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Living Word Christian Church


Carmelo Caparros
Jan 15, 2023

INTRODUCTION

Every New Year, people make New Year’s RESOLUTIONS, intending to REFORM their ways. But sadly, we see them RECOILING back to the BAD OLD WAYS. The smoker goes back to his smoking. The drunkard goes back to his drinking. Oftentimes, the rebound to the OLD HABITS seems worse than the first.

Why?
EXTERNAL or SURFACE changes are TEMPORARY and they never produce GENUINE and REAL CHANGES.

If you want to REMOVE the EVIL FRUITS of your life, you can’t just simply cut the BRANCHES, you have to UPROOT the whole TREE. Here are TWO POINTS to our study today.

BODY SERMON

TEXT: Matthew 12:43-45

I. The Fleeting Nature of Reformation – vv. 43 – 44

II.The Worse Recoil of Reformation – v. 45

CONCLUSION

OUTER TRANSFORMATION is USELESS without INNER TRANSFORMATION