The church struggles because it’s stuck in the old way of doing thing.
Adapting doesn’t mean abandoning.
The methods can change but the message never changes.
Prayer change: Lord so far today i’ve done alright. I haven’t been nasty or selfish but in a few minutes I’m going to get out of bed and I’m going to need your help for the rest of the day.
Change is a cause to be different. A transformation. Change is a process. Change doesn’t happen over night. God starts the process of transformation.
To see change, you have to get tired of the world and your world. You have to get sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Church can’t be the only thing you do to change.
Get involved, walk like Jesus. Change only comes if you’re willing to do it. You’ll have to W-O-R-K for it.
True change takes place on the inside then it’ll show up on the outside.
5 steps to change:
1. Make up your mind. (Romans 12:2, Colossians 3:2)
2. Make a move.
3. Get alone.(Ephesians 4:22)
4. You have to stay connected. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
5. Learn to fly.
Chrysalis = Christ. Jesus is our protective coating and barrier.
A caterpillar crawls through life. They’re earth bound. They see through small eyes, and think small thoughts.
What is your perspective?
God didn’t design you to crawl around on the ground in the dirt.
A metamorphosis takes place when you allow change.
2 Corinthians 5:17
You are not who you used to be.
God wants you to stop looking back on your old ID. God wants you to look at His identification of you.
No two butterflies are alike. They’re unique just like you.
We have to live like masterpieces.
We’ve been creeping around and now God says IT’S TIME TO FLY
Change is necessary. Change comes with giving your life to Jesus. God is looking to take you to new levels.
God wants to change you so completely that you won’t recognize yourself.
You’ll start thinking differently and acting differently. He will lead you and prompt you.
A butterfly came from a caterpillar that stayed in the process.
God always allows you to get back into the process.