For example, change in health, or change in a relationship because of death or divorce.

He couldn’t fit into society; he was wild and had to be chained down. Change is something we all need. Toward the end of my time with the church, I invited Thom Rainer and Philip Nation to share in a sermon series simply titled 'Transformation.'". �k3�3i�^��V`��%M؎��ǰ �%��_��K�B'�au�04����Ә����8K�X�F3������Ia��c���ު�Y�Ϲ����1!�0���e^C�|�>J��+�]���[X��RصH�=�s�m�'��鸖�Eɶ� -Y�����lu���Oa���Ny?X�����vL�[�-b����e�%� ��\�=��G�Π^NH������,Or�]v��va˽��}�su� 9SuKD�;4�;$5��-z{A�s�H#Q?D���v�.��iis��BdNG%�I��F疷�� �6���Hx�.��s�M�B�����,�j��ό��IV�h����=���}��Y�u�݂�H3R|�a0$����:� h�H��q�Qb���-�{�5�^Cb0k�/�G��fC�DqX��c!C��l\��n�6�Y�(��ד�9L�]z�(�*�k d8le"G]"݃v �m�����RAuӂT�b�J�� "So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God's household" (Ephesians 2:19). There are people who really don’t know who Jesus is, and it’s sad because even the demons have one upon them because they know for a fact who Jesus is. But I’m here to tell you this morning that Jesus makes the difference. He’ll pick you up, and turned you around, He’ll place your feet on solid ground. "Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship. I don’t know what they’re trying to say, or they trying to say that they’re sleep walking? Are You Expecting Too Much of Your Pastor? And so the graveyard seems to be the only appropriate place for him to dwell. But in verse 8, a change happens—in verse 8 we see that Jesus shows up and He shows up on purpose. "We all, with unveiled faces, are reflecting the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit" (2 Corinthians 3:18). Here in our text, we have a man who was possessed by demons. Essentially, change is the new norm.

Not in tune with the world around them?

It’s living water, that’s a gift that keeps on giving—and I had to tell somebody to “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did.” Come see a man who changed my life. Women killing their own babies, legally or illegally. When folk have written you off, God still has you on His list.

Wait a minute; haven’t you noticed how crazy the world seems to be getting now? He couldn’t live with his family because most likely they couldn’t control him either. Everyday there’s something in the newspaper that will make you scratch your head. Our emotions run wild sometimes, one day we’re sad and the next day we’re happy, one day we’re angry and the next day we walk around with a perpetual smile on our face. She’s no longer with us today, but if she were here and you’d ask her she’d tell you, “I was not about to raise any maniacs.” She and my father did not hesitate to use the board of education on the seat of my education. 5 0 obj Somebody here can tell you, that I’m not the same person I used to be because Jesus is a life changer. So we led and taught and guided the church toward the gospel that delivers hope. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God" (Romans 12:1-2). ILLUS: The only person who likes change is a wet baby.-- Mark Twain, Leadership, Vol. He watched as an old, haggard woman… Ed Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College and serves as executive director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism. John 3:3 Jesus calls it being "born again.". In the Old Testament, we see how this cycle played out in the life of Solomon. He was a self-abuser, people today are abusing their ownselves, they are destroying their ownselves, because they don’t feel worthy. Select an option and chat directly with a member of our support team. Because we are afraidd. Life is full of change.

We're sorry, an error occurred. Jesus told Peter one day that the devil wants to sift you as wheat, but I’ve prayed for you.

Well, they treat their faith like it’s some kind of routine they treat their faith if they have any at all with no value, no mission, no purpose, and no passion. Introduction (2 Corinthians 3:18) A. Below is a message outline of the series. But people's spiritual lives call for more than slight changes to the calendar. Want to get in touch? He meets the drug addict even while the crack pipe is still in his mouth—He meets the alcoholic even during happy hour.

"And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then He who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through His Spirit who lives in you" (Romans 8:11).

"But that is not how you learned about the Messiah, assuming you heard Him and were taught by Him, because the truth is in Jesus: you took off your former way of life, the old man that is corrupted by deceitful desires; you are being renewed in the spirit of your minds; you put on the new man, the one created according to God's likeness in righteousness and purity of the truth" (Ephesians 4:20-24).

Choose wisely.” ~Karen Kaiser Clark. They are spiritually dead and these are the kind of people the devil would love to introduce you to if he had the chance. Not the local police department, not the highway patrol, not the F. B. I, not the C. I. Change Your Life by Changing Your Mind 50 Days of Transformation, 10-29-17 It’s great being with you all this evening for part 3 of our 50 Days of Transformation Series! /Length 3966 15, no. He asked, “What’s your name?” And the demons answered, “Legion because we are many” and did you know that we’re still dealing with Legion? This man saw Jesus afar off and the demons in him cried out don’t torment us before the time. When folk have called you everything but the child of God, God says you are my child. That’s sleepwear, sleepwear is what it says—you wear it when you are ready to go to sleep, it is not designed for socializing.

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