Since last fall, we have talked about transformation. We have focused on our need to be transformed from who we were apart from Christ to who we are in Christ. Every person here needs transformation. If you are a Christian, you have entered a lifelong journey of transformation. We need to be changed from broken and God-defying people to whole and God-glorifying people.
Our theme verse for 2018/19 talks about this possibility. You can find it on the front page of your bulletins from 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. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” So when we see or behold the Lord’s glory we are being transformed. Just as Moses face glowed after he was in the presence of the Lord on Mount Sinai, seeing the Lord’s glory today transforms us. One place we see God’s glory is in the Bible. We talked in the fall about how we can see the glory of the Lord in His Word. We considered our own view of the Bible and why people don’t believe or trust the Bible. We saw our desperate need to hear from and see God in His Word.