Has Accepting Jesus Changed My Life (pt. 2) #210

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Scriptures:
2 Timothy 2:19, Acts 26:20, Colossians 1:10, John 8:31, Luke 19:1-10, Matthew 3:8

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Scripture(s):
2 Timothy 2:19, Acts 26:20, Colossians 1:10, John 8:31, Luke 19:1-10, Matthew 3:8
Date:
11/02/2023

Examples in scripture of changed lives after accepting Jesus

Luke 19:1 -10 (NASB)

1 He entered Jericho and was passing through.

2 And there was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; he was a chief tax collector and he was rich.

3 Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus was, and was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature.

4 So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass through that way.

5 When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zaccheus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house.”

6 And he hurried and came down and received Him gladly.

7 When they saw it, they all began to grumble, saying, “He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.”

8 Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much.”

9 And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is a son of Abraham.

10 “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”


  1. He demonstrated repentance and righteous works! (v.8 …defrauded anyone…give back”)

Acts 26:20 (NASB)

20 but kept declaring both to those of Damascus first, and also at Jerusalem and then throughout all the region of Judea, and even to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds appropriate to repentance.

Matthew 3:8 (NASB)

8 “Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance;


  1. Evidence of conversion = Continue in His Word! (v.9 “this house”)

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.”

John 8:31 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine;

Colossians 1:10 (NASB)

10 so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

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