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Real Change

Posted: Wednesday, July 29

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

2 Chronicles 24:1-25:28
Romans 12:1-21
Psalm 22:19-31
Proverbs 20:8-10 

 

Verse of the day:

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (Romans 12:2)


Have you ever heard the statement, “I cannot hear the words you are saying because your actions are speaking so loud?” I feel like many Christians today have a split personality. When they are at church and around “church people” they live one life and when they are in the “real world” they act and talk differently.

 

Here is a question for you, If Jesus has really changed your life, shouldn’t you change the way that you live? Paul reminds us that if we are concerned about knowing God’s will for our lives then we have to make sure that we are living our lives differently that we did before we cared about God’s will. Before we cared about God’s will, our lives revolved around ourselves and our needs. (I tell teenagers all the time that you cannot spell sin without I being in the middle of it). Now that we are followers of God, we should actually be following the example that Jesus lived out for us.

 

If your friend’s made a list of all the similarities and differences in your life and theirs, would the list be very different? We say that Jesus has changed us but if we live just like everyone else, then why would they want to add Jesus to what they already have. Jesus is not an add-on, he is an overhaul. I may not know all about God’s will, but this I do know: Jesus wants your friends to have a heart change. If your lack of change is hindering their change, that is a problem. Maybe today is the day for a real change.