Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
08/29/2013, by John Kincaid
Lesson 20: Defining the Human Heart, Part 3
In the Bible, the human heart is able to think and feel:
Heb.4:12 the word of God is living & active…discerning the thoughts & intentions of the heart.
Our new mind is not yet able to understand completely:
1 Cor.13:12 now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully
Our new desires can be led astray from God:
Gal.2:11-13 Paul said, when Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy.
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.