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The CREATOR Wants You to Know How He Educates You in the Classroom
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who then (which one of us) is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”//And He (the Lord Jesus Christ) called a child to Himself and set him (the child) before them,//and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted (by faith alone) and become like (similar to) children (learning by means of faith), you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.”
REBOUND + I want to be in fellowship with God = homologeo
If we believers in Christ admit (name or cite…homologeo) our known sins to God the Father, He is faithful (He always does the same thing) and He is righteous (free from sin Himself and thus completely qualified) to forget our known sins, and to cleanse us from our unknown sins as well.
“But when He, (God) the (Holy) Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth (of the Word of God); for He (God the Holy Spirit) will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.”
RENEWING + I want to learn the Word of God = anakainosis
He (the Lord Jesus Christ) saved us, (no) not (NEVER…ouk) on the basis of deeds which we have done in (self-)righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and (by) renewing (anakainosis) by (God) the Holy Spirit…
To give fresh life to
To make new
To cause to grow up
To change to a new kind of life
A complete and different change
For as he thinks within himself, so he is…
“Ask, and it (a Pastor, for example) will be given to you; (keep on) seek(ing through daily biblical study, for example), and you will find (the truth); knock (use what you are learning), and it (a renewed mental attitude) will be opened to you.//For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”
“Or what man (person) is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone (parents provide for children)?//Or if he (the son) asks for a fish, he (the parent) will not give him a snake, will he?”
“If (1) you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children (and you do), how much more will your (perfect God and) Father who is in heaven give what is (divine) good (gifts) to those who ask Him!”
RECEPTION + When you teach the Word, I want to hear it = logos
Be diligent (study) to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling (rightly dividing) the word of truth.
The Lord Jesus Christ is the LIVING Word…
The Bible is the WRITTEN Word…
“For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”
An independent church with a very large membership in regular attendance, focusing on an evangelical or conservative Christian theology and offering a variety of educational and social activities.
Pastor Rory Clark’s Vision
…we pray that you continue to shape the messages from this pulpit that are an accurate reflection of your person, your thinking, your work, your reputation and your essence...
The I-C-E Method
I Isagogics - From the historical setting, interpret the bible in the time it was written
C Categories - Hermeneutics…compare scripture with scripture to check for internal consistency
E Exegesis - Check the original languages…syntax…grammar…etymology
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Who (what person) can discern his (own) errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.
But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.
RECOGNITION + I am willing to understand what I have heard = gnosis
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and (gnosis) knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments (mandates) and unfathomable His ways!
But solid food (advanced doctrine) is for the mature, who because of practice (use…as if muscles in a gymnasium) have their senses trained to discern (divine) good (things honorable) and (things) evil.
RETENTION + I believe the Word of God is accurate = epignosis
For I (Paul) testify about them (the Jews) that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with (epignosis) knowledge (the truth believed).
RECALL + I use the Word of God under pressure = sophia
But the wisdom (sophia) from above is first pure, then peaceable (producing inner benefit), gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and (divine) good fruits, unwavering (impartial), without hypocrisy.
MESSAGE + God pours the power of His supernatural knowledge into me = pneumatikos
But he who is in spiritual (condition…pneumatikos…has the spiritual discernment and) appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised (criticized) by no one.
“The glory which You (God the Father) have given Me (the Lord Jesus Christ) I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one;//I in(dwell) them and You in Me (the same in essence), that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know (by visible manifestation) that You sent Me, and (that you) loved them (believers in Christ), even as You have loved Me.”
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