A New Nature

February 13, 2022 Pastor: Jonathan Glisson Series: Second Nature

Scripture: Romans 12:9–13

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Message Points 

"A New Nature"
Romans 12:9-13

Introduction: When we begin to follow Jesus, He gives us a Second and Better Nature that empowers us to love Him wholeheartedly and to love Others sacrificially. His desire is that this Second Nature would become “Second Nature” for us.

Our Second Nature involves…

Loving & Hating

  • Loving with Authenticity (Romans 12:9a)
    • Hypocrisy and Love are a Paradox: They cannot Co-exist
  • Hating what is Evil (Romans 12:9b)
    • Evil is the Enemy of Love, not Hate

Embracing & Rejecting

  • Embracing Others through Honor (Romans 12:10)
    • Respect is justly Earned, but Honor is freely Given
  • Rejecting Passivity (Romans 12:11)
    • Outward Diligence: Elevating People over Profit
    • Inward Passion: Elevating Integrity over Indulgence
    • Upward Service: Elevating Spirit-Pleasing over Self-Promoting

Gaining & Giving

  • Gaining Perspective (Romans 12:12)
    • Be Positive, Be Patient, Be Prayerful
  • Giving Generously (Romans 12:13)
    • Greed: the Assumption that it’s all for my Consumption
    • Generosity: the Conspiracy with Christ against your Old Nature to Re-Allocate your Impermanent Wealth

Application: Has loving people well become “Second Nature” for you? If not, what needs to change? God’s desire and design is to empower you to love Him wholeheartedly and others sacrificially.



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Seniors With A Testimony 

February 15th6:00pmLegacy Suite

Join us for dinner, fellowship, and to hear from two of our international Gardner Webb students about their ministries back home!


I'm A Christian Now Class

Begins: March 6

A 5-week class for kids 1st - 5th grade who have made a profession of faith.  We recommend your child complete this class before baptism.  Parents are asked to attend the first class with their child. 

To register by 3/2, click HERE


Unite 2022

March 4-5

Bringing together students from different churches, schools, & cultures to empower them to make a difference in their communities for Christ. Unite will be packed with
worship, teaching, games, & food!

Cost: $25 - includes lunch & dinner March 5 & t-shirt. 

To Register, click: HERE


Seniors' Beach Trip

April 11-15—Myrtle Beach

Join us for the Jubilee Conference at the Beach! $250 Cost includes hotel, Conference, and transportation.

February 20—$125 Deposit Due
March 20—$125 Balance Due

For more information or to register, click: HERE


Pleasant City 101

11:00 am - February 27
Connect Hall—Room 1

Connecting people into the life of our church. Come find out who we are; what we are about; and how YOU can be a part of it!

To learn more, click: HERE


Clubhouse Kids Ministry

To view Clubhouse Resources which include: Worship Experiences (Bible Story), Godtime Cards, and Parent Guides: Click HERE


warehouse247 Student Ministry

Wednesday 5:30-7:45pm.  A Worship Gathering just for middle and high school students.  Cafe/Games/Worship/Teaching

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