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Oct 07, 2018 | Tom Harding

Broken Want-er (Live Life - Week 1)

I would suggest we all live our lives under the scrutiny of three questions:

  • What needs to be done?
  • What needs to change?
  • What do I need to do better?

And after coming out of a series like Meat and Potatoes we would place ourselves under a similar scrutiny but we would add some Jesus.

  • What does Jesus say needs to be done?
  • What does Jesus say needs to change?
  • What does Jesus say I need to do better?

Do I want to do it?

If I don’t want to do something, then what I need to do is irrelevant.

If you wanted the same things that Jesus wants for your life, do you believe that what would come out of you has a chance at being better that what is currently coming out of you?

  • We are a grace and truth community.
  • We are a me too community that acknowledges all of us have messed up and find ourselves desperately dependent on Jesus.
  • We are a people of faith, that God is who he says he is and will do everything he promises to do.

Do I want to live life as Jesus wants me to live life?

#1 God’s greatest goal in my life is to form me into the kind of person who He can trust with whatever it is that I want.

Matthew 17:20 (NIV84) . . . I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

How foolish it would be for God to give me what I want when I don’t have the character to handle it.

#2--As our character is formed into the same character as the character of Jesus, our “wanter” will begin to want the same things that Jesus wants.

Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins and if you put your faith in Him your sins are forgiven and when you die, you will go to heaven or hell depending on what you did with this.

The Kingdom of God is right here and is available to anyone who will trust him starting right now.

If you put faith in Jesus, your sins are forgiven and you will not perish or go to hell and after you die, you’ll live forever.

John 17:3 (NIV84) 3 Now this is eternal life: 

John 17:3 (NIV84) 3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. 

2 Corinthians 4:6–12 (NIV84) 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 

#3--Every sin, fear and insecurity in your life can be linked back to either not knowing who God really is or not believing that what God says is really true.

What if you had a vision for your life that lined up and agreed with what Jesus says is most important? 

  • God’s greatest goal in my life is to form me into the kind of person who He can trust with whatever it is that I want.
  • As our character is formed into the same character as the character of Jesus, our “wanter” will begin to want the same things that Jesus wants.
  • Every sin, fear and insecurity in your life can be linked back to either not knowing who God really is or not believing that what God says is really true.

Series Information

You live your life, and I'll live mine. This phrase communicates our need for space, and expresses our desire to do our own thing. But what would happen if we let go of our tendency to live life for ourselves and shifted our focus to living for something bigger? How do we live this life of abundance? In this series, we will look at how we can live life to the full and discover what happens when we align our lives and desires with God's heart.

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