Above The Noise
Romans 12:1-2

January 3, 2021 • Megan Lemmons • Reset

Megan teaches about removing all the voices and listening to the one true voice of God.

Sermon Notes - January 3, 2021
RESET: Above the Noise - Megan Lemmons

Romans 12:1-2 (NIV)
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Romans 12:2 (NLT)
Let God transform you by renewing the way you think.

Ephesians 4:23-24 (NLT)
Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.

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Colossians 3:10 (NLT)
Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.

John 10:14-15 (NIV)
I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me, just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep.

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John 15:4
Abide in me, and I will Abide in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you Abide in me.

To abide means: To belong to; to endure; to stop & wait; or to stay.

“Soaking in God’s presence is an act of trusting that God is at work in and through us even when we aren’t doing anything. It allows us to make space for God to restore us, give us rest, and maybe speak to us. As we practice soaking in God’s presence, we make ourselves more aware of how God is moving in our day-to-day moments” Brandi Miller

Adele Calhoun Contemplative prayer is a way of being with God that does not depend on giving the holy One information about what we would like done in the world. Just as friends can enjoy one another without conversing, contemplative prayer is a way of being with God without wordiness. In contemplative prayer we rest and wait. Keeping our hearts alert and awake to the presence of God and his Word, we listen.