Recovery Part 3

April 24, 2017 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

 

RECOVERY PART 3
Recovery, Repentance, and Salvation are both a CRISIS and a PROCESS.
Crisis is that decisive MOMENT we decide to start in a new direction; it’s the turning point.

Process is the STEPS of recovery that take time, intentionality, and work.

Ephesians 4:22-24 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

This change is both INWARD and OUTWARD.

Stop doing WRONG things.
Start doing RIGHT things.

We make AMENDS for past wrongs. This would involve apologizing, asking forgiveness, and may include restitution. (Ref. Matthew 5:23-24; Luke 19:8-9; Exodus 22:1-14; Leviticus 6:2-5)

Continued EVALUATION and CORRECTION.

2Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?
Romans 13:12-14 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.

14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.
Jesus has decisively DESTROYED satan’s kingdom rule in our life and is now walking us through the clean up and the BUILDING of His Kingdom Rule in our life.