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Welcome to the Iowa City Church sermon and teaching page.  We know that life can be confusing, and sometime just plain hard.  We believe the best way to live life comes through following Jesus.  These lessons and sermons are designed to be a resource to help you on that journey.  We hope you find them helpful!

Jun 29, 2021

Everyone wants to change.  You know it's true.  Even as you read these words, you are thinking of those things you wish you could change.  Entrepreneurs know this as well.  One can't even begin to count the plethora of books, programs, and life coaches devoted to Self-Help, Health & Wellness, and Life Transformation.
Christians want to change as well.  Be honest, one of the reasons you put your faith in Jesus was because you wanted a new life, and isn't that the promise? 

"If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come" ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

Amazing promise isn't it?  So are you experiencing this new transformed life or do you feel stuck in a rut of the same ole same ole? 

As much as we wish there was a "fairy god mother to sprinkle some pixy dust" to change us into a princess or prince, we know that's not how transformation works.  Any type of change is hard.  God's creation reminds us that transformation is a process and is difficult, yet in the end it's good!  Just look at the journey of a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly.  Not only is it a long process, but one of the most critical stages of the transformation is the struggle of exiting the cocoon.  It is the battle to leave their claustrophobic home that actually cleans, and strengthens the butterfly to be ready to survive and thrive in this wild and crazy world! 

The transformation of Christian has a similar pathway.  In Romans chapter 12, the apostle Paul lays out a plan for all Jesus followers to experience radical transformation.  It's not an easy plan, but it is good!  To learn more, check out part two of Beyond Belief.