Students must hear the words of their teachers in order to learn. In the same way, you must hear the words of Jesus in order to be his apprentice. Knowing God's Word and being shaped by God's Word is an absolutely essential practice of following Jesus. This message explores four ways to read the Bible in order to have the well-rounded approach of a true apprentice.
God here through the Prophet speaks to His people about their wicked ways caused by their thoughts and imaginations. We see here that a transformation has to take place through the Spirit of God working in us, to cleanse our minds through the washing of the water of His Word, that sprinkles us, cleansing us by the renewing of our minds.
Now that Noah and his family are off of the Ark, and God has given them blessings and promises, Noah does something really stupid. In this message, Pastor Scudder will show how drinking led Noah down a sad path that would haunt the nation of Israel for centuries.
Guest Speaker Steve Scheidt challenges us with the question: "is your heart swept, ordered, and empty? Or filled with the Spirit?" A swept, ordered heart looks good, but if empty, is susceptible to a far worse condition . A heart filled by the Spirit overflows God's life into the world.
Sanctification is the Holy Spirit working in grace leading us to holiness based upon what the Lord Jesus has done at the cross. We cannot grow in holiness unless we have connection with His work at the cross. Faith must be mingled with the means of grace.
What does restoration mean in relation to sanctification? Restoration is a moment by moment experience in the life of the believer. Recovery when we know that we need to be recovered from anything which would weaken the grace of God within us. There is a transformational process that takes place spiritually which is not initially understood by the believer, but in the end of the transformational process, the New Man knows that he has been transformed to the place where all the spiritual graces and gifts and senses are working at full measure and he knows he is alignment and one with Christ spiritually again.
The prophet introduces a new concept here, it's that we have to have a heart change, which is a new way of thinking. The Christian goes through a mind transformation process. We have to begin thinking like God does. This is what discipleship is about, crucifying our ways, thoughts, and life, then adopting that of our Teacher, Our Lord, and Savior Jesus Christ. Let that mind be in us that was in Him.
Set Apart: In the way we Think.Romans 12:1-5,9-13Living for Christ changes y he way you and I think as Christians. Living for Christ results in Transformation Living for Christ calls for humility.
Living for Christ focuses on others.Living for Christ calls for Sacrifice. We could be set apart with a renewed mind.
We can be set apart in the way that we think about ourselves.
We could be set apart in our love and attitude toward others.
Living for Christ changes the way we think, and the truth of His word shows us the way into our hearts, so God can transform our lives, and we can be a blessing to others for his glory.Living for Christ sets us apart.
This message is part of a series on spiritual formation. This lesson focuses on the condition or predicament of lost humanity. This series is being presented at Chappell Hill Bible Fellowship in Chappell Hill, Texas.
The humanist model for reality is the Satanic counterfeit of God's plan. They want a world ruled by a handful of self appointed elites. By God's sovereign decree, the is world is actually ruled by King Jesus who appoints His elect people (the Church, the true Israel) as His vice-regents.
What is the end point toward which salvation is moving? For what has Christ laid hold upon his people? What are we reaching toward?
Paul identifies our happy expectation, that we shall bear the image of the heavenly man. The obstruction is that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. Therefore we anticipate a glorious transformation, in which we are instantaneously changed into the image of Jesus, made fit for the glory which lies ahead. This nerves us and stirs us for the service which we now render in anticipation of the glory to come.