Lauren taught in synopsis form, Romans 5.She worked right out of the translation we are using and worked very practically with several concepts. I will just put some of my notes here instead of trying to write a cohesive summary. I think if you want to read the notes, they will give you a good overall idea.
There is always still more in Him. We must be open to something beyond my own theological comprehension. Keep working; keep eating. We want more than data, but we do want more. “
“We have been given faith.” (Romans 12:3) “To each one has been given measure of faith.” Romans 10:17 – Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.”
Chart: 1. Believe – does not require me to comprehend – but belief is my choice – not my understanding.
2. Apply to me – make it real.
3. Lay my life down into the word.. He reads my heart – does not judge my words.
4. Synergy – the Holy Spirit and my spirit produce a substance and a power much beyond one by itself. The addictive characteristics within us is designed by God so we would want more and more of Him. The supernatural, synergistic power of God far out weigh the high of chemical induced highs.
5. Life flowing in God power through flesh in a knowable-see-able way.
I’m in training, Romans 8:1 – “There is now no condemnation in Christ Jesus.” Perpetual motion – like a wheel, constantly moving and at the same time moving forward.
“He never sets us up to fail. He has give us much and then more. Our expectations and our perspectives will determined the quality of our life. Our reality must become the reality of the Word in Life. The world’s perspective has nothing but death. When we taste that which is good in Jesus, you want more.” (Hannah and root beer – best taste ever).
“In Jesus Christ we are like “tigger” – we bounce everywhere. We are no longer “Egor” – downcast all the way. We bounce because of Him. If we choose to grovel and live poorly, we are still saved and loved. We, instead, have much more – life superabundantly. It is a change in perspective that determines all the difference. In this place, we cannot miss the mark. We become an example of God’s grace. Messing up becomes an avenue of more grace – grace through that will train us. We are not important enough to be an except to His rule of forgiveness given in Christ Jesus. Do not go into condemnation with it, just let it go.
I am empowered to release – my actions and others actions cannot determine how I think and how I feel, if I will choose to do so. FORGIVEN! IS A REALITY STATEMENT.
We have the power of Jesus Christ. We are working much harder than needed in order to live in (or even find) the abundant life.
internal rules > attitude > actions We need to examine the underneath reason we do what we do. We need to receive a perspective from the word and then allow those to be the driving force.
The transformation of the mind is the adjustment of the mind to receive the Word as truth. Then the attitude and the actions change. To try to change the actions is law – to transform what is inside is grace. We need to shift our preceptors – I am going to believe the Word. As we make the choices – everything will catch up.
She did not attempt to get everything in. You can see it was anything but dull. She has a very unique way of making everything very practical.
Tonight I will finish chapter 5 and go directly into chapter 6. Thanks for tuning in. Of course all is available on DVD or CD from Psalm 19.