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Growing In Jesus

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Growing In Jesus

  1. 1. GROWING IN JESUSGROWING IN JESUS
  2. 2. ““It is written, manIt is written, man shall not live byshall not live by bread alone,bread alone, but by everybut by every word thatword that precedeth outprecedeth out of the mouth ofof the mouth of God.”God.” Matthew 4:4Matthew 4:4
  3. 3. Who needs to read theWho needs to read the bible? Kings werebible? Kings were commanded to read thecommanded to read the Scriptures all the days ofScriptures all the days of their lives (Deut. 17:19).their lives (Deut. 17:19). The Scriptures have beenThe Scriptures have been read aloud for the benefitread aloud for the benefit of various groups ofof various groups of people (Ex. 24:7; Deut.people (Ex. 24:7; Deut. 31:9-13; Joshua 8:34-35).31:9-13; Joshua 8:34-35). God’s word needs to beGod’s word needs to be taught to families (Deut.taught to families (Deut. 6:4-9; 2 Timothy 3:15). It6:4-9; 2 Timothy 3:15). It must be read individuallymust be read individually as well (Psalms 1:2;as well (Psalms 1:2; 119:11; Acts *:28-32).119:11; Acts *:28-32).
  4. 4. The Bible is not anThe Bible is not an ordinary book. It isordinary book. It is the only revelation ofthe only revelation of God’s nature and will;God’s nature and will; it alone is “profitableit alone is “profitable for doctrinefor doctrine (teaching), reproof,(teaching), reproof, correction, andcorrection, and instruction ininstruction in righteousness.” (2righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:15; JamesTimothy 3:15; James 1:21)1:21)
  5. 5. We shouldWe should read theread the BibleBible regularlyregularly..
  6. 6. We need toWe need to read theread the BibleBible analyticallyanalytically ..
  7. 7. -- We shouldWe should read theread the BibleBible systematicsystematic allyally..
  8. 8. We need toWe need to read theread the BibleBible persistentlypersistently ..
  9. 9. We shouldWe should read theread the BibleBible completelycompletely..
  10. 10. We mustWe must read theread the BibleBible reverentlyreverently..
  11. 11. We ought to read the BibleWe ought to read the Bible expectantlyexpectantly.. ““All Scripture is given by inspirationAll Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for :of God, and is profitable for :  Doctrine - what truths we need toDoctrine - what truths we need to knowknow  Reproof – what we must reject andReproof – what we must reject and refuterefute  Correction – what we must turnCorrection – what we must turn away from and avoidaway from and avoid  Instruction in righteousness – whatInstruction in righteousness – what we must consider about our liveswe must consider about our lives and duties with respect to God andand duties with respect to God and man.” 2 Tim. 3:16man.” 2 Tim. 3:16
  12. 12. ““The Bible isThe Bible is God’s voiceGod’s voice speaking to us,speaking to us, just as surely asjust as surely as though we couldthough we could hear it with ourhear it with our ears.” --- 6ears.” --- 6 Testimonies 393Testimonies 393 ““The Bible shouldThe Bible should never benever be studied withoutstudied without a prayer.” GCa prayer.” GC 548548
  13. 13. We shouldWe should read theread the BibleBible ferventlyfervently..
  14. 14. We need to read the BibleWe need to read the Bible collectivelycollectively..
  15. 15. To grow in Christ, we need toTo grow in Christ, we need to follow these rules religiously:follow these rules religiously: We need to read and study the BibleWe need to read and study the Bible 1. regularly1. regularly 2. analytically2. analytically 3. systematically3. systematically 4. persistently4. persistently 5. completely5. completely 6. expectantly6. expectantly 7. reverently7. reverently 8. fervently8. fervently 9. collectively9. collectively
  16. 16. ““But grow in grace, and in theBut grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord andknowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to Him beSavior Jesus Christ, to Him be glory both now and forever.glory both now and forever. Amen. 2 Peter 3:18Amen. 2 Peter 3:18 ““And this is life eternal, that theyAnd this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only truemight know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whomGod, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent.” John 17:3Thou hast sent.” John 17:3
  17. 17. GROWING IN JESUSGROWING IN JESUS

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