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WE DON'T ALWAYS THINK LIKE GOD Isaiah 55:7-9 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord,

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1 WE DON'T ALWAYS THINK LIKE GOD Isaiah 55:7-9 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Wrong thinking -> Wrong Believing -> Wrong Receiving

2 GOD'S EXPLANATION & SOLUTION GOD'S EXPLANATION 1.God's thoughts are not our thoughts v God's ways are not our ways v On any given subject, God's thoughts and ways are higher than our thoughts and ways v. 9. GOD'S SOLUTION 4.He sent His Word to change our thoughts and ways v His Word will accomplish what pleases Him and prosper in us v It will produce joy, peace, breakthrough, and change v. 12, 13.

3 THE WORK OF GOD His work John 4:34. Work of the ministry Ephesians 4:12. Work of the Lord 1 Corinthians 15:58. Work of Christ Philippians 2:30. Ergon - Work; task; employment; enterprise; deeds; what is done. Kopiao - Labor; toil resulting in weariness; events requiring much toil and fatigue; the doing and the pains taken therein; to work hard. Energeia - Energy; efficiency; operation; strong; effectual working. Energeo - To be active; efficient, do; be mighty in; to work effectually in; show forth.

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6 THE WORKING GRACE OF GOD GOD'S GRACE IS DESCRIBED AS: Divine Energy of God Ephesians 1:19 working - energy (energeia). Ephesians 3:7 effectual working - energy (energeia ). Ephesians 4:16 effectual working - energy (energeia). Working Energy Philippians 2:13 worketh (energeo). Colossians 1:29 labor; working; worketh (kopiao; energeia; energeo). Hebrews 13:21 working (poieoo) (producing). 1 Corinthians 15:10 labored (kopiao). (see also Ephesians 1:11; 3:20 energeo).

7 THERE ARE NO UNUSED MEMBERS 1. We don't work to get the grace we work because we have the grace Ephesians 2: The Church is a Body of many members 1 Corinthians 14:12,14, All members have gifts Romans 12:6. 4. All members have a place 1 Corinthians 12: All members have a function Ephesians 4: All members are to be good stewards of the manifold grace of God 1 Peter 4: All members are to occupy (busy oneself with work) till He comes Luke 19:10.


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