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Lancaster Evangelical Free Church

Be Ye Transformed

Intro

  • Romans written to all Christians
  • Gentiles grafted into the family of God = status equal to jews
  • God’s wisdom - Romans 11:33-36
  • God’s wisdom is found in scripture - 1 Corinthians 2:6-7
  • Romans 12:1-3
  • Therefore = these two passages are connected
  • Jews = system of sacrifice = dead things to atone for sin
  • Jesus = final sacrifice, resurrected, no more dead things because of sin
  • Christians = our bodies are a living sacrifice
  • Sanctification = Being made like Jesus by the work of the Holy Spirit
  • 2 Peter 1:3 - God has given us everything we need
  • We are conformed to the world, now we must consciously not be
  • Be not conformed
  • Be ye transformed
  • The purpose is so we can know the will of God, and live by it.
  • Romans 12:3 - God’s ways are higher than our ways
  • Implications - don’t look at scripture to support our own conclusions, draw conclusions from the wisdom
  • of God as revealed in scripture
  • Romans 11:33-36
  • Be not conformed but be ye transformed - Eph 5:18-20
  • Be not conformed but be ye transformed - Col 3:5
  • Be not conformed but be ye transformed - Eph 4:29
  • Be not conformed but be ye transformed - 1 Th 4:3-5, 1 Cor 7:5
  • Be not conformed by be ye transformed - 1 Cor 6:9-11
  • Be not conformed – The world has given you conclusions. This is the wrong place to start.
  • Be ye transformed – Start in the scripture. Seek God’s wisdom.
  • Don’t misuse scripture

Recap

Scripture matters because it’s God’s incomparable wisdom
Scripture needs to impact and inform our thinking as a result
Our conclusions need to come from scripture, not be brought to scripture.

Be not conformed. Be ye transformed.

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