Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Path of Discipleship Part 2

While the process of discipleship is duplication, the goal of discipleship is spiritual transformation. Spiritual transformation takes place little by little, over time, and must include the company of others.  
  1. The Fullness of Spiritual Transformation is Best Observed when Life Touches Life
  • If you are going to make a spiritual difference in someone's life you have to get close to that person.
  • Noticeable transformation seldom happens outside of the context of relationships.  
  • Our spiritual transformation is not exclusively for our own benefit, but so we can be agents of grace to one another.
  1. The Most Remarkable Spiritual Transformation is Observed in Those who Spend Time in God’s Presence
  • In order to experience transformation, you have to position yourself for transformation.
  • The purpose of “mountain climbing” is not to earn my transformation, but to tune in to God’s frequency of change
  • All true spiritual transformation is for the glory of God, for the abundance of our own lives, and for the sake of others or it is not true spiritual transformation.
  • God has a way of changing you, making you the Christian he wants you to be, which is the goal of discipleship
  1. The Work of Transformation

  • Transformation is not the accumulation of information
  • Transformation is not behavior modification
  • Outside change is merely external conformity that is absent of any real transformation. 
  • Spiritual Transformation is about forming believers into the image of Jesus.  
  • The DNA of Christ that dwells inside of you is transforming you, causing your life to be changed into the image of His very likeness.

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