods mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to Godthis is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Gods will ishis good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1 Step 1: Surrender ALL of your life to God Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of Gods mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to Godthis is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:2 Step 2: Stop letting the world shape you; Let God shape you renew your mind Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Result: Youll know Gods perfect will! Then you will be able to test and approve what Gods will ishis good, pleasing and perfect will. Ive had a relationship before Recommit your life to Jesus</p>