Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bible Study Notes: 06/26/15

Remember to please question what might not resonate with you or match up to scripture.  It is not my intent to mislead or misrepresent in any way.

James 1:21
When we were born again, our 'spirit man' was made perfect! Our 'spirit man' can't get more perfect because the Holy Spirit lives IN us [and He wouldn't be IN us if we weren't just right - which is what Jesus does for us].
"God's word was spoken so it could be written so we could hear it and so we could speak it."

James (Jesus' half brother) wasn't a believer until after the resurrection.
Genesis 1:27
  • Soul = will, mind, emotions.
  • Romans 12:1-2
  • Satan chips away at who we THINK we are. Society is twisting and turning constantly away from God.
  • Take care of the temple (body).
  • Educate the intellect (mind)
  • Fill the spirit man (spirit)
  • There's heaven. There's hell. And there's earth.
  • NEVER underestimate the power of the born again experience. It is everything!  C.S. Lewis calls it "the great exchange" - Jesus exchanged His life for us.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:45
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • Galatians 5:20
Guilt and condemnation kill your faith.
  • We are more than conquerors through Christ. The Holy Spirit lives in us.
  • Colossians 2:20 ... crucified
  • Colossians 2:13 and Romans 6:4 ... died and buried
  • Ephesians 2:1 ... alive
  • Ephesians 2:4-6 ... raised
  • 1 Corinthians 6:15-17 ... one spirit
  • Ephesians 1:22-23 ... His body
  • Colossians 1:27 ... He is in us
  • Colossians 2:10 ... we are in Him
  • 1 John 4:17 ... so are we in this world.
Make things happen that line up with His teaching.  Good things distract us from the best things.
  • Be aware of what you're thinking about. Think about what you are thinking about. Be mindful of your thought life.
  • You can't think and talk at the same time (try it sometime).
  • The tongue is the steering wheel of life.
  • Speak the truth of Christ - memorize it and draw from it.
  • 2/3 of our testament has to do with our behavior.
  • We are living epistles - letters from God.
God isn't moved by need. He's moved by faith.
  • He has everything we need/want. We have to reach out and accept it.
  • Faith is activated by action.
  • Proverbs 28:1  ... Boldness, Confidence, Assurance
  • Faith ... Living and acting like the bible is true. Romans 4:17
  • To be full of joy is = strength!
  • There's a difference between faith and mental assent.  True faith's first action - speak it. "Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth."
  • The word of God is faith food.

Bible Study Notes: 06/12/15

Every time we come together more and more is revealed to me. Here are my notes from our gathering on June 12, 2015. Remember to please question what might not resonate with you or match up to scripture.  It is not my intent to mislead or misrepresent in any way.

Luke 8:11 .. the seed is the word of God.

See ourselves as God sees us - fully redeemed. We  live with Christ IN us.  When we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we [you and me] were raised with Christ.

Our lives are a walk of faith, a stand of faith. Our bibles are the instruction manual [how to] for this walk. Don't let it sit around collecting dust.

  • EVERYTHING was created by God for good!
  • God's will for all men for all time is represented in Christ.
  • God calls all things to be, that aren't.
  • We don't have to live with the things we don't want. Turn to the Bible.
  • God gave us dominion [sovereignty; control] over our world, our lives, our circumstances, but not over other people. We are to guard and tend to our world and make all things flourish.
  • God is not the God of our flesh, our mind (our earth suit). He is the father of spirits

"You will never miss a God opportunity when you're in the house of God."

"Never run at your "giant" with your mouth shut."

Jesus said John the Baptist was the greatest prophet and even the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than John the Baptist.
  • The bible is plan A.  There is no plan B.
  • Be careful what you hear. No self pity, no sympathy.
  • The more self conscious you are, the more pain you are in.  The more God conscious you are, the more victorious you are.
  • Self help is God.
  • We create our world through our spoken words.  Proverbs 18:20
Spirit man is suppose to be the dominant, the one in control of the earth suit (body) and soul man (feelings and emotions). Soul man makes decisions and is feed by the spirit.
  • John 6:63 .. my words are spirit and they are life ..
  • We are to feed our spirit with spirit food (The Word).
  • To be full of something is different than being being the real thing.
  • The Word fills our spirit so we can be more like Christ.
  • We're suppose to imitate Christ - own it, believe it, take it in all the way through.
  • Don't harden your heart.