Christianity without Jesus, his truth and the Holy Spirit is hard. And it is rampant throughout the church in America. We know that we are supposed to grow in our faith, and far too often we try it in our own strength, rather than through the Spirit, which is God's design for our growth. Far too often we say 'thanks Jesus for the salvation, we got it from here'. It's just doesn't work that way. In this sermon we look at change through Jesus, what has been accomplished via the cross, what God says about us, the freedom from sin in Christ and how the Helper help us grow in Christ.