Deep Change 1/22/23 | Pastor Micah Pelkey

Jan 22, 2023    Pastor Micah Pelkey

I am changed. 

I am being changed. 

I will be changed. 

James 1

22 Obey the Word of God. If you hear only and do not act, you are only fooling yourself. 

23 Anyone who hears the Word of God and does not obey is like a man looking at his face in a mirror. 

24 After he sees himself and goes away, he forgets what he looks like.

Who have I hurt?

Who has hurt you? 

Are you paranoid about your past?

Have you made peace with your past? 

Ephesians 4:32 — Be kind and loving to each other. Forgive each other the same as God forgave you through Christ.

Thank God for His forgiveness. 

Matthew 5:23-24 — So if you are about to place your gift on the altar and remember that someone is angry with you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. Make peace with that person, then come back and offer your gift to God.

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and then discover that the prisoner was you.

Matthew 6:14-15 — Jesus says “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

One of the most significant tests in life is how you will handle the people who mishandled you.

How are you handling it? 

What is it that you can’t let go of?

Hebrews 12

1 Such a large crowd of witnesses is all around us! So we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially the sin that just won't let go. And we must be determined to run the race that is ahead of us. 

2 We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete. He endured the shame of being nailed to a cross, because he knew later on he would be glad he did. Now he is seated at the right side of God's throne!