07/08/12 Bible Study Notes


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07/08/12 Bible Study Notes

  1. 1. WWJD
  2. 2. ✤ What Would Jesus Desire?
  3. 3. Why are In Christ scripture declarations from the Bible so important?✤ The best way to move Gods essential truths from your head to your heart is by speaking aloud "in Christ" scripture declarations.✤ Do you have negative thoughts of: guilt, condemnation, fear or worry? Do you ever feel defeated, lacking a sense of purpose, or like youre just not good enough? If so, then its time for a change of mind! :)✤ Declaring "in Christ" scripture declarations on a regular basis will do wonders to help transform and renew your mind by the washing of the Word!✤ Here are some "In Christ" scriptures and if youre ready to increase your Christian faith you can start declaring them today!
  4. 4. ✤ In this lesson, however, I want to ask "What Would Jesus Desire?"a.What would Jesus desire of you today?b.Is there something Jesus would want youto do today?c.Is there something Jesus would want youto be doing everyday?
  5. 5. Which of the two servants most characterize your life: The one who is faithful or the one who is negligent? Which one should you be?✤ Father, I want to be a faithful servant. I don’t want to be a disciple who ignores my responsibilities. I want to be a person who reflects Your Son’s influence in what I say and also in what I do. Forgive me when I have failed to do so in the past. Perhaps a part of my problem is my failure to anticipate Your Son’s return. Again, forgive me. Your Son is coming again. Awaken within my heart a proper expectation of His promised return. May I increasingly become the faithful servant Jesus describes in His parable. May I prove to serve Him, not out of fear or dread, but I want to be a faithful servant. I want to be faithful servant! May I be so today! In Jesus’ name. Amen.✤
  6. 6. I believe Jesus would desire..✤ THAT YOU BECOME HIS DISCIPLE✤ He wanted His apostles to make disciples.✤ A disciple is a learner, a follower.✤ A disciple is one who desires to become like His teacher.
  7. 7. WHY DOES JESUS WANT YOU TO BE HIS DISCIPLE?✤ Learn from Him how to become free from the burden of sin. Because He knows that you are under the burden of sin. 1) For freedom from sin is true 2) Only in Him can we become: a) The legal guilt-free of sin b) John 8:31-36
  8. 8. Romans 6:12-14 (NLT)✤ 12 Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires.✤ 13 Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.✤ 14 Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.
  9. 9. Jesus clearly wants you to be His disciple, to learn fromHim and to let Him lighten your load; are you His disciple?Jesus also desires...✤ As explained by Paul...a. In baptism you united with Christ in His death andraised with Him to a new life. Romans 6:3-7b. In baptism you put on Christ. Gal 3:27c. In baptism you experience the working of God, Whoforgives you of all your sins and raises you with Christ.Col 2:11-13
  10. 10. Jesus therefore desires for you to enter in with this newrelationship with Him. Have you been baptized? If so,then Jesus also desires that you...✤ THAT YOU KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS✤ WHAT ARE SOME OF HIS COMMANDMENTS?✤ 1. To love the brethren. John 13:34-35a.Which is one way we show the world we are truly His disciples. 2. To bear fruit: John 15:8a.Such as saving souls, serving others, showing loveb.Bearing fruit comes only through Jesus. John 15:4-5
  11. 11. Certainly there is more that Jesus woulddesire of us:✤ Others taught to His apostles through the Spirit. John 16:12-13✤ But I wanted to use the current popularity of WWJD to simply remind you..✤ Not only to ask "What Would Jesus Do?" in a particular situation✤ But to ask "What Would Jesus Desire?" of you right now!
  12. 12. I hope I have encouraged you to reflect onwhat Jesus would want you to do today:✤ a. If you have not committed to become His disciple...✤ b. If you have not been baptized...✤ c. If you are not observing His commands...
  13. 13. Here are some "In Christ" scriptures and if youre ready toincrease your Christian faith you can start declaring them today!✤ I acknowledge and declare by faith the following truths:I am a new creation in Christ. Old things have passed away and all things havebecome new! (2 Corinthians 5:17)✤ I am forgiven, in Christ. (Colossians 1:13-14)✤ I am blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms, in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3)✤ In Christ, I am free from guilt and condemnation. (Romans 8:1)✤ In Christ, I have been redeemed from the curse of the law.(Galatians 3:13)✤ In Christ, I have been reconciled to God by the blood of Christ. (Ephesians 2:13)
  14. 14. I acknowledge and declare by faith the following truths:✤ I have received the righteousness of God, in Christ.(2 Corinthians 5:21)✤ In Christ, I am holy.(1 Corinthians 1:30)✤ In Christ, I am joyful, prayerful and thankful according to the will of God. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)✤ I forget about what is behind me and I continually press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ. (Philippians 3:13-14)✤ I was created to live and walk in victory. In Christ, I am always lead to triumph. (2 Corinthians 2:14)✤ In Christ, I am in two places at the same time. In my physical body, I am Gods workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has prepared in advance for me to do. (Ephesians 2:10)✤ In my spirit, God has raised me up with Christ and I am seated with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus!(Ephesians 2:6-7)
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