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The Me I Want To Be

Romans 12:1-2 says, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.2Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

From this Series

All of Me

January 4, 2015 by Paul McGuinness Message 1 of 6

Proverbs 4:23 say, "above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." Sometimes the ME I see isn't the ME I want to BE. In times like this, we must cooperate with God as He works to transform us into the best version of ourselves.

Forward Movement

January 11, 2015 by Mark Stuenzi Message 2 of 6

Deep down inside, all want to make progress; it’s part of who we are. But sometimes it seems like we deal with the same problems and challenges over and over again. It’s easy to just reach a spiritual plateau and give up. When we do that, entropy sets in and we begin to decay spiritually. The Christian life is intended to be a journey – moving from where we are to where God wants us to be. Jesus called us to “make disciples” – a disciple is a “learner.” Early Christians were called “Followers of the Way.” In this passage, Paul encourages the readers to make spiritual growth a life-long pursuit, he says, “continue to work out your salvation…”

Better Connected

January 18, 2015 by Mark Stuenzi Message 3 of 6

We all have a tendency to drift; it usually happens slowly and subtly. Usually, other people can see it happening long before we can see it. Being in community with other believers is a protection against drift. There is a subtle yet powerful effect that comes from being in regular, close fellowship with a small group of believers. A group provides a place to connect and brings “positive peer pressure” to our lives.

Owning It

January 25, 2015 by Mark Stuenzi Message 4 of 6

Most people want to grow and want to know more about God, but don’t feel capable of understanding spiritual things. They feel dependent on the church and the theological “experts” for their spiritual growth. People need to be freed and encouraged to pursue a relationship with God on their own time and in their own way. This has never been more possible than it is today. The average American today has more information on their cell phone than those of a previous generation could access in a lifetime. When people engage in private disciplines and then teach others what they have learned, they will grow like never before.

Not About Me

February 1, 2015 by Paul McGuinness Message 5 of 6

It’s way too easy for us – all of us – to think that life should revolve around me. But, the Me I want to be isn’t all about me. The Me I want to be is focused on others. He serves, he gives, he uses what he has to benefit others. He plays a part in the big story God is writing.

Better or Bitter

February 8, 2015 by Mark Stuenzi Message 6 of 6

Sometimes the times of deepest pain are also our times of greatest growth. A much-loved passage of Scripture is Romans 8:28, which says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” God’s greatest good for us is that we would be conformed to the image of his son, Jesus. Quite often, God uses pivotal circumstances as a component of that process. When going through those pivotal circumstances, we never need to doubt God’s heart toward us.