Patterns For Christ Followers

This second week breaks down the healthy patterns we, as Christ followers, can start as we break the unhealthy generational patterns in our lives. Dive into the Word of God as we discover the steps to creating healthy patterns because we are heirs of God and co-heirs of Christ.

Randy Bezet


May 28, 2023

More From This Series

Sermon Notes

Patterns For Christ Followers

May 28, 2023

Share icon
Praise hands

Romans 8:1–2 (NIV): Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

1. Break the pattern of sin

2. Mind your business

Romans 8:5–9 (NIV): Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God. 9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you.

According to—means a leaning toward  

Governed—a leading or way of living  

Realm—a way of existence    

What you lean toward (according to) determines what governs (leads) your life. And what governs your life, decides the reality (realm) you live in.

Proverbs 23:7 (NKJV): For as [a person] thinks in his heart, so is he.

Who’s in control?

Romans 8:12–17 (NIV): Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. 14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.  

Acts 4:8–10 (NIV): Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! 9 If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, 10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.