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(1 Timothy 1:13-15 NLT) ….. even though I used to blaspheme the name of Christ. In my insolence, I persecuted his people. But God had mercy on me because I did it in ignorance and unbelief. Oh, how generous and gracious our Lord was! He filled me with the faith and love that come from Christ Jesus. This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”–and I am the worst of them all.
(Philippians 3:13 NLT) No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,
√ CHANGE only happens in front you.
(Isaiah 43:18 NIV) “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
(Isaiah 43:25 NIV) “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.
(Isaiah 43:26 NIV) Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence.
(Romans 15:13 NIV) May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
√ Change is not OVERWHELMING.
(Romans 8:1 NLT) So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.
(2 Corinthians 12:10 NLT) That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
(Acts 2:37-38 NLT) Peter’s words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?” Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
√ Change always brings DIRECTION.
(Psalm 119:34-35 NIV) Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
(Proverbs 2:6-9 NLT) For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him. Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go.
√ Your CHANGE is about more than YOU!
(John 3:19-21 NLT) ….. God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.”
(1 Corinthians 10:33 NLT) I, too, try to please everyone in everything I do. I don’t just do what is best for me; I do what is best for others so that many may be saved.
(Acts 18:24-25 NLT) Meanwhile, a Jew named Apollos, an eloquent speaker who knew the Scriptures well, had arrived in Ephesus from Alexandria in Egypt. He had been taught the way of the Lord, and he taught others about Jesus with an enthusiastic spirit and with accuracy. However, he knew only about John’s baptism.