Bishop Mark's Teaching Series - The Transforming Journey
March 28, 2022 - Kate Krumreig, ADGL Communications Director
The Transforming Journey: How God Changes a “Jacob” into an “Israel” Most people do not like change. Yet, God’s written Word makes it clear that the Father’s plan for every believer’s life is that we be transformed/conformed (CHANGED) into the image of His Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Consider this sampling from the Scriptures:
“…everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.” (Luke 6:40)
“ For those whom He foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son…” (Romans 8:29)
“And we all…are being transformed into the same image [Jesus’]…” (2 Corinthians 3:18)
“my little children, for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you!” Galatians 4:19
A prophetic word given to me in the late 1990’s spurred me to study the life of Jacob. Though Jacob is normally not the first person to come to mind for a character study, his life presents a lens…a template…for understanding how God works to transform His saints.
Please join me in the coming weeks as we study the life journey of Jacob/Israel for lessons on how God desires to work for good in our lives as He shapes us into the image of Jesus. We will not simply study Jacob’s historical journey, not simply live Jacob’s journey vicariously with him, but rather enter our own transforming journey with God. May we, like Jacob, experience first-hand the same forgiveness, healing, character transformation, protection, blessing and release of destiny.
This series begins this Wednesday, March 30, at Holy Spirit Anglican Church (Pro-Cathedral) in Akron, OH. If you are local and would like to attend in person, we would love for your to join us on Wednesday evenings. Teachings will begin at 6:30pm.
Holy Spirit Anglican Church (Pro-Cathedral) Address 1446 S. Main St. Akron, OH 44301