Being Overcome by Good
We have been using a catchphrase to describe an intentional rejection of the formative power of our surrounding culture, for such conformity inhibits Christ-like transformation. This phrase, "swimming upstream," requires effort. Our natural tendency is to go with the flow and assume our formation is quite normal. This Sunday, we will find out - in a few words - why this work of counter-cultural engagement is so necessary. For thriving is not all that is at stake; but survival, both as a church and as individuals looking to live "alive in Christ," are also at stake. This will end our Vision series. As we end, we as a church will receive a charge that, by God's grace, will be a lifelong reminder to us all.