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Jan 12, 2020

Be Transformed

Be Transformed

Passage: Romans 12:1-13

Speaker: Pastor Greg Olson

Series: 20/20 Vision

Category: Renewed, Worship, Following Jesus

Keywords: worship, sin, renewing, influence, thinking, behaving

Sermon Notes

We live in a world strongly influenced by sin in terms of thinking and behaving.

  • We are not magically set apart from that world when we believe and follow Jesus.
  • Indeed, God wants us to stay in this world to be salt and light—to change it!
  • In order to do this, we need a change in attitude and values.

This is our worship.

  • Worship is our acknowledgement that God is our God.
  • We worship corporately on Sundays, but we worship daily as we conduct ourselves in this world.
  • How we treat others, think, behave and respond is our worship.
  • One of the greatest temptations for a Christian is to compartmentalize or bifurcate our faith—thinking that only certain parts of our lives have eternal significance.  All of life does.

We must be informed (renewing of our minds). It is a process to allow God’s spirit to reside in us.

  • It is righting the temptation of old habits and attitudes. God wants to reprogram our thinking. So what are we feeding our minds?
  • Renewing our minds results in bearing fruit.
  • When our minds are right with God, our hearts are right with God and our actions and behaviors will follow.