A cocoon is a wonderful element of nature. Who could ever have imagined that a caterpillar, nestled into the layers of a cocoon, would emerge as a beautiful butterfly? Simply amazing! As we receive God’s Good News of salvation, we, too are transformed from who and what we were to who and what we may become.
- Informed: First, we hear God’s Word as it is planted into our very souls. The Bible says: Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. James 1:21 (ESV)
- Conformed: Second, the Bible tells us in Romans 12:2a (ESV), “Do not be conformed to this world,…” Physically, of course, we continue to live in this world. Spiritually, however, as we turn our thoughts, actions, and attention to God and His Word, we are conformed to a new standard of living.
- Transformed: Ultimately, God working in our lives transforms us into a whole new creation. Romans 12: 2b (ESV) continues, “…but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” If we submit ourselves to God’s ways, God’s purposes, God’s teachings, He will transform us into His beautiful creations of life, love, and fulfillment.
Come join us at the International Baptist Church of Budapest as we seek to know Christ, to grow in Christ, and to show Christ to others. Regardless of age, background, or country of origin, God’s offer of salvation through Jesus Christ is extended to all. Allow yourself to be transformed in 2019!