I tried to take a lot of notes during Kay’s teaching this time, yet it is still hard to summarize her teaching. I think that is because she doesn’t sit on one passage, she brings the whole Bible from cover to cover. Here are the highlights I wrote down:
Why have you come to Deeper Still? The shackles of the ignorance of the Word of God can come off. You can be set free if you believe without a shadow of a doubt that you are absolutely, totally, completely, unconditionally loved by God.
People question God’s love for them when they face unanswered prayers or hardship. God knows all you have done and still loves you. Rom 5.6. Ask God to convince you of his love. Ask him to take your pain and resolve it through his Word. 1Jn3.1.
What are you inside? – What you think is what you become.
Jesus sweat blood due to the pressure and stress he was under. He was beaten, tortured, and disfigured beyond recognition. He could have asked for legions of angels to help, but he did not. How can we doubt how he loved us? Jesus knows rejection.
When you come to the Word of God, remember – you don’t know it all. There are 66 books in the Bible, and God expects us to know all of them. We are too entangled with the affairs of this life. Jesus is coming back with reward – how are you living? Someday you will stand before the One who came for you. The passion like Beth & Priscilla have comes from knowing God.
If you habitually sin, you are a child of the devil 1Jn3.16. In this age, the church is more like the world, we ought to be different.
You need to have a biblical view of God, otherwise you could end up in hell and not even know that the flames are licking your feet!
Evidence of God in you is that you love others. The only way to go from darkness to light is through Jesus.
Num 21.4 – People became impatient and grumbled, so God killed them. Would a God of love kill people? Yes! He is not just a God of love, but a God of wrath. Num 21.4-9 God provided a way of escape. Just as the snake on a pole save the Israelites, so did Jesus come to save us. This is the love of God. What more could He do? God made Jesus our sin so we could be made his righteousness.
So many people are hurting, we are to love as God loved. How? Through His Spirit in us. Are you loving others? Have you received and embraced God’s love?
If I know I am eternally, everlastingly loved by God, then I am not needy, but so filled with God’s love that I am able to love others. Whether in the midst of pain or ease, God loves. God is love, it never turns off. He causes all things, not just good things, but all things to work together for our good.
We are more than conquerors (hupernike) through Him who loved us. Rom 8.39 – nothing will ever be able to separate us from God’s love. Is Christ in you?