Bible Class-12/5-Scott Young
Renew Our Minds
Our theme and focus in 2021 is based on Paul’s writing in Romans 12:1-2:
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 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.”
Paul writes about this again in a parallel passage (Ephesians 4:23) stating “Be renewed in the spirit of your minds.”. Paul instructs that we are to offer up our body as a living sacrifice so that our whole lives becomes spiritual acts of worship and displays the worth of Christ above the worth of the world. The key to achieving this is to be transformed by the renewal of your mind.
- If you long to break loose from conformity to the world,
- If you long to be transformed and new from the inside out,
- If you long to be free from mere duty-driven Christianity and do what you love to do because what you love to do is what you ought to do,
- If you long to offer up your body as a living sacrifice so that your whole life becomes a spiritual act of worship and displays the worth of Christ above the worth of the world,
then give yourself with all your might to pursuing this — the renewal of your mind.
We will be focusing on this all year and encourage you to join us!