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Introduction: spiritual workout partners/team

‘RESOLUTIONS’ is about changing to become like Christ

§    Romans 8:28-29

§    Ephesians 4:20-24

Dedication to other people is essential in becoming like Jesus

§    Lone ranger Christians = dead Christians

§    R.C. Sproul quote – confession of fools

READ Hebrews 10:19-25

Verses 22-23 aren’t enough—you need verses 24-25 too!

§    | Tripod of spiritual stability |

(22) Draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith

§    (23) Hold fast to the confession of our hope

§    (24-25) Consider how to stir up one another to love and good works

§    Proverbs 27:17 – iron sharpens iron

I. We are commanded to meet together

§    My previous views of church – have my butt in any given pew

II. Don’t get into the habit of not meeting

§    Not working out is a habit

III. When you meet with other Christians, focus on exhorting people to love and good deeds

§    Good deeds = attractive deeds

§    Balancing lighthearted fun with serious caring (Caleb)

NOW WHAT?

1. talk with your friends about why you think God is great and what he’s doing in your life

2. move in with other believers and pursue community together

3. lifegroups are the training wheels for community

            - 2 ways to get a group

                        - invite

                        - fill out card/back table

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