And then he offers us righteousness and forgiveness and the power of change. But that is on the outside. True change is on the outside not the inside; yet, we make this grace reception. We receive Christ. When he infiltrates our lives, we move him from the outside to the inside and then we’re changed from the inside out. Without that, though, I’m just trying hard. I’m just striving, I’m just tweaking, and I’m just involved in superficial change.
What I want to talk to you about in this first session is supernatural change. Because we can’t change superficially and then suddenly go, “Okay now I have changed supernaturally because I began with the superficial.” We begin with the supernatural then we can talk about superficial changes.
Our culture, though, is addicted to change. Have you ever noticed that? We’re addicted to change. We love change. We change hair colors. We change outfits. We change houses. We change spouses. We change cars. We’re all about change. And I truly believe that this desire that we all have for change comes from God. God is a God who changes our lives from the inside out; thus, we have this capacity for change. We yearn for change. There are things in my life that I need to change. There are things in your life that you need to change; yet, to truly change we have to come to the point where we say, “I can’t. I can’t change.”
ILLUS: How do you like this watch right here? Get a close up on this watch. Is that sweet? Bling, bling. Some of you who know jewelry are like, “I wonder how much that costs?” Someone gave this to me. Some of you are saying, “Are those real diamonds? Man, that’s an expensive watch.”
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