A New Year, A Biblical You

January 21, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Colossians 3:16–17 |

Series:

A New Year, A New Biblical  You

Colossians 3:16-17

Ephesians 5:18–20

18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

 

“The Great Battle of Today is not over Biblical infallibility, it is over Biblical illiteracy.” – Kroll, Taking Back the Good Book.

Invitation

"Allow"

These verses simply state the Word of God is to “be at home in our hearts.”

  • At Home in Church
  • At Home in Our Lives

Explanation

  • Word of Christ
  • Richly

James "…putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, (and) in humility receive (accept deliberately and readily, receive kindly & so to take to oneself what is presented) the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. (James 1:21)

Job declares that…"I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food. (Job 23:12)

"Thy word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against Thee." (Psalms 119:11)

"…Thy words were found and I ate them, And Thy words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart;

For I have been called by Thy name, O LORD God of hosts. (Jeremiah 15:16)

  • Wisdom

More than Head Knowledge, learning that produces life change

Illustration

  • Teaching

Learning Enough to understand and help others

  • Admonishing one Another

Correctly applying the Word to my life and others

  • Singing

Work of Grace makes its way through my lips

  • Thanking

An attitude of Gratitude

Application

  1. Your Life will be controlled by the Holy Spirit

“To Be Filled with the Spirit is treated as the same as the Word of God being at home in your heart.”

“The Holy Spirit fills the life controlled by His Word.” – John MacArthur

  1. Your heart and voice are eager to sing about the Savior.

“… a successful Christian life involves attention to three books: God’s Book, the Bible; the pocketbook; and the hymn book.”

  1. You have a heart of gratitude – you delight in saying “Thanks.”

Our thanks is centered in His character and not our circumstances.”

 

 

 

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