Refreshed & Renewed in 2019 By Pastor Phil Dertine (1-6-2019)

Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”

Acts 3:19 AMP “So repent [change your inner self – your old way of thinking, regret past sins] and return [to God, seek His purpose for your life], so that your sins may be wiped away [blotted out, completely erased], so that  times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord [restoring you like a cool wind on a hot day].”

Repentance & Conversion

  • Repentance (Gr.- Metanoeo) - To change one’s mind or purpose to the will of God.                                   
  • Converted (def.) Changed from one form or function to another; altered for more effective utilization.

 (Syn.) Transformed.                                  

Luke 22:31 “And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:

 (32) But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.”

Sins Blotted Out

  • Isaiah 43:25 “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins  no more.”
  • Psalm 103:12 “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”

Refreshing in His Presence

  • Psalm 16:11 “Thou will show me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”
  • II Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

Make Time for God 

Luke 10:41 “Martha, Martha, the Lord answered, you are worried and upset about many things, (42) but only one  thing is needed.  Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Ephesians 5:15 “Be very careful the how you live – not as unwise but as wise, (16) Making the most of every  opportunity, because the days are evil.”  KJVRedeeming the time 

  • 24 hrs./Day
  1.   8 hrs. to work
  2.   8 hrs. to sleep
  3.    3 hrs. to eat

5 hrs. per day to Manage

  1.  Prayer - Fellowship with God
  2. Planning - Scheduling, organizing
  3. People - Family, friends, others
  4. Paper - Information, bills, email, Face Book
  5. Playing - Rest, recreation, vacation

Holiness & Humility in His Presence 

Exodus 3:5 “Do not come any closer, God said.  Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”

I Peter 2:9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priest-  hood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

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