TRANSFORMERS Be Micah 6: 6 -8 Romans 12: 1 -8 transformed!
Is Christianity ‘trying to be good’? (Romans 12: 3 -21) 37 Commandments!! ‘Trying to be good … so God will be nice in to me’ nothing good lives my “I know that sinful nature … I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out! What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me? ” Romans 7: 18, 24
= ‘ - trying to be good’ ‘ - receiving = God’s mercy’
My goodness His mercy ↑ connection ↑ “Offer your bodies as living sacrifices”
Cart = My goodness Horse = God’s mercy Shafts = My offering connecting to His power
GOD’S MERCY Grace is when we get what we don’t deserve Mercy is when we don’t get what we do deserve “We were dead in transgressions and sins …. but because of His great love for us God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ” Ephesians 2: 1, 4 “The quality of mercy is not strained …”
DIETRICH BONHOEFFER “Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our Church. We are fighting today for costly grace. ” “Grace alone does everything, they say, and so everything can remain as it was before”
MY GOODNESS! 1 Worship (1) - ‘spiritual act of worship’, ‘reasonable service’ 2 Obedience (2) - testing and approving God’s will 3 Service (3 -21) - lovingly meeting the needs of others
MY OFFERING / HIS POWER “The problem with a living sacrifice is that it keeps crawling off the altar” D. L. MOODY ‘Living sacrifice’? Exactly what God wants! (‘ … holy and pleasing to Him’) NOT conformed but TRANSFORMED!!
GOD IS FOR US 52 readings from Romans Simon Ponsonby Monarch Books £ 12. 99 “ - offer your bodies”
METAMORPHOSIS (‘be transformed’)
“We, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being TRANSFORMED into his likeness with ever-increasing glory” 2 Corinthians 3: 18 TRANSFIGURATION
“We, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being TRANSFORMED into his likeness with ever-increasing glory” ARE WE? If only …
Jesus Christ, I think upon Your sacrifice You became nothing, poured out to death Many times I've wondered at Your gift of life And I'm in that place once again
And once again I look upon the cross where You died I'm humbled by Your mercy and I'm broken inside Once again I thank You Once again I pour out my life Now You are exalted to the highest place King of the heavens Where one day I'll bow But for now I marvel at this saving grace And I'm full of praise once again!