Is God Really Who You Think He Is?
Speaker: Mike Windsor, July 7, 2019
2My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. (KJV)
12Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 13Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. 16Do not err, my beloved brethren. 17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. 18Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. (KJV)
7Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. (KJV)
5If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. (KJV)
14Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 17Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. (KJV)
Is God Really Who You Think He Is??
James 1:2-4; 12-18
Main Point: It is up to __you__ to struggle in relationship and in His Word to understand who He is.
1. Our Relationship is forever!
A. Salvation — __Immediate__
B. Sanctification — __Lifetime__
C. Glorification — __Last Breath. Enter into Eternity__
2. Sanctification — The Here and Now
A. Isaiah 43:7 Our Purpose is to __Glorify__ Him!
B. Rabbi’s Blessing..... May you be covered by the dust of your Rabbi!
3. Rabbi Jesus — How did he teach His Disciples (Sanctification)