Building my life on the Bible

Building my life on the Bible

HOW DO I BUILD MY LIFE ON THE BIBLE?

JAMES 1:19-25

 

  1. ___I RECEIVE IT WITH MY EARS.______________________________________

      “Faith comes from hearingthe message, and the message is heardthrough the Word of Christ.”  Romans 10:17 (NIV)

 

“Everyone should be QUICK TO LISTEN, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.  Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly ACCEPT THE WORDplanted in you, which can save you.”  James 1:19-21 (NIV)

 

For “Good Reception” I need to be …

 

  • ____QUIET________________________________________

 “Bequick to listenand slow to speak …”  

  • ____CALM________________________________________

 “and slow to become angry …”  

  • ____CLEAN________________________________________

 “get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent”                                                    

  • ____HUMBLE___________________________________________

 “humbly accept the Word planted in you which can save you.”                                                

  1. ____I READ IT WITH MY EYES_____________________________________________

Do not merely listento the Word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.  Anyone who listens to the Word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like!  But the man who LOOKS INTENTLYinto the perfect law that gives freedom, and CONTINUESto do this, NOTFORGETTINGwhat he has heard, but DOING IT—hewill be blessedin what he does.”            James 1:22-25 (NIV)

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  1. __I RESEARCH IT WITH MY HANDS AND MOUTH______________________

Bible “STUDY” requires

writingdown what I learn

talkingabout what I learn 

“You search the Scripturesbecause you believe they give you eternal life.  And the Scriptures point to me!”  John 5:39 (NLT)

 

“The people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message.  They searched the Scripturesday after day to check up on Paul and Silas, to see if they were really teaching the truth.”  Acts 17:11 (NLT)

       

  1. __I REVIEW IT AND REMEMBER IT WITH MY MIND____________________

      “The man who looks intently into the perfect law … and CONTINUESto do this, NOT FORGETTINGwhat he has heard but doing it, he will be blessedin what he does
       James 1:25 (NIV)

 

       The Bible term for remembering & reviewing God’s Word is ___MEDITATION_____ 

“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on itday and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.  Then you will be prosperous and successful.”            Joshua 1:8 (NIV)

  1. ___I RESPOND TO IT WITH MY ACTIONS_______________________________

“Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves.  DO what it says!” James 1:22 (NIV)

“Everyone who hears these words of mineand puts them intopracticeis like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.  BUT everyone who hears these words of mineand does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”  Matthew 7:24-27 (NIV)

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