God’s New Life

These are notes from our Congregation’s Bible Discussions.

I. BEGINNING THE NEW LIFE – John 3:1-7

Our Need – Romans 3:23
God’s Holiness ~ Isaiah 6:3
Adam’s Sin ~ Genesis 3:6-7
Our Sin ~ Ecclesiastes 7:20

The WAY – John 14:6
God’s Gift in Christ ~ Romans 6:23 & Colossians 1:22
Our Faith in Christ ~ John 1:12 & Acts 16:31
The Operation of God ~ Colossians 2:11-13 & Romans 6:1-7

The RESULTS – Acts 4:11-12
Everlasting Life ~ John 5:24
Christ’s Righteousness ~ Isaiah 61:10 & 2nd Corinthians 5:21
A New Position in God’s Family ~ 1st John 3:2
Empowered by God ~ Acts 1:8 & 2:38-39, 5:32
Reconciliation Between Enemies ~ Acts 10:14-15

The ASSURANCE – 1st Peter 1:3
The New Creature ~ 1st Corinthians 6:11 & 2nd Corinthians 5:17
The Fruit ~ Galatians 5:22-23
Promises of God ~ Titus 1:2 & 2nd Corinthians 1:20
The Spirit of God ~ 1st John 3:24

II. GROWING IN HIS NEW LIFE ~ 1st Peter 2:2

The WORD ~ Hebrews 4:12
Jesus shows us how to use God’s word, Matthew 4:1-11 & Joshua 1:8

PRAYER ~ Colossians 4:2
The work of God in our prayer is forgiveness, 1st John 1:9 & Mark 1:35

WORSHIP ~ Hebrews 13:15
Loving God is essential, Matthew 22:37 & Hebrews 10:24-25

FELLOWSHIP ~ Galatians 5:13
Sharing our strengths & needs with each other unites our bond in His Spirit
Acts 2:42-47 & Galatians 6:1-5

GIVING ~ 2nd Corinthians 9:6-8
Whether in effort or money, God blesses! Mark 12:41-44 & Acts 20:35

WALKING In The SPIRIT ~ Romans 12:1-2
Obedient small steps turn into big steps, Romans 8:4-5 & Galatians 5:16-25

III. ESTABLISHED IN NEW LIFE ~ Ephesians 4:11-15

Having God’s Strength to Share The Faith
Matthew 28:18-20
1st Corinthians 15:2-4
2nd Timothy 4:1-2

Having A Purpose in Suffering
1st Peter 3:17 & Jeremiah 37:15 ~ God’s will !!!
1st Timothy 5:23 & 2nd Timothy 4:20 & Luke 6:19 ~ God’s will ???
No matter how hopeless or painful our body, soul or mind feels, God claims that it is temporary. There is a victory for everyone who believes in Jesus Christ as the God of all comfort. No one can point the finger and accuse the Crucified & Risen Lord of not understanding pain & suffering. 2nd Corinthians 1:3-5

Leadership in God’s Institutions
The Family, Genesis 2:24 & Colossian 3:18-21
Government, Romans 13:1-4 & 1st Peter 2:13
The Church, Acts 7:38 & 1st Timothy 3:1-13

There is a reason why Paul listed “self-control” as the last part of the fruit of God’s Spirit in a Christian’s heart, Galatians 5:23.

Have you begun God’s New Life? Romans 6:7
If you have, are you growing in His New Life?
If you are growing, do you desire to be established and mature?

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