The Early Christian Gets the Lion

October 3, 2021

I know why we want to stay in the center of the herd—after all, it’s the early Christian that gets the lion.

The herd gives us a (ultimately false) sense of safety, and in a world of howling jackals, we need all the safety we can get.

And yet.

In spite of our almost overwhelming sense to stay squarely with the herd, the Apostle Paul’s words to the Roman church have the same urgent clarity today as they had 2,000 years ago:

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds.” (Romans 12:2.)

As we begin our study of Paul’s Letter to the Romans, this is where we should begin:

With the expectation that the safest and best place to be is where the Lord leads us. And the Lord is leading us not to conformity with the world, but rather transformation through the Spirit.

Let’s go.

Preacher: Andrew Forrest

Scripture: Romans 12:1-2

References:

--Dallas Willard, Renovation of the Heart

--from the Dallas Morning News: "With COVID deaths among pregnant people increasing, here’s what expectant Texans should know”