I couldn’t help thinking as we’re beginning the broadcast today, that we’ve said so many times that in my opinion, the fastest way to grow spiritually is in a small group home Bible study. A number of years ago here in this country, I had the opportunity to talk to, about probably I think it was around 16 pastors from Britain who were over here at a conference. And as I went around speaking to them, I asked them the question, where did you really grow? And when did you grow in your spiritual experience? And the one pastor said, well, I was in college, and I was in a small group Bible study and that’s where I grew. What about you? Well, … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Children, born not of natural descent. In other words, not born out of water, not born out of the will of your mom and dad nor of human decision or a husband’s will. Husband’s will, we’re going to have a baby. That’s not the kind of birth He’s talking about. Let’s talk about, but born of God. Now, let me read that again yet to all who received Him to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God, children born not of natural descent, you’re of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
So, folks, when we are born of God, we have a new identity. Now, when we are born of a husband’s will or of natural descent, well, we’ve got an identity of my father. In other words, my dad was Franklin George. My name … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
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You Must be Born Again of The Spirit! Now Walk Into His Presence Calling Him Abba Daddy Father!
Starting in our lesson here in Chapter 2 dealing with the fact that from God’s vantage point, there are only two kinds of men, those in Adam and we talked about a person who is in Adam, is called a sinner. You’re not a sinner because you sin, you sin because you’re a sinner, you are dead. It’s called spiritual death, you’re a natural man. You’re a sinner. You’re in Adam. That’s all a part of being in Adam. You’re also called a natural man.
The opposite of that is called a spiritual man. What is that? That is one who has been transferred from a sinner to a saint. A sinner is an unbeliever. A saint is a believer. It’s one who is born again. I’m not a saint because I act like one. I’m not a sinner because I act like one. What, I’m a sinner because you are one. And you’re a saint, because you are one. That’s just that, just the way it is. Yes. … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
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In Christ Jesus You are a Child of God – A Saint
I don’t think there’s a more important subject that we can deal with than our identity. First of all, I think the most important subject that we have to deal with is His identity and that’s Christ. And of course not only do most people, not only not know who He is, but because we don’t know who He is, we don’t know who we are. And so we really don’t know a whole lot when it comes right down to it. I think the other thing is because we’re in such a mindset that our identity comes from what we do, that the reality of that is and the problem with that is, we go out and do something and we don’t even know who it is that did it. If we don’t understand who we are, so when my identity is in what I do, I can say well I do this, I’m a preacher. I’m a basketball player. I’m a housewife, but if that’s according to what I’m doing in otherwards, if … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
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Understanding Your Identity as a Child of God
As we continue today, we review a bit of yesterday’s program. Listen in as Bob explains your identity as being a child of God.
Bob: Now, another thing where we use to determine our self-image is by what we do. And I believe that Satan has done a masterful job of getting people, to use the statements, I’m a, I’m a businessman. I’m a housewife. Who are you Bob? Well, I’m a housewife. I’m a, I’m a businessman. I’m a football player now. In that particular deal our self-image is therefore based upon what we do.
But I think there’s even something deeper to that because in essence, our self-image is not only based upon what we do, but it had me. It would have to be based on how well we do it. In other words, what good does it do to say well, I’m a football player? Have you ever caught a pass? No fumbled every one, every one that has been thrown to me. Have you ever thrown a strike as a pitcher? No, I’ve walked … Listen to Broadcast & Read More