Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Part 1:When Culture Shifts

Can you believe I actually got back to this so soon??  Haha!  I'm so excited about sharing with you about this message series.  For those of you who read that are part of my Highlands family, you have heard this but I know you agree it's worth hearing again ;)

Some believers think that we are in the end times and after this series I agree.  Pastor Chris wanted to bring us this message so that we have an idea of what we are up against.  This is the 1st of 6 posts I will be making and hopefully you will get something out of them.

Series text: Daniel 1:1-6

When Culture Shifts

...will you?

Daniel 1:7

1. It will try to rename you.
-It will try to change your identity from what God created you to be.
-God has a redemptive name to put on you.

Daniel 1:8 "But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way."

2. It will try to tame you.
-When culture shifts, you better know who you are!  Culture will try to shift your convictions.
-People with no convictions are most susceptible.
-People do things because everyone else is.

Daniel 1:11-14
*anytime the Bible mentions the number 10, it is indicative of a time of testing

3. It will try to claim you.
-There will be a moment of pressure.
-When culture shifts, never give in to the pressure.
-God's way is best. (v. 15-19)

Ten Times Better

Daniel 1:20 "In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom."

Will I change the world or will the world change me?

Will my identity come from God or from the world?

Am I going to set the culture or reflect the culture?

We don't need to be a thermometer.  We need to be the thermostat!

I will be back on this next week :)  I hope you are having a fantastic week!

*Fun Giveaway*!

hey hey blog peeps!  I have not forgotten about you or blogging about the Daniel Series messages from church last month...just been busy busy!  I will try my hardest to get to that tonight so hang in there!  It is coming, and I promise you will be blessed by it!

Today, I wanted to let you all know about a giveaway opportunity :)  Because who doesn't love free stuff?!?  Head on over to a blog I read and check it out!


Have a beautiful afternoon!

K :)