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New Wine Series

Generally no one likes change. We all get comfortable in our routines and don’t want disrupt our lives. However, sometimes change is needed to propel you forward. In this series we are going to look at the biblical principles to change and see how God has great things in store, if we are willing to submit to Him.

I Hate Change.

 

We like Comfort Zone/Routine.

 

We stick to what we know.

 

Luke 5:37-39 (NLT)

37 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the new wine would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. 38 New wine must be stored in new wineskins. 39 But no one who drinks the old wine seems to want the new wine. ‘The old is just fine,’ they say.”

 

Why do we resist change?

 

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)

17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

 

How do we embrace the change that comes form submitting to Christ?

 

Realize who’s for you and against you.

 

John 10:10 (NLT)

10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

 

1 Peter 5:8 (NLT)

8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

 

Resist the devil not the temptation. 

 

James 4:7 (NLT)

7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 


Luke 4:1-2 (NLT)

1 Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2 where he was tempted by the devil for forty days. Jesus ate nothing all that time and became very hungry. 3 Then the devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread.”4 But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone

 

Repent of your sins and turn to God.

 

James 4:8-9 (NLT)

8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. 9 Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. 


Restore unto us the joy of our salvation.

 

James 4:10 NLT)

10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.

 

James 1:17 (NLT)

17 Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.

Generally We Hate Change.

I shall, I shall not be moved.

 

We like Comfort Zone/Routine.

 

We stick to what we know.

Well worn paths...career... religion...

 

Luke 5:37-39 (NLT)

37 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the new wine would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. 38 New wine must be stored in new wineskins. 39 But no one who drinks the old wine seems to want the new wine. ‘The old is just fine,’ they say.”

 

New Vessel, New Direction

 

Have you ever had leftovers

 

The very nature of committing to Christ is becoming a New Creation, a New Vessel

 

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)

17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

 

Ephesians 4:21-24 (NLT)

21 Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, 22 throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception 23 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24 Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.

 

We hold onto the past/wont give to God.

 

Isaiah 43:14-28 (NLT)

15 I am the Lord, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator and King.16 I am the Lord, who opened a way through the waters, making a dry path through the sea.17 I called forth the mighty army of Egypt, with all its chariots and horses. I drew them beneath the waves, and they drowned, their lives snuffed out like a smoldering candlewick.18 “But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do

 

How do you find God’s direction for your Life? (PIC 6)

Isaiah 43:19-28 (NLT)

19 For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness.  I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. 20 The wild animals in the fields will thank me, the jackals and owls, too, for giving them water in the desert. Yes, I will make rivers in the dry wasteland so my chosen people can be refreshed. 21 I have made Israel for myself, and they will someday honor me before the whole world.

 

You must submit to God and allow him to mold you into whatever He desires.

 

Jeremiah 18:1-6 (NLT)

1 The Lord gave another message to Jeremiah. He said, 2 “Go down to the potter’s shop, and I will speak to you there.” 3 So I did as he told me and found the potter working at his wheel. 4 But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so he crushed it into a lump of clay again and started over.5 Then the Lord gave me this message: 6 “O Israel, can I not do to you as this potter has done to his clay? As the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand.

 

How?

 

-Trust His Sovereignty (Divine Will of God)

 

Isaiah 55:8-9 (NLT)

8 “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.

 

-Live Righteous (Moral Will of God)

 

Matthew 22:37-38 (NLT)

37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

 

-Seek His Face (Personal Will of God)

 

John 10:27 (NLT)

27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

 

Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)

13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart