Being a Contagious Christian - Being Yourself

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Communicating Your Faith in a Style That Fits You!

Being Yourself :

“As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Being Yourself

Being Yourself :

Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.” Matthew 4:18-22 Being Yourself

Being Yourself :

God loves us just as we are God loves us so much that he helps us change Being Yourself

Perfectly you?:

“ As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and “sinners” came and ate with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, Perfectly you?

Perfectly you?:

“Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and ‘sinners’?” On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Matthew 9:9-13 Perfectly you?

Perfectly you?:

Jesus values people for who they are not what they do. God is a creative God – and that creativity is expressed in the differences in each of us. You are perfectly you! Perfectly you?

Perfectly you?:

People matter to God. God does not just say people matter to him he has shown it. Perfectly you?

Character transformation?:

“Be patient God hasn’t finished with me yet”. Character transformation?

Character transformation?:

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 Character transformation?

Character transformation?:

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 Character transformation?

Character transformation?:

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Character transformation?

Character transformation?:

When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.” Colossians 3:1-5. Character transformation?

Character transformation?:

Aspects of who we are that need to be changed. Sometimes the real person is camouflaged by the responses we have learnt. Character transformation?

Character transformation?:

Being more who we are rather than less. Bring into sharper focus the image of God he has placed in every individual. Character transformation?

Character transformation?:

Being Ourselves. Being Ourselves His way. The message continues with the possibility of change – for the better. Character transformation?

Being Yourself:

Accept the truth of Jesus’ acceptance. Let God in to transform us. Being Yourself

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