Transformed and Conformed

Transformed and Conformed

Philippians 3:17-21

I. God demands change in His children

    A. The Bible is to be our guide (Psalm 119:105; 1:1-2)
    B. The Bible is all-sufficient (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Matthew 4:4)
    C. Our words, deeds, and even thoughts must be made subject to God’s direction (Colossians 3:17; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

II. God tells us what to change

    A. Put off the old man; put on the new man (Ephesians 4:17-24; Ecclesiastes 2:10-11)
    B. Be truthful and trustworthy (Ephesians 4:25)
    C. Watch your temper (Ephesians 4:26-27)
    D. Work so you can share (Ephesians 4:28; Galatians 6:2)
    E. Watch your mouth (Ephesians 4:29; 1 Timothy 4:12; Matthew 12:36-37)
    F. Do not grieve the Spirit (Ephesians 4:30; Galatians 5:16-17)
    G. Get rid of the bad and replace it with the good (Ephesians 4:31-32)

III. God’s child must have a changed heart

    A. The example of Ezra (Ezra 7:10)
    B. Protect your heart (Matthew 15:18-19; Philippians 4:8; Psalm 119:11)

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