In 2 Corinthians 3:18, Paul speaks of beholding (worshiping) Christ and becoming like Him (being transformed) from one degree of glory to another–and this work of Christ being formed in us is by the Holy Spirit. Powerful. Amazing.
His work is relentless and brutal and beautiful. It radically transforms, ruining us for this world and wrecking our love for sin, as it restores us to what God intended us to be.
An unusually helpful book for helping us to understand and progress in our pursuit of “beholding and becoming” is Brian Hedges‘ new book, Christ Formed in You. Check it out at Westminster Books–and trust me–you’ll want to buy it.
Recently, I’ve been compiling some resources for teaching and discipleship that I’ve prepared over the last 6 months (Other resources, which are not my own, can be found under the “Resources” tab). My material has been useful in teaching youth/adult Sunday School, leading one-on-one discipleship, and facilitating men’s Bible studies. While I don’t feel as though my work is anything extraordinary, it is a labor of love that I trust the Spirit can bless for the extension of Christ’s Kingdom and the proclamation of His Word. So, I offer my meager rags for use in washing myself and others in the Word. They can be found at: Teaching and Discipleship Resources. The most recent material that I’m preparing is a detailed verse-by-verse Bible study (13 lessons) through Philippians, which will most likely take me the rest of the summer to complete due to other obligations. However, I hope to post one new section every week or two. May it be enriching to your soul as you seek to know and savor Jesus Christ.
Blessings in Christ, Gabe