Everybody words it a little differently. Some people say, “it was the day the light bulb went on.” Others describe them as “turning points” in their lives. They are those moments in life when we come face to face with a truth about life that we either did not know, had forgotten or were trying to avoid. Simply put, they are “life’s defining moments” – those times when we are shaken out of our misconceptions, illusions or false beliefs and thrust into the light of reality and truth. In a defining moment, our perspective is transformed and if we’re wise enough to embrace them our lives can be transformed forever by defining moments. However, many people come face to face with defining moments and remain unchanged. We hear the truth but because it messes up our lifestyle or our preconceived ideas or our busy schedules, we refuse to embrace it. It is a simple fact about human beings that if we ignore something long enough or pretend it isn’t there, we think it will eventually go away.
This way of thinking leads to spiritual death and confusion and this is exactly the kind of world Jesus found when He arrived on the scene 2,000 years ago. He found people believing things, pursuing things and holding on to things that simply were not the truth about the Heavenly Father. And unlike anyone else in human history, Jesus had a way of bringing people to certain defining moments about God. In this series, we will peek over the shoulder of some of these people as they come face to face with spiritual truth through the words and teachings of Jesus. And just as they had their moment, we will encounter our moment with Jesus. And if we’re wise enough to embrace it, our lives could be transformed forever.