2 corinthians 5, intimate relationship with jesus, progressive sanctification, sanctification, transformation
Transformation process is a progressive sanctification, the process by which the change God has brought within us is worked out in our daily experience, as “we are being transformed into [Christ’s] likeness”.
Deep, Lasting Transformation Rarely Happens Overnight
It is a process that involves training, testing, and time. There are no shortcuts.
Transformation Requires Desire
We must ask ourselves: Do I really want to change, or am I content to remain as I am? How important is it to me to be like Jesus? What price am I willing to pay to be godly?
Transformation Flows Out Of An Intimate Relationship With Jesus
The more we love Him, the greater will be our motivation to obey Him and to make the choices that please Him.
Transformation Requires Discipline
Discipline for the purpose of godliness is not the same as self-effort. Rather, it means consciously cooperating with the Holy Spirit—yielding to Him so He can conform us to the image of Christ.
Transformation Is Possible (And Assured) Because Of The New Life We Received In Christ
According to God’s Word, at the point of regeneration, we became “a new creation”
2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. “
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