Presence: Unveiled (May 5th)

What does it mean for us to live life unveiled in the light of the new covenant? It means beholding the glory of the Lord with unveiled faces and being transformed into His likeness. It means walking in freedom, with hearts fully open to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.  In 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 the apostle Paul unveils for us a vision of transformation—a vision of living life unveiled in the glorious light of the new covenant.

Exodus 34:29-35, 2 Corinthains 3:7-18

  1. Our work is death, Gods work is life. 
  2. Condemnation never brings closeness.
  3. Live life unveiled. 
  4. Don’t be discouraged by the process. 

  1. What does it mean to live life "unveiled" according to these verses?
  2. How does Paul contrast the ministry of the old covenant with the ministry of the new covenant in this passage?
  3. In what ways do you think the veil mentioned in verse 14 applies to our lives today?
  4. Reflect on a time when you experienced a "veiled" understanding of God or spirituality. How did that affect your relationship with God and others?
  5. According to these verses, how does the Spirit bring freedom in our lives?
  6. What role does transformation play in living life unveiled, as described in verse 18?
  7. How can we cultivate a deeper awareness of the Holy Spirit's work in our lives to experience greater freedom and transformation?
  8. Paul talks about beholding the glory of the Lord and being transformed into His image. What practices or habits can help us fix our eyes on Jesus and experience this transformation in our daily lives?
  9. How does the concept of living life unveiled impact the way we interact with others, both within and outside of the Christian community?