Transformation refers to the process of becoming like Christ from the inside-out (Matt. 23:25-26). The Bible recognizes the catastrophic impact of man’s separation from God due to sin. Transformation entails God returning us to Himself and full participation in His Kingdom. God continues to pursue His creational intent of restoring in Jesus Christ His glory to the souls of men so that we can become the love that God is. Jesus Christ exemplifies the Father’s original design for our life and through His indwelling leads us in that transformation.
Biblical references: Luke 9:23-24; Rom 8:29-30, 12:1-2; 2 Cor. 5:17-21; Gal. 2:20, 4:19; Eph. 4:17-24; Col. 3:1-17
For more on transformation:
Article: Contagious: The Surprising Things That Make Community Transformational by Jan Johnson
Book: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero