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Aug 6, 2012

When I Surrender My Life to Christ . . .


1.  The Holy Spirit takes residence in my life. (John 15:15-17)

·         He gives life.  (Romans 8:10-11)

·         He guides me into all the truth. (John 16:13)


2.  I experience a changed heart.

“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)


“He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:13-14)


“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”  (Galatians 2:20)


·         Changed Beliefs.

·         Changed Values.


3.      I experience a changed life. (Colossians 3:15-17; Galatians 5:22-24)

·         A change in my character.

·         A change in my attitude.

·         A change in my actions.


Truth Statement: 

When abiding in Christ becomes the reality of my life, life-change becomes the supernatural result.  (John 15:1-11)


o   Abiding in Christ is essential for life.

o   Abiding in Christ is essential for growth.

o   Abiding in Christ is essential displaying Christ-likeness.