Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
08/30/2013, by John Kincaid
Lesson 21: Defining the Human Heart, Part 4
Our new will is not yet able to do all that God wants:
Gal.5:17 the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
But God’s work is not yet finished in our new heart:
Phil.3:21 the Lord Jesus Christ will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body
1 John 3:2 we are God's children now & what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him
1 Thes.3:12-13 “may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.”
About This Series
The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21
- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.