My roomie...Dorothee from Germany. Me. Bailey. On a walk around the Capernwray property. I think I'm going to go read by that big tree in the background right now...I think.
Eis van Dijk. One of the guest lectureres this week. Amazing. Really. I love him. He's so fun to listen too, and he's so clear, and has described and explained perfectly, things that I've only recently learned. I almost cried after his first lecture. He's been lecturing on Galations. Here's some stuff he's talked about:
Walking by faith works like this:
TRUTH (what God says) produces BELIEF in us, which becomes BEHAVIOR, which then produces EMOTIONS.
Walking by sight is backwards. Like this:
TRUTH produces EMOTIONS, which produce BEHAVIOR, which we then analyze to decide what it is we BELIEVE.
Here's some more stuff from my notes:
"Do I think of myself as a sinner? If I'm walking by sight then I do. God doesn't see me as a sinner. If I see myself as a sinner, I will believe as a sinner. I am saved though...If I believe truth about what God says about me, then I will behave according to the truth. I'm saved."
The gospel isn't..."Jesus died for my sins and saved me." That's just the first part.
It's... Jesus died for my sins and cleansed me. Then he filled me with himself. Then he sealed me with the Holy Spirit. That's the gospel.
Hm. That's random. And I don't know if it makes sense. But whatever. It's a blog post so it will make you all happy. :)