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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Changes


We continue our study this week in 40 Days In The Word.

How does God’s Word change me?  

1.      IT RECREATES  MY LIFE
          James 1:18, “He chose to give us birth through the word of truth…” Without God’s word – the good news – couldn’t be saved!
Paul told Timothy “the holy Scriptures, are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”  2 Tim. 3:15 The Bible is often compared to a seed. We need to allow God’s Word to be planted and grow in us.
          1 Peter 1:23, “You have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring Word of God.”
          James 1:21 “Humbly accept the Word planted in you, which can save you”                                                                            
2.      IT ERADICATES MY GUILT
Many of us feel like we have been so bad that God could never forgive or use us.  See what God says in…
          1 John 1:9 -    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
          Romans 8:1 -  Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,

God’s word is like soap. It disinfects us. Ephesians 5:25-26,  “…Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the Word.” Jesus told his disciples in John 15:3, “You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.”

Be wise today and always – let the Word grow in and cleanse you.