The Ultimate Change Factor (6 of 8) by Ernest Easley
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Series: Life Changer .. Soul Saver
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
June 5, 2011
As you are turning to Mark 7 .. I have some wonderful news to tell you: Jesus Christ is the ultimate change factor! Let me say it another way: Jesus Christ is in the life-changing business! Bringing change is His specialty!
Lasting change! Healthy change! Holy change! Helpful change! I'm talking about the kind of change that restores lives.
The kind of change that restores marriages. The kind of change that will help you raise young champions for God. The kind of change that turns husbands into the spiritual leader of their home. The kind of change that turns a stingy person into a giving person.
You can put this down: Jesus is the Ultimate Change Factor and that's what I want to talk to you about today from Mark 7.
We're about to see again from the Word of God that people CAN change and people DO change which means YOU can change. CHANGE is possible and CHANGE is probable when you include Jesus.
Let me show you a passage of scripture that helps us when it comes to change: Jeremiah 13.23, "Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Then may you also do good who are accustomed to do evil."
Do you see the phrase ".. accustomed to do evil." Well .. the Hebrew literally says, "learned in evil." We are "learned in evil" which means evil is a habit that is learned … we have mastered evil by long hours of practice. That's why we need the Ultimate Change factor for lasting change to take place.
Here's how Paul said it in Ephesians 4.22, "that you PUT OFF concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you PUT ON the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness." Hey … it's time for you to PUT OFF those things that are robbing you of God's best and then PUT ON those things ...
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