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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Behavior Modification or Conversion?

Acts 22:6-10

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. Many suffer from addictions
    • 2. Two choices in stopping addictions
      • A. Behavior Modification
      • B. Conversion
    • 3. Behavioral modification does not get rid of the demons
    • 4. Conversion destroys the demons
  • I. MANY RELIGIOUS PEOPLE HAVE SWAPPED CONVERSION FOR MODIFICATION
    • A. How?
      • 1. Fear tactic or using a stimuli
      • 2. Cover the problem
  • II. PAUL THE GREAT EXAMPLE
    • A. Paul Converted (Acts 9, 22:6-21, 26:9-18)
      • 1. Result of conversion (Galatians 2:20; I Timothy 1:12-16; Ephesians 4:20-24; Colossians 3:9-11)
      • 2. Paul was completely changed
        • a. His behavior also changed because he was a new person
        • b. Compare his life before conversion and after conversion
  • III. THE MESSAGE IS NOT THE CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCES
  • IV. THE MESSAGE IS THAT YOU ARE CHANGED ON THE INSIDE
  • Conclusion

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