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Living Life Out of the Comfort Zone

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“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:

Þ      Residence

Þ      Limitations

Þ      Costs

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!

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