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Do not be conformed to this world . . .

Romans 12:2

Christians are not to be conformed to this world in the way we think. The world by its advertisements, its conversation, and its philosophy is engaged in a gigantic brainwashing. Not always consciously but sometimes unconsciously, the Christian is beset by secular and worldly propaganda, calling us to live for ourselves and to put things and selfish pleasures ahead of God. The world’s system threatens to contaminate the stream of Christian thought, but the Bible says, “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8). 

Above the noise we can hear the voice of Scripture: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2). 

Think about the time we spend reading the Bible and praying, and compare it to the time spent listening to the radio, watching television or surfing the internet. Does God get His rightful share of our time and attention? Is the world shaping our mind—or is Christ? The Bible says, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5). The mind of the believer is a battleground. Every thought must either honour Christ or be taken captive until it does.

What will be occupying your mind today?

Bible Reading

Romans 12:1-2.


Father God, help me to make time for You each day, and through the day, to be mindful of You. In Jesus name. Amen.

Assembling For Worship

Do not forsake the assembling of ourselves together.

Hebrews 10:25

I will not argue with anyone about nature inspiring thoughts of God. King David the psalmist said, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament show His handiwork” (Psalm 19:1). But at the same time, I would give you no comfort about absenting yourself from the house of God. The Bible says, “Christ loved the Church and gave Himself for it” (Ephesians 5:25). If our Lord loved the Church enough to die for it, then we should respect it enough to support and attend it. I like what Theodore Roosevelt (Former American President) once said, “You may worship God anywhere, at any time, but the chances are that you will not do so unless you have first learned to worship Him somewhere in some particular place, at some particular time.”

Where will you be found each Sunday?

Bible Reading

Ephesians 5:22-33.


Down through the years, beloved Lord, Christians have met to worship You. Thank You that I am a part of this blessed family. In Jesus name. Amen.

What is God like?

We shall be like Him . . .

  1 John 3:2

Never be embarrassed to ask questions about the Bible; God wants us to know what it teaches! The Bible is God’s Word, and the main reason God gave it to us is so we could know Him and allow His truth to change our lives.

God does not have hands or eyes or feet; God is a spiritual being without form or body, and He is far greater than any physical being. Sometimes the Bible speaks about God's hands or eyes, but when it does, it is using symbolic language to convey some truth about His activity: “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. ” (2 Chronicles 16:9). 

When the Bible says God created the human race in His image, it means that God put His character or imprint on our souls or spirits. We are not God–but we are like Him (although limited). Because of this, we have the ability to love, and to know right from wrong. Because we bear God’s image, we are different from the animals, and all human life is sacred. 

The tragedy is that God’s image within us has been defaced and twisted by sin (although not destroyed). But Christ came to make us whole, and someday “we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is” (1 John 3:2). In the meantime, make it your goal to grow closer to Christ and serve Him with all of your life. 

Bible Reading

John 4:19-26.


Help me Father God, to know Your Word more, that I may better help others. In Christ's name. Amen.

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