sub header

Masterpiece Week 3 - I am a work in progress

Masterpiece - Week 3

I am a work in Progress

 

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.”

Ephesians 4:1

 

“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” 

Ephesians 4: 22-24

 

We can’t wear our ___"old self"___ and our ___"new self"___ at the same time. 

 

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.”  Ephesians 2:8-9

 

“to live a life worthy of the calling we have received.” Ephesians 4:1 

 

Grace is not opposed to effort, but to earning. -Dallas Willard

 

You and I are a work in Progress. 

 

You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. 

Ephesians 4:22-24

 

OLD LIFE                              NEW LIFE

 

Bitterness                              Kindness

Rage                                     Compassionate

Brawling                                Forgiving

Slander                                 Humble

Malice                                   Gentle

Greed                                   Patient

Obscenities                            Loving

Coarse joking

Sexual immorality

 

Ephesians 4:2, 20-5:14

 

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith…Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” 

Ephesians 3:16, 17, 20