Transformed: Knowing Him Better

Authentic Living in an Artificial World

 

Living Free Every Day®

Today's Scripture
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. Ephesians 1:17 NIV

Thoughts for Today
In the Gospel of John we learn that Jesus is the Word: "The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood." John 1:14 MSG

Through the Living Word, Jesus, and the written Word, we can come to know God better and to grow in our relationship with Him. This should be one of our highest goals as we study the Bible. To know God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. To learn of God's character, His love, His forgiveness and His plan for each of us.

Just as earthly relationships develop only as two people spend time together and learn each other's desires and dreams and character, so we can only draw closer to God as we get better acquainted. He knows each of us intimately … and He gives us opportunity to know Him better through His Word. Not just for the sake of knowledge—but for a closer relationship.

Consider this …
This week we will be looking at a few of the many powerful ways our lives can—and should—be transformed through God's Word. Consider taking these thoughts to the Lord and asking Him to use all the biblical knowledge you have stored to truly transform the way you think … and that this transformation will breathe new life—His life—into everything you do.

Prayer
Father, thank you for revealing yourself to me—through our Lord and Savior, Jesus, and through the written Word. As I study the Word, may your Holy Spirit continue to help me know you better. In Jesus' name …


These thoughts were drawn from …


Authentic Living in an Artificial World
by Dr. Mike Chapman. This 45-minute group study gives understanding about what it means to be real. The facilitator's guide includes reproducible group member study sheets and an audio CD designed to help facilitators prepare for each session. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a study for individuals or couples.




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    "Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Thank you so much for the message of forgiveness. Jesus Christ recommend us to forgive if we want to be forgiven. For us Rwandans, we are experiencing forgiveness and now we are free from the bondage of unforgiveness. When you forgive, even physically, you are released. I am telling you this because I have forgiven those who killed my parents and relatives. But, ask to be led by the Holy Spirit who will enable you to forgive those who sin against you."

    Blessings,

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    Rwanda- Central Africa

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