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Happy Re-New Year! www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 2 Happy Re-New Year! www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 3 You Cannot Stay the SameChange is Always Happening www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 4 Everything that can be invented has been invented. Charles H. Duell, U.S. Patent Office director, 1899 www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 5 Who wants to hear actors talk? H. M. Warner, Warner Bros. Pictures, c. 1927 www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 6 Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. Grover Cleveland, 1905 www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 7 There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom. Robert Millikan, Nobel prize winner in physics, 1923 www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 8 Heavier than air flying machines are impossible. Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, c. 1895 www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 9 Ruth [Babe Ruth] made a big mistake when he gave up pitching. Tris Speaker, 1927 www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 10 The horse is here to stay, but the automobile is only a novelty. -----The Michigan banker who advised Henry Ford's lawyer not to invest in the new motor car company www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 11 Gone with the Wind is going to be the biggest flop in Hollywood history. I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling flat on his face and not me. ---Gary Cooper www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 12 Change: Does your car have a carburetor?Does your car have a carburetor? Do you stop at a drive through?Do you stop at a drive through? Do you have a credit card?Do you have a credit card? Central heat or wood burner?Central heat or wood burner? Do you use plastic?Do you use plastic? www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 13 The only person who likes change is a wet baby. -- Mark Twain, Leadership, Vol. 15, no. 3. www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 14 Positive change keeps the best of the old, but improves and adapts. McDonalds in ChicagoMcDonalds in Chicago We cannot become frozen in time.We cannot become frozen in time. www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 15 Yesterday must be even better than today if it is to have a place for tomorrow. -- Leith Anderson, Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Leadership, Vol. 14, no. 3. Yesterday must be even better than today if it is to have a place for tomorrow. -- Leith Anderson, Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Leadership, Vol. 14, no. 3. www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 16 The Restoration Movement must take the gospel of the first century and live it in the 21 st century! Restoring the church versus being the church.Restoring the church versus being the church. www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 17 We must be renewed or die!! We must be renewed or die!! www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 18 In Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" comic strip, Lucy asks Linus, "Do you think people ever really change? In Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" comic strip, Lucy asks Linus, "Do you think people ever really change? www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 19 "Sure," replies Linus, "I feel I've changed a lot this past year. Lucy says, "I meant for the better."Lucy says, "I meant for the better." www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 20 Renewal Comes From God www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 21 Psalm 51:10 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 22 Isaiah 40:3131 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 23 Lamentations 5:21 21 Restore us to yourself, O LORD, that we may return; renew our days as of old www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 24 Habakkuk 3:22 LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O LORD. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy. www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 25 Romans 12:22 Do not conform any longer 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 is his good, pleasing and perfect will. www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 26 2 Corinthians 4:1616 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 27 Colossians 3:9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 28 Titus 3:55 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 29 I suppose when we wake on January 1 the world will look the same. But there is a reminder of the Resurrection at the start of each new year, each new decade. That's why I also like sunrises, Mondays, and new seasons. God seems to be saying, "With me you can always start afresh." Ada Lum www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 30 We Must Renew OurselvesOurselves The CongregationThe Congregation Our Presentation of the GospelOur Presentation of the Gospel www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 31 The gospel must be preached afresh and told in new ways to every generation, since every generation has its own unique questions. The gospel must constantly be forwarded to a new address, because the recipient is repeatedly changing his place of residence. -- Helmut Thielicke, Leadership, Vol. 9, no. 3. The gospel must be preached afresh and told in new ways to every generation, since every generation has its own unique questions. The gospel must constantly be forwarded to a new address, because the recipient is repeatedly changing his place of residence. -- Helmut Thielicke, Leadership, Vol. 9, no. 3. www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 32 Confession and prayer allows a new start for the Christian. www.turnbacktogod.com Slide 33 Will you grow/change/be renewed or die? www.turnbacktogod.com