Simply Essential 03: Becoming

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People often quickly fail in their self-improvement attempts called New Year’s resolutions. This message looks at how Jesus helped people become the best possible version of themselves.

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Matthew 4:19 “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Galatians 5:16-17 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.  For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.

Matthew 26:41 “The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.”

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,  idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these.

Galatians 5:21 I warn you as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5:24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

 Galatians 5:25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

Colossians 1:28 Him (Jesus Christ) we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.