July 10, 2022

He changes me

Bible Text: 1 Peter 4:1-19 |

When you visit a bookstore or bookstand you shouldn’t have much trouble finding something to read on the topic of self-improvement. Books on personal improvement are all over the place. Many of us want tips and insights because making a personal change for the better is hard. Thankfully, when we come to Jesus, we find grace through him to grow, mature, leave sin behind, and live in a new empowered way.  Adopting Jesus’ thinking changes us. He helps us live for him and overcome temptation and troubles. We’ll need to dig into 1 Peter 4:1-19 to see how this played out in a culture that was hostile to the gracious changes Jesus brings to a believer's life.

You can read through the passage a few times to have it in mind and you can review 1 Peter’s main themes with this helpful video from the highly commendable Bible Project.

Series: Means of Grace (Summer series)
Message: 3 - He changes me
Text: 1 Peter 4:1-19
Dwayne Francois
Harvest Bible Chapel
July 10, 2022

Romans 12:2
Colossians 3:9
Romans 8:5
2 Corinthians 5:17

Jesus’ thinking motivates me to…

…live for more than my pleasure (v. 1-6)

…love beyond lip service (v. 7-11)

Proverbs 10:12

Oh, I have days I lose the fight
Try my best but just don't get it right
Where I talk a talk that I don't walk
And miss the moments right before my eyes
Somebody with a hurt that I could have helped
Somebody with a hand that I could have held
When I just can't see past myself
Lord, help me be
Little more like mercy, a little more like grace
A little more like kindness, goodness, love, and faith
A little more like patience, a little more like peace
A little more like Jesus, a little less like me
--Lyrics from A little less like Me (Zach Williams)

…last through my fiery trial (v. 12-19)

John 15:18-20
Luke 22:42