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SENT: From the Inside Out. Matthew 22:36-38 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” 37 Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the LORD.

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1 SENT: From the Inside Out

2 Matthew 22: “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” 37 Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment.

3 Romans 5:1-5 1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

4 Romans 5:1-5 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

5 The love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

6 God wants to shape us and change us from the inside out!

7 Ephesians 4:17 17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind…

8 Ephesians 4: But you have not so learned Christ, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

9 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

10 God wants to shape us and change us from the inside out!

11 “We simply can’t have the fruits without the roots. Private victory precedes public victory. Self-mastery and self-discipline are the roots of good relationships with others.” - Stephen Covey

12 God transforms us from the inside out.

13 God wants us to be agents of His love and grace and transformation from the inside out.

14 Four Words to Take to Heart: 1. INTENTIONAL - Intentional in our own spiritual growth: (Spiritual Growth Points) Intentional in seeking to love and serve and witness in the name of Jesus and for His glory.

15 Four Words to Take to Heart: 2. DILIGENT - Zechariah 6:15b And this shall come to pass if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God.” “this” = God’s will / His Kingdom purposes

16 Four Words to Take to Heart: 2. DILIGENT - Diligent: steadfast, committed, persevering, relentless God is calling each one of us to a long obedience in the same direction.

17 Four Words to Take to Heart: 3. INFLUENCE It is so important for us to learn about relationships and how to cultivate our influence for the glory of God. Leadership and discipleship flow out of our relationships.

18 Four Words to Take to Heart: 3. INFLUENCE Matthew 5: “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. 14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

19 Four Words to Take to Heart: 4. IMPACT I M ust P ersonally A dvance C hrist T oday

20 God wants us to be agents of His love and grace and transformation from the inside out.


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