GOD CHANGES HEARTS
PASS TRAINING SCHEDULE (draft-12/28/16)
Prayer for Spiritual Growth: “May the Father of glory may give you a spirit of wisdom having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you” (Ephesians 1:15b-18a)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017—God Changes Hearts
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works so that no one may boast. Our focus is on Christ, for we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:8-10).
9-9:15 Welcome, announcements, and prayer Tim
9:15-10:15 The Heart of the Gospel—Salvation/Seated with Christ-Ephesians 1-3 Ruben
10-15-10:30 Break/opportunity for questions to Ruben
10:30-11:30 The Heart of the Gospel—Shepherding–Psalm 23, Philippians 2 Ruben
“Put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:22-23).
12:00-1:00 How God Changes Hearts—Transformation—Ephesians 4 Tim
Metamorphosis Illustration/ “Put-off” and “Put-on”
1:00-1:15 Break/opportunity for questions to Tim
1:15-2:15 How God Changes Hearts–Progressive Sanctification—2Peter 1:5-10 Tim
Steps toward maturity illustration
2:30-3:30 Idols of the Heart
3:30-4:00 Q & A
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13—How Hearts Change/Helping Others Change
Prayer: “That he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:16-19).
9:00-9:15 Welcome, announcements and prayer Tim
9:15-10:15 Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands/Ambassadors for Christ Pam
- Four Elements of Loving Ministry
- Love, Know, Speak, Do
- A Case Study: The Woman at the Well (John 4)l
- Eight Core Truths About the Ambassador Lifestyle
10:30-11:30 How People Change (Lane/Tripp) Pam
- Why Biblical Counseling?
- The Dynamics of How People Change
- The Overflow of the Heart
- Thorn Bush and Fruit Tree Illustration
- Case Study (2 Corinthians 1:3-12))
11:30-12:00 Q & A