Growing to Glory
“But we all, with unveiled faces, looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory…” (2 Corinthians 3:18 NKJ) TRANSFORMATIONAL GROWTH “and he said to Him, ‘All these things I will give to You, if You fall down and worship me.’ Then Jesus said to him, ‘Go Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’” (Matthew 4:9-10 NASB) 1. IF YOU GO UP , AND NOT GROW UP , YOU’LL BLOW UP 2. THE GORY TIMES IS TRANSFORMING YOU, AS IT IS TRANSPORTING YOU "Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:1-4 NASB) “ GLORY PAINS ” “…if you extract the precious from the worthless, you will become My spokesman…” (Jeremiah 15:19 NASB) 3. GOD’S GRACE IS YOUR GUARD FOR CONTINUED GROWTH 4. WHAT’S POWERFUL IS YOUR STORY TO THE GLORY “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.” (Revelation 12:11 NASB) THE BIBLE IS NOT A HISTORY BOOK, IT’S A HIS STORY BOOK Discussion Questions: 1. What are some outward indicators that show you are growing in Christ, and Christ growing in you? 2. How did you handle some of the “tough” times of your life, that made you glorify God? 3. What testimony do you have that can help inspire others going through the tough times?