Jun 28, 2020 | Rick Carpenter
Frozen Faith 11 am
For most of us who have been followers of Jesus for a long time or even for not such a long time, we have a heritage of faith through teachers, preachers, mentors and friends that have helped us develop our faith, for which we are grateful. But we recognize that it is possible that we’ve learned some things along the way that may not be helpful today, and may not be true—cultural influences or even well-meaning but misguided teachers. And most of us recognize that we can get stuck in those old ways of thinking, maybe frozen to the point that we stop growing. Paul challenges the church, and you and me, to consider the possibility that we are living under the influence of the Old Covenant, that was based on rules and regulations, that are good, but do not reveal the glory of our Heavenly Father. He invites the church to remove the veil that hinders us from reflecting the glory of God, and rather than try to be good, to draw near to the presence of God (His Spirit) and “be transformed” to be like Jesus.