Wednesday night Bible study #6

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    Here are my notes from this week's Bible study;

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    -THE DOCTRINE OF PRESERVATION- (6)
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    Continuing with a series of lessons on....."the Bible's preservation"!
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    LETS GO TO....... 1 Peter 1:24-25
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    God’s most poetic passage...in promising to preserve His Word...1 Peter 1:24-25
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    Reminding us of how important His Word really is:
    And how profitable it is for us to study and memorize it!
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    AS WE HAVE DONE WITH PREVIOUS PASSAGES.......
    LETS TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THE CONTEXT OF THIS PASSAGE: 1 Peter 1:22 - 1 Peter 2:3
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    V.22A “Seeing ye have purified your souls”
    -A WONDERFUL RESULT.....OF GOD’S PRESERVED WORD-
    (A book....that can purify our souls:)
    If we are doers of the Word:
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    The Supernatural quality of God’s Word!
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    V.22B “in obeying the truth”
    -GOD WORD IS “TRUTH”...THAT NEEDS TO BE OBEYED-
    (Therefore God will keep His truth preserved:)
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    Regardless of what man may try to do!
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    V.22C “through the Spirit”
    -A SELDOM TALKED ABOUT ASPECT....OF GOD’S WORD-
    (In light of it’s Supernatural quality:)
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    It can only be understood:
    By way of God’s Spirit!
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    V.22D “unto unfeigned love of the brethren,”
    -THE INFLUENCE......THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD...HAS UPON US-
    (It deals with our heart:)
    To genuinely follow the LORD’s instructions:
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    And one of His first instructions to us:
    Is to love the brethren!
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    V.22E “[see that ye] love one another with a pure heart fervently:”
    -AN INFLUENCE....THAT CAN BE DOCUMENTED-
    (In those who follow God’s instructions:)
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    In how it effects.....the way we feel about each other!
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    V.23A “Being born again,”
    -THE ONE EVENT....THAT ALL TRUE CHRISTIANS SHARE-
    (Being born from above:)
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    A supernatural experience:
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    By a supernatural message:
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    From a supernatural book!
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    V.23B “not of corruptible seed,”
    -HOW GOD’S WORD IS SUPERIOR.......TO THE BEST OF MAN’S WORD-
    (The best....that man’s writings has to offer:)
    Would be........traditions from our fathers:
    See Verse 18
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    -A WEAK SUBSTITUTE.....THAT COUNTERFEIT RELIGION USES-
    (The so-called “holy” books of the world’s religions :)
    That have been produced by man:
    And have no power at all........to change peoples lives!
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    V.23C “but of incorruptible,”
    -A UNIQUE CHARACTERISTIC.....ABOUT THE WORD OF GOD-
    (It was produced & is preserved by God:)
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    God used His Spirit in men....to pen it:
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    & God used providence to preserve it!
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    V.23D “by the word of God,”
    -THE KEY REASON.....GOD PRESERVES HIS WORD-
    (Because it’s only “by His Word”.....that Lives are changed:)
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    We would have no hope...if God’s Word were ever lost!
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    V.23E “which liveth and abideth for ever.”
    -THE WAY STUDYING THE CONTEXT.....ALWAYS PAYS OFF-
    (Because you find “truths” like this:)
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    “God’s Word...lives and abides forever”
    Qt. John 1:14 "And the Word was made flesh....”
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    God’s Word(the Bible), is “of” God:
    Therefore it shares God’s qualities!
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    V.24A “For all flesh [is] as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass.”
    -THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH....ABOUT EVERYTHING MAN-MADE-
    (It’s as enduring as “grass”:)
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    10,000 years after man & all he has done...is forgotten:
    God’s Word will still be around!
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    V.24B “The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:”
    -THE GUARANTEED DESTINY....OF EVERY MAN-MADE IDEA-
    (Every idea that is not based soundly on Scripture:)
    Will fall away and be forgotten!
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    -HOW GOD’S WORD.......COMPARES TO MAN’S WISDOM-
    “All flesh” = “as grass” & “withers”
    “All of man’s glory” = “as a flower” & “falls away”
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    -MORE LIGHT......ON AN OLD TRUTH............GOD GAVE TO HIS PEOPLE-
    c.f. Isaiah 40:8
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    (This is a truth:)
    That God wants His people to be aware of:
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    Because it....”will have an impact upon our lives”!
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    V.25A “But the word of the Lord”
    -AN ATTITUDE.......THAT SHOULD BE A PART OF OUR VOCABULARY-
    (We should be saying.....”But the Bible says...”:)
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    When we trust the Bible to be God’s perfectly preserved Word:
    We will allow it to guide our lives!
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    V.25B “endureth for ever.”
    -THE REASON......TRUTH FROM GOD’S WORD.......IS SO IMPORTANT-
    (Because it is....”of the LORD”:)
    Therefore it will last forever!
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    This one truth......about God’s Word:
    Should prod us on to study & memorize it:
    Like there is no tomorrow!
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    V.25C “And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”
    -A RULE OF THUMB....THAT EVERY PREACHER SHOULD USE-
    (To only preach and teach...from God’s Word:)
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    -A RULE THAT WILL EFFECT......OUR BIBLE STUDY MATERIAL-
    Sure.....Pre-made Bible study material is handy:
    But it does not compare to:
    Teaching directly from God’s Word!
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    ORIGINALLY.....THERE WAS NOT CHAPTER BREAK HERE:
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    V.1 “Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile,”
    “and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,”
    -FIVE THINGS THAT WILL CHANGE....WHEN YOUR BORN AGAIN-
    (Because we have more than just a religion:)
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    Because our faith is not based upon........man-made principles:
    But upon God’s Word;
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    Therefore “it” will make a real change in us!
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    V.2A “As newborn babes,”
    -ANOTHER CHANGE.....THAT IS JUST AS IMPORTANT-
    (In the area of changing our life:)
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    We will have a desire.....to feed upon God’s Word!
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    V.2B “desire the sincere milk of the word,”
    -THE KIND OF “WORD”.....BABY CHRISTIANS SHOULD WANT-
    (A sincere and pure copy.....of God’s Word:)
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    It’s the most natural thing in the world:
    For Christians to want a perfect copy of God’s Word!
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    V.2C “that ye may grow thereby:”
    -ANOTHER REASON.....GOD SAW TO IT....THAT HIS WORD WAS PRESERVED-
    (Because we depend upon it to grow:)
    Qt. 2Timothy 3:16,17 "All scripture......”
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    -THE ONLY WAY.....TO GROW UP TO BE A SPIRITUALLY HEALTH CHRISTIAN-
    By feeding upon “pure milk”:
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    Imagine giving a baby Coke or Pepsi instead of milk:
    They might grow....but they would not be healthy!
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    V.3 “If so be ye have tasted that the Lord [is] gracious.”
    -A PERSON’S FIRST TASTE...OF THE PURE MILK OF THE WORD-
    (The Gospel:)
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    And if they receive it:
    They will never be the same again!
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