Change

Change of Heart: "A Driven Heart"

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When someone is said to “have a heart” for something, it implies that this motivates him/her.  So, it is reasonable to assume that whatever motivates us truly is our heart.  So, what does that say about us?  Paul’s life was totally turned around by his change of heart.  He not only wanted to share the gospel—he believed he would be miserable if he didn’t share the gospel.  His heart was driven by Jesus’ heart.  What does that look like for us?

CHANGE OF HEART - A Driven Heart study guide

Escape: "Change"

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Change is often difficult for people.  It is almost impossible for an entire kingdom.  But because of Jonah’s prophecy against the Assyrian capital, Nineveh repented!  Real repentance brings change, and God can see the change both in our behavior and in our hearts.  God’s response to this repentance is predictable—and comforting.
 

ESCAPE - Change study guide

Knowing Jesus: "Living New"

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Colossians 3:1-17
When we change, it is more than just our behavior.  Our motivation changes as well.  We shift from pleasing ourselves or someone important to us, to doing what we do to be faithful to the Lord.  Decisions are made on a new basis—not just what we want, but what pleases Him.  The more we Know Him, the more our lives are lived for Him. 

KNOWING JESUS - Living New study guide

Parables of Jesus: "The New and the Old"

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Change can be welcomes or dreaded. But change does come, and, when it does, it often affects far more than what we are hoping for. Sometimes, when change needs to happen, it needs to happen broadly. How can we tell? And how can we handle the good changes?

PARABLES OF JESUS - The New and the Old Study Guide

We Get To Change

September 14, 2014Randy Christian

If God loves us the way we are, but loves us too much to leave us that way, then spiritual maturity is open to all of us—not just a select few. But we all know we don’t start out that way. So, part of the good news is that we get to change! This happens when we open ourselves to God’s work in our lives by getting rid of the smelly, dirty, gross things of our past and donning the clean, pure and beautiful things God has prepared for us!

SO WHAT? There is Hope

April 29, 2012Randy Christian

Can people change? Can someone with anger, guilt, addiction, hate, bitterness—all those things we hate to be—actually change? Some say “no”, it isn’t possible. Others wish they could change, but don’t really believe it—they don’t have hope. But there is hope. Because Jesus rose from the dead, we have hope—we can change!

Freedom To Change

February 1, 2009

Randy Christian

(Galatians 1:11-24)

Can people really change? Some say no, some think it can happen. If it can’t, then we can’t really be free—we can’t overcome the things that have chained us. But what if it really can happen? What if people really can change? Then we have hope, and the freedom we seek is really possible. Join us as we hear Paul’s personal story of change and freedom.