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Change in Thinking (5 of 7)
Male Speaker: If you would pull out your outlines, we are in a series titled, ''Changeology: The Theology of Change.'' Together, we're looking how God changes our lives. One of the things that happen in all of our lives is that we run into challenges and problems and difficulties, we run into pain, and there's suffering and ultimately, sadness in our life. And when there is sadness and pain or the challenges of life that hits us, sadly for some of us, we lose sight of what God is doing in our life. And when we lose sight of what He's doing, it creates confusion and we lose sight of what - of the change that God is producing.
Today as we look at Romans Chapter 8, we're going to see three things: that God isn't wasting all of those difficulties and challenges, that God is actually using those to make us into the very people that He wants us to be, God uses the pains and struggles in our life to create the change; secondly, in those pains that God helps us; and thirdly, that God heals us even in our moments of great desperation.
Today at the end of the service, we're going to do something we've done just a couple of times as a church family where we're going to invite those of you that are - that have physical pain, emotional, ah, relational, spiritual, and you have a need for healing. At the end of the service, we're going to give you a chance to come and to pray, to be anointed with oil as scripture teaches. Normally, we - at the end of the service, I'll say the elders meet in these rooms outside the back, and if you want to be prayed for for healing, you can go there.
But for - just a couple of times we're on this adventure as a church, and we've brought it into the service. And God has done such incredible things that that's what we're going to do today. And so, I've got to get through this message kind of quickly, so you've got to stay with me; because we want to give 20 minute ...
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