Hungry Hearts

A Bible Study of Men who Hunger for the Lord

​A bi-monthly group led by Gary Ott diving verse-by-verse into the Scripture. The Hungry Hearts digest God's truths, discuss the abundant Life found in the person of Christ, and reflect on the transformation of living by grace through faith. 

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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

#2- What role does our will play in the Christian life?  Romans 7 proves its futility--- Responding vs. Initiating, John 5:19,30, Phil 2:12-13

#3- What role does our mind play in the Christian?  Occupation with Christ-  2 Cor 11:1-4, 2 Cor 10:5, Rom 12:1-2

#4 How do we experience victory over sin?  The Wings of a Christian- Rom 6:1-13, focus on 6:6, examining the Biblical view of the Nature of Man, tri-part being, Heb 4:12, 1 Thess 5:23, Rom 8:10

#5 What is it, then, that we, are "doing" every day?  Beholding- 2 Cor 3:18, Our Role in Sanctification!

    And, What, then, is Our Standard? What are (or is) the rules (or rule) we wake up to and live by everyday? The "new creation", Gal 6:15-16 "this rule", Phil 3:15-16 "our standard".

Essence of The Christian Life - Study January 13th 2013

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.

Verse Reference:

Man Under Grace

Man Under Grace

By: William R. Newell

The Proper Attitude of a Man Under Grace:

  1. To believe, and to consent to be loved while unworthy, is the great secret.
  2. To refuse to make "resolutions" and "vows": for that is to trust in the flesh.
  3. To expect to be blessed, though realizing more and more lack of worth.
  4. To testify of God's goodness, at all times.
  5. To be certain of God's future favor; yet to be ever more tender in conscience toward Him.
  6. To relay on God's chastening hand as a mark of His kindness.
  7. A man under grace, if like Paul, has no burdens regarding himself; but many about others.

Things Which Gracious Souls Discover:

  1. To "hope to be better" is to fail to see yourself in Christ only.
  2. To be disappointed with yourself, is to have believed in yourself.
  3. To be discouraged is unbelief, as to God's purpose and plan of blessing for you.
  4. To be proud, is to be blind! For we have no standing before God, in ourselves.
  5. The lack of Divine blessing. therefore, comes from unbelief, and not from failure of devotion.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.