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1 Metamorphosis (1) eat, eat and eat Yoshinobu Namihira, MD, FACG 3000 halls ferry road Vicksburg, MS Phone ; fax E mail:

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3 Sermon detail Opening hymn: 532 day by day Offering : Prayer: Scripture : Psalm 119:105 Special music: the namihiras Sermon: metamorphosis (1) eat,eat and eat Closing hymn: 632 until then

4 Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

5 The Butterfly Life Cycle Lets explore a butterflys life cycle in detail, including all four stages of life. All butterflies have "complete metamorphosis." To grow into an adult they go through 4 stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Each stage has a different goal - for instance, caterpillars need to eat a lot, and adults need to reproduce. Depending on the type of butterfly, the life cycle of a butterfly may take anywhere from one month to a whole year

6 The First Stage: The Egg A butterfly starts life as a very small, round, oval or cylindrical egg. The coolest thing about butterfly eggs, especially monarch butterfly eggs, is that if you look close enough you can actually see the tiny caterpillar growing inside of it. Some butterfly eggs may be round, some oval and some may be ribbed while others may have other features. The egg shape depends on the type of butterfly that laid the egg.

7 The First Stage: The Egg Butterfly eggs are usually laid on the leaves of plants, so if you are actively searching for these very tiny eggs, you will have to take some time and examine quite a few leaves in order to find some.

8 The Second Stage: The Larva (Caterpillar) When the egg finally hatches, most of you would expect for a butterfly to emerge, right? Well, not exactly. In the butterflys life cycle, there are four stages and this is only the second stage. Butterfly larvae are actually what we call caterpillars. Caterpillars do not stay in this stage for very long and mostly, in this stage all they do is eat.

9 The Second Stage: The Larva (Caterpillar) When the egg hatches, the caterpillar will start his work and eat the leaf they were born onto. This is really important because the mother butterfly needs to lay her eggs on the type of leaf the caterpillar will eat – each caterpillar type likes only certain types of leaves. Since they are tiny and can not travel to a new plant, the caterpillar needs to hatch on the kind of leaf it wants to eat.

10 The Second Stage: The Larva (Caterpillar) Caterpillars need to eat and eat so they can grow quickly. When a caterpillar is born, they are extremely small. When they start eating, they instantly start growing and expanding. Their exoskeleton (skin) does not stretch or grow, so they grow by molting (sheding the outgrown skin) several times while it grows.

11 A caterpillar is the larval stage of butterflies and moths. The caterpillar hatches from a tiny egg and will eventually pupate and turn into an adult butterfly or moth.This larval stage usually lasts from two weeks to about a month. This is the main feeding stage of the butterfly. Caterpillars eat almost constantly and grow very quickly, at an astonishing rate.

12 Diet Caterpillars mostly eat the leaves of flowering plants and trees using their powerful jaws (mandibles) Caterpillars are very limited in their diet; many species will only eat the leaves of a single type of plant. They usually eat only the plant that their mother carefully chose to lay their egg on. Only a few lepidoptera larva are carnivores. The larva of the Harvester Butterfly exclusively eats woolly aphids.

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14 As caterpillars grow, their exoskeleton becomes tight on them, so they molt (lose their old exoskeleton). After the molt, while the new skin is still soft, they swallow a lot of air, which expands their body. Then, when the cuticle hardens, they let the air out and have room for growth. Caterpillars molt four or five times as they grow. Each different caterpillar stage is called an instar. molt

15 Preparing to Pupate When the caterpillar has reached the right size, it is time for it to pupate. It finds a suitable place to attach itself (a twig, a leaf, undergroud, or another place). It attaches itself with a silken girdle around its middle and a silken pad and cremaster (at the end of the abdomen). It then splits open and loses its exoskeleton and pupates (becomes a pupa).

16 Preparing to Pupate When larval growth is done, the larva stops eating and empties its digestive system (leaving a small dark spot). It then looks for a sheltered, safe spot where it will pupate (turn into a pupa, entering its third stage of its metamorphosis). pupa

17 The Third Stage: Pupa (Chrysalis) pupa stage is one of the coolest stages of a butterflys life. As soon as a caterpillar is done growing and they have reached their full length/weight, they form themselves into a pupa, also known as a chrysalis. From the outside of the pupa, it looks as if the caterpillar may just be resting, but the inside is where all of the action is. Inside of the pupa, the caterpillar is rapidly changing.

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20 The Third Stage: Pupa (Chrysalis) Now, as most people know, caterpillars are short, stubby and have no wings at all. Within the chrysalis the old body parts of the caterpillar are undergoing a remarkable transformation, called metamorphosis, to become the beautiful parts that make up the butterfly that will emerge. Tissue, limbs and organs of a caterpillar have all been changed by the time the pupa is finished, and is now ready for the final stage of a butterflys life cycle.

21 The Fourth Stage: Adult Butterfly Finally, when the caterpillar has done all of its forming and changing inside the pupa, if you are lucky, you will get to see an adult butterfly emerge. When the butterfly first emerges from the chrysalis, both of the wings are going to be soft and folded against its body. This is because the butterfly had to fit all its new parts inside of the pupa.

22 The Fourth Stage: Adult Butterfly As soon as the butterfly has rested after coming out of the chrysalis, it will pump blood into the wings in order to get them working and flapping – then they get to fly. Usually within a three or four-hour period, the butterfly will master flying and will search for a mate in order to reproduce.

23 The Fourth Stage: Adult Butterfly When in the fourth and final stage of their lives, adult butterflies are constantly on the look out to reproduce and when a female lays their eggs on some leaves, the butterfly life cycle will start all over.

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29 Metamorphosis: A New Creation Very hungry caterpillars becoming beautiful butterflies illustrate the change God has called us to. Webster's dictionary defines metamorphosis as "a change of physical form, structure, or substance especially by supernatural means" or "a striking alteration in appearance, character or circumstances." The online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, adds that it "involves significant change in form as well as growth" and it "usually accompanies a change of habitat or of habits." Through metamorphosis, the caterpillar becomes a totally new creation.

30 Metamorphosis compares to the process of change that we undergo in becoming God's begotten children. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:17, "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."

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34 He actually uses a term from which we get the word metamorphosis in Romans 12:2 : "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." The word transformed is in the Greek metamorphoo, and it means undergoing a profound transformation. So we also must become completely changed into a new creation by developing the mind and character of God.

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38 The butterfly has four stages of life: egg, larva, pupa and adult. The larva is what we refer to as the caterpillar. Other names for caterpillars include inchworm, fruit worm, silkworm or even woolly bear. Many caterpillars are not very beautiful. A caterpillar is a very small creature that we would probably overlook if we were walking through a forest. Many of us might try to squash it or flick it away if we did see one.

39 Eating Machines Aptly called eating machines, the caterpillar's daily agenda is simple: eat, eat, avoid being eaten and eat. They have perhaps the fastest growth rate of any animal in the world. A tobacco hornworm, for example, increases its own weight 10,000 times in less than 20 days. The monarch increases its mass by 30,000 times as a caterpillar. Caterpillars do not have very good eyesight or senses. They rely on their antenna to help them locate food since they only have six tiny simple eyes on the lower portion of their head.

40 For us to change, we must eat a diet of God's truth. Like the caterpillar, we also do not "see" well. Because our nature is totally against God, He must first draw us to Him (Romans 8:7- 8[7]; John 6:44, 65). God then convicts us of our sin and grants us repentance (John 16:8; Acts 11:18). Upon repentance, God then forgives us (1 John 1:9- 10). Finally, God gives us the desire to learn His ways and to submit our will to Him (Philippians 2:13).

41 Only after we repent and become baptized physical, outward signs of our choice to follow Godcan we make the choice to serve God through obedience. Then, we begin our lifelong process to completely change ourselves with God's help. We become the begotten children of God through the receipt of God's Holy Spirit within our mind.

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45 As such, we should labor "for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give" (John 6:26-27). This food can be found in God's truth. Christ says, "I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world" (John 6:51)

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48 We partake of this bread by continuing in our commitment to serve God in obedience and also by incorporating God's laws into our lives. The Message translation reads, "Here's how we can be sure that we know God in the right way: Keep his commandments. If someone claims, 'I know him well!' but doesn't keep his commandments, he's obviously a liar. His life doesn't match his words" (1 John 2:3-4).

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52 2 Timothy 3:14-17 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

53 Psalm 119:11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

54 Psalm 119:11 ESV / 80 helpful votes Psalm 119:11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 61 helpful votes 2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. Joshua 1:8 ESV / 53 helpful votes Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

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56 Proverbs 3:1-2 ESV / 48 helpful votes Proverbs 3:1-2 My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Psalm 119:18 ESV / 42 helpful votes Psalm 119:18 Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. Psalm 119:105 ESV / 38 helpful votes Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. HelpfulNot Helpful

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58 Deuteronomy 11:18-23 ESV / 38 helpful votes Deuteronomy 11:18-23 You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth. For if you will be careful to do all this commandment that I command you to do, loving the Lord your God, walking in all his ways, and holding fast to him, …

59 Romans 12:2Romans 12:2 ESV / 33 helpful votes Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Psalm 119:9 ESV / 32 helpful votes Psalm 119:9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. Acts 17:11 ESV / 25 helpful votes Acts 17:11 Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. Acts 8:30 ESV / 24 helpful votes Acts 8:30 So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, Do you understand what you are reading?

60 2 Timothy 3:1-17 ESV / 22 helpful votes 2 Timothy 3:1-17 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people John 2:27 ESV / 21 helpful votes 1 John 2:27 But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no liejust as it has taught you, abide in him.

61 Ephesians 6:11-17Ephesians 6:11-17 ESV / 19 helpful votes Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace....

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63 John 1:1John 1:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 13:17 ESV / 16 helpful votes John 13:17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. Luke 4:4 ESV / 15 helpful votes Luke 4:4 And Jesus answered him, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone. 1 Peter 2:1-2 ESV / 13 helpful votes 1 Peter 2:1-2 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation HelpfulNot Helpful Luke 10:20 ESV / 12 helpful votes Luke 10:20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

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65 James 1:22James 1:22 ESV / 11 helpful votes But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. John 6:63 ESV / 11 helpful votes John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

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67 Romans 8:1-10 ESV / 11 helpful votes Romans 8:1-10 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit....

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69 John 5:39-40 ESV / 11 helpful votes John 5:39-40 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. Luke 18:15-17 ESV / 11 helpful votes Luke 18:15-17 Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it. HelpfulNot Helpful John 6:68 ESV / 10 helpful votes John 6:68 Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life,

70 John 1:1-51 ESV / 10 helpful votes John 1:1-51 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome i t....

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72 Isaiah 28:9-10 ESV / 10 helpful votes Isaiah 28:9-10 To whom will he teach knowledge, and to whom will he explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, those taken from the breast? For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little. HelpfulNot Helpful Revelation 1:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes Revelation 1:3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.

73 James 5:15James 5:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Romans 8:28 ESV / 9 helpful votes Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. HelpfulNot Helpful

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75 Matthew 13:1-58 ESV / 9 helpful votes Matthew 13:1-58 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil,.

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77 Galatians 1:1-24 ESV / 8 helpful votes Galatians 1:1-24 Paul, an apostlenot from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead and all the brothers who are with me, To the churches of Galatia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen....

78 Matthew 5:48Matthew 5:48 ESV / 8 helpful votes You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. HelpfulNot Helpful Matthew 4:1-4 ESV / 8 helpful votes Matthew 4:1-4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread. But he answered, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.

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80 Philippians 2:5-7Philippians 2:5-7 ESV / 7 helpful votes Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. John 8:32 ESV / 7 helpful votes John 8:32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. Luke 1:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes Luke 1:1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us,

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83 Psalm 57:4Psalm 57:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords. 1 Timothy 2:1-15 ESV / 6 helpful votes 1 Timothy 2:1-15 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,...

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85 Acts 17:11-12Acts 17:11-12 ESV / 6 helpful votes Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. Many of them therefore believed, with not a few Greek women of high standing as well as men. HelpfulNot Helpful John 3:16-17 ESV / 6 helpful votes John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

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87 Hosea 4:6Hosea 4:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. HelpfulNot Helpful Galatians 1:6-8 ESV / 5 helpful votes Galatians 1:6-8 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.

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89 Isaiah 28:1-29Isaiah 28:1-29 ESV / 5 helpful votes Ah, the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim, and the fading flower of its glorious beauty, which is on the head of the rich valley of those overcome with wine! Behold, the Lord has one who is mighty and strong; like a storm of hail, a destroying tempest, like a storm of mighty, overflowing waters, he casts down to the earth with his hand. The proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim will be trodden underfoot; and the fading flower of its glorious beauty, which is on the head of the rich valley, will be like a first-ripe fig before the summer: when someone sees it, he swallows it as soon as it is in his hand. In that day the Lord of hosts will be a crown of glory, and a diadem of beauty, to the remnant of his people,...

90 2 Peter 1:3-4 ESV / 4 helpful votes 2 Peter 1:3-4 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

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92 Proverbs 2:1-5Proverbs 2:1-5 ESV / 4 helpful votes My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. HelpfulNot Helpful Revelation 8:1-13 ESV / 3 helpful votes Revelation 8:1-13 When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne, and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel. Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth, and there were peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake....

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94 2 Peter 1:2-32 Peter 1:2-3 ESV / 3 helpful votes May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, HelpfulNot Helpful Proverbs 2:1-22 ESV / 3 helpful votes Proverbs 2:1-22 My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God....

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96 The student of the Bible should be taught to approach it in the spirit of a learner. We are to search its pages, not for proof to sustain our opinions, but in order to know what God says. {Ed 189.1} A true knowledge of the Bible can be gained only through the aid of that Spirit by whom the word was given. And in order to gain this knowledge we must live by it. All that God's word commands, we are to obey. All that it promises, we may claim. The life which it enjoins is the life that, through its power, we are to live. Only as the Bible is thus held can it be studied effectively. {Ed 189.2} The study of the Bible demands our most diligent effort and persevering thought. As the miner digs for the golden treasure in the earth, so earnestly, persistently, must we seek for the treasure of God's word. {Ed 189.3}

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98 In daily study the verse-by-verse method is often most helpful. Let the student take one verse, and concentrate the mind on ascertaining the thought that God has put into that verse for him, and then dwell upon the thought until it becomes his own. One passage thus studied until its significance is clear is of more value than the perusal of many chapters with no definite purpose in view and no positive instruction gained. {Ed 189.4}

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100 The Bible is its own expositor. Scripture is to be compared with scripture. The student should learn to view the word as a whole, and to see the relation of its parts. He should gain a knowledge of its grand central theme,of God's original purpose for the world, of the rise of the great controversy, and of the work of redemption. He should understand the nature of the two principles that are contending for supremacy, and should learn to trace their working through the records of history and prophecy, to the great consummation. He should see how this controversy enters into every phase of human experience; how in every act of life he himself reveals the one or the other of the two antagonistic motives; and how, whether he will or not, he is even now deciding upon which side of the controversy he will be found. {Ed 190.2}

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102 Every part of the Bible is given by inspiration of God and is profitable. The Old Testament no less than the New should receive attention. As we study the Old Testament we shall find living springs bubbling up where the careless reader discerns only a desert. {Ed 191.1}

103 When a real love for the Bible is awakened, and the student begins to realize how vast is the field and how precious its treasure, he will desire to seize upon every opportunity for acquainting himself with God's word. Its study will be restricted to no special time or place. And this continuous study is one of the best means of cultivating a love for the Scriptures. Let the student keep his Bible always with him. As you have opportunity, read a text and meditate upon it. While walking the streets, waiting at a railway station, waiting to meet an engagement, improve the opportunity to gain some precious thought from the treasure house of truth. {Ed 191.4}

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105 Conclusions 1.Metamorphosis 2.Definition 3.Four states of butterflys life cycle 4.Egg, larva(caterpillar),pupa, adult 5.A new creation in Christ 6.Total transformation 7.Caterpillar –eat, eat, eat 8.Poor eyesight, use antenna

106 Conclusions 1.Scripture reading 2.Study the bible as if you are looking for hidden treasures 3.Concentrate on and meditate on the scripture passage until it is clear. 4.View the bible as whole 5.Know the great controversy theme: war between God and Satan.

107 THE END THANK YOU FOR COMING

108 Sermon detail Opening hymn: 532 day by day Offering : Prayer: Scripture : Psalm 119:105 Special music: the namihiras Sermon: metamorphosis (1) eat,eat and eat Closing hymn: 632 until then

109 Place of visit , vicksburg sda church , tallulah prison LA

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