Humility 101: A Life Transforming Lesson (24 of 26) by Rick White

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Humility 101: A Life Transforming Lesson (24 of 26)
Series: Truths That Transform
Rick White
2 Corinthians 12:11-19
07-17-94

Message Truth: God is in the process of conforming His children to the image of His son. He uses all types of methods and every experience in life to bring about His purpose for us.

Introduction: While I realize that today we are in the middle of summer vacation and most of our kids do not want to think about the prospects of another school year, the stark reality is that in just a few more weeks school will be back in session, and hopefully the learning process will continue. As I was thinking about today's message I remembered a rather embarrassing episode from my college days. I had enrolled in World History 101. The class met on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for two hours, late in the day. I must confess that I had little motivation at that late hour of the day and soon afterwards I literally forgot altogether that I had enrolled. Six weeks into the semester, a friend inquired about my whereabouts during World History 101. I informed him I was not taking history that semester. He said he was fully aware I was not taking history, however I was enrolled to do so and that twice each week my name was being called on the class roll. While it may seem impossible to forget that you've enrolled in a class, it did really happen. By the way, I don't recommend that as a way to go through college.

There is a scripture found in the book of Romans that is well known, quoted often, beloved by many, and misunderstood by most.

28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to {His} purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined {to become} conformed to the image of His Son.

The Scripture is clear that God is actively at work in the life of His children. Specifically we are told that He will conform His children to the image of His Son. J.B. Phi ...


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