New Desires: Your Path For Spiritual Renewal!

Renewed: Living Life God’s Way! Pt. 2

Renewed Theme Verse:

2 Corinthians 5:17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

Romans 7:15I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good… 18 … For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out… 21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, Who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Romans 8:1Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit Who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Four Thoughts On Spiritual Renewal:

**1) I Must Get  ___________________________  With My Distance  ___________________________

Luke 15:13“Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.

Isaiah 59:2But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you…

2) I Must  ___________________________ To My  ___________________________

Luke 15:17“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against Heaven and against you.

3) I Must Come To God In  ___________________________

Luke 15:19I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.

Important Truth: You Are As  ___________________________To God As You  ___________________________ To Be.

Jeremiah 29:13“You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.”

4) I Must Celebrate God’s  ___________________________

Luke 15:20…”But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him… 22“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

Important Truth: Spiritual Renewal Is A  ___________________________,
But There Has To Be A Starting  
___________________________!

Action Steps For Your Spiritual Renewal:
– Make Worship Service a priority during the Renewed Series: Saturday 5:00p, Sundays 9:30a & 11:00a, or Online at www.cottonwoodcreek.org.
– Go by the Connect Wall and find a Life Group or Home Group to join for the Renewed Series.
– Read or listen to the Pastor’s Daily Devotional on social media FB: John Mark Caton or Instagram.
– Get the Renewed verse of the day by texting VERSE to 77978.