I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. Ephesians 1:17 NIV
Thoughts for Today
In the Gospel of John we learn that Jesus is the Word: “The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.” John 1:14 MSG Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus and the eternal impact of His mission here on earth.
Through the Living Word, Jesus, and the written Word, we can come to know God better and to grow in our relationship with Him. This should be one of our highest goals as we study the Bible. To know God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. To learn of God’s character, His love, His forgiveness and His plan for each of us.
Just as earthly relationships develop only as two people spend time together and learn each other’s desires and dreams and character, so we can only draw closer to God as we get better acquainted. He knows each of us intimately … and He gives us opportunity to know Him better through His Word. Not just for the sake of knowledge—but for a closer relationship.
This week we will be looking at a few of the many powerful ways our lives can—and should—be transformed through God’s Word. Consider taking these thoughts to the Lord and asking Him to use all the biblical knowledge you have stored to truly transform the way you think … and that this transformation will breathe new life—His life—into everything you do.
Father, thank you for revealing yourself to me--through our Lord and Savior, Jesus, and through the written Word. As I study the Word, may your Holy Spirit continue to help me know you better. In Jesus’ name …
Tese thoughts were inspired by…
Authentic Living by Dr. Mike Chapman. Authentic people who are living in authentic Christian Community are powerful witnesses. Topics for this study include
Wat Does It Mean to Be Real?
Real Christians Laugh
Real Christians Learn
Real Christians Lean
Real Christians Linger
Real Christians Love
Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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