Transformed


TRANSFORMED



The life of a caterpillar is pretty basic. Until a miracle process transforms him into something beautiful! Soaring instead of crawling!

Seeing things from a bigger view! A life that is now making a difference and spreading life.

It’s the amazing story of people in this room – and may soon be yours.

  • Changed from the inside out - “metamorphosis.” The word that’s from is actually in the Bible – and it tells you how you can experience the same kind of miracle and be transformed! 2 Corinthians 5:17


  • “A new creation.” Romans 12:1, 2


  • CONFORMED



    “Conformed” = Shaped from the outside. Like Play-doh.

    In other words, what you’re squeezed into isn’t the real you.

    There are two powerful words end up controlling your life…FIT IN!

    You’re letting something or someone shape you from outside into something you’re not on the inside.

  • You are created in God’s image. Genesis 1:27

  • You are one of a kind. Ephesians 2:10

  • If you belong to Jesus, you are a son or daughter of the King of all kings! 2 Corinthians 6:16b-18


  • So when the people and world around you squeeze you into something less than that, it never feels right!

    More keywords we see Paul use…

    “TO THIS WORLD”



    Not the planet, but the system. I John 5:19, Ephesians 6:11, 12

    Jesus compared it to people playing their tune and expecting you to dance to it. Matthew 11:16, 17

    Some of us came here as slaves . . .

  • To what everyone else wants you to do.

  • To depression. Isaiah 9:1a, 2

  • To your passions. Proverbs 5:22, 23

  • To your wounds. Psalm 147:3

  • To the broken cycles. I Peter 1:18, 19

  • To “settling” for a dead-end life. John 10:10


  • Jesus is the Liberator John 8:36

    What’s the world telling you?
    What is God telling you?

    TRANSFORMED! (metamorphoo)
    The word means total change from
    the inside out!

    “BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND

    He helps us see our lives and our world
    through eternity eyes! 2 Corinthians 4:18

    Things that look so important if this is all there is suddenly don’t look so big anymore.

  • suffering
  • problems
  • money
  • drama

    A sacrifice doesn’t look so big if the reward lasts forever.

    When you see everything through eternity eyes, it transforms you!

    And makes your little life into a HUGE life!

    And the instrument God uses to transform us?

    His WORD ! Ephesians 5:25

    The world system brainwashes us.

    Jesus washes our brain!

    Either way, you change. Into what Satan wants you to be. Or what Jesus wants you to be. Acts 3:15