Sermons on Romans 12:1-5

Epiphany 1 – Does it matter what we think?

[This sermon was preached in Arnhem in January 2015.] Be not conformed to this world; but ye transformed by the renewing of your mind Does it really matter what we think? I think we all know the experience of seeing a child puzzling over some matter, anxious.  And then, if the child trusts us, we give the child the courage to explain what is bothering him or her – and if we can answer that…

Epiphany 1 – Be transformed by the renewal of your mind

Do not be conformed to this world; but be transformed by the renewal of your mind We are now in the season of Epiphany – the revealing of love of God in the life and witness of Jesus Christ.  Our season is short this year – only this Sunday and next!  It began last Wednesday with Jesus being revealed as the true King of Jew and Gentile alike.  Next Sunday Jesus will be revealed as…

Epiphany 1: Our minds His business

Do not be conformed to this world; but be transformed by the renewal of your mind In Epiphany season we don’t stay at the cradle, in a kind of sentimental beholding of the Christ child, but we are forced, in a sense, by our readings to quickly grow up with Jesus – moving from the cradle to the one story in Scripture of Jesus as a teenager. Some of you are teenagers now, the rest…