As I sat and soaked up this sermon, I knew I had to share! The following are some key notes from my pastor’s recent sermon (with his permission) on transformation.
You ARE Going to Change
[KEY TEXT] 2 Corinthians 3:18
The word says you’ve already gone from:
- darkness to light
- death to life
- doomed to redeemed
- sinner to a saint
Transform literally means that you are going to change from one thing to a completely different thing.
It doesn’t mean you are going to be slightly altered.
It doesn’t mean you are going to become a better you. You are going to become a totally different person.
You can believe in Jesus and have already repented and still not know the transforming power of the Holy Ghost.
The Holy Spirit is the only means by which we see transformation in our lives.
How much more could the Holy Spirit work if we laid everything on Him?
(marriage, business, parenting, etc.)
I need the Holy Spirit to guide me in all things… to make me what I cannot be.
Often we turn from sin… and then what? We have to turn from our sin and turn TO the power of the Holy Spirit.
When you don’t know who you are and whose you are, you are subject to end up being anybody. (and belong to anybody)
How do you describe yourself: based on scripture or experiences?
The Caterpillar Transforms
- only have one job: to eat
- increase Body their mass by 1,000 times or more
- stay in safe area that they can blend in and be nourished
- eat what is toxic to their predators
- don’t look sad
- are never in a hurry
- brains but no intellect (can’t talk themselves out of flying)
Looking at the Image of Christ
- When we examine ourselves, do we look for the image of Christ in us?
- Keep beholding the glory of Christ.
- What do you look in the mirror and say?
- What do we talk about when we talk about ourselves?
- Do we say: “I am a new creature in Christ”?
- Keep looking at Jesus.
Wow! Did you catch all that? Did you listen to the sermon? Look through the notes? There are so many awesome nuggets of truth in here. Each section of notes could be expounded upon in great depth. But for now, let’s look at this truth about transformation:
Transformation comes only by the power of the Holy Spirit as we behold Jesus.
Now that is powerful! Here are some questions that might help you as you move forward with these powerful truths:
What kind of transformation do you want to see in your life? What transformation has God promised you?
Are you striving in your own flesh to see this transformation come about? Ask God to help you surrender and let the Holy Spirit do the work.
Are you looking at Christ today? What does beholding Him look like on an every day basis?
God bless you as you seek His transformation today!