Overcoming Worldliness

by Reagan McClenny


Scripture: Rom 12:1-2 Mar 11, 2018

Overcoming Worldliness: Romans 12:1-2

  • All of God’s promises for eternal good are for “overcomers.” Revelation 2-3

I. Identify Conformation (Genesis 19):

  1. We make choices based on worldly considerations. (Gen. 13:10-11)
  2. Worldliness bothers us, but we are still a part of it. (2 Peter 2:6-8)
  3. We become more and more entangled in the world. (19:1)
  4. We act “better,” but only by comparison! (19:2-8)
  5. We reject (without genuine consideration) calls to “get out” of the world, or put it off until “we are ready.” (19:9-16)
  6. We are not willing to fully give up the world, and desire to “go back.” (19:17-26)
  7. We do not pass spirituality on the next generation. (19:30-38)

II. Embrace Transformation (Romans 12:1-2):

How? “the renewing of your mind.”

  • Change the way act by changing the way you think.

1. Change the way you think about LIFE

  • Colossians 3:1-2things above, not on the earth!
  • Do you know where you’re going in life?
  • This is not just the things we think about, but what we yearn for, delight in, and will do no matter what!
  • Is heaven really where you want to go?

2. Change the way you think about YOURSELF

  • Colossians 3:3-10
  • Do you know who you are?
  • Galatians 2:20I have become an instrument of God to do his will.
  • Ephesians 4:23 “renewed in the spirit of your mind"

3. Change the way you think about GOD’S DIRECTION

  • Approve of God’s way in your own mind, then prove to the world that God’s way works.
  • 1 John 5:1-4Overcome the world by faith!


  • Joshua 24:15; 1 Kings 18:21; Matthew 6:24; James 4:4