Tag Archives: the image of Christ

Becoming What You Worship

According to the inspired songwriter this morning, you become what you worship. The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of human hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; they have eyes, but do not see; … Continue reading

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Until Christ is Formed in You

Working my way through Galatians. And it’s clear: Paul wasn’t content that they had prayed the prayer, he wanted them to mirror the Master. Perhaps Paul’s most passionate letter, he comes out of the corner with both fists swinging. You … Continue reading

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A Reminder

We interrupt our regularly scheduled pandemic for this important reminder . . . We all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this … Continue reading

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Another Metamorphosis Dynamic

Metamorphosis. To change form. To transform. Looks like the root Greek word for metamorphosis is found four times in the New Testament. Twice the word is used to describe Jesus’ transfiguration on the mount, when He changed form physically as … Continue reading

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Image Bearers

Created in His image. Now that’s something to chew on. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the … Continue reading

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Done Deal But Not Done Dealing

Ours is a faith of holy tensions. Many of our foundations and principles for navigating life as Christians are not just either/or, but rather both/and. For example, God is sovereign and we have free will. Jesus will build His church … Continue reading

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Just Like Jesus

Encountered in Genesis. Part of a prophetic utterance in the Psalms. Explained in Hebrews. That’s Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God. And bottom line for me this morning, he’s just like Jesus. He is first, by … Continue reading

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Love Incorruptible

The danger has always been that we see the characteristics of salvation more as qualifications for salvation. That we view facets of the gift as requirements we need to fulfill in order to realize the gift. That what was intended … Continue reading

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The Possibility and The Power

It really is an incredible aspiration. One of those goals that’s so out there, you wonder if Paul was serious about thinking anyone could attain it. But if Paul wasn’t serious, then he’s being somewhat melodramatic with the Galatians. A … Continue reading

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Good Theology, Great Transformation

Paul’s concern was less about theology and more about transformation. Not to say that Paul wasn’t contending for the true gospel of God when he wrote the church at Galatia, but, more importantly, he was laboring as an expectant motherĀ about … Continue reading

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