People Don't Change

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People Don't Change
Text: Ecclesiastes 1:1-3:22
Occasion: General
Audience: Adults
Theological Tradition: General
Topic: Change
Author: D. Mackey


Direction

Only Jesus can change people

How to Get There

  • Nothing is new under the sun. Financial crisis and political broken promises are nothing new.
  • Bankers have been making bad loans for ages, and then crying to the government that they were allowed to make bad choices afterwards.
  • Communism tried to change people and failed.
  • Free enterprise hasn't changed people. The same things keep happening.
  • Elections in a free republic don't change people.
  • Only Jesus can change people and he does it from the inside out.
  • He can change us from self-centered people to God centered, people with hope, forgiven people.
  • Everything else is meaningless.

Things to Watch For

For specific examples of politics and banking being the same in days past see Wedding of the Waters by Peter L. Bernstein. This book describes the construction of the Erie Canal from a political and financial perspective.

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