BECOMING LIKE CHRIST (CONFORMITY TO CHRIST)

(Galatians 4:19, KJV) My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you. 

(Romans 8:29, KJV) For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

(2 Corinthians 3:18, KJV) But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed {transformed} into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Introduction:
1. The New Testament clearly teaches us to be more like Jesus. 
2. This lesson will consider three texts which urge us to become like Christ.

I. GAL. 4:19 CHRIST IS TO BE FORMED  IN US.

II. ROMANS 8:29 WE MUST BE CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST. Conformed is from summorphos and is used "of the conformity of the children of God "to the image of His Son," Rom.8:29.

III. 2 CORINTHIANS 3:18   WE MUST BE TRANSFORMED OR CHANGED INTO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST.

Conclusion:  Our personal mission in life is to conform our lives to the life of Christ.  We do this by forming Christ within us, by being conformed to His image and by being transformed or making whatever changes we need to make in our lives.

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