May Breakthru Integrity
how does god change a life?
3 May 2009
BIG IDEA how God develops integrity in our life
Interview 3 people who have made significant changes in their world
Change is so hard
It is difficult to change habits – do not underestimate
Story about pastor (David San Diego) wanting to change his church’s culture
How does God work to shift a person’s behaviour & character?
OUT OF THIS WORLD SUPERNATURAL ENCOUNTER
Paul – Acts 9 stunning, extraordinary supernatural encounter – sees Jesus, hears His voice, blind for 3 days
Attend church, Follow God, Read your bible, pray & you will have encounters that change you PCMF Camp with John Lewis
Abraham – suffers painful consequences of endeavouring to bring God’s will to pass by his own endeavours, Gen 16 – suffers thru birth of Ishmael … he never tried this again!
Develop maturity by Thinking Consequences – tattoos blog
Peter – Gal 2:11-14 Paul confronts Peter in front of others, this would have been extremely awkward for all concerned & no doubt would have left its mark on Peter
Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction. 2 Peter 3:15-16
Accept rebukes, correction, discipline
Joseph – Gen 44:33 – 45:3 example of Judah’s changed life
Be inspired by others stories - interviews
HOLY SPIRIT POWER
Peter - Acts 2 baptism in Holy Spirit empowered Peter to overcome fear
Be filled with the Spirit – my story