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Summary: How God wants and is able to take our old life and transform it by his power and grace when we give our life to him.

The Power of the Transformed Life, Do you Have it?

Glenn Newton, Feb. 15, 2004

ISA 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the

Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his

understanding no one can fathom.ISA 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and increases

the power of the weak.ISA 40:30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men

stumble and fall; ISA 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk

and not be faint.

Everybody get you wallet out, just for a minute, I promise you we are not going to take

another offering. Get your wallet out, and I want you to find the part where you keep

your pictures...... Did you find it? Now I want you to find a picture for me.... not of you

children.... Brent not a picture of yourself....... but I want you to find your picture that you

have of God. Don’t you have a picture of God? Didn’t He send you one? I got mine in

the mail this week, I guess He only sent pictures to those He really liked......

For those of you who don’t have a real picture..... I know that you have a mental picture

of who God is.... you have a mental picture of what God not only looks like, but kind of

who He is, How powerful He is, What Heaven may look like...... all these years in Sunday

School, surely you’ve painted some wonderful pictures with your imagination....

Can I tell you I think it’s important to us how we picture God in our minds, in our hearts.

What we believe about God, How we picture Him has an effect on how we live, how we

percieve God working in our everyday lives..... Think about your picture of God....

what’s the biggest thing about God that stands out to you above everything else..... say it

out loud..... what one features sticks out in your mind today?

We know that God reveals Himself to us through His Word, but I also believe God gives

us impressions to us individually as we pray.... God helps us to know who He is.... and

since we all come from different backgrounds God know what it is that we need to know

about Him, so he will reveal different things to different people to meet their need... and

guess what, all of those different aspects are right..... we can never comprehend all the

things that make up God, He’s too big for that.... but we can know Him.... We can and we

need to have a picture of God......... not one that’s been drawn for us by some

overbearning parent, or preacher or anyone else.... but we need to develope the picture

that we draw as we Read God’s Word and we learn about who God is through the life of

Christ, and through the Old Testament..... and we learn to fill in that picture as God

himself talks to us, encourages us, challenges us.... as we walk with Him in relationship.

Have you ever met someone first on the phone, or writing in the mail, you spent alot of

time getting to know them before you ever saw them in person? I know with our

technology today this probably doesn’t happen very often anymore, but I would bet you

could get a pretty good idea about who that person was without ever seeing them.

This morning we are going to read a description of God that Isaiah saw in a vision.... let’s

see if his vision fits with our picture of God. You can turn with me to Isaiah 6:1-7

This morning we have come together to worship the same God that Isaiah saw the year

King Uzziah died, our God hasn’t changed..... He still is high and exalted.... He still sits on

the throne and is worthy of all praise and honor.... the angels are still singing this

morning.... Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His


When we walk into this building, we come for one purpose.... that’s to Worship God

Almighty and experience His presence.... that’s our reason for coming


The Reason we come here Sunday after Sunday is not to win the Attendence pin....... but

instead, we are convinced.... We know that God has the power to Transform our lives,

and we know that we need that transforming power in our lives to be the people of

God..... to be the difference makers that God has called us to be... We must experience the

transforming power of God in our lives....... Have you experienced the transforming

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