4th February 2016
Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
2 Corinthians 5:17
I often reflect on the day I became a Christian. At the age of 19, it marked a huge transformation in my life. I was radically changed by the joy of forgiveness, a renewed sense of purpose and the overwhelming knowledge that God loved me. When we meet Jesus and allow Him to reign in us, we are transformed in every area of our lives. We become a new person. That is what is at the heart of our current Transformed series here at King’s – God changes us from the inside out.
Over this first week of the series, the daily devotionals have been looking at how we are transformed in our spiritual health. It has caused me to consider how and when I connect with God most easily. I have realised that my primary pathways to sensing His presence are in the beauty of creation and through corporate worship. What a joy it is to be worshipping with others each Sunday and during our Wednesday celebrations in January. And at any time when I feel particularly emotionally drained, a walk by the sea (with some birdwatching!) will refresh my soul. It is important to know how we best connect with God. We are all different – you may prefer to withdraw to a quiet place, or perhaps you feel closest to God through serving or studying the Bible. What is your pathway?
I encourage you to download the free King's mobile app if you've not yet done so. It contains all the resources from the Transformed series (sermons, testimony videos, family devotionals, daily verses and weekly prayer points) and is an easy way to access and share previous Sunday teaching.
This Sunday I will be at the Lee and Catford sites to preach the second message in the Transformed series, whilst Phil Varley will be introducing the series at the Downham site. I will also be sharing some exciting news which I trust will encourage the whole church. I look forward to seeing you there.
Posted by Steve Tibbert
Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.