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Saturday 6:30PM, Sunday 9:30AM and 11:15AM (Incurrent and Main Services) and Wednesday Community Groups 6:30PM

May 24, 2020

9:30 AM

429 Shipley Ferry Road Blountville, TN 37617

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This Week’s Teaching: A New Season

Primary Text: Isaiah 43:18-19 May 24, 2020

1) Forget the Former Things -

- Isaiah 43:16-19: This is what the LORD says…. "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.

  • DQ 1) Humans tend not to like change, but God seems to enjoy doing new things. Why?

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2) Out With the Old -

- Colossians 2:9-12: For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.

- Isaiah 48:9-10: For my own name's sake I delay my wrath; for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you, so as not to cut you off. See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.

  • DQ 2) Why does God oftentimes strip away old things before doing something new?

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3) In With the New -

- Ezekiel 18:30-31: Therefore, O house of Israel, I will judge you, each one according to his ways, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit.

- -Ezekiel 36:22-28: Therefore say to the house of Israel, "This is what the Sovereign LORD says: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone…." "For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 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. You will live in the land I gave your forefathers; you will be my people, and I will be your God. "

  • DQ 3) In what ways might your heart have become hard (stone-like)? Why?
  • DQ 4) How might God want to replace your hard heart with a loving heart?

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4) New Purpose -

- Ecclesiastes 3:1-8: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

  • DQ 5) Is God declaring it is time for new endeavors and new purposes for you?
  • DQ 6) Is God declaring it is time for new endeavors and new purposes for His church?

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5) Everything New -

- Isaiah 65:17-18: "Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy.

- Revelation 21:1-5: Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband…. He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."

  • DQ 7) Why must everything be made anew?
  • DQ 8) What would a world without sin be like? Describe it.

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