Exponential Transformation; How to Transform America
God’s expectation when we come to Jesus is for us to be transformed as Romans 12:1-2 says. That we transform from what we were to what God wants us to be and that transformation takes place in our mind as we abide. Greg shares a plan with us to exponentially transform America one person at a time starting with us. This is not a political or economic transformation; it is a personal transformation that begins when we accept a six week challenge to abide with the Lord. As you abide and listen to what the Lord is saying about you to you; you can seek out three-five others who are willing to do the same and meet once a week sharing what the Lord has spoken to each. Every six weeks a new group can form and then another, and then another and before you know it by exponential growth we can literally transform America one person at a time simply by abiding. Are you ready for the challenge?
Why are you Anxious?
John and Pat offer encouragement for those who are struggling or facing difficult situations in their lives. Philippians 4:6-7 tells“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. They share that no matter what we are facing today we can either fear the outcome, which by fearing we can do nothing, or we can turn to God, to the one, who could do something about our situation through prayer. When we turn to God and make our request known to him He will grant us peace beyond our ability to understand.
Growing in Self- Control
Pat shares about how he encouraged his son in exercising self-control regarding the amount of time he devotes to playing video games. After he spoke to his son the Lord encouraged him the next day as he read the Bible in Psalms 32:8-9 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you. Pat shares how an abiding relationship with the Lord will help us to grow in this fruit of the spirit.