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Do You Want to be Conformed or Transformed?

Do You Want to be Conformed or Transformed?

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect will.” ~ Romans 12:2 (ESV) Do you want to be conformed or transformed? That’s the question that God is posing to you in this passage from Romans. I remember when I was a teenager, I thought conformity was for losers. It was cool to be “anti-conformity”,…

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How Change Really Happens

How Change Really Happens

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” ~ John 15:5 (ESV) Most of us believe that we if we try hard enough, we can change. Just start a new habit, be really intentional, set a schedule–try, try, try.–and if we do it hard enough, we’ll change ourselves. Most New Year’s resolutions, while good-intentioned, are made out…

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