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Seasons Of Change- Part 2
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Seasons Of Change- Part 2

June 28, 2020


  • Last week we discussed the best ways to respond to change, particularly changes that are and unwelcomed.
  • There are also changes that are welcomed at one level, but also unwelcomed because we are not for them.
  • In the last series, we discussed responding to change by clinging to the unchangeable: .
  • In this series, we’re looking at how another important response to change is to changes ourselves.
  • To make changes that create good for the long term, we must make changes that are .
  • That means that when there’s a call to change, we must give consideration to all the ways we are in the world.
  • For Christians, this means we approach changes with our , souls and bodies. (I Thessalonians 5:23)

  • God wants all three parts of us to be change .
  • Change in this context will always be richer, fuller and more than any other kind of change.
  • What this means is that three things need to remain at the forefront of our consciousness: pray, , do.
  • However, even this simple formula for change requires something far more fundamental, as the changes currently taking place in our world signal something .
  • In the realm of physics, cosmic refers to things that encompass the entire .
  • However, when I use the term, I don’t just mean it physically, I mean it spiritually—that is, everything under God’s domain (Colossians 1:12-17).
  • There is an world ruled by Jesus and one ruled by Satan that are clashing with each other.

  • What we’re currently seeing in our physical world is a of clash between invisible worlds (Hebrews 11:3).
  • Jesus tells us what to look for as the of this clash draws near (Matthew 24:3-7 NKJV))
  • Whether or not we can know for certain that the current global crisis is a specific precursor to the end, it should still be a signal to us that it is time to make some significant personal changes.
  • There is a clear Scriptural in which natural disasters, large-scale global events, and socio-economic dishevel become invitations for people to turn to God.
    • Amos 4:6-14


© Joshua D. Smith, Ph.D., 2020

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