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The Agent of Change

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The Agent of Change

What is an agent of change?

A change agent is
++A Person
A Person
++Inside an organization
++Outside an organization
A change agent is
A Person
++A Helper
A Helper
++They Facilitate
++The Equip
++They Empower Change
A change agent is
A Person
A Helper
++A Lens
A Lens brings thing into focus
++What is working
++What is not Working
The goal is
We are not talking about
++A agent of change
++The agent of change
What is it that bring real change in a persons life?
There are a lot of things that bring change
++I’m getting Married.
++I lost my Job.
++I’m sorry the leg is broken.
++I’m pregnant
Though all of these things have an impact on a persons life, do they bring real change to a person.

The Bible speaks of Real Change

What does real change look like?

2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV 1900
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
The old has gone…The new has come...
1 Corinthians 6:9–10 KJV 1900
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Markers of Change
++What has been
And such were some of you... (1 Cor 6:11)
1 Corinthians 6:11 KJV 1900
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Romans 3:23 KJV 1900
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
To inherit the Kingdom of God
++We all need to change
++We need a transformation
Markers of Change
What has been
++What is now
2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV 1900
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

All things are become New

To get there
++We need a mechanism for change
++We need a change agent

The agent of real change is more than a person or system

Romans 10:8 KJV 1900
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
The change agent
++It is a message
It is in your mouth…In your heart…
The change agent
It is a message
++It is nothing to be ashamed of
2 Timothy 1:8 KJV 1900
8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
The change agent
It is a message
It is nothing to be ashamed of
++It is transformational
Romans 12:2 KJV 1900
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
The Message of transformation just say
++Do it
++Let it come to pass
How can I
++Live in a world and not be impacted by it?
++Transform myself?
++Renew my mind?

I Can’t

But there is a truth that can

It is a story that can
mend broken hearts
restore shattered dreams
rebuild broken lives
Will somebody tell me that story?

The story that reveals the Glory of God

John 11:3–4 KJV 1900
3 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. 4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
How can someone that Jesus
love be sick
love be broken
love be addicted
John 11:14–15 KJV 1900
14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. 15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
He is on collision coarse with the agent of change.
He died for your sake.
It is not always for you.
Some are here because of mother/father spouse/child for a friend
What is happening in those on a collision course with the agent of change of change will impact of everyone

What is this Agent of Change?

The agent of Change in not in
It is not in
It is not in
Philippians 3:4–7 KJV 1900
4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: 5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; 6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. 7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
Philippians 3:7 KJV 1900
7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
The Agent of Change
++Covenant Promise
++A promise given by God
++A promise given to man
John 11:23 KJV 1900
23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
No matter we have fallen we shall rise again
What a promise?
The Promise of God
++Was never about life improvement
++Was about life transformation
++To bring life to that which is dead
John 11:24 KJV 1900
24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
I Know
++He will rise again
++About the Resurrection at the last day
Jesus told her something she didn’t know
John 11:25 KJV 1900
25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
Jesus replied
Resurrection power is closer than you think, not tomorrow, next week, or next month
Though he were dead yet shall he live.
All you have to do is Believe

The agent of change is

The Gospel of Jesus Christ

Romans 1:16 KJV 1900
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ
++The Power of God
++Empowers Salvation
++Key to Transformation
All you have to do is


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