"You can argue an argument, but you can't argue a transformed life"
• to change in form, appearance, or structure;
• to undergo a change in condition, nature, or character; convert.
• to change into another substance
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
James 4:6 (NIV)
God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
Humility is the difference between the person that continues to allow God to transform them and the person that gets stuck and in their old ways. You have to learn to HUMBLE OUT so that you continue to grow & change!
Transformation is not a one-time experience, but an ongoing process
2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (NLT)
For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are transformed into his glorious image.
I Samuel 10.6
“The Spirit of the LORD will come upon you in power, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person.”
You continue the ongoing process of Transformation, by allowing God to change the way you thinkRomans 12:1-2
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good, pleasing and perfect.
God changes the way you think through:
1) Spending time in the Word of God
2) Being in Community w/ other believers (Discipleship)
3) Spending time In God’s Presence
God’s promise of transformation is for you, but it is not suppose to STOP with you
That’s where the GREAT COMMISSION comes in...
God wants to transform us so that we can experience His freedom and then help bring HOPE & HEALING to others!!