BEST SUMMER EVER | CHANGE YOUR WORLD
July 4, 2021
BEST SUMMER EVER | “CHANGE YOUR WORLD” – JOHN MAXWELL
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here
Matthew 5:13–16 (The Message) “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage. “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
WE CHANGE WHEN WE…
SALT & LIGHT
1. Value people: .
Matthew 25:35–40 (The Message) And here’s why: I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me.’ “Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’
2. Add value to people: .
- Value people.
- Think of ways.
- Look for ways.
- Do things.
- Encourage others.
1 Corinthians 9:19–23 (The Message) Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized—whoever. I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ—but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I’ve become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life. I did all this because of the Message. I didn’t just want to talk about it; I wanted to be in on it!
“My perspective towards you determines my attitude towards you.”
“How we view things is how we do things.”
3. Live good values:
Galatians 5:22–23 (TPT) But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith that prevails, gentleness of heart, and strength of spirit. Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.
4. Share good values:
“If you have good values on the inside you need less validation on the outside.”
Romans 15:1–2 (The Message) Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?”
John 3:16–17 (TPT) For this is how much God loved the world—he gave his one and only, unique Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in him will never perish but experience everlasting life. “God did not send his Son into the world to judge and condemn the world, but to be its Savior and rescue it!
Romans 10:9 (TPT) And what is God’s “living message”? It is the revelation of faith for salvation, which is the message that we preach. For if you publicly declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will experience salvation.
Saturday July 10, 2021
We believe your design reveals your destiny, and our Discover Event is available to help you take steps in that important process. If you’re our guest for the first time or if you are ready to become a member of One Life Church and make a difference by joining the Dream Team, we would love for you to join us for our next Discover Event.
Our Discover Events take place at the church office every 4th Sunday of the month from 4-5:30pm. It’s where you will get to hear from Pastor Rhett and some of our team about who we are, why we’re here, what we believe, how we handle finances, what you can expect and how you can connect. This is the best way to get connected to relationships and to get to know the heart of One Life Church. We would be honored to have you join us!
Registration is required, so please let us know you’ll be attending so we can be prepared for you.