Unveiled Faces (2 Corinthians 3:18, 1 John 1:1-10)Darrell Hershberger, January 25, 2015
Part of the Reset 2015 series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
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“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 3:18
We need to be transparent and walking in the light. Jesus’ strongest condemnation was for hypocrites.
Hiding things brings disease. Light is required for growth. Confession/prayer bring healing. Candor (speaking directly and truthfully) creates community while hypocrisy kills community.
There is real security in God’s love. When we believe the truth of God’s Word, His love and His care for me, then we become secure in Christ. When our security is in Christ, real transparency can happen.
“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light we have fellowship one with another.” 1 John 1:7a
The light shines through us (transparency). The closer we are to Christ, the more secure we are in Him and the more we can be open and honest with our lives. We have nothing to hide.
Our worth is based on Christ’s love for us, not our performance.
2 Corinthians 3:18
18But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. (KJV)
1 John 1:1-10
1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 2(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) 3That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. 5This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (KJV)