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Bulletin – August 11, 2013

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Are You Conformed or Transformed? 

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:2).

 If we allow it, the world will squeeze us right into its mold or shape. We will find ourselves taking on its morality, its way of thinking, its value system. From constant exposure it is easy to become desensitized to the sin around us. Profanity does not make us uncomfortable, and there is no blushing at dirty jokes. Seeing an unmarried couple live together may not be condoned but is tolerated. Killing the unborn is not shocking. Magazines and books portray lifestyles and language in conflict with biblical standards. Entertainers set dress and morality standards of society.

 But there is a way to keep ourselves from this conformity. We must daily renew our minds through the Spirit of God. Our thought patterns must be those of God rather than of the world around us. As we are changed by the Spirit, the world will not have the power to squeeze us into its shape. We will know what “is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

 Pray that God will keep you sensitive to His Spirit and His Word.

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