March 2019 - February 2020
Be Strikingly Different!
As Christians, there must be a contrast between us and the world.
And the biggest contrast shows up in the way we act and live. Which comes out of how we think. And how we think is ultimately guided by what we choose to believe as truth. Do we believe what the world tells us or do we believe in Jesus and what He says?
If the answer is Jesus, then there has to be a change in the way we think. By the renewing of our minds through the work of the Holy Spirit. So that we have the mind of Christ and therefore a Christian perspective on things rather than a tainted world view that conforms to the pattern of the world.
Having the mind of Christ makes us distinct and different. Because the difference is Jesus. And this difference will reflect in the way we act and live. This difference is our contrast.
This contrast will put us in conflict with our old nature and an unbelieving world. So we have a further choice to make. We can choose to lose our distinctiveness to sinful behaviour or hide it out of fear. Or we can boldly accept the fact we are different and live a life of contrast that glorifies God.
Follow State Highway 1 to Tristram Ave Exit in Wairau Valley.
Take exit 417 and turn into Wairau Road.
Turn left to View Rd.
Follow the simple instructions in the 'Journey Planner' at https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/
(use 'View Rd, Glenfield' as your 'To B address/location'.)