Misconception #1: Can We Change By Our Own Willpower?

Scripture References:

Romans 12:2

Matthew 4:17

Worship Bulletin 09/13/15

Sermon Notes:

“Can We Change by Our Own Willpower?”

Matthew 4:12-17

Part 1 of “Misconceptions of God”

Understanding God through the Person of Jesus

September 13, 2015


Definition: The will is the human capacity to CHOOSE.


Life change happens when we allow the Holy Spirit to change the three main INFLUENCERS on our will:


1.     The MIND: Adopt God’s story as our story.(Phil. 2:5)

2.     The BODY. Engage in soul training. (1 Tim. 4:7-8)

3.     The SOCIAL context. Participate in community. (Heb. 10:24)


Today’s Takeaway: I will do today what I can do that will enable me to do tomorrow what I cannot do today.”