Touché November 17, 2017
Posted on November 17, 2017 by under Touché,

Transformed Together


“And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.”  2 Corinthians 3:18


When we first planned these Fifty Days of Transformation, we planned to conclude with a joint service at John Jay High School.  We were denied access to Jay because it was a religious service.  That surprised me because we have worshipped there before.  We did not fight it and that is probably for the better.  The disruption to our worship patterns would have been tough.

However, I do hope the vision of being together “all of us” as Paul writes to the Corinthians is something that happens.  We have planned a brunch in between Gatherings and Foundations. I am hoping that you will make an effort to stay, or an effort to come early so we can be together.

“Personal transformation precedes corporate transformation” is a church renewal truth that has been put into practice these fifty days.  I hope there are patterns or practices that you have developed this fall that are helping you transform your life in faith.  Each of the seven areas, physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, financial, relational, and vocational, included a testimony of transformation.  This Sunday, we will have opportunity to hear your testimony of transformation taking place in your life.

The reminder that closes our Fifty Days is the reminder from the reformation: we are the church reformed and ever reforming.  We are people transformed and ever transforming.  Whether you are eighty and have been in church your whole life or you started coming to church for the first time and are just beginning a walk with Christ, the transformation continues.  I pray that you take these principles and incorporate them into all aspects of your living, so that you continue to be transformed from one degree of glory to another.  This is the Spirit’s work in you.

Keep the transformation growing!

In the Spirit,