Metamorphosis in zoology is the transformation of the larval form to the adult stage – for example, from a larva to a butterfly. The same term is also used in the Bible in Romans 12:2: «Be transformed in your nature by the renewing of your mind!» This is a very interesting description of the maturing process of a follower of Jesus. The imperative challenges us to allow a process in our own lives that is entirely beyond our own ability. No one can bring themselves to spiritual maturity. The creative life-creating action of God must happen to us. We are to seek it and allow it.
Based on the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5–7, we will look at how we can come closer to divine perfection (Matthew 5:48) by following Jesus. This is an extremely exciting and hopeful path that is worth taking! Are you coming?