Why This Series
Jesus can make all things new. Renewal is a gift and the greatest gift is Jesus himself. The Christmas season is a great reminder of the greatest gift –Jesus, who came to make all things new.
The "Renewal Series" follows the “Rest Series.” We designed the “Rest Series” so you can experience renewal. Rest is God’s gift and rest brings renewal.
The Desired Outcome
Becoming more like Jesus and being transformed into the image of Christ continually
What is Renewal
Renew: Anakainoo means completing a process and to renew by moving from one stage to a higher (more developed) one. Renew is "to cause to grow up new, to make new (2 Corinthians 4:16). Renewal means to be changed into a new kind of life, as opposed to the former corrupt state (Colossians 3:10)
Interior Quality. They are those who focus on the interior quality of life rather than on its quantity, those who explore the inner ground of human love and understanding and, on their journey there, reach new centers of motivation for knowing and loving. Thomas Merton?
The rest will follow. It is safe to say that there is a deep longing for things to be different in our lives. All humans are broken and in a corrupt state without Jesus. When Jesus makes all things new, all things will fall into place.
Renewal is an ongoing process, “the inward man is being renewed day by day” (2 Corinthians 4:16). In the next three months (December to February) we will focus on how we can be renewed day by day.
Renewal of your Body
January 1, 2023 - Pastor Jonathan Fung
A living sacrifice - "...do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in yourbody and in your spirit, which are God's." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Renewal of your Mind
January 8, 2023 - Pastor Wungreiso Valui
Be Transformed - And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2
Renewal of your Soul
January 15, 2023 - Pastor Wungreiso Valui
Restore your soul - The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul (Restoring the Soul); The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple Psalms 19:7
Renewal of your Spirit
January 22, 2023 - Pastor Wungreiso Valui
Steadfast Spirit - "Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me." Psalm 51:10
Renewal of your Heart
January 29, 2023 - Pastor Richard Reaves
A Right Heart - "Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh" Ezekiel 11:19
Renewal of Your Image of Christ
February 5, 2023 - Pastor Wungreiso Valui
In this message I will share the original purpose of God in creating you, the devastating impact of the original sin, God's restoration plan of renewal, and Jesus' pattern of self-emptying and God's exaltation of humble people. At the end of the sermon, I will share with you the blessings of having a Christ-Like attitude.
Renewal of Your Behavior
February 12, 2023 - Pastor Wungreiso Valui
"Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma." Ephesians 5:2
Renewal of Your Service
February 19, 2023 - Pastor Wungreiso Valui
"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." Mark 10:45.