The Law made us slaves; the gospel makes us sons. Christ being formed in us is not a matter of our conduct with other people. It is about how we relate to God. Christ being formed in us is that spirit of adoption that makes us relate to God like the Lord Jesus does - we relate to Him as our Father, "Abba", rather than our Judge.
Joe Terrell is pastor of Grace Community Church located at 1616 18th Street, Rock Valley, IA 51247. You may also contact him by telephone at 605-370-1076, and email at [email protected] Their web page is located at http://www.rvgrace.com/