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Summary: There are times the soil around us becomes hard and difficult, it is no time to quit... APPLY MORE EFFORT, try again. Many times all a crying baby needs is a diaper change or to be fed.

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WE NEED NEW EYES...

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

I. INTRODUCTION:

MANY TIMES ALL A CRYING BABY NEEDS---- IS A CHANGE...

A. Root bound: I was in Springfield, Illinois visiting my in-laws. Red my father-in-law

said: Come on lets go to a friend of mine's orchard. There were 5,000 red apple trees

and 5,000 yellow apple trees. I looked for some huge talk trees.

There was not one tree over 15 feet talk.

The trees were full of apples, millions of apples. We found Red's friend and a few men

under a beautiful tree, but this tree had no apples at all growing from it.

I asked: Are you cutting it down?

Oh, no! He replied: This is still a good tree! A good apple tree with no apples?

A good tree?

He explained the tree had become ROOT BOUND...

the soil was very hard and impacted around the tree...

They had a little hand drill and they drilled several holes around the tree...

then place a small amount of explosives in the holes.

We stood there and watched as they set the little explosion off.

The owner said: NOW NEXT YEAR THIS TREE WILL BEAR MUCH FRUIT...

IF WE HAD LEFT THE TREE ROOT BOUND IT WOULD DIE IN A FEW YEARS...without ever bearing

another apple.

B. I ponder: How many of us is the love of God going to extend mercy and is God going to shake the very

foundation on which we exist to try to bring about a FRUITFUL CHANGE.... ???

C. John Wooden: FAILURE IS NOT FATAL,

BUT FAILURE TO CHANGE MIGHT BE.

D. WE CHANGE THE WORLD BY CHANGING PEOPLE... ONE PERSON AT A TIME...

II. LET US TALK ABOUT CHANGE... BECOME A NEW MAN WITH A NEW OUTLOOK?

SPENDING TIME WITH GOD CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERNANCE IN A PERSON...

A NOTICABLE DIFFERENCE IN A MAN... TO LIVE IS TO CHANGE...

A. There was a very special man...

his live was forever changed when he recognized the burning bush...

he took off his shoes for he was standing on HOLY GROUND...

B. WAS THE GROUND CHANGED? IS IT ANY DIFFERENT TODAY THAN YESTERDAY...

OR DID MOSES FINALLY SEE THE PERSON EXPERIENCE WITH GOD...

C. MOSES KNEW ALL ABOUT GOD...

THIS DAY WILL CHANGE EYES BALLS OF A MAN...

MOSES WILL SEE DIFFERENT THAN EVER BEFORE...

Exodus 34:35 And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone:

and Moses put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

D. MOSES CHANGE WAS VISIBLE TO OTHER PEOPLE...

His attitudes, what he looked at as important....

E. PEOPLE WILL NOTICE THE CHANGE OF THOSE THAT SPEND TIME WITH GOD...

MEN WITH GOD HAVE A NEW ATTITUDE AND A NEW OUTLOOK...

Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned

and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

III. THERE IS A FOG... THE VEIL...

DO WE HAVE EYES OF UNDERSTANDING? HOW DO YOU LOOK AT THAT?

GOD WOULD LOVE TO PUT NEW EYES IN YOUR EYE SOCKET

A. THE CHURCH BEFORE JESUS WAS MUCH DIFFERENT....

1. There was a place for the women.

2. There was a place where the men gathered.

3. There was a place where the PRIEST washed and performed their duties

4. There was the Holy of Holies where once a year the High Priest entered...


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