Guest preacher Kathleen Rochester brings the next in our Summer Sermon Series: Big Buts of the Bible.
“But” is a very important word (Gk. “alla” – αλλα). There are many times in the Bible where this three (four) letter word changes everything. It is amazing the difference a great “but” makes.
Today, Kathy reflects on Romans 12: 1,2 (NIV) with this big “but”:
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.