WEiRD : Because Normal Isn't Working // Weird in a God Way
[ECC Lead Pastor, Scott Moore, Covington Campus]
If you want what normal people have, do what normal people do.
If you want what few people have, do what few people do. (Get WEiRD)
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matthew 7:13, 14 NIV)
- Don't think like other people do.
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. (Romans 12:2 NIV)
We will learn how to view these things in a WEiRD way:
- Don't live like other people do.
Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. (1 Peter 2:11, 12 NIV)
If you want what few people have, do what few people do.
1. Clear your mind.
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Philippians 4:8 NLT)
2. Clean your heart.
God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God. (Matthew 5:8 NLT)