Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin

Guest Speaker
Cliff Spier

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Topic:
The Christian Way of Living
(CWLiving)

Faith Rest Drill & God’s Divine Essence

Coach Vince Lombardi believed
that if you want to win at anything in life, you had to perfect and master the basics.

1 Tim 2:4 who [JC] desires [wills]
[1] all men to be saved [unbeliever] and
[2] to come to the [epignosis] knowledge [through metabolized BD] of the truth [believer].

God’s will =
1) Salvation;
2) 2 Peter 3:18
… Grow in the grace and knowledge of TLJC…

& Master the CWLiving

Learn – God’s Divine Essence
(JR SOOO LIVE)

Think – How God thinks …
Love => Righteousness &
Justice

Motive – Follow God’s CMDs

Act – use Rebound … F/R Drill

Learn – Think – Motive – Act

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours [bel in JC], by the integrity [+R + J] of our God [deity] and Savior [humanity], Jesus Christ:

2 Peter 1:2 Grace and [mental] prosperity [RMA] be multiplied to you by means of the [epignosis] knowledge of God[/F] and of Jesus our Lord;

2 Peter 1:3 [how? ->] seeing that His divine power [Omnipotence] has graciously been given to us everything pertaining to this [natural] life [logistical grace support] and spiritual life [CWLiving], through the epignosis knowledge [metabolized BD applied experientially] of Him [TLJC] who called us by His own glory and virtue.

2 Peter 1:4 For by these [doctrines - Rebound, Faith Rest, God’s Divine Essence and how it works] God/F has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises [1Peter 5:7, Proverbs 3:5-6, Psm 91, etc], …

… in order that by them [metabolized and applied BD] you might become partakers of the divine nature [God’s Thinking, specifically the CWLiving], having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust [cosmic & human thinking; OSN lifestyle].

1 Peter 5:7.  Give me all your concerns because I (God) care for you.

or:

Slamming all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.

Psalm 55:22  [CMD] Cast [all]       your burden upon the Lord,   [Promise] and He will sustain you;   He will never allow the righteous   [growing believer] to be shaken.

Proverbs 3:5 [1] [CMD] Trust in the Lord   with all your   heart [rt lobe – where   you think. PSD #3 F/R Drill],
And [2] [CMD] do not lean on your own   [HVP] understanding [man’s opinion vs   God’s].

Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways [3] [CMD]   acknowledge Him,
[Promise] And He will make your paths   straight.  [1, 2, 3 - easy]

Laminations 3:25 [Promise] The Lord is good to those who trust in Him [F/R procedure] and to those who wait for Him [divine timing of God, having patience],

Matthew 7:11 [Promise] If you then [the context it is talking about
parents], being evil [compared to the character & integrity of God],
know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall
your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

Psalm 91:1 He [the believer in JC]
who dwells [via F/R procedure] in
the shelter of the Most High [a
reference to God]
Will abide [reside] in the shadow
of the Almighty [Omnipotence of
God].

Psalm 91:4 He will cover you with
His pinions [feathers],
And under His wings you may
seek refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and
bulwark [a defensive wall – like a
castle wall].

Confused which way to go?

Then make the best decision you can and if God does not want you to go
in that direction, he will close the door.

If you are receptive to closed doors,
then you see that for what it is and you go in another direction.

Problems come in two flavors:

1 - the ones we created by bad decisions
and
2 - problems others created and put on us

Sooooo
it matters not
whether we or others created the problems,

God has a solution to them.

God protects you in 1 of 3 ways -

1) God protects the Believer from
the situation in the first place.

2) God allows the believer to be   caught up in the situation … but   protects the believer. “positive”

3) God allows the believer to be   caught up in the situation and   suffers. “negative”

Learn – God’s Divine Essence
(JR SOOO LIVE)

Think – How God thinks …
Love => Righteousness &
Justice

Motive – Follow God’s CMDs

Act – use Rebound … F/R Drill

Learn – Think – Motive – Act

Problems come in two flavors:

1 - the ones we created by bad decisions
and
2 - problems others created and put on us

Matthew 7:11 [Promise] If you then [the context it is talking about
parents], being evil [compared to the character & integrity of God],
know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall
your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

No Mo Fear

Isaiah 41:10 [Promise] '[Stop] Do   not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you,
for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will   help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My   righteous right hand.'

Exodus 14:13 [Promise] But Moses said to the people, "Do not fear!
[CMD] Stand still and [CMD] watch the deliverance of the Lord
which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians [your
problems in life] whom you have seen today, you will never see them
again forever.

- Moses listened to God [aka Learn]
- Moses followed God’s instructions
[ala Think – Motive – Act]
- God provided the solutions
-- parted the Red Sea
-- Made the sea bed ground dry
-- Stopped the Egyptians from
following vai the Cloud of Fire,
-- The Jews moves quickly across
the sea [speed was essential]

Matthew 7:11 [Promise] If you then [the context it is talking about
parents], being evil [compared to the character & integrity of God],
know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall
your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

Rebound when necessary

Diligently using (mastering) the F/R Drill

Understanding God’s Essence,
JR SOOO LIVE
esp His Love -> +R – Justice

Then using your volition to execute what God says – CMDs, Promises,  Instructions.

… and He will make your paths straight.

Very Key.  Simple.

Exodus 14:10 And as Pharaoh drew near, the sons of Israel kept staring [they looked at the enemy [eyes on people and circumstances] and not the Lord], and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and
they became very frightened;

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