Ready to be Transformed
Our past Muchan Conferences have studied together, “Identity, Community, Action”; “Cultivating a Faith that Dares”; and “Ready to Go Viral” (a study of Acts). Now we want to take it back to the core, the center, the essence of our belief – Who is Yeshua and how did He transform our world…..and ourselves!
He was revered, as He should be, and yet controversial in His words, goals and customs. For some, He is the object of worship. For others, He is the reason for persecution. He loved His people and everyone else. He worked with the rich and the poor, the lauded and the scorned. He healed and taught, prayed and raged. He was the most dynamic personality to ever live and He conquered death and rose again. He is called wonderful, Rabbi, good, Messiah, Prince, Lord, the Way, the Shepherd, the Healer, the King. He illuminated people’s understanding about the coming kingdom and how they could be part of it. He mandates those who hear and read His words to share this Gospel with the world. He is Yeshua, the salvation of God.
He said there was good news, that we could be part of His kingdom. He showed us He could heal, that He was humble, and that He wasn’t willing to compromise on the message of God. He was willing to go against the prevailing wisdom and orthodoxy and He didn’t water down the Truth! Yet, He prayed fervently, sought time with His Father and showed all sorts of emotions. He did all this in face of tension and pressure from the Establishment.
He wasn’t simply a tool to provide a path from man to God and eternity. He is the eternal earthly and heavenly King. For those of us who have responded to His invitation, He now calls us to be transformed by Him.
What is it about how He conducted Himself, how He communicated, how He prayed, how He taught, how He humbled himself all for His message, that can apply to us? In reality, learning from God, who became man, will transform our lives every day and will propel His kingdom forward! We are ready to put on Messiah and be transformed!
Philippians 2:5-11 | Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Romans 13:14 | Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Yeshua the Messiah, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.