That was Then, This is Now: My Surrender

Ephesians 5:8
for AT ONE TIME you were darkness, BUT NOW you are light in the Lord.  WALK as children of the light…

pote (pot-eh) means formerly, once in the past, or at one time.

de nyn (deh noon) means on the other hand, presently however, or but now.

Ephesians 2:1-3
Ephesians 2:4-10
Ephesians 2:12-13, 19
Ephesians 1:3-14
Romans 11:30
1 Peter 2:10

There is supposed to be a difference between
___________________________ and ____________________________.
peripateo (per-ee-pat-eh’-o) means to walk, to live, or to conduct your life.
This word is an ____________________.
This word is a _____________________.
It’s something we must do __________________________.
It’s something we must do __________________________.

Ephesians 4:22-24

Inside Out: Anger

Anger: a strong feeling of being upset or annoyed because of something wrong or bad.

“Anger is like an acid.  It damages anything it touches…often even its container.”  ~unknown

Psalm 37:8 NIV “Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret it leads only to evil.”

Ephesians 4:26-32

 “Anger is appropriate when our energy is roused in defense of something good and released against something evil.”  ~Tim Keller

Big Idea: 





S __________________________

E __________________________

Am I angry for the right reasons?

Am I angry against the right person(s)?

Am I angry in the right manner?

Am I angry at the right moment?

Am I angry for the right length of time?

If all these things are true, can I act without committing sin?

Inside Out: Filled with Joy

Joy: our response of delight or happiness to  something exceptionally good or satisfying.
The key to joy isn’t in how you _______________________________; it’s in where you _______________________________!

Three things God REALLY wants:
God REALLY wants _____________________________________________.
Deuteronomy 16:13-15
God REALLY wants _____________________________________________.
Ecclesiastes 2:1-2, 10-11
John 15:9-11
We can be FILLED WITH JOY when do two things:
__________________________ Galatians 5:22
__________________________ Psalm 51:1-12.
There is no GOOD with God, which means there is no JOY without God either!  (See James 1:16-17 and Psalm 16:2)
God REALLY wants you to know that _________________________________.
Hebrews 12:2

Inside Out: Struggling with Sadness

SADNESS: our emotional response to pain, loss, despair, grief, helplessness, disadvantage or disappointment.

Video 1 Link   (if you would like to see the video we used)

Genesis 6:5-6                                Isaiah 53:3                               John 11:32-35

We need to realize that  ___________________________________________.

Psalm 30 (p.461)

Four practical things:

Pay attention to sadness.

Don’t obsess over sadness.

Sadness can be self-inflicted.

Depression is not the same as sadness.

Psalm 30:1  God ____________________.

Psalm 30:2  God ____________________ and   ____________________.

Psalm 30:3  God ____________________ and   ____________________.

No human heart, however wounded, continues always to bleed.”  ~McLaren Commentary

Psalm 30:5 

Sadness lasts _______________________________________,  but joy __________________________________________!

 Psalm 30:8,10 tells us what we need to do:

_____________ for mercy; _______________ for help.

 Psalm 30:11

God can turn our sadness into _________________________.

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