Chosen People Must CHANGE

By April 7, 2012 Sermon Notes

The Bible is filled with verses and accounts of change. I have often heard it said that the only easy way to deal with change is when you are the one doing the change. Truth be told, many times we are not in control of the change and therefore we find it hard to adjust. But rather we like it or not Chosen people MUST CHANGE!!!

Change is real and necessary.

For salvation we must change our mind (repent) and agree that God’s way is better than our way.

For Spiritual maturity we allow the Holy Spirit to change us as it is written:

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed [changed] by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2 KJV).

Definition of CHANGE :TO MAKE OR BECOME DIFFERENT
•The truth is we all need to change.
Stop coming to church to get your praise on and be changed so that the praise lives IN you.
•A lot of us need to change how we receive God’s living Word and allow the Word to live in us so that what’s inside of us will automatically glorify Him
•Change how we view our boo and let God’s love change you

(Change of Location)
Genesis 12:1-3 Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
•When chosen people change everything changes!!!!

(A Change of Name)
Genesis 17:5 No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.

Genesis 17:15 And God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

We Can Put our Trust in God to Cope with Change Because:
²God is Great, Faithful, Just & Upright²

Deuteronomy 32:4 For I will proclaim the name of the LORD; ascribe greatness to our God! ”The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.

•God Promised and He Will Do

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that He should change his mind. Has he said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not fulfill it?

•God is a Firm Foundation; A Solid Rock

Psalms 18:2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalms 62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.

•God Does Not Change

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.