CONVERSION: DISCOVERING OUR GREATEST HAPPINESS IN GOD
June 16, 2013
Ezekiel 36:26-37 ESV:  And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.  And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.  You shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers, and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.  And I will deliver you from all your uncleannesses. And I will summon the grain and make it abundant and lay no famine upon you.  I will make the fruit of the tree and the increase of the field abundant, that you may never again suffer the disgrace of famine among the nations.  Then you will remember your evil ways, and your deeds that were not good, and you will loathe yourselves for your iniquities and your abominations.  It is not for your sake that I will act, declares the Lord GOD; let that be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your ways, O house of Israel.  “Thus says the Lord GOD: On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and the waste places shall be rebuilt.  And the land that was desolate shall be tilled, instead of being the desolation that it was in the sight of all who passed by.  And they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden, and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’  Then the nations that are left all around you shall know that I am the LORD; I have rebuilt the ruined places and replanted that which was desolate. I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will do it.  “Thus says the Lord GOD: This also I will let the house of Israel ask me to do for them: to increase their people like a flock.
The Gate is Narrow...
Part 1: Transplant Treatment
- God created us for His Glory
- Our design drives our Joy
- We have not lived by the Creators design
- We deserve death
- BUT GOD...
- Greatest injustice/Greatest Gift
Part 2: What is Conversion...
--> What must I do to be saved?
--> Treasuring the Treasure
--> What Christ has offered us...
A New Passion for the Pleasure of God’s Presence