2 Corinthians 3:18 (ESV) And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

  1. According to 2 Corinthians 3.18, how are we transformed?
  2. The same word is used in Romans 12.2. What do we learn about being transformed in that cross-reference? “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (NIV)
  3. With unveiled face… what is that talking about? (Google it.)
  4. What is the role of the Holy Spirit in our transformation?
  5. What is our part in transformation?
  6. What exactly does it mean to behold the glory of the Lord?
  7. How do we behold the glory of the Lord?
  8. Max Lucado says, “As we behold him, we become like him.”[1] Is that what this is saying?
  9. K. Beale wrote a book with this as the title: We Become What We Worship: A BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF IDOLATRY.[2] Assuming Beale is right, how does beholding Christ make us like Christ?
  10. What is the difference between worship and singing?
  11. How can we worship God outside a worship experience?
  12. “From one degree of glory to another.” What is that talking about?
  13. How can we pray for each other?

[1] Lucado, Max. 2011. The Lucado Inspirational Reader: Hope and Encouragement for Your Everyday Life. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[2] Beale, G. 2018. We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry. InterVarsity Press Academic.