Paradigm Shift Part 2

June 13, 2018 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

Paradigm Shift: Renewing the Mind – Part 2 God Defines

 

PARADIGM an example serving as a model; pattern. || a framework containing the basic assumptions, ways of thinking, and methodology that are commonly accepted by members of any discipline or group.

 

Isaiah 45:5-12 9 “Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground.

Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’

Does your work say, ‘The potter has no hands’?

10 Woe to the one who says to a father, ‘What have you begotten?’ or to a mother, ‘What have you brought to birth?’

God DEFINES and QUANTIFIES us, not the other way around. (Isaiah 29:15-16; Romans 9:20-21; Genesis 1:26-27; Matthew 10:30; Psalm 139:1, 13-16)

 

There is a great MISUNDERSTANDING about God’s intentions.

 

They are not to make us a BETTER or RELIGIOUS versions of broken people.

 

They are to make us a new SPECIES, a new KIND of people; a GOD-kind/ CHRISTlike people. (Psalm 82:6; John 10:33-36; Romans 8:29; Galatians 4:19; Ephesians 4:20-24)

 

From Creature to CHILD; Created Thing to OFFSPRING. (John 3:3-8; Romans 8:19; 1John 3:1-3)

 

1John 3:9 No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.

 

The “LESS THAN” life is replaced with a new paradigm.  (Romans 8:1-39)

 

Acts 17:24-31 24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.

29 “Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill.30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”

 

Living out our new identity changes how we VIEW and ENGAGE life and the world.

 

1Peter 1:13-25 13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.

17 Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. 18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. 20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. 23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, 25 but the word of the Lord endures forever.”

And this is the word that was preached to you.