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1 OUR MISSION: To guide those far from God into the new start found in Jesus Christ.

2 FORGETTINGYOU less of you / more of Him

3 FORGETTINGYOU Review 1.Lose my focus 2.Lose my stuff 3.Lose my life Matthew 10:39 “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”

4 FORGETTINGYOU “He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30 Romans 12:2a “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” The Journey “Never make a principle out of your experience; let God be as original with other people as He is with you.” Oswald Chambers - “My Utmost for His Highest”

5 FORGETTINGYOU “He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30 2 Corinthians 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. The Journey “Never make a principle out of your experience; let God be as original with other people as He is with you.” Oswald Chambers - “My Utmost for His Highest” How do you renew your mind? What would Jesus do?

6 FORGETTINGYOU “He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30 The Journey Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. Charles Reade ( )

7 FORGETTINGYOU “He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30 The Journey First Thing Renewing your mind involves spending time with God Prayer Reading the Bible “Reading God’s word is like eating food. It’s something that I don’t feel obligated to do; I do it because I love it – and I need it!” Unknown Transformation and renewal is all about – less of me and more of Him

8 FORGETTINGYOU “He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30 Psalms 37:23 “The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” (NLT) The Journey God uses lives that are open and obedient to His will Second Thing Renewing your mind will involve daily obedience

9 FORGETTINGYOU “He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30 Romans 6:16 “Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey— whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?” The Journey God uses lives that are open and obedient to His will Second Thing Renewing your mind will involve daily obedience “You're gonna have to serve somebody, It may be the devil or it may be the Lord But you're gonna have to serve somebody.” “Gotta Serve Somebody” by Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming 1979 What does it mean to obey righteousness?

10 FORGETTINGYOU “He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30 Romans 6:16 “Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey— whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?” The Journey Second Thing Renewing your mind will involve daily obedience “ My closeness to God can be measured by the time it takes from His command to my obedience.” Pastor Craig Groeschel – Life Church.tv Delayed obedience is actually disobedience We will have to preach to ourselves

11 FORGETTINGYOU “He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30 Romans 6:16 “Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey— whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?” The Journey Second Thing Renewing your mind will involve daily obedience Ephesians 5:22-25 has a lot to say about Christian marriage What about the believing and unbelieving spouse? 1 Corinthians 7:14 “For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.”

12 FORGETTINGYOU “He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30 The Journey It all starts with your thoughts Controlling your words Controlling your actions Creating new habits Created a godly character Change your destiny...and it all starts in your mind

13 FORGETTINGYOU less of you / more of Him

14 OUR MISSION: To guide those far from God into the new start found in Jesus Christ.


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