Good morning and thank you for choosing to be here today.

We are now a couple of weeks into 2018 and I wonder how many of our New Year’s resolutions involved change of some kind? And if so how successful have we been with that change; change is hard, really hard. In the series we are doing right now “Ditching Religion for Faith”, we are going to look at “Firsthand Change”. There are some very important elements involved in true change and I want to show you from God’s word how to experience firsthand change in our lives.

True, lasting, firsthand faith will begin with brokenness and realization of our need to change and is then followed up with belief and boldness. These are components that I desire to see in each of us.

I love you and thank you for loving me,

Pastor Crowder