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When you think of the word “CHANGE” what comes into your mind?

Most of us think about the word rearrange.  Rearrange my marriage, my priorities, rearrange the way I parent, rearrange my career, or the way I eat or work out.  If I rearrange then I will experience change.

But rearranging is superficial change, but not supernatural change.

True change comes when I say, “I can’t.”  And I allow God (who does not change) to come into my life and change me from the Inside Out.  He is the change agent who gives me the power to truly change.

This week we are going to talk about “Lasting Change”.  We will see that lasting Change is a process.  When we have Gods Perspective and we defer to Gods Priorities, then we experience Gods phenomenal Outcome for our lives!

 

Join us this Sunday at 9 or 11 for SUPER SUNDAY ! Wear your favorite team Jersey and then come back for more Super Bowl fun at 3:30 or 6 PM!

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SUPER SUNDAY!

January 28th, 2015

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Just a reminder that this Sunday is SUPER SUNDAY! Wear your favorite team jersey to church and then join us for a Super Bowl Party at 6 PM. We will have a Flag Football game at 3:30 PM to get ready for the game. All hosted by MEN WHO BELIEVE!   Bring your favorite Super Bowl Party food to share!

Revelation Ann

Join us tonight for One Hour on Wednesday! We are in the Book of Revelation and just finished the Church Age. Tonight we will see the view John was given into Heaven and what worshiping Jesus looked like! Look forward to seeing you tonight at 7 PM.  EDGE meets at the same time in the Pavilion and we have something for Promise Land and Believing Kids age as well.

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CHANGE          Mind Change                            Believers Statesboro               01-25-15

Adapted from Ed Young

Watch online at  http://believersstatesboro.com/home/online-sermons/. 

Who wants to know God’s perfect will for your life?  I mean, if I’m going to change, I would like to know what I’m changing into.  God’s plan for me.  God’s will.

 

Rom 12:2  Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is– his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV)  

(It’s an “If” “Then” Statement)

 

That’s the battle that we face. Our culture wants us to conform; God wants us to be transformed.  By the renewal, the renovation, of the mind.

The Untold truth:  We will experience pain as we change.

 

The Spin Cycle of Success

What is success?  Financial?  Emotional?

True success is discovering God’s perfect and pleasing will. (Vs.2) Walking in sync with the Savior.

 

The spin cycle of God’s kind of success, though, oftentimes is hard.  You get there by change.

You get there through conflict and then the result is growth.  Change, Conflict, Growth.

 

Change

God is the agent of change.  Significant, supernatural change.  The Holy Spirit renovates our lives.  He redecorates us from the inside out.  Messy and costly, yes!  You’re like, “Why did I make this decision?”

 

Conflict

We defer to him.  And as we’re led by him, we have to negotiate conflict.

So often when we experience resistance, sometimes a lot of resistance to change!   “I thought change was going to be instantaneous, automatic, systematic.”  We thought it would be that easy to change.

  • “They didn’t tell me I was signing up for that.
  • You mean there’s going to be some conflict? / Persecution? / Temptation?
  • You mean my foot is going to get stuck in the stirrup? You mean I’m going to fall flat on my back?  They didn’t tell me that.”

Yet, to get to it, success, walking in the will of God, we’ve got to go through it.  Change, conflict, growth.  The cycle, the spin cycle of success.

 

So many times we bail right before the breakthrough. “God, change my life,” and what happens?

  • The exchange takes place, we have said, “God I can’t change. God you change me.”
  • We confess our sins to the Lord. We agree with God.  Repentance, “and I walk following you.”  Then we hit the Spin Cycle of Change, Conflict, and Growth.

We have this ability, though, this tendency, to cover stuff.  That’s easier!

What we cover, God will uncover.

  • When we cover up our shortcomings and shame, we begin to blame others. We have a whole generation of blaming boomers and generation excusers.
  • We invite people under the covers who are sinful sympathizers, and they soothe us from the temporary aches and pains of rebellion.
  • And then we lie. We lie to God, others, and ourselves.  We cover what God uncovers.

But here is what we need to do.  We need to uncover.  Because what we uncover, God will cover.  He’ll cover us with this mercy.

  • Instead of blaming others we will take responsibility
  • We will want to draw close and move to encouraging empathizers.
  • We don’t have to lie anymore. We are authentic.

 

My Mind

 

But the battlefield is in the mind.  Romans 12:2 “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind…”

Sometimes we can stand on the sidelines and watch life unfold and we are like, “What?  Why were they making these whack-a-doodle-doo decisions?”  Sometimes we have whacky thinking!

 

On the other hand, if I’m a Romans 12:2 person, I will allow God to transform my mind.  The word transformed in the original language means to be changed from within.

It’s a renovation.

TRANSFORM 1. metamorphoo ^3339^ is rendered “transformed” in <Rom. 12:2>: see TRANSFIGURE. (From Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words) (Copyright (C) 1985, Thomas Nelson Publishers)

 

If we cooperate with the Holy Spirit of God, we will be transformed by the renewing, (not by the removal) of our mind.

  • We don’t check our brains at the door when we become Christ followers.
  • We don’t say, “God, perform this spiritual lobotomy on me.”
  • We need to use our minds, engage our minds. God has given us a phenomenal mind.  And most of us, when we clock out, only use about 10 percent of our mind on planet Earth.

As we use our mind, as we allow God to renew our mind, check out what will happen.

“Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good and pleasing and perfect will.”

 

Proverbs 23:7 (NKJV) “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”

 

What do you think about?  What is on your mind?  Take anything in your life that you know you need to change by God’s grace and power, a situation with anger, marriage, a situation at school, at work, whatever it is you need to get involved in the spin cycle of success.

 

So to get God’s pleasing and perfect will, and to get to God’s success, you have got to go through it and you have to go through Conflict.  The pain is worth the gain!

 

When we get serious about getting off of that horse, our foot will get stuck in the stirrup.  We will have some back and neck pain.  The devil wants to grip us and to hold us to that horse that is messing us up.

 

The Law of the Harvest

Galatians 6:7  “Do not be deceived.  God cannot be mocked.  A man reaps what he sows.”

“Man, I will just sow my wild oats during the week.  Then, I will come to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.”  We are the net effect of seeds we have sown during our lives.  I am and you are.

 

When we are changed by God then we experience conflict.

 

What Causes the Conflict in Change?

The Past

The conflict is about the past.

People today think, “I can just leave. Bolt, sail away and leave my past behind.”

You know what?  All of that sounds good, but here is the bottom line.  You can’t leave your past.  You can’t do it.  I can’t do it either.  The past is there.

God forgives us of our sins.  I mean, the slate is wiped clean.

  • The consequences, though, are still there. Something that we have to negotiate and fight.

Maybe you were married before, and you had a couple of kids.  And now the divorce has occurred and you are involved with someone else; you have a new family and new kids.

  • Has God forgiven you?
  • Do you still have to negotiate the complexities of that first relationship of family?

 

Face your consequences, don’t hide them or try to cover them up.   God will give us great perspective on them.

 

Galatians 6:8 says, “The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”

 

Start sowing seeds of obedience; and you will reap a harvest later.  You’re always going to reap a greater harvest than the seeds that you have sown.

 

I don’t care what you’ve done, what you’re involved in, what your past looks like.

 

Begin to defer to God and sow seeds of prosperity, generosity, discipline, faith and endurance.

God will build great stuff in your life in this conflict phase and you will have incredible, phenomenal growth.

 

What Causes the Conflict in Change?

Impatience

So the past is an opponent during the conflict.  Also, impatience is an opponent during this conflict.

 

Galatians 6:9 (NIV) “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

 

A lot of us bail in the conflict because of being impatient.

  • “Man, I want marital bliss now. I want financial freedom now.  I want a pure thought life now.  I want the right friends now.”
  • It’s about patience. It’s about time.  It’s about God’s redemptive plan.

 

God has us in the conflict for a reason.  So welcome the conflict.  Embrace the conflict.  Understand that through your pain and through your suffering great things will occur as you go to a (HNL)‘hole ‘notha level.  But, whenever we go to a ‘hole ‘notha level, there is a whole new devil.

Have you discovered that?

 

What Causes the Conflict in Change?

Pride

Pride is a major thing that causes conflict.

A lot of us think, “I know what I’m doing is wrong.  I know leaving my spouse and my kids is wrong.  I know sleeping in another bed is wrong.  I know committing adultery is wrong.  Yeah, it’s sin.  But I’m cool enough, I’m big enough, I’m bad enough, I’m rich enough, I’m powerful enough to change the outcome.  I’m an exception to the rule.”

“I’m smart, I’m intelligent, I’m superman! Yes, the Bible says one thing, but I will do another.”

 

Hey, Superman, Superwoman, drop your cape.  It’s not going to happen for you.  I mean, how is it working for you right now?  Be honest.  You might be like, “Yeah man, everything is cool and everything is good.”  Oh really?

 

Hosea 8:7 “They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.”

 

Proverbs 22:8 says, “He who sows wickedness reaps trouble.”

 

Change, Conflict…

Growth

 

“God, I am ready to go through this. I want to drag the past out into the light.  Lord, I want to drop the cape.  I don’t want to ride on pride any longer.  I want to bow down to you and do what you want me to do, because the growth part is what Jesus has talked about.”

 

John 8:32, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

 

How do you know the truth?  It’s the mind; the battle is in the mind.

 

NEXT STEP:  Memorize Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

 

Trust in the Lord with all our heart…

Don’t trust your heart.  That will really mess you up.  People say, “Go with your heart.”  Wow, if I went with my heart, I would be really messed up, man.

 

Trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not on your own understanding…”

My understanding?  Am I going to pick up the Superman cape now and go, “I know what’s best for me and my career and my business.” Oh, really, really?

 

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways acknowledge him…

 

How do you do that?  It’s in the mind.

 

You think right, you’re going to feel right; you feel right, you’re going to act right.

Your right beliefs determine your right behavior and that equals phenomenal change!

 

Change, Conflict, Growth

 

So it’s okay to experience conflict.  Conflict happens.  Conflict, though, is a good thing because it’s a God-thing when we’re listening to him.

 

You step over the line and become a follower of Christ; you’re going to experience conflict and pain. But you’re going to live in this transformed state which is exciting and adventurous and it’s just phenomenal.

 

Next Step:  Share your story of change at www.ireallywant2change.com

 

Next week we will discover how our outlook ultimately determines our outcomes.

 

Life Group and Family Devotional Application

  1. How would you define success for your life?

 

  1. Romans 12:2 is an “If” / “Then” statement. If we ________________.  Then we _________________.

 

  1. In your own words explain the Spin Cycle of Success, Change, Conflict, and Growth.

 

  1. Give an example of The Law of the Harvest (Galatians 6:7) working in your life.

 

  1. What’s caused you the most conflict when attempting to change? The Past? Impatience? Or Pride?

 

  1. Have you shared your change struggle or change story at www.ireallywant2change.com? If not, do

it  now.

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Who wants to know God’s perfect will for your life?  I mean, if I’m going to change, I would like to know what I’m changing into.  God’s plan for me.  God’s will.

Romans 12:2  Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is– his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV)  

This is the battle that we all face.  Our culture wants us to conform; God wants us to be transformed by the renewal, the renovation, of our mind.

We learned that the first step to change is admitting that we can’t change, that is without the power of the Holy Spirit.  We need God to change us from the inside out.  We discovered that it only takes one touch from Jesus to change everything!  We just need to end our futile efforts and come to Jesus in faith.

Last Sunday we witnessed incredible declarations of change as we watched Believers be Baptized!  This week we will continue our CHANGE series as we talk about the “Mind Change” the Romans 12:2 refers to and we will look at the Spin Cycle of God’s Kind of Success – Change, Conflict, and Growth!

 

You don’t want to miss this!  Join us this Sunday at 9 or 11 a.m. and let’s see how God can change us all!

 

Newcomers Lunch

January 21st, 2015

Join us Sunday, January 25th after the 11 a.m. service for our Newcomers lunch. This lunch was designed for anyone who has been visiting Believers Church and would like to learn more! Call the church to RSVP, 681.1440.

Newcomers Jan

Revelation Ann

Join us tonight and be blessed as we continue in the Book of Revelation!

January 15th, 2015

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Come celebrate CHANGE with us this Sunday at 9 and 11 a.m.!  Lives will be CHANGED as several believers are declaring that they have decided to follow Jesus by being Water Baptized!  We will also celebrate in the Ordination of Joe Sconyers. We look forward to seeing you Sunday!

One Hour on Wednesday, 7 PM

January 13th, 2015

Revelation Continues Wednesday night @ 7 PM. Join us for “One Hour on Wednesday” as we go through the Book of Revelation together. All those who read it will be blessed (Rev 1:3; 22:7)! EDGE our student ministry will meet in the pavilion and we have children’s ministry. Something for every age on Wednesday nights!  

Revelation Ann

 

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Watch online at http://believersstatesboro.com/home/online-sermons/.

 

REVIEW: Let’s talk about change. ireallywant2change.com. I can’t change.

The true beginning of change occurs when we admit, “I can’t change.”

 

God is a God of Change  Mal 3:6  “I the LORD do not change…” (NIV)

God isn’t about changing Himself; He is about changing us.

Change comes from the outside in as he places the person of the Holy Spirit inside of our life.

True change is supernatural change; not superfluous or superficial change.

 

What we cover, God uncovers.  What we uncover, God covers.

 

What are you covering?  What are you dealing with?  What has you?

 

Proverbs 28:13, “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.”

 

So if I cover my sin, I’m not going to prosper.

But if I confess and turn from my sin, God will cover me because there is this exchange that takes place.

  • Guilt / Grace, Failures / Forgiveness, Our pursuits / His Passion and Agenda for our lives.
  • So true change happens when I say, “I can’t,” and then the exchange occurs. And from there we walk with the Lord, deferring to His leadership.

 

One Touch Changes Everything

Mark 5 A woman had been hemorrhaging for 12 years. Mark 5:22-26 Then one of the synagogue rulers, named Jairus, came there. Seeing Jesus, he fell at his feet 23 and pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying.  Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.” 24 So Jesus went with him.  A large crowd followed and pressed around Him. 25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse.

 

Every day she had been bleeding.  She had some money, probably a good bit of money.

And the Bible says she spent it on all of these doctors.

 

Someone back in the day who was hemorrhaging was considered unclean.  The religious elite would reject them, they would be rejected socially and considered a no account second class citizen.

 

Some of you here today are hemorrhaging too.  You may be saying:

  • I have been hemorrhaging in my finances.
  • We’re hemorrhaging in our marriage.
  • We’re hemorrhaging trying to rear these kids.
  • We’re hemorrhaging over this decision.
  • We’re hemorrhaging over this hurtful habit.
  • “I can identify with her and I feel like just an afterthought. I feel like just a face in the crowd.”

 

What do we do when we’re in a situation like that?  Well, we can learn from this woman and do what she did in order to bring change in her life.  She had tried all of these futile attempts to change.  She had to: End Her Efforts / Stop Her Shame / Face Her Fear / and Deal with Her Doubts

 

End Your Efforts

She threw money at the situation.

 

“I’m hemorrhaging; I will just throw money at it.”

How many people do you know who throw money at situations?

  • My marriage is not working. I will just throw money at my spouse.
  • My family is not really hitting on all cylinders. I will just throw money at the situation.
  • I am kind of bored. I kind of feel hopeless and depressed.  I will just go shopping.

 

You know, the rich have one advantage over the poor.  The rich know that money doesn’t satisfy.  The poor haven’t figured that out yet.  The rich already know that.  Money numbs us.  It will give you fast, temporary relief from the aches and pains of life.

 

This woman tried it, and it didn’t work.  (Vs 26) “… yet instead of getting better she grew worse.”

 

She was throwing work at the situation.

“I will just work and work and I will pull myself up by my own boot straps and try and try and work and work and work.”  But you know deep down it’s not getting better, it’s getting worse.

 

She tried to control people.

 

You’re more or less the puppeteer.  You control all the situations and all the things in your life.  You’re a control freak. “Yeah, I will just control him.  I will just control her.  I will manipulate other people.”  And you know in your heart of hearts it’s not getting better, it’s getting worse.

 

This woman was holding on to her futile attempts to change and she had to uncover those, she let go of those.  So say this with me. “End your efforts.”  Now personalize it, “End my efforts.”

 

Stop Your Shame

 

She was dealing with a huge amount of shame.  Can you imagine the shame that she was holding onto? Most people knew her situation—social outcast, hemorrhaging, rejected by everybody.  She was hurting.

 

Mark 5:27  When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak,

 

Now that’s interesting.  She came up behind him.  She didn’t face him.

“I’m just going to cover up; I’m ashamed of my condition.”  “I doubt the Lord can really change me.”

“Jesus might call me out.  He might make light of my situation.”

 

That’s the devil.  The devil is a liar.  He’s the only one who is going to try to shame you.

 

This woman had to fight the crowd.

  • She had to let go of the shame and fight through the crowd.
  • If we’re going to touch the hem of Christ’s garment, I don’t care if we’re coming up behind him or facing him, we’ve got to fight through the crowd.
  • When we make a faith decision, we’re going to have to fight through the crowd.
  • As we walk in sync with our Savior, we’re going to have to fight through the crowd.

Good Crowd / Bad Crowd

 

When we play the cover up game, we 1) blame others, 2) Lie, and 3) We gather sinful sympathizers, that’s the bad crowd.

 

The good crowd is when we uncover and then we’re free.  1) Instead of blaming, we’re taking responsibility for our lives.  2) We don’t have to lie anymore.  3) And now I find myself being drawn to the encouraging empathizer, those people support me, those people who pray for me, and those people who challenge me.”  That’s good peer pressure. What kind of pressure are you around?

 

Mark 5:27-28  When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”

 

Jesus said if we have faith the size of a mustard seed, he will touch our lives.

Mark 5:29-32  Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.

30 At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him.  He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who

touched my clothes?” 31“You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can

ask, ‘Who touched me?'” 32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. (NIV)

 

Today Jesus is looking around to see who is going to touch him, who is going to grab the hem of his garment.

  • So many of us need to let go of the efforts and to stop our shame and just take hold of the hem of Christ’s garment.
  • Is shame keeping you down? Name your shame.  What are you ashamed of?
  • Shame is preceded by Pride. You show me somebody who is dealing with shame in any area of life, and I will show you somebody who is on the ride of pride.  Pride comes before all sin.

So end your efforts.  Stop your shame. But there is something else.

 

Face Your Fear

Mark 5:33  Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. (NIV)

 

You have to face the fear because it says in verse 33, “She was trembling with fear.”  She told him the whole truth.

 

She faced Jesus.  She told him the whole truth.  She uncovered.

Jesus didn’t humiliate her publicly. / He honored her publicly. / He honored her faith. He healed her!

 

He waited, though.  He waited for her to let go of her efforts, to let go of her shame.

He waited for her to face her fears and make the move to go public.

  • Privately she touched the hem of his garment.
  • Yet then suddenly, he looked around. He was waiting for a public response and she knelt down and told him the whole truth.

 

It’s time for us to tell Jesus the whole truth.

 

You have to face the fear because it says in verse 33, “She was trembling with fear.”  She told him the whole truth.

 

Deal With Your Doubt

 

Doubts, questions and apprehensions.  And so often we are paralyzed and tyrannized by fear and doubt.  This woman had to step up and deal with her doubts.

 

She had one option left.  She tried everything, and she grabbed the hem of Christ’s garment.

  • But to grab something, you have to let something else go, right?
  • Maybe this is your last option. Maybe you have tried everything and your life is not getting better, it is getting worse.  Take it; grab the hem of Christ’s garment.
  • Maybe you’re saying, “Well there’s other stuff I haven’t tried. I can try all these other options.”

Don’t waste your time.  Come to Jesus now.  Let go and grab the hem of his garment.

 

We’re going to have questions.  We’re going to have issues.  That’s just part of faith; yet, when this woman had doubt, and obviously she did, she let go and she moved toward faith.

 

That’s why Jesus told her in Mark 5:34, “Daughter your faith has healed you.  Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

 

Freedom

 

John 8:32  Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (NIV)

FREEDOM!!!  Freedom from her suffering.

 

King David

He knew about suffering and getting free.

Ps 32:3-4  When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. 4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Selah 

 

He was playing the cover up game.  He doubted uncovering was the answer, then he got Nathanized.

 

Ps 32:5-6  Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”– and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah 6 Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found; surely when the mighty waters rise, they will not reach him. (NIV)

 

He said, “Surely when the mighty waters rise they will not reach him.” He didn’t say, “If,” he said, “When.”  The waters are going to rise.

 

Ps 32:7-8  You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah 8      I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. (NIV)

 

I will counsel you and show you the way to go.

 

Prov 3:5-6  Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (NIV)

 

Ps 32:9-11 Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you. 10 Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him. 11 Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart! (NIV)

 

What we cover, God uncovers.

Don’t wait to make that change.  Don’t wait to grab onto Christ’s garment until God’s got to put a bit in your mouth or a bridle on your head.  Don’t wait for that.  Grab the garment now.

 

Then an exchange will take place:

  • Guilt / Grace, Failures / Forgiveness, Our pursuits / His Passion and Agenda for our lives.

 

What we uncover, God covers.

 

So, once this exchange takes place I’m clothed in the righteousness of Christ.

 

So when God sees me, he sees somebody who is covered—covered by the mercy and the grace and the power and the plan and the purity of Jesus.

That is where life takes on a whole new meaning and that is when we’re changed from the inside out.

 

Next Step: Every day for the next 42 days, until this series ends, I will get up and say, “God, I let go of my futile attempts to change.  I let go of the shame and guilt.  I let go of fear and doubt.  I grab your garment, Jesus.  And I want to hold on for today.  Give me enough power, enough grace to hold on today, because I know, One Touch Changes Everything!”

 

Next Step:  Memorize Proverbs 28:13, “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.”

 

Next Step:  Share your story of change at www.ireallywant2change.com

 

Life Group and Family Devotional Application

  1. What changes would you like to see in your life in 2015?

 

  1. The woman in Mark 5 had been hemorrhaging for 12 years. In what ways or situations do you feel like you are hemorrhaging?

 

  1. Do you have an example of when One Touch of God Changed Everything? If so, share.

 

  1. End Your Efforts. Give an example of a time when you futilely tried and worked so hard to change.

 

  1. Stop Your Shame. In what ways have you felt shame about your situation that needed to change?

 

  1. Face Your Fear. How did you face your fears and allow God to change your life?

 

  1. Deal With Your Doubt. How will doubt keep someone from changing?