Spiritual Gifts part 189: Grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord.

Joh 15:1-2; 2Co 4:16-17; Heb 5:8;1Jo 3:2; 2Pe 3:17-18 .

ROMANS-307-111106 - length: 77:11 - taught on Nov, 6 2011

Class Outline:

John Farley
November 6, 2011

Spiritual Gifts Part 189: Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

What is discernment?

MAT 7:16
“You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?”

JOH 15:2
“Every branch [believer] in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away [discipline]; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it [suffering for blessing] so that it may bear more fruit.”

If we respond positively to our Father’s dealings with us, we become more single minded in our devotion to Him and His Son.

He wants us to get on with this REAL LIFE we are supposed to be sharing with this Christ: this magnificent, alive Christ!

We are to keep proceeding on that journey home to Christ.

The Vinedresser is dedicated to the overall well-being of the Vine.

Our Heavenly Father is going about His business of glorifying His Son the Lord Jesus Christ - that is His focus!

MAT 17:5
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, " This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!"

EPH 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

This learning made Him in his humanity into this beautiful, mature, merciful, faithful, sinless Man who has all it takes to be our permanent High Priest.

When we get to the end of the journey and we see the glorified Christ, we will also see that we have been made to be LIKE HIM in His humanity, 1JO 3:2.

So consider the eternal weight of glory not so much as a trophy that we will get …

 Rather, it is the fullness of the extent to which we are being made into the image and likeness of Christ.

Am I growing in the grace and knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?