This year we are focusing as a church on God and His ability to transform us to become more and more like Christ. Our key verse is found on the front page of your bulletin. 2 Corinthians 3:18 - “And we all with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. Last fall, we asked the question “where do we see the glory of the Lord today?” We can see it in creation. We can see it in Jesus - His life and ministry. But we can most clearly see it in His Word. So we spent the fall asking what we really think of the Bible. We answered a number of questions regarding it. My hope in that series was to encourage you to overcome the obstacles that keep you from reading and taking in the Bible. If we’re not taking in God’s Word, it’s very likely we will not see much of the Lord’s glory and experience transformation because of it.
Since Christmas, we’ve focused on understanding our hearts from God’s perspective in the book of Proverbs. We’ve taken a deeper dive into our hearts. We’ve looked at desires, temptation and emotions. This is important because we can talk about transformation as some broad abstract category. We can agree we need to be transformed. But what does that actually look like in our everyday lives? Understanding our hearts, desires, temptation and emotions moves away from the abstract to the everyday.