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2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

Philippians 4:6 (NLT)

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

Philippians 4:7 (NLT)

Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.


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Sundays

Sunday School 9:30 am

Celebration Service 10:50 am

Evening Worship 6:30 pm

Wednesdays

Epic Kids Midweek

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(3yrs-6th Grade)

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Adult Bible Study & Prayer 
6:30 pm

Students Grades 7-12 6:30 pm 

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Friday 8 am - 12 pm


Conformed or Transformed?

Posted 12/29/2019

Year End message by Pastor Lee Evans

Conformed or Transformed?

 

A Living Sacrifice

Romans 12:1-2 (CSB)

12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.

 

 John 2:15-17 (CSB) 15  Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16  For everything in the world??—??the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride in one's possessions??—??is not from the Father, but is from the world. 17  And the world with its lust is passing away, but the one who does the will of God remains forever. 

 

1 Peter 1:14-16 (CSB) conformed used by PETER14  As obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance. 15  But as the one who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; 16  for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.

 

Kenneth Wuest – “Stop assuming an outward expression which is patterned after the world, and expression which does not come from, nor is reperesentative of what you are in your inner being as a regenerated child of God!

 

Transformed – Used 4 x in the NT.   (Present tense – this is a PROCESS from new birth to end)

Matthew 17:1-2 (CSB) 1  After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John and led them up on a high mountain by themselves. 2  He was transfigured in front of them, and his face shone like the sun; his clothes became as white as the light. MARK 9:2

 

2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (CSB) 17  Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18  We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.

THE KEY TO A transformed Life is CULTIVATING a Renewed Mind… Disciples Bible

The Christian who is too Lazy MENTALLY TO DRINK DEEPLY FROM God’s revealed word or to think courageously about the meaning of Personal faith will to be shaped by institutionalized values and socially acceptable modes of thought. THE TEACHER may become the lazy persons god. The TEACHER must remain and instrument through whom God can work to CHALLENGE learners TO THINK, question and challenge.  The Christian MUST find God’s will personally and indivicually. NO TEACHER CAN FIND GODs will FOR ME… Spiritual transformation through learning is a continual PROCESS not a once and FOR ALL accomplishment…