We all want to be liked, cherished, and appreciated by our peers. But what if God cared less about these things? What if God didn’t care how many Facebook friends you have, or how many people follow you on Twitter or how many likes you have on Instagram? And what if God isn’t worried about how popular you are? In fact, what if the purpose of the Gospel isn’t to fit in at all, but to in fact stand out…
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:1–2, ESV)
God has called us to be different. To stand against the grain. To be a city on a hilltop (““You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14, ESV). And to be the change for a world that lacks hope.
During the next 60 Day’s we will look at key areas of our life that God desires to change and help us to become different. God’s plan is to transform us in our spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, relational, financial and vocational life. When we learn to think differently, we will begin to live differently, and as we learn to think God’s way, we will begin to live God’s way.
DARE TO BE DIFFERENT. DARE TO MAKE A CHANGE. STAND OUT
Oct 15 – Dare To Be Different. Dare To Make A Change! (Phil 3:1-16; Rom 12.1-2; John 9; Lk 10.38-42)
Oct 22 – Spiritual Renewal (Lk 15.11-24; Ps 51.1-4; 2 Cor 5:17; John 15.4-5)
Nov 5 – Living In Abundance (Ps 23; Ps 1; Mat 11:28-30)
Nov 12 – Renewing The Mind (Rom 7:14–25; Rom 8.6-8; 2 Cor 10.3-5; Jam 1.14-15; Phil 2.1-11
Nov 19 – Understanding My Emotions (Mk 12.28-34; Gal 5.16-26; Ps 32)
Dec 3 – Growing Relationships (Gen 3.6-19; Rom 8.1; Job 11.13-18)
Dec 10 – Being A Good Stewart (Lk 16.1-13; Lk 12.16-21; Mat 6.19-21; Mat 25.29; 1 Tim 6:10–18)
Dec 17 – Finding A Healthy Balance In Life & Work (1 Sam 16, 17.1-52; Ex 35.30-35)