The New Normal: Part 3

Series: The New Normal

June 07, 2020
Landon Henry

Episode Notes

Choices That Will Change Your Life:
Choice 1: Choosing to transform the pain instead of transferring it.
Choice 2: Choosing to be OK with not being OK.
Choice 3: Choosing to TRUST rather than to PLEASE.
Path One: Pleasing God - WORKING on my sin.
Path Two: Trusting God – TRUSTING God with my sin.
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God.
Galatians 2:15-18 We Jews know that we have no advantage of birth
over “non-Jewish sinners.” We know very well that we are not set
right with God by rule-keeping but only through personal faith in
Jesus Christ. How do we know? We tried it—and we had the best
system of rules the world has ever seen! Convinced that no human
being can please God by self-improvement, we believed in Jesus as
the Messiah so that we might be set right before God by trusting in
the Messiah, not by trying to be good.
17-18 Have some of you noticed that we are not yet perfect? (No
great surprise, right?) And are you ready to make the accusation that
since people like me, who go through Christ in order to get things
right with God, aren’t perfectly virtuous, Christ must therefore be an
accessory to sin? The accusation is frivolous. If I was “trying to be

good,” I would be rebuilding the same old barn that I tore down. I
would be acting as a charlatan.

1. Living for acceptance and love is SLAVERY; living from
acceptance and love is FREEDOM.

2. Intention not to sin is not the same as the POWER not to sin.

3. Most of us were taught that God loves us if and when we
CHANGE. Reality is God loves you SO THAT you can

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