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Freedom Phrase-New Heart

March 14th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on Ezekiel 36, verse 26.

“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.”

The Gospel is a message of hope for change. This change begins in the heart to recognize the value of God’s grace to save us from our sins and transform us into His likeness.

He gives us new ambitions, so that our ultimate desire becomes pleasing God with a faithful heart. Flowing out of that faithfulness is a willing heart to serve God and to obey His Word. His love will compel us to express our faith in love.

Through Jesus, we are set free to receive a new heart that is focused on following Him.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Eye On Integrity-New Heart

June 13th, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on Ezekiel 36:26.

God is saying to the house of Israel, “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.”

The Gospel offers us restoration and transformation of the heart. God was saying that a day is coming when a nation of people will have their hearts of stone replaced by hearts of flesh. Their resistance to God would give way to tenderness. They would become teachable. That is what happens when we open our heart to the good news of Jesus Christ. He puts His Spirit in us and moves our heart to have the desire to love Him and obey Him fully.

Walking with a new heart is a virtue to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Promise of Hope-New Creation

September 8th, 2017 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Promise of Hope is based on Second Corinthians 5:17.

“If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here!”

Through faith in Jesus, we are made new. This is evident in various ways.

In relationship with Christ, we have a new mind with a new attitude. Ephesians 4:23 says that we were taught to put off our old self and be made new in the attitude of our minds.

In relationship with Christ, we have a new heart. Ezekiel 11:19 says, “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them.”

In relationship with Christ, we have a new home. Philippians 3:20 reminds believers that our citizenship is in heaven.

And in relationship with Christ, we have a new start. According to First Peter 1:3, “In his great mercy, he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

Becoming a new creation is a promise of hope for those who follow Jesus in the Year of Trust.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com