Lesson by Mike Smith Next in My Building A New You Series... Learn how your awareness of the truth helps you to develop a new view of life and eternity.
Text of Eyes That Are Open
1.Introduction: Before we came to God we mainly were focused on things of the world (1 Jn. 2:1517). We were spiritually blinded from the truth (2 Cor. 4:3-6). When we turn to God by His word we begin to see Him and His truth through faith. Romans 10:17; Mt. 13:13-17; Heb. 11:6 The purpose of Christs truth is to open our spiritual eyes of understanding and save us. Acts 26:18
2. Building A New You Means We realize that life and blessings come from God. Psalm 119:17 That you must develop eyes that are open to Gods word. Psalm 119:18, 24 Our devotion to learn Gods truth must be intense. Psalm 119:20 3. Open Eyes Are Grateful To God! We should seek Gods blessings and life. Psalm 119:17 Because life and blessings come from God! Every good and perfect gift James 1:17 We have our life and breath and all things from Him! Acts 17:25, 28 We should develop the great reverence and view of Job concerning life and death. Job 1:20-22 Jesus wants us to enjoy life abundantly. John 10:10 4. Open Eyes Will Seek Gods Truth! Because we know that it is God who can open our eyes of understanding and fill us with the knowledge we need! Ps. 119:18 We will become an avid student of the Holy Scriptures. 2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Tim. 4:15-16 God will allow us to grow in our knowledge and understanding as we study. 2 Timothy 2:15; Eph. 5:17 Through this God will strengthen and ground us in the truth of Christ. Col. 2:6-7; Eph. 3:16-19 5. Open Eyes Will Be Devoted To God! We must develop an understanding of the immense value of Gods word. Psalm 119:20, 81 Just as we see in Proverbs 13:12-14 Thus, our devotion to God who gives us this understanding and wisdom will increase more and more. Psalm 119:33-40, 44 We become faithfully dedicated to God. Proverbs 16:3; 1 Peter 4:19 This will cause us to be right in Gods sight. Colossians 1:22-23 6. Let Jesus Open Your Eyes! Be sure to come to God and open your eyes so that you can truly become that new creation in Christ that God has called us to be. Jesus says to become saved: Hear and learn John 6:45; 14:6 Believe the gospelMark 16:15-16 Repent of sin Luke 24:47 Confess Him Matthew 10:32 Be baptized Mark 16:16