Presentation on theme: "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,"— Presentation transcript:
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
GOD'S EXPLANATION & SOLUTION GOD'S EXPLANATION 1.God's thoughts are not our thoughts v. 8. 2. God's ways are not our ways v. 8. 3. 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. 10. 5. His Word will accomplish what pleases Him and prosper in us v. 11. 6. It will produce joy, peace, breakthrough, and change v. 12, 13.
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.
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).
THERE ARE NO UNUSED MEMBERS 1. We don't work to get the grace we work because we have the grace Ephesians 2:10. 2. The Church is a Body of many members 1 Corinthians 14:12,14, 27. 3. All members have gifts Romans 12:6. 4. All members have a place 1 Corinthians 12:18. 5. All members have a function Ephesians 4:16. 6. All members are to be good stewards of the manifold grace of God 1 Peter 4:10. 7. All members are to occupy (busy oneself with work) till He comes Luke 19:10.