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Real Transformation

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”If you have the Holy Spirit, you have everything you need to engage in your purpose and destiny right now.”

—Mark Jobe


Our culture is obsessed with instant gratification. You don’t have to look far to see signs of it everywhere: from providers vying for the fastest high-speed internet, same-day or within-the-hour delivery services, fast-food drive-throughs, on-demand streaming services... the list goes on!

Our culture of the “fast” and “now” ignores that there are repercussions beyond our immediate results. A society that experiences fewer waits will possess less patience, become distracted from meaningful pursuits, and reap harmful social outcomes. The truth, especially in our spiritual lives, is that there’s no way around slow and prolonged periods of growth. Real transformation doesn’t happen overnight!

The good news is that God has given us everything we need for an abundant life in Him. While instant gratification can feel good in the moment, it isn’t lasting. A lifestyle of instant gratification seeks to destroy our need for God. When Jesus came to redeem us, He came to give us a new nature, not one of self-gratification, self-satisfaction, or self-reliance.

“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” (2 Peter 1:3)

God desires to work in and through our lives, but we must wait, grow, and learn what His perfect will is for each of us. The end result will be worth it—even if it takes time.

Listen to the sermon series: Real Transformation

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Ministry Update from Mark

I want to give a big shout-out to Dr. George and Hilda Sweeting for recently celebrating their 76th wedding anniversary! My friend and predecessor, George Sweeting, has been a great example and an ongoing source of encouragement to me personally. He has been an evangelist, pastor, and Moody Bible Institute president, but what I respect the most is his heart for God and love for his wife, Hilda. If you want to know more about his life and ministry, pick up his book Full Circle that tells their story. Dr. Sweeting prays for me and Dee daily. I’m deeply grateful for his influence and mentorship.

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At the Table with Jesus

66 Days to Draw Closer to Christ and Fortify Your Faith

by Louie Giglio

Imagine sharing a meal with Jesus and immersing yourself in His wisdom. What an incredible gift the disciples had, getting to take that opportunity in person. In At the Table with Jesus, Louie Giglio shows how, right now, you and I are offered the same gift—to sit and spiritually commune with our Creator. Through these practical devotions drawn from Scripture, partake in the spiritual banquet and deepen your relationship with God.

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Dr. Mark Jobe

Mark Jobe serves as president of Moody Bible Institute and host of Moody Radio's Bold Steps. He is the author of Unstuck: Out of Your Cave into Your Call (Moody Publishers). He is also the founding pastor of New Life Community Church, a Chicago-based ministry with 27 locations throughout Chicago. Mark earned a diploma from Moody in 1984, a master’s degree from Moody Theological Seminary, and a doctorate in transformational leadership from Bakke Graduate University. He and his wife, Dee, have three adult children.

Bold Steps with Dr. Mark Jobe

Bold Steps with Dr. Mark Jobe

Bold Steps with Dr. Mark Jobe takes you on the path to freedom and authenticity in Christ. With candid, topical teaching from God’s Word, Dr. Jobe offers simple gospel messages with the power to transform your life.