Christian Response to Culture

This blog is inspired and a focus of a message
 by Pastor Bradley Speer. 
Click here to watch & listen to his last message.

Living a life that is worthy of the gospel and acceptable to God is not an easy task, but we are called to do it. In Romans twelve, Paul said we are to “present our bodies as a living sacrifice holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”  In that same passage Paul explained that achieving this lifestyle, will come by transforming your mind. A solid place to start this transformation, would be to understand that “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”  

Do your thoughts and opinions reflect that you believe God created everything? Or do you have some thoughts and opinions that contradict?

By accepting this truth from Scripture, we should come to grips with two concepts. First, we should trust God’s word to instruct our life. Secondly, we should live through His purpose for our life. 

Read Genesis 2:15-17

The fall man hinged on Adam and Eve not focusing on the work that God gave them to do, and stepped outside the perimeters that God gave in His instructions. When we trust God, the purpose of life will come freely and abundantly. Continue in Genesis two and identify the simple structure God gave us to follow, which our culture seems to have the hardest time accepting. 

Read Genesis 2:21-25

As you think about your current life, remember that your purpose should be built on you thinking of others and not just yourself (Philippians 2:4). 

With Philippians 2:4 in mind, why do you work?

This short little question has massive repercussions. If providing for your family is not driving your decision to work, than your ability to think of the interest of others is utterly small. If you want to some up the calling of following Jesus, it is to ”love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  

With this understanding and lifestyle, you will be able to engage culture and communicate your belief of trusting God with your life. 

Click here for the passages used from Pastor Brad's message.