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Paradigm | Ephesians 4:20-24

September 25, 2022
Ephesians 4:20-24

Q. What is a spiritual paradigm shift?
“An important change that happens when the usual way of thinking about or doing something is
replaced by a new and different way.”
Galatians 2:20 NCV
A complete paradigm shift takes place
What happens when Christ enters into our lives?
“Your former way of life”
What are those?
– Crumbling life
– Rotten thinking
– Sticky way of acting
Vs. 23
“Be made new”
Shift from the former to the new.
Romans 12:2 NLT
“put on the new you”
– Character is the word here
– A new nature patterned after God
This is not a “natural” transformation.
– This is done by the power and grace of God
This is a spiritual paradigm shift.
This shift is created to be like God.
– True holiness
– True righteousness
This is an “act” of the Holy Spirit working in us.
That is why we say that this life is no longer mine
– I belong to him
o I Corinthians 6:20 NIV

A spiritual paradigm shift is seeing our lives changed by the Holy Spirit.
– We walk different
– Act different
– Reason different
This is a radical change or shift.
– Things are not the same
– Our view of the world is not the same
– Our love for God changes
The result of this paradigm shift will cause you and me to walk in grace and in a power that will
help us to overcome the things of our past.
2 Cor. 5:17 TLB