Transformed vs Conformed, pt. 2

Hello! Yesterday, Pastor Steve continued his teaching on being the salt and the light in the world. To listen to this message, simply click play on the audio player below. I’ve also included our Call to Worship, links to Scripture references, and some very brief notes from the lesson. 🙂

Call to Worship
Philippians 2:12-18
Do Everything Without Grumbling
12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. 17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. 18 So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.

Scripture References

Romans 12:1-2

2 Corinthians 4:16

Matthew 25:4

Ephesians 4:23

Titus 3:5

Ephesians 6:17

Ephesians 5:18

1 John 1:9

Romans 14:9

Mark 11:24

Luke 11:23

Luke 8:17-18

1 John 2:17

Notes

Source = God
Course = following Jesus
Force = the Holy Spirit
Series of Twos
2 Agents - The Holy Spirit & the Sword of the Spirit
2 Actions - Be willing to be renewed & practice daily discipline
2 Attitudes - Be serious & be submissive

Transformed vs Conformed

Hello! Sorry for the late posting. I’m getting old, and my brain doesn’t work as well as it used to. 😉 But Pastor Steve continued his teaching last Sunday on what it means to be salt and light. He talked about being transformed versus being conformed. To listen to this message, simply click play on the audio player below. I’ve also included the Call to Worship and link to Scriptures that Pastor Steve referenced in his lesson. Enjoy!

Call to Worship
Titus 3:1-8
Saved in Order to Do Good
Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.
At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.

Scripture References

Luke 8:16-18

Matthew 5:13-15

John 10:27

Matthew 5:16

Romans 8:29

Romans 12:1-2

Galatians 2:20

Colossians 1:27

Psalm 37:5