DOES THE CHURCH CHANGE THE WORLD OR DOES THE WORLD CHANGE THE CHURCH?

November 30, 2014

Summary

DOES THE CHURCH CHANGE THE WORLD OR DOES THE WORLD CHANGE THE CHURCH? ~ Renewing Your Mind Sermon

 

Preached by Pastor Bryan Walker at One Way Christian Center in Olustee, Oklahoma.

SERMON NOTES:

Romans 12:1-2

  • (Last Week) Present Your Bodies ~ Spiritual Worship TOPICS
  • Do not be conformed to this world ~ discern the will of God
  • How? By the renewal of your mind

 

How do we understand, THIS WORLD

  • How do you live in the world, love the lost, proclaim the gospel and not conform to THIS WORLD?

 

1 Corinthians 9:19

Mark 16:15

VS.

 

2 Corinthians 6:14

1 John 2:15-16

 

Jesus ministered to common people, sinners, tax collectors and prostitutes

Apostles took the gospel to the people

Paul preached to the Pagan religions

  • Maintained the truth of the Gospel
  • Compassionate and loving!
  • What about this…

 

1 Corinthians 5:11

Did Jesus and the Apostles change the world or did the world change them?

Lies and false doctrine

NOT ALWAYS – Majority Rules – World is the majority

World should have NO influence on doctrine

Today? Doctrine Doesn’t Matter?

  • JESUS
  • APOSTLES
  • MARTIN LUTHER
    1. Church Council
    2. Pope’s Authority
    3. Scripture!!
  • It is better that I should die a thousand times than that I should retract one syllable of the condemned articles. And as they excommunicated me for the sacrilege of heresy, so I excommunicate them in the name of the sacred truth of God. Christ will judge whose excommunication will stand.
  • MARTYRS
    • Burn a pinch of incense and declare Cesar is Lord
      • Receive a paper
      • Then worship Christ as you like

 

GOAL – know the will of God!

  • Modern “You will have Peace???”
    • God’s sovereignty! SIN and NEED for Saving!
    • Try witnessing
      • Speaking of witnessing ~ Riots in Ferguson, MO
    • Bible Roulette! No different than TARA CARDS
      • Joke – Quit smoking
        • 1Co 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit
        • Rev 15:8 and the temple was filled with smoke

 

Life is FULL OF DECISIONS

Small Decisions

  • Wave at Alicia ~ Lord should I wave
  • Hello to Alicia ~ Lord should I say hello
  • Conversation with Alicia ~ Should I use this word or that word…
  • Dinner with Alicia

Big Decisions

  • Injured!
  • Should I date Alicia
  • Should I marry Alicia

I searched the Bible for, “Should I marry Alicia?”  No result Found

How do we make daily ROUTINE decisions?

 

  1. God is sovereign
  2. RENEWING THE MIND ~ Christ centered thinking!!!

 

Empty your mind and focus on Jesus – Pagan!

Empty your mind, it is hindering the Spirit – Pagan!

 

  • NOT just learning data
  • Thinking like Christ
  • Mind and Heart are LINKED
  • Are your passions for the Lord? Or things of the world
    • In the World
    • We come out of World
    • Educated by the World
    • Miserable Christian

 

  • Not sanctified overnight SPURGEON

 

1 Peter 1:14-15

  • Pray! Know the word! Love the Word!  STANDARD
  • Put on Christ!
    • One Way Hoodie? SURE!
    • Reminders – Rainbow
    • Lord’s Supper…

2 Peter 3:1

Mark 16:15

 

 

FAITH – 5 Minute Devotion – One Way Christian Center

Given by Roy Moreau

Hebrews 11:1 NKJV  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Romans 8:24 NKJV  For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?

Bible References

  • Romans 12:2 - 2

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