Our new study is entitled “He is my Everything”.
This study is designed to remind us of how God should be everything to us, He is the most important person in our lives.
In order for God to be our everything we must realize the importance of His word.
First, let’s notice how His word provides everything we need in life.
“as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue”
2 Peter 1:3
His word guides us in every avenue and phase of life (Obeying parents, marriage,
money, etc) His word cuts through the ideas and deceitfulness of this world and guides us to real truth. While the world has various ideas of what we need or should desire Christ cuts to the heart of it all.
“And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”
Next, notice His word gives us the greatest guidance of all.
Christ guides us to the path that leads to life, if we will follow Him.
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
Christ tells of only two paths in life. Only one leads to eternal life with Him, all others bottle neck to the same broad path that leads to destruction.
Christ’s words will be encouraging to us if we listen closely.
“You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.” Revelation 3:4
These are worthy because they have listened and obeyed, thus they are clothed in white and are worthy.
Let’s also notice that if God is our everything we will follow the example He has given us in Christ.
Christ is our example of how to overcome temptation.
Christ shows how to overcome the greatest tempter of all time who came to Christ with the greatest temptations of all time in Matthew 4.
Christ & the Father possess wisdom that surpasses man’s wisdom. Thus we can learn from there wisdom and example.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.”
Next notice that Christ shows us by example how to handle any situation.
Christ can see the truth and hypocrisy in any situation.
“Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, 4 they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” 6 This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear. 7 So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” 8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9 Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”
Christ was the example of how we ought to live, a life that puts God first and doing His will and always putting His will above our own. This we must do if we ever hope to be pleasing to God.
“saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”
Join me again for part 2 on August 9th.