The first message of 2013 focuses on how God is in the business of NEW. We are a new creation, made new everyday. Enjoy this message on being made new and consider the of 2012 that can be given to God, who is in the business of making all things NEW!
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God is in the business of ________
January 6st, 2013 by Kasey Crawford
New year’s resolutions are popular because people know they need some _______ __________ infused into them
And that is not a ______ thing…because…
- Ø God is in the business of _______.
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed. his mercies never come to an end; They are NEW every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23
- God is in the business of new _______________.
We’re never allowed to wake up and say, God is ________ me today.
Do you know that each morning you wake up, God is in a _______ _________ towards you?
As Bono likes to say, “we are living in an ________ of ________”, through Jesus.
We all live our lives under a concept and image of who God is and how God _________ about us. We need to soak in our _________ that because of Jesus, God is in a good mood towards his beloved children.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
2. God is in the business of new ______________.
Because of what Jesus has done, the old you that didn’t deserve to be with God is __________, God sees the new you covered in the righteousness of Jesus and therefore _____________.
“ … put off of the old self with its practices and put on the NEW self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” Colossians 3:9-10
3. God is in the business of new _______________
God wants to bring more into present reality the____________ ____________ that is ours in Christ!
The phrase “is being renewed” is in a present ____________ tense, meaning that it is an _____________ development.
So, in life with God there is ________ hope for something new, when we stay humbly _______________.
With God you are never _________!
Going deeper this week at home….
What burdens of 2012 can you give to the one who is in the business of making all things new? Spend some time praying and naming each thing that you want to entrust into God’s care for 2013.
Is there any area of life where you feel stuck right now? Give the situation to him and declare over your life the promise of Colossians 3:9-10 that God will continue to transform your character to be like that of Jesus.
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