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Part 4

The Art of Letting Go: 

The Art of Letting Go

Nick Wallenda: 

Nick Wallenda

They had to let go: 

They had to let go

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Letting Go = The Highest Expression of Love

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Letting Go = The Highest Expression of Love “If you cling to your life, you will lose it, and if you let your life go, you will save it.” Luke 17:33 (NLT)

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The Art of Letting go = Based on Grace

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“In order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace , expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 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 2:7-9 (NIV)

1. LET GO OF TRYING TO CONTROL AND GIVE GRACE: 

1. LET GO OF TRYING TO CONTROL AND GIVE GRACE

1. LET GO OF TRYING TO CONTROL AND GIVE GRACE: 

1. LET GO OF TRYING TO CONTROL AND GIVE GRACE “The attitude you should have is the one that Christ Jesus had: He always had the nature of God, but he did not think that by force he should try to remain equal with God. Instead of this, of his own free will he gave up all he had, and took the nature of a servant. He became like a human being and appeared in human likeness.” Philippians 2:5-7 (TEV)

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God’s Grace = the power for change; but we must let go of control

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God’s Grace = the power for change; but we must let go of control “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you….” Romans 15:7 (NIV)

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We must let go of Unrealistic Expectations

2. LET GO OF BITTERNESS AND EMBRACE GRACE: 

2. LET GO OF BITTERNESS AND EMBRACE GRACE

2. LET GO OF BITTERNESS AND EMBRACE GRACE: 

2. LET GO OF BITTERNESS AND EMBRACE GRACE “Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.’” Luke 23:34a (NLT)

2. LET GO OF BITTERNESS AND EMBRACE GRACE: 

2. LET GO OF BITTERNESS AND EMBRACE GRACE “Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.’” Luke 23:34a (NLT) God’s Grace and Power = I can choose to forgive

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“See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many “ Hebrews 12:15

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“See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many “ Hebrews 12:15 Holding onto hurt grows into Bitterness that hurts me and others

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“See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many “ Hebrews 12:15 Holding onto hurt grows into Bitterness that hurts me and others

3. LET GO OF SELFISHNESS FOR THE CAUSE OF GRACE: 

3. LET GO OF SELFISHNESS FOR THE CAUSE OF GRACE

3. LET GO OF SELFISHNESS FOR THE CAUSE OF GRACE: 

3. LET GO OF SELFISHNESS FOR THE CAUSE OF GRACE “No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my Father has commanded.” John 10:18 (NLT)

3. LET GO OF SELFISHNESS FOR THE CAUSE OF GRACE: 

3. LET GO OF SELFISHNESS FOR THE CAUSE OF GRACE “No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my Father has commanded.” John 10:18 (NLT) God’s Grace = a greater purpose and cause for my life

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Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

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Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Matthew 23:12 Letting Go of Self = self-value and loving growth in relationships

4. LET GO OF GUILT AND LIVE IN GRACE: 

4. LET GO OF GUILT AND LIVE IN GRACE

4. LET GO OF GUILT AND LIVE IN GRACE: 

4. LET GO OF GUILT AND LIVE IN GRACE “. . . to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace.” Ephesians 1:6-7 (NIV)

4. LET GO OF GUILT AND LIVE IN GRACE: 

4. LET GO OF GUILT AND LIVE IN GRACE “. . . to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace.” Ephesians 1:6-7 (NIV) God’s Grace = is greater than my guilt, my past mistakes and failures

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“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 (NIV)

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“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 (NIV) Let go of Guilt, because it is Unnecessary!

The Art of Letting Go: 

The Art of Letting Go