Sunday, October 3, 2021

Helping God Help Me

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Helping God Help Me

Philippians 1:6

God desires to create something very special out of each of us. The first step of His work is salvation, which we received with joy, and live in with security. His following purpose is to change us into the image of His Son, that we might know the abundant life Jesus promised.

God’s plan is to change us through a personal relationship 
with Him.

Personal Discipleship – A growing relationship with God that transforms me into what He made me and wants me to be in relation to Him and His world, while strengthening and empowering my daily life.

The desire to be committed often leads to physical rather than spiritual activity.

  I.     The Disciple and The Quiet Place Psalms 42:2

Why Have A Quiet Time?

·  There is a spiritual aspect to the quiet place.  

·  There is an emotional aspect to the quiet place.

·  There is a practical aspect to the quiet place.

II.     The Disciple and The Spirit of Prayer  

In order to understand the Bible, we must know the author.   

Inspiration is followed by illumination by the Spirit of God. 

III.     The Disciple and The Word of God

Why the Bible?

·  It is inspired2 Peter 1:20-21

·  It authoritative2 Timothy 3:16-17

·  It is eternal1 Peter 1:24-25

·  It is the milk that helps us grow spiritually. 1 Peter 2:2  

·  It is the meat that matures us in discernment. Hebrews 5:14

·  It is a lamp to guide us down the path of life. 
Psalms 119:105 

·  It is a mirror in which we see our true selves. James 1:23

·  It is a spiritual knife that lays bare and analyzes our deepest being. Hebrews 4:12

·  It is a sword to defend against the enemy. Ephesians 6:17

IV.     The Disciple’s Approach to the Word of God

·  Read the Word of God – Developing the Mind with Knowledge

The purpose is not for us to get through the Bible, but rather for the Bible to get through us.

·  Study the Word of God – Developing the Mind with Understanding

·  Memorize the Word of God – Developing the Soul with Precepts

·  Meditate on the Word of God – Developing the Spirit with Relationship

Obey the Word of God –Receiving Life Blessings - 
James 1:25

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