Bill Lenz - July 17, 2016

Stop Trying

This message is called Stop Trying and tries to differentiate the difference between trying and training. Trying is about our own self effort to change and transform ourselves. Training is about utilizing the tools that God has given us to cooperate with The Holy Spirit to produce the transformation that only God can do. When we yield to The Holy Spirit, then the fruits of The Spirit, or the results of The Spirit, show up in my life. Trying harder only leads to shame, contempt, discouragement and either trying harder or giving up. When we yield to God and utilize the resources He has given us, then He can accomplish what only He can do. The results are that we grow in becoming more like Jesus.

Scripture References: 1 Thessalonians 4:3, Galatians 5:22-23, 1 Timothy 4:7-8, 1 Corinthians 9:25-27, 1 Corinthians 3:6-7, 1 Corinthians 4:16, 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

From Series: "Soul Training"

The Soul Training series spans eight weeks and explores tools God gives us to help us get spiritually healthy.

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