Beauty for Ashes: Who Am I? Jeff Kobes May 16, 2004

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Beauty for Ashes:
Who Am I?
Jeff Kobes
May 16, 2004
Beauty for Ashes
Who Am I?
From Death . . .
As for you, you were dead in your
transgressions and sins, in which you used
to live when you followed the ways of this
world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the
air, the spirit who is now at work in those
who are disobedient. All of us also lived
among them at one time, gratifying the
cravings of our sinful nature and following
its desires and thoughts.
Ephesians 2:1-3 (NIV)
Beauty for Ashes
Who Am I?
. . . To Life
“I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God
unless he is born again."
"How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus
asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his
mother's womb to be born!"
Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter
the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the
Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth
to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You
must be born again.' The wind blows wherever it
pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it
comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone
born of the Spirit."
John 3:3-8 (NIV)
Beauty for Ashes
Who Am I?
. . . To Life
But because of His great love for us, God,
who is rich in mercy, made us alive with
Christ even when we were dead in
transgressions--it is by grace you have been
saved.
Ephesians 2:4-5 (NIV)
Beauty for Ashes
Who Am I?
From Evil Heart . . .
“Never again will I curse the ground because
of man, even though every inclination of his
heart is evil from childhood.”
Genesis 8:21 (NIV)
Beauty for Ashes
Who Am I?
. . . To Good Heart
I will give you a new heart and put a new
spirit in you; I will remove from you your
heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
And I will put My Spirit in you and move you
to follow My decrees and be careful to keep
My laws.
Ezekiel 36:26-27 (NIV)
for it is God who works in you to will and to
act according to His good purpose.
Philippians 2:13 (NIV)
Beauty for Ashes
Who Am I?
From Sinner . . .
But because of your stubbornness and your
unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath
against yourself for the day of God's wrath,
when His righteous judgment will be
revealed.
Romans 2:5 (NIV)
Beauty for Ashes
Who Am I?
. . . To Forgiven & Righteous
Who will bring any charge against those
whom God has chosen? It is God who
justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ
Jesus, who died--more than that, who was
raised to life--is at the right hand of God and
is also interceding for us.
Romans 8:33-34 (NIV)
Beauty for Ashes
Who Am I?
. . . To Forgiven & Righteous
But now a righteousness from God, apart
from law, has been made known, to which
the Law and the Prophets testify. This
righteousness from God comes through faith
in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no
difference, for all have sinned and fall short
of the glory of God, and are justified freely
by His grace through the redemption that
came by Christ Jesus.
Romans 3:21-24 (NIV)
Beauty for Ashes
Who Am I?
From Separated to God Living in Us
For Christ died for sins once for all, the
righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to
God. He was put to death in the body but
made alive by the Spirit, . . .
1 Peter 3:18 (NIV)
Or do you not know that your body is a
temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom
you have from God, . . .
1 Corinthians 6:19 (NASB)
Beauty for Ashes
Who Am I?
From Enemy . . .
Once you were alienated from God and were
enemies in your minds because of your evil
behavior.
Colossians 1:21 (NIV)
Beauty for Ashes
Who Am I?
. . . To Child
. . . God sent His Son, born of a woman, born
under law, to redeem those under law, that
we might receive the full rights of sons.
Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of
His Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls
out, "Abba, Father." So you are no longer a
slave, but a son; and since you are a son,
God has made you also an heir.
Galatians 4:4-7 (NIV)
Beauty for Ashes
Who Am I?
Beauty for Ashes
Who Am I?