Lombard Bible Church
The Disciple: Transformation
November 8, 2020

The Disciple: Transformation

November 8, 2020

The Disciple Sermon Series

Message 6: Transformation

November 8, 2020

Lombard Bible Church

Scripture: Matthew 16:28-17:8; 2 Corinthians 3:18

 

Have you ever had a time when what you believed about God was ?

What if Jesus wants to transform us by us ?

Do you want to be transformed? Who are you ?

 

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

The Disciple: Transformation

  1. Have you ever spent so much time with someone you ended up becoming like them in some way? Share your story (extra points for hilarity). 
    1. Just like we tend to become like (in some fashion) those we spend the most time with, Jesus desires that we spend time with Him to become like Him in the way He loves God, loves others, and serves. We’ll get back to this idea later. 
  2. Read Matthew 16:28-17:8. What did you hear from the Scripture or the message this past Sunday? 
  3. In Matthew 17:2, Jesus was “transformed” before the disciples and they saw Jesus for who He really is. Have you ever had a time when what you believed about God was transformed? Share your story & how your view of God changed. 
  4. Jesus is not the only person “transformed” in Scripture. Read 2 Corinthians 3:18. Who is God transforming in this passage? Who are they becoming more like? 
    1. Caveat: we’re going to try something a little different. Our goal here is to speak the truth in love. This isn’t a tear down time, but a construction time. 
    2. Ask the people around you to share their outlook of you and you don’t say anything in response, just listen. Here’s the question: “Do you see me becoming more like Jesus? How so? How not? After you’re done sharing about me, please end your statement by saying ‘God loves you and so do I.” 
  5. After that sharing time, let’s remind ourselves that being transformed to become more like Jesus is a lifelong process accomplished only by God’s Spirit at work within us. No one should claim to have “already obtained it” (Phil 3:12). So as we grow in the Lord, let’s end our time with a reminder of these truths:
    1. God has begun a good work in you, and He will carry it to completion (Phil 1:6). 
    2. If you humble yourself in the sight of the Lord He will lift you up (James 4:10)
    3. All of us in some way miss the mark of being like Jesus (if we didn’t, we wouldn’t need Jesus!).
    4. Christ died for us while we were yet sinners (Romans 5:8). 
    5. We’re saved not because we follow Jesus perfectly, but because of His love & grace He gives us (Ephesians 2:8). 
  6. Split up into guys & girls or smaller groups. Ask each other, “how can I pray for you?”

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