A Life-Long Spiritual Journey
| What We Were:
Made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26 and 27). Very good(Genesis 1:31). Man’s image is clouded by sin (Genesis 3:7).Man is dead in trespasses and sin (Genesis 2:15-17 and Ephesians 2:1).
The unsaved are led, and empowered by Satan (Ephesians 2:2 and 3).
What We Are:
We are saved by grace (Ephesians 2:8-9); and forgiven all trespasses (Colossians 2:13). We are set apart as Holy
(I Corinthians 1:2); and filled with the Spirit (I Corinthians 6:19).
We are led of the Spirit (Romans 8:14); but we often kick against the pricks (Acts 9:3-5).
We are often immature and carnal (I Corinthians 3:1 and 2).
We are not yet what we ought to be (Philippians 3:13 and 14).
What We Want to Become:
A perfected Believer who measures up to the full stature(measurement) of Christ (Ephesians 4:13).
Completely conformed to the image of Christ (Romans 8:29).
Transformed by the Word (Titus 3:5 and Ephesians 5:25-27).
A Believer who walks in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16).
This side of Glory, we will never be perfect (Romans 7:24).
We should be at war with our old sin nature (Romans 7:23).
We must consciously “Put on the new man, which after God, is created in righteousness and true holiness”