Text: Romans 12 – In this message, Pastor Russ helps us understand the difference between conforming to the world and living a transformed life in Christ. The Apostle Paul teaches us that transformation is required for a follower of Christ – it is our spiritual act of worship to God. Paul describes what the transformed life looks like in Romans 12:9-21. So often, however, we fall short. But rather than laying our shortcomings and weaknesses on the alter before God, we try to fix things in our own strength. This is conformity to the world, not living a transformed. When we struggle, we need to lay ourselves on the alter of God’s grace and mercy. That’s transformation!