By Garry Knighton
Church of Christ/North - Shreveport, La.
LETTING THE WORD BECOME FLESH
God has always communicated His will to man.
Adam and Eve - "Thou shalt not eat..."
Israel - 10 Commandments.
Israel - The Law - 613 precepts.
Men are prone to a "law system."
Somehow we feel that it does not require as much on our part to keep law.
We like to have everything "spelled out."
This kind of system is impossible for us to keep.
God gives us a choice.
A system of law - works.
A system of faith - faith.
Even under a system of faith men try to live as under law.
One of the greatest hinderances to the growth of the Kingdom is to say one thing and do another.
The best teacher is one who teaches by word and example -- not just in word only.
In this lesson, let's see how God instructed us to live what He wants us to share with the world.
GOD COMMUNICATED TO US THROUGH THE FLESH.
God became flesh.
John 1:1-3, 14, 18.
God lives His example before us.
In persecution - I Peter 2:21.
In humility - Philippians 2:5ff.
As a servant - John 13:1-17.
In compassion and understanding.
In zeal and justice - John 2:12-22.
In patience - Luke 18:15-17.
GOD CALLS US TO LET THE WORD BECOME FLESH IN US.
II Corinthians 3:1-3.
I Peter 3:1-7.
I Corinthinas 10:31 - 11:1.
I Timothy 4:11-16.
The Word means very little until we put it into practice.
We must live what we teach in order to be heard with a life changing force.
Has the Word become flesh in your life?
Are you willing for it to?
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