Christ — The Image We are Transformed and Conformed To (10-10-21)


Draw Me Nearer

I am Thine, oh Lord,
I have heard Thy voice
And it told Your love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.

Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

Consecrate me now
To Thy service, Lord
By the power of grace divine;
Let my soul look up
With a steadfast hope
And my will be lost in Thine.

O the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer,
And with Thee, my God,
I commune as Friend with friend!

There are depths of love
That I yet may know
Ere Thee face to face I see;
There are heights of joy
That I yet may reach
Ere I rest in peace with Thee.

Boldly I Approach

By grace alone somehow I stand
Where even angels fear to tread,
Invited by redeeming love
Before the throne of God above;
He pulls me close with nail-scarred hands
Into His everlasting arms.

When condemnation grips my heart
And Satan tempts me to despair,
I hear the voice that scatters fear
The Great I AM, the Lord is here;
Oh praise the One who fights for me
And shields my soul eternally!

Boldly I approach Your throne,
Blameless now I’m running home;
By Your blood I come,
Welcomed as Your own
Into the arms of Majesty.

Behold the bright and risen Son,
More beauty than this world has known;
I’m face to face with love Himself:
His perfect spotless righteousness ;
A thousand years, a thousand tongues,
Are not enough to sing His praise!

Behold, our joy in Your salvation,
Knowing we’re free from condemnation!
Oh praise the One, praise the One
Who made an end to all our sin!

Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord

Teach me Thy way, O Lord,
Teach me Thy way;
Thy gracious aid afford,
Teach me Thy way.
Help me to walk aright;
More by faith, less by sight;
Lead me with heav’nly light,
Teach me Thy way.

When I am sad at heart,
Teach me Thy way,
When earthly joys depart,
Teach me Thy way.
In hours of loneliness,
In times of dire distress,
In failure or success,
Teach me Thy way.

When doubts and fears arise,
Teach me Thy way;
When storms o’erspread the skies,
Teach me Thy way.
Shine through the cloud and rain,
Through sorrow, toil, and pain;
Make Thou my pathway plain,
Teach me Thy way.

Long as my life shall last,
Teach me Thy way;
Where’er my lot be cast,
Teach me Thy way.
Until the race is run,
Until the journey’s done,
Until the crown is won,
Teach me Thy way.


“Christ — The Image We are Transformed and Conformed To”

Message given by Timothy Bontje and Daniel Schmitkons on October 10, 2021

2 Corinthians 3:18
But we all, with unveiled faces, looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

Romans 12:2
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 8:29
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters…

Philippians 3:21
…the Lord Jesus Christ; 21 who will transform the body of our lowly condition into conformity with His glorious body, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.