There is a way the culture of this world is going . . . but it is not the way of Christ. If you don’t feel like your swimming upstream against the culture of the day you may be swimming with it! We are called to follow Jesus wherever he leads us. Following Jesus usually means to walk against the tide of the culture. This is hard to do alone, but much easier when we walk with others who are following Jesus. This is church. Church is a place of refuge for the new in Christ and spiritually weak. Those who are more mature walk alongside the weak as they learn to follow Jesus. Church services and discipleship programs can aid in our spiritual growth, but spiritual transformation is not limited to programming. God’s desire is that we would be transformed from glory to glory as we follow Jesus every day. As we enter into a culture of transformation, spiritual growth will become the natural overflow of life with God and each other.
Romans 12:2 (ESV) "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."
( Read all of Romans 12 here )