On our way to Lynchburg, VA so Rob can officiate at the wedding of a young man who has grown up under Rob's ministry. Wanted to use this opportunity while we are gone to re-post some of my top blog posts. Written originally in 2012.
Pastor Rob preached a fantastic message, How Does the Bible Sanctify Us? I have included some of my notes to encourage you to listen to the entire message. Even though Pastor Rob is my husband I still say he is one of the best pastor's I know and listen to.
The word sanctify and transform are used interchangeably.
3 Ways the Word of God Transforms me:
The Bible transforms me by being the instrument of my salvation.
1 Peter 1:22-23 tells me I am born again by the Word of God.
James 1:18 God sustains and transforms me by the Word.
The Bible transforms me by being the primary instrument of my spiritual growth.
Romans 8:26; 2 Corinthians 1:8; 1 Peter 2:1; Proverbs 27:17
God uses trials, my weaknesses, the devil and suffering to transform me.
God's Words root out wrong thinking. Isaiah 55:8-9
Let the mind of the Master be the Master of your mind.
Do I have a desire for the Word of God? If not I can pray Psalm 119:36- God incline my heart to your testimonies.
Bend me, stretch me towards God and His Word
Rev. 1:3 Read, hear, keep God's Word
Wherever we see the Word of God purely preached and heard, there a church of God exists, even if it swarms with many faults. --John Calvin