Real Change

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Real Change

January 24, 2021

Ed Traverse

Embracing real change




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We all long for something more

2 Cor 5:1-5
For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands,
eternal in the heavens.  2  For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling,  3  if indeed by putting it on [a]  we may not be found
naked.  4  For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that
what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.  5  He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

Jesus changes what it is that we long for

2 Cor 5:6-8
6  So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord,  7  for we walk by
faith, not by sight.  8  Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

Phil 1:23 – 23
I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.

Clear sign that Jesus is changing you

2 Cor 5:9-10
9  So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.  10  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of
Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.