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Transitions Rev. Samuel Robles Jr., M.Div. April 26, 2009
Have you… <ul><li>… ever experienced change in your life? </li></ul><ul><li>… ever experienced moments of confusion? Have ...
Portions of this morning’s teaching is adapted from:  William Bridges,  Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes  (Camb...
3 stages of a Transition <ul><li>Endings </li></ul><ul><li>Neutral Zone </li></ul><ul><li>New Beginning </li></ul>
We talk a lot about  change , but we do not talk very much about  transition .
Change vs. Transition <ul><li>Change is situational. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Changes is when you get a new job, or you move ...
Notes on Transitions <ul><li>You let go of an old situation, you endure a period of haziness, and even a time of confusion...
Hebrews 11: 24 - 26
Let’s parallel Transition with Moses <ul><li>Endings </li></ul><ul><li>Neutral Zone </li></ul><ul><li>New Beginning </li><...
What did Moses have? <ul><li>“ By faith…” </li></ul>
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Transitions by Rev. Samuel Robles Jr.

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As I have recently been talking with folks and meeting new people, I have heard a common thread of concern in their stories: transitions. This is a teaching I did at Arise Christian Church on Transitions, using Moses as an example.

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  1. 1. Transitions Rev. Samuel Robles Jr., M.Div. April 26, 2009
  2. 2. Have you… <ul><li>… ever experienced change in your life? </li></ul><ul><li>… ever experienced moments of confusion? Have difficulty making a decision that may change your life? </li></ul><ul><li>… ever been scared to let go of something, and try something new? </li></ul><ul><li>Congratulations, you’ve gone through or may be going through a transition . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Portions of this morning’s teaching is adapted from: William Bridges, Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes (Cambridge, MA: Da Camp Press, 2004)
  4. 4. 3 stages of a Transition <ul><li>Endings </li></ul><ul><li>Neutral Zone </li></ul><ul><li>New Beginning </li></ul>
  5. 5. We talk a lot about change , but we do not talk very much about transition .
  6. 6. Change vs. Transition <ul><li>Change is situational. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Changes is when you get a new job, or you move to a new city. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transition is psychological. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transition is the amount of brain power/thinking (reorientation or redefinition) you have to go through in order to incorporate any of those changes into your life. (page xii) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transitions mark turning points in the path of growth. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Notes on Transitions <ul><li>You let go of an old situation, you endure a period of haziness, and even a time of confusion (inbetweenness), and then you set forth in a new situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Every transition begins with an ending. Letting go can sometimes be the hardest part. </li></ul><ul><li>Transitions are the way in which one’s life moves on and goes forward. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, Arise is a church in formation and will experience transitions. It will not always be like what you see right now (VISION). </li></ul>
  8. 8. Hebrews 11: 24 - 26
  9. 9. Let’s parallel Transition with Moses <ul><li>Endings </li></ul><ul><li>Neutral Zone </li></ul><ul><li>New Beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Verse 24 </li></ul><ul><li>Verse 25 </li></ul><ul><li>Verse 26 </li></ul>
  10. 10. What did Moses have? <ul><li>“ By faith…” </li></ul>
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