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The world is changing around us. But are we changing the world? Are we influencing those around us?
You might say, "But some people don't want to change." And that's true. I heard about a man in Nashville who bought a new radio, brought it home, placed it on the refrigerator, and plugged it in. He turned it to WSM 650, home of the Grand Ole Opry, and then he pulled off all the knobs! That was the only station he wanted. He didn't want anything to change.
You say "With so many people who don't want to change, how can we, as Christians influence those around us?"
We look at the life of a man like Steve Jobs. There's a guy who influenced those around him.
His just-released biography reveals that it was cancer that brought his life into focus. He no longer wanted to go out. No longer wanted to travel the world. He put all his focus on the products. He knew the couple of things he wanted to do, the iPhone and then the iPad. If we as Christians had that kind of focus, we could influence those around us.
In these two verses tonight we find the two most important issues in the world-men's souls and God's glory.