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Sep 07, 2008

Your Flawed Standing

Passage: Acts 9:1-2

Preacher: Tim Badal

Series: The Amazing Change

Summary:

Message 1 "Your Flawed Standing" Acts 9:1-2 Your standing is so flawed that: 1. No résumé can fix it. Saul's résumé was lacking, no matter his: Heritage Hometown Home life Headmaster Head knowledge Hard work While all of this is commendable, Saul was known for his: Hatred 2. No amount of religious fervor can change it. Saul's religious fervor: Consumed his every desire. Led him to chase every disciple. Convinced him to destroy Christianity. 3. Only a relationship founded in Christ can transform us. This transforming relationship: Begins at a different place for each person. Is initiated at a certain point in time. Centers on a person. Evokes a powerful response. Points to Ponder: No matter our posturing, we are all broken. No matter our past, we are never beyond hope. No matter our problems, Christ allows for new beginnings.

Detail:

Message 1

"Your Flawed Standing"

Acts 9:1-2

Your standing is so flawed that:

  • 1. No résumé can fix it.

Saul's résumé was lacking, no matter his:

  • Heritage
  • Hometown
  • Home life
  • Headmaster
  • Head knowledge
  • Hard work

While all of this is commendable, Saul was known for his:

  • Hatred

2. No amount of religious fervor can change it.

Saul's religious fervor:

  • Consumed his every desire.
  • Led him to chase every disciple.
  • Convinced him to destroy Christianity.
  • 3. Only a relationship founded in Christ can transform us.

This transforming relationship:

  • Begins at a different place for each person.
  • Is initiated at a certain point in time.
  • Centers on a person.
  • Evokes a powerful response.

Points to Ponder:

  1. No matter our posturing, we are all broken.
  2. No matter our past, we are never beyond hope.
  3. No matter our problems, Christ allows for new beginnings.