Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Clint Ware: Resolving Conflict Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Clint gives us some very practical advice and suggestions for living peacefully with everyone in our lives. He has a multi-part plan for facing conflict and making peace that will bring us closer [...]
“but be transformed” If we are being transformed it is an active work on our part. We participate in this transformation. What’s the goal of Christian transformation? To become more like Christ. Another word we use to describe this transformation is sanctification. We should commit ourselves to transformation, becoming more like Christ. That’s the measure of a successful [...]
When we are letting ourselves be passively conformed to this world, we can’t know God’s will, because we don’t value what God values. Oswald Chambers, the author of “My Utmost for His Highest” calls it, “Getting into God’s stride.” He says, “It is difficult to get into stride with God, because when we start walking with [...]
“Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world” What does this phrase really mean? The word conform comes from the Greek word “schema”, which means to make, or conform to the same pattern. Another scripture that helps illuminate this idea is 1 Peter 1:13-15, which says: “Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be [...]
Casey Combest, the worship leader at the Connection, is our guest speaker this week. His message is based on Romans 12:2. The main point of his message is that if we would stop passively being conformed, and commit ourselves to transformation by the renovation/renewal of our minds , we will become more like Christ. From [...]
This is week five of the sermon series, “Fireproofing Your Relationships.” The message is about resisting temptation with God’s help. Clint reminds us that we will never be tempted beyond what we can bear, and that sometimes the best choice is to simply get away from tempting situations. We hope you will be blessed by [...]
This week continues the sermon series, “Fireproof Your Relationships” by describing those influences which can suck the life out of a marriage in the same way parasites affect the body. These parasites can be things like damaging relationships, addictions, or time-consuming hobbies. We handle physical parasites by getting rid of them quickly, and Clint suggests [...]