Unveiling.the Glory

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Growing spiritually is co-partnering with the Holy Spirit to transform us by removing the veil and revealing the glory (Christ) that is within us. Growing deep in faith spiritual involves two components, three dimensions and four principles.

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<ul><li> 1. Unveiling the Glory2 Corinthians 3:12-18Dr Alex Tang</li></ul> <p> 2. 2CO 3:12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. 13 We are not like Moses, whowould put a veil over his face to keep the Israelitesfrom gazing at it while the radiance was fadingaway. 14 But their minds were made dull, for tothis day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed,because only in Christ is it taken away. 15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers theirhearts. (NIV) 2 Cor. 3:12-18 3. 16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is theSpirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lords glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever- increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.2 Cor. 3:12-18 4. General introduction to 2CorinthiansComparison of the ancientIsraelites and ChristiansOld Testament backgroundComparison of the old covenantand the new covenantUnveiling the Glory (growingdeeper in faith) 5. GloryAttribute of God such as majesty and perfection Jesus Christ 6. 2 Corinthians 3:12-18 structure Chiastic (J. Lambrecht)A.1213a (13b) We (apostles)B. 14aC.14bD. 14c They (Israelites)C. 15B.16 (17)A. 18 We (Christians) 7. A. 12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. 13 We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at it while the radiance was fading away.We(apostles)B. 14 But their minds were made dull,C. for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read.D.It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away.(Israelites)C. Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts.B.16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Nowthe Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.A. 18 And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lords glory, are beingtransformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from theLord, who is the Spirit. We (Christians) Old and New Covenant 8. Old and New Covenant2 Cor 3:12-18Old CovenantNew CovenantMoses Paul (Apostles)Veiled (minds and hearts) Not veiledLaws (rules)Spirit (freedom)Fading radiance Permanent/ever-lasting 9. Old Testament backgroundJER 31:31 "The time is coming," declares the LORD, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house ofJudah.32 It will not be like the covenant I madewith their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because theybroke my covenant, though I was a husband to them, " declares the LORD. 33 "This is thecovenant I will make with the house of Israelafter that time," declares the LORD. "I will putmy law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.Jeremiah 31: 31-33 10. Old Testament background26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will removefrom you your heart of stone andgive you a heart of flesh. 27 And Iwill put my Spirit in you and moveyou to follow my decrees and becareful to keep my laws. Ezekiel 36: 26-27 11. Old and New Covenant2 Cor 3:12-18Old CovenantNew CovenantMoses Paul (Apostles)Veiled (minds and hearts) Not veiledLaws (rules)Spirit (freedom)Fading radiance Permanent/ever-lastingHeart of stoneHeart of flesh 12. Unveiling the Glory andgrowing deep in faith 3:18 And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lords glory, are beingtransformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 13. Unveiling the Glory andgrowing deep in faithWhat is spiritual growth? Growing in Christ Spiritual development Discipleship Maturing in the faith Renovation of the soul Spiritual formation 14. Unveiling the Glory andgrowing deep in faithWhat is spiritual growth? 15. Unveiling the Glory andgrowing deep in faithWhat is spiritual growth? 16. The best artist has that thought aloneWhich is contained within the marble shell;The sculptors hand can only break the spellTo free the figures slumbering in the stone. Michelangelo (1475-1564). 17. 1504 18. 3:18 And we, whowith unveiledfaces all reflect theLords glory, arebeing transformedinto his likenesswith ever-increasing glory,which comes fromthe Lord, who isthe Spirit. 19. in the Christian life weare paradoxicallybecoming what we areChristians strive fromthis identity, and not unto it. 20. Unveiling the Glory andgrowing deep in faith 2 components3 dimensions4 principles 21. Unveiling the Glory andgrowing deep in faith2 components of spiritual growthHoly SpiritSpiritualheart 22. 3 dimensions of spiritual growthPerson-in formation(growing into Christlikeness) 23. 3 dimensions of spiritual growthPerson-in formation (growinginto Christlikeness)Persons-in-communityformation (becoming a peopleof God) 24. 3 dimensions of spiritual growthPerson-in formation (growinginto Christlikeness)Persons-in-communityformation (becoming a peopleof God)Persons-in-mission formation(becoming agents of Godsredemptive purposes) 25. 3 dimensions of spiritual growth 26. 4 principles of spiritual growth Listen to the Holy Spirit 27. Listening to the Holy Spirit (holy listening, holy seeing, wholly listening) Reading the bible Prayer CircumstancesListening to your emotions (inner prompting)Audible voice 28. 4 principles of spiritual growth Listen to the Holy Spirit Say no to self andYes to God 29. 4 principles of spiritual growth Listen to the Holy Spirit Say no to self andYes to God Journey with one another 30. 4 principles of spiritual growth Listen to the Holy SpiritSay no to self and Yes toGodJourney with one another See where God is workingand join Him there 31. Les Misrables, 1862 by Victor Hugo. 32. Bishop Myriel 33. 4 principles of spiritual growth Listen to the Holy SpiritSay no to self and Yes toGodJourney with one another See where God is workingand join Him there 34. Unveiling the GloryGrowing deep in faith2 components Holy Spirit Spiritual heart3 dimensions Growing into Christlikeness Becoming a people of God Becoming agents of Gods redemptivepurposes4 principles Listen to the Holy Spirit Say no to self and yes to God Journey with one another See where God is working and join Himthere 35. sermon transcript atwww.kairos2.com/unveiling.the.glory.htm Visit my website www.kairos2.com</p>