RETURN TO THE ORIGINAL
Sunday, January 21st, 2018 Message By: Pastor Bam Lauvao Series: Building Life in Purpose "Return to the Original" REDISCOVER GOD’S ORIGINAL DESIGN AND INTENT "And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” " (Genesis 2:18 NKJV) "But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place – unless you repent." (Revelation 2:4-5 NASB) 1. RECOGNIZE THE SEPARATION CAUSED BY SIN. "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear." (Isaiah 59:2 NKJV) LEFT LOVE DOES NOT MEAN LOST LOVE. 2. REMEMBER THERE’S NO SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ORIGINAL. BE RESILIENT! "It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery." (Galatians 5:1 NASB) 3. REPENT AND RECOMMIT YOUR DEVOTION TO CHRIST. "Repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place – unless you repent." (Revelation 2:5 NASB) Life Group Discussion: Why is it important to know God’s design and intent for us? Did you ever feel that you were distant from God’s original purpose for you? How so? Do you feel you need to copy someone to be successful? Why or Why not? What are some practical ways you can recommit your devotion to Christ?