This Old House
- Written by Lon Lorton Lon Lorton
“So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.” [Ephesians 4:17]
Do you ever watch those home remodeling shows on TV? A few of them start out as simply easy rehabs that turn into major (and expensive) remodels. A lot of them, though, seem to focus on homes that people choose, then take on major renovations - walls knocked out, new flooring, expanded kitchens or baths. In reality, the end result is a brand new home - no minor remodel, but a major renovation into something new and wonderful.
Too often, Christians consider their identity in Christ as a minor remodel - put your faith in Christ, take on a new moral here or there, and give up some habit contrary to our faith. But for the most part, don’t get too crazy with that identity-in-Christ thing. Surely we don’t have to go over the deep end with a complete turn-around in our lifestyle…Do we?
This minor remodel approach to Christianity falls far short of the biblical vision. Maybe this new year might be a good opportunity to reflect on a passage in Ephesians that goes in depth as to what it means to think and live as a Christian. (Yes, it involves more than a coat of paint or scented candles in the foyer.)
Wednesday Family Night Dinner Menu
January 18, 2017
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Drink and Dessert
Birthdays and Anniversaries
01.09.17 Claudia Arnett; Jim Hendrix
01.12.17 Haley Cope; Kaleb White
01.13.17 Leslie Franklin
01.14.17 Suzanne Henley