Maturing into the Full Stature of Jesus Christ
As a child, I learned a little song in children’s church: “To be like Jesus, to be like Jesus. That’s all I ask–just to be like Him.” When I grew up, I realized that there was a whole lot more to becoming like Christ than just singing a little children’s song. It has been said that going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than sitting in the garage will make you an automobile or sitting in a donut shop will make you a policeman. There is a maturing process that we must go through if we ever hope to manifest the true nature of Christ in our lives. That maturing process demands that we have a total transformation in the way we think — that we be brainwashed, if you will. It requires more than just saying the right words; after all a parrot can speak English, but he is not an Englishman. In the same way, we must not settle for just learning the Christian jargon; we must be transformed into the very likeness of Christ through the renewing of our mentalities. You may not be what you think you are, but what you think–YOU ARE! Join Bible teacher Delron Shirley as he investigates how the way we think determines who and what we will be. Learn how your thinking can transform you into the full stature of Jesus Christ.