Galatians 5:16-26 The fruit of the Spirit

Notes from sermon preached on 23rd October 2011: Biblical meditation 6

Introduction: an encouragement  

16 So I say, live by the Spirit and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. 

This week is the final week in this series on biblical meditation. Biblical meditation isn’t just theory, but it’s meant to change us so we become more Christ-like.  Read more of this post

Acts 17:11 The ‘why’ and ‘how’ of biblical meditation

Notes from sermon preached on 16th October 2011: Biblical meditation 5

This week we will be looking at the fifth chapter in Selwyn Hughes’ little book on “Getting the best out of the Bible” by learning how to meditate on Scripture.  This morning I want to ask two question: 1) Why should we meditate on the scriptures, 2) how to mediate on the Scriptures.

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2 Timothy 3:15-17 How to understand the Bible

Notes from sermon preached on 9th October 2011: Biblical meditation 4

Introduction

This coming week, as we follow through together Selwyn Hughes’ book, “Getting the Best from the Bible,” we will be looking at understanding what biblical meditation is.  Selwyn Hughes talks about meditation being like rumination – chewing the cud.  He says, “When a Christian takes a thought from the Scriptures and begins to meditate on it they actually pass that thought from their mind into their spirit, Read more of this post

Romans 12:1-8 The purpose of meditation

Notes from sermon preached on 18th September 2011: Biblical meditation 2

Truth No. 1: Biblical meditation is designed to change us through the power of God’s word!

In our mid-week Bible Study we have begun a study on the book of Genesis, and this week we were looking at Genesis 1.  What spoke to me most was the creative power of the word of God.  Genesis 1 begins with God creating earth, which for a moment is formless and empty, but by the end of the chapter it’s a world with shape and brimming over with life of every sort.  This form and fullness is created through the creative power of the word of God.

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Ephesians 1:15-23 A journey of discovery

Notes from sermon preached on 11th September 2011: Biblical Meditation 1

“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.  I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.” [Ephesians 1:17-18]

Over the next 6 weeks we are going to be following a course on Biblical meditation, using a small book called “Getting the best from the Bible” by Selwyn Hughes.

Biblical meditation has been described as one of the most neglected keys for Christian living.

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