Thursday, June 18, 2009

Changing the World (2) - Bottom-up

Jesus changes the world from the bottom up, one person at a time.

God created a perfect world. Things went wrong when sin came into the world. All the problems of the world begin in human hearts. The only really effective way to change the world is to repair the hearts of the people who cause the problem. Jesus death and resurrection make this possible. The gospel is the good news that can change the world.

When a person believes in Jesus, three things are now possible.

  • The Holy Spirit can work in their hearts

  • The influence of evil spirits can be eliminated

  • Emotional hurts can be healed.

  • The mind of Christ can emerge

As human hearts are changed, the world will be improved from the bottom up.
Jesus said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. But you are not to be like that. Instead, the one who rules should be like the one who serves (Luke 22:25-26).

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