Presentation on theme: "BROKEN MIRRORS. We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory."— Presentation transcript:
We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit. (HSCB) 我 們 眾 人 既 然 敞 著 臉 得 以 看 見 主 的 榮 光 好 像 從 鏡 子 裡 返 照 ， 就 變 成 主 的 形 狀 ， 榮 上 加 榮 ， 如 同 從 主 的 靈 變 成 的 Así que, todos nosotros, a quienes nos ha sido quitado el velo, podemos ver y reflejar la gloria del Señor. El Señor, quien es el Espíritu, nos hace más y más parecidos a él a medida que somos transformados a su gloriosa imagen. 2 Corinthians 3:18 ( 歌 林 多 後 書 ) Corintios
ACCEPTANCE Receive me, Include me VALUE I matter, I am precious, See & listen to me BELONGING I am not disposable, Don’t let me go, Keep me safe
Saul Broken Family Stories
1 Sam 9: 21 Saul replied, “But I’m only from the tribe of Benjamin, the smallest tribe in Israel, and my family is the least important of all the families of the tribe ! Why are you talking like this to me?” 1 Sam 15:17 Samuel told him, “Although you may think little of yourself…”
The effects of his self identity and image Insecure Jealous 1 Sam 18:7-9 “Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands!” …So from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David
People pleaser/seek approval from men Then Saul admitted to Samuel, "Yes, I have sinned. I have disobeyed your instructions and the LORD's command, for I was afraid of the people and did what they demanded.
Keys to healing Seek your identity through divine experience rather than human experience Choose a mentor--2 Kings 22:1 Josiah was eight years old when he became king….he did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight and followed the example of his ancestor David. Josiah’s father and grandfather were Amnon and Manasseh
Joseph Broken Experiences
Gen 37 to 50
Keys to healing Forgiveness—affirmation of God’s grace, cancel the debt—you are responsible Joseph—Gen 50:20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good.
Golestan Palace in Tehran, Iran
King David Broken Decisions
King David 2 Sam King David—committed adultery and murder
Let God deal with sins Ps 51--Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. 2 Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin. 3 For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night.