Now, as we begin our journey through 2016, it’s time for hungry-hearted men to gather together again and seek, through the in-depth study of God’s Word to know how to live by grace through faith, not by works through human effort, and experience the resurrected, indwelling Lord Jesus as our very Life...Read More
If possible, listen in and catch the content, they are all connected.A brief outline of the Bible studies so far is as follows:
#1- Why do we read the Bible? To encounter the Living Word. 2 Peter 1:16-19, emphasizing "until the day dawns and the Morning Star (Jesus Christ) arises in your hearts." Also read the mistake many Bible believing Christians make, same as the Pharisees, in John 5:39-40
#5 What is it, then, that we, are "doing" every day? Beholding- 2 Cor 3:18, Our Role in Sanctification!
Gary opens the bible study with an explanation of understanding biblical truth; its more than a road map, not just an instruction manual, definitely not a system of works for behavioral change. We study and hunger for the prophetic word, "to be made more sure". The first Hungry Hearts bible study dived into understanding that the essence of the Christian life is supernatural.
Man Under Grace
By: William R. Newell
The Proper Attitude of a Man Under Grace:
- To believe, and to consent to be loved while unworthy, is the great secret.
- To refuse to make "resolutions" and "vows": for that is to trust in the flesh.
- To expect to be blessed, though realizing more and more lack of worth.
- To testify of God's goodness, at all times.
- To be certain of God's future favor; yet to be ever more tender in conscience toward Him.
- To relay on God's chastening hand as a mark of His kindness.
- A man under grace, if like Paul, has no burdens regarding himself; but many about others.
Things Which Gracious Souls Discover:
- To "hope to be better" is to fail to see yourself in Christ only.
- To be disappointed with yourself, is to have believed in yourself.
- To be discouraged is unbelief, as to God's purpose and plan of blessing for you.
- To be proud, is to be blind! For we have no standing before God, in ourselves.
- The lack of Divine blessing. therefore, comes from unbelief, and not from failure of devotion.
- Real devotion to God arises, not from mans will to show it; but from the discovery that blessing has been received from God while we were yet unworthy and undevoted.
- To preach devotion first, and blessing second, is to reverse Gods order, and preach law, not grace. The law made man's blessing depend on devotion; Grace confers undeserved, unconditional blessing; our devotion may follow, but may not always do so, in proper measure.
Another fantastic bible study this morning. Gary helped us unpack the
picture of man: Spirit, Soul & Body and how Jesus works in each area.
Causing us to clearly see who we really are and how that makes the body
of sin powerless!