GRIP- March 30th

Post date: Apr 2, 2013 10:11:16 PM

Attendance: 11

Message: Ephesians 4:22-23

Theme: Get a GRIP on Being Transformed

The two hundred thousand points hurdle has been cleared by both teams Saturday night!  The scores stand:

Blue Team- 217,000 points

Red Team- 219,500 points

Have you ever seen the cartoon or movie Transformers?  The show has different objects such as cars, trucks, radios and other devices that transform themselves into life like beings.  They are perceived at one time being a particular object and before your eyes become another one.  The slogan for the show is, "Transformers, more than meets the eye!" God works in our lives everyday and he can transform us from the inside-out if we invite Him into our hearts.  Ephesians 4:22-23 talks about peeling ourselves of our old self and being renewed in the likeness of Christ through his acceptance.  Many people reflect upon their lives and see what it is they have as faults, flaws, failures, and ideas surrounding what they may never become.  We sometimes become consumed with these and miss the areas God wants to transform us. If you are in this category, I encourage you to LET GO, LET GOD.  God has a plan and purpose for all that happens in our lives not just yesterday, today, but even tomorrow.  In order for us to grow and develop we must do the following:

1- Recognize we are in a sinful world and are sinners.

2- Confess our sins to God through Prayer.

3- Invite Jesus into our hearts. (recognize the cross and sacrifice made)

4- Be transformed through the love, mercy, and grace of Jesus Christ.

I pray God uses this devotion to transform you, get your spiritual center focused upon HIm and the cross, lift you up from any hardship, and leave you surrounded by God's peace, love, and joy.

COMING SOON:    GRIP    Saturday, April 13, 2013    6-7pm