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Series instructions:
This series of Bible studies are meant to be done in sequence, over the course of several weeks depending on the pace at which you feel comfortable moving.

Browse Series:

  1. Introduction
  2. Feature: Deep Change
  3. Deep Destiny
  4. Deep Purpose
  5. Deep Grace
  6. Deep Awareness
  7. Deep Transparency
  8. Deep Spirituality

Jesus concluded his parable of the two sons by saying, “I tell you the truth, the tax collectors and the prostitutes will enter the kingdom of God before you do.”

This was a rebuke to the religious leaders who pretended to obey God like the son who said “yes” but instead lived with a “no” heart (Matthew 21:23).

These religious leaders like the Pharisees focused on the appearance of obedience to God while in their hearts hiding rebellion. This focus on behavior while ignoring or denying the condition of the heart is what I call “religious behaviorism.” Religious behaviorism is the opposite of “Deep Change,” choosing ‘cheap talk’ over ‘real obedience’.

“Deep Change” is a dynamic and transformational experience of God. The result reaches deeper than superficial improvement. We become a different person.

Begin with the feature study, then move to the daily quiet times, so you can develop the sense of destiny, understanding of purpose, and experience of God’s grace that is “Deep Change.”

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Russ Ewell

As the Editor-in-Chief for Deep Spirituality, Russ Ewell writes, teaches, and innovates with his eyes on the future. His teaching is rooted in providing hope for those turned off by tradition, and infused with vision for building the transformative church for which the 21st century hungers. His passion to inspire even the most skeptical to view God through fresh eyes can be found in his book “When God Isn’t Attractive”.

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Listen to article:

Series instructions:
This series of Bible studies are meant to be done in sequence, over the course of several weeks depending on the pace at which you feel comfortable moving.

Browse Series:

  1. Introduction
  2. Feature: Deep Change
  3. Deep Destiny
  4. Deep Purpose
  5. Deep Grace
  6. Deep Awareness
  7. Deep Transparency
  8. Deep Spirituality

Jesus concluded his parable of the two sons by saying, “I tell you the truth, the tax collectors and the prostitutes will enter the kingdom of God before you do.”

This was a rebuke to the religious leaders who pretended to obey God like the son who said “yes” but instead lived with a “no” heart (Matthew 21:23).

These religious leaders like the Pharisees focused on the appearance of obedience to God while in their hearts hiding rebellion. This focus on behavior while ignoring or denying the condition of the heart is what I call “religious behaviorism.” Religious behaviorism is the opposite of “Deep Change,” choosing ‘cheap talk’ over ‘real obedience’.

“Deep Change” is a dynamic and transformational experience of God. The result reaches deeper than superficial improvement. We become a different person.

Begin with the feature study, then move to the daily quiet times, so you can develop the sense of destiny, understanding of purpose, and experience of God’s grace that is “Deep Change.”

More in

Russ Ewell

As the Editor-in-Chief for Deep Spirituality, Russ Ewell writes, teaches, and innovates with his eyes on the future. His teaching is rooted in providing hope for those turned off by tradition, and infused with vision for building the transformative church for which the 21st century hungers. His passion to inspire even the most skeptical to view God through fresh eyes can be found in his book “When God Isn’t Attractive”.

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