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The Power To Change Your Life (2 Of 7)
Series: Homecoming... Reasons For Returning
Dr. Stan Coffey
September 17, 1995
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest Take my yoke upon you and lean from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)
Insight: The power to change your life is based on a personal and conscious decision to commit all of life to CHRIST'S... (care)... and... (control)...
I. THE BARRIERS THAT PREVENT US FROM COMMITTING ALL OF LIFE TO CHRIST'S CARE AND CONTROL:
0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. Look, your house is left to you desolate. Matthew 23:37-38 (NIV)
A. (Pride) - "I don't want to admit I need your help.... Arrogant people are on the way to ruin..." Proverbs 18:12 (GN)
B. (Guilt) - "I'm ashamed to ask God for help." Problems far too big for me to solve are piled higher than my head Meanwhile, my sins, too many to count, have all caught up with me, and I am ashamed to look up. Psalm 40:12 (LB)
C. (Fear) - "I'm afraid of what I'd have to give up. How does a man benefit if he gains the whole ...
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