Week 1

Mark Tolan


JESUS ISN’T INTERESTED IN BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.

HE’S INTERESTED IN HEART TRANSFORMATION.  

 

FOLLOWING JESUS ISN’T ABOUT BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.

IT’S ABOUT HEART TRANSFORMATION. 

 

 

Isaiah 29:13 (NIV) “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.

 

Matthew 5:20 "For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

 

Matthew 5:17-18 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

 

 

Ephesians 5:1 Be Imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children.

 

Matthew 5:21 You’ve heard that it was said…, but I say…”

 

Matthew 7:22-23 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

 

Matthew 7: 17-18 …every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.

 

 

Isaiah 29:13 (NIV) “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.

 

Ezekiel 36:26-27 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.