“Living life out of the comfort zone”
Series: Making Your Life Count!
September 22, 1996
“but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.” Philippians 2:7 (NIV)
“but laid aside his mighty power and glory, taking the disguise of a slave and becoming like men. Philippians 2:7 (TLB)
· We don’t like the word “_____________”
· “made himself” -- implies _____________ action
· Think about everything that changed for Jesus:
1. When We Reflect On What Christ Has Done For Us – Our
______________ (and Actions) Ought to Change!
¨ This attitude is motivated by ____________.
¨ Real change will require – humility, ______________, dependency, _______________, and obedience.
¨ Must exchange Adam’s Prayer for Jesus’ Prayer.
2. Living in the Comfort Zone Does Not Lead to ______________
¨ We think we need a ________-free life and that that would make us happy and content.
¨ In John 20, Jesus showed His friends His ______ and then said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”
¨ The Point: Fullness of Life does not come from avoidance of pain, but from __________ to move through the pain.
¨ Jesus was/is a ___________. When we look into His eyes, we see who we really are (greedy, proud, dishonest, immoral) and as a result, we are in pain. That pain can be avoided or embraced and walked through as we allow Him to bring change in us.
¨ The truth is that the comfort zone is not all that ______________, either.
3. A Life of Fulfillment Comes Down To a Never-Ending Series of
Conscious ______________ of the Will:
|Jacob: The Long Journey Back or How to Find the Life You Want Genesis 32-331. ________________ 2. ________________ 3. __________________________________ 4. ________________|
|The Secret of a Fulfilled Life:Not our activity for Him, but our captivity to Him!|