January 22, 2023

Living Different

Passage: Ephesians 4:17-28

Living DifferentJanuary 22, 2023


Josh McDowell: If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be what you’ve always been


KEY POINT: New disciplines empower new outcomes

TEXT: Ephesians 4:17-28

· It is God’s grace that makes transformation possibleWithout his grace, our good works can make a corpse look better but they can’t make it alive

· Transformation requires participation

New life requires new disciplinesImportance of discipline: Restrains desire, positions us for grace, and prepares us for purpose

Impacts our words, our attitudes, our actions, our interactions

· Transformation is the product of new disciplines consistently applied through time and testing

Without time, there is no growth and without testing, there is no strength

Allowing our new disciplines to become our new habits Living Different –

Establishing New Disciplines

1. Keep Jesus at the center

Allowing our relationship with Jesus to inform our disciplines

2. Start Small

Little daily wins produce significant life change over time

3. Start now

There is an exponential nature to positive change: the longer you wait to start, the more you limit your future

4. Don’t stay down

RESPONSE: Lord, help me establish good disciplines for a good future

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