Romans 12:1-2
12 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

We can put laws on the books, but we cannot change people’s hearts.
We must change inwardly first. If we don’t change we will continue living like the world. We must be willing to change.
“if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation.”

We must let Jesus transform us. Do you really want to be changed?
How Change takes place:
1. It only takes place when you decide to change. If you could kick the person responsible for your troubles, you could not sit down for a week!!
2. Change takes place when you change the way you think. Change starts in your mind. The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel determines the way you act.
3. You have to take small steps every day to change. We want overnight change, but it comes slowly.
We must have patience in all things, but mostly patience in yourself. We all fall short, don’t be discouraged.