The choices we make, and habits we form, can bring us to God or further from Him—and determine whether we stay true to the identity He gave us.
Your knowledge is a building measure of your Habits
OPEN UP Romans 7:9-10,15-25
The language of Chapter 7:15 through Verse 25 is not the language of an unsaved man. I will show you and ask you to remember these three things that demonstrate that.
- In Verse 15 Paul says, “What I hate, that I do.”
No unsaved man ever hated sin.
- Verse 22: “For I delight in the law of God after the inward man.”
That is the language of a saint, not an unsaved man.
- Verse 24: “O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
The desire for deliverance is the language of a saint.
Romans 7:25 The answer is
What is a goal that you have set for yourself OLD SELF, MEET NEW SELF
Galatians 6:1-2 What is the law of Christ? Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Romans 3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
Romans 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
Matthew 22:36-40 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Galatians 6:3-10. reaping and sowing is
Successful people do always what other people do
In week 1, “Successful people do always what other people do sometimes.” With that in mind, how have you seen “reaping what you sow” in the biblical sense ring true?
Which parts of your life could you “sow to please the Spirit” better?
(job, school, reputation, home life) in favor of our true identity in Christ?
When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
We got to ask this who have you become?
You can not live out who you are until you know who you are.
To learn Christ = is to learn who Christ has us. “put off your old self” and “put on the new self”?
What is your part in having a new attitude within your mind?
You want to do the acronym T.A.L.
T = Think like God, Romans 12:1-2
A = Act like God, Galatians 4:19
L = Labor with God, Philippians 2:12-13
How can moving toward a new man improving your efforts in building good habits?
Identity VS Outcome Goals
- The Goal is not to pray 7 times a week but to became a person of prayer.
- The Goal is not to read the bible 10 times, but to become a bible reader.
- The goal is not to run a marathon, but to become a runner. The Habit Loop Cue Craving Response Reward Repent?
That we look more like And less like the world
What does it mean to walk “in the darkness”?
If our actions differ from our beliefs, do we really believe? Why or why not?