Bible Application to Daily Life

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I’d like to start a thread on how you apply your Bible teaching to your daily life. There’s a lot of theology and theology discussions here, but how do you apply that theology daily out in the real world beyond the church walls or Christian groups. How would you apply something like Luke 7:50 “And Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.””?
 

Locoponydirtman

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This is kind of difficult to put into words because we have a tendency to make these things situational, and there are countless situation possibilities, but it's an important subject to broach.
My message Sunday night will actually apply to this. I'm speaking on the Golden rule, and how it has come to mean be nice to people societally speaking.
The idea of applying scripture to life is a matter that I like to call arch-principles. So this is the idea if I can articulate it. Let's use your example of Luke 7: 50. If you are going to learn how to apply this to your life you have to back up all the way to verse 36 and read verse 50 in context.
So what is happening here? Jesus is eating at a fellows house an a women was there who with tears wet his feet and then poured out expensive perfume on him. The man in who's house they were didn't even offer him water for his feet or oil for his head which was standard hospitality in those days among the upper class.
Jesus tells the parable of the two debtors which is a picture of the man of the house and the woman who is filled with remorse. The man loved little because he felt as though there wasn't much to forgive, this woman knew that her debt was unpayable but offered absolute contrition.
She was broken before the Lord yet she came to face him this is great faith. The Lord in his compassion had mercy on her.
The lesson for us, to be honest with ourselves and the Lord and know how sinful and thus indebted we are to him and be broken and contrite and he will have mercy on us for our many many many sins.
 

JaumeJ

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There are times when our Lord speaks to each of us just for us individually. Some of those times would probably be beyond the understanding of others.

As for what our Savior said, it is written faith is a gift from god,, Abraham haad faith and it was reckoned to him as righteousness. Now that righteousness was actully the Lord, Whom he believed, thus it is with the woman who believed Him, and so it is with each of us. Yes our faith saves us, but it is faith in the Savior that He has indeed saved us. When we know this we are at peace with Him always. He is so wonderful, always, blessings.
 

Blik

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As Christians we have accepted Christ who has paid for our sins, and we are now righteous. We give our sins to Christ and now live in Him. It is explained in Romans 6: 11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.

Now we have the power of Christ to live for Him. Waking in the morning has a routine for us of starting the day with prayer. In Thess. 5: 17 Pray without ceasing. 18In every thing give thanks.

Christ tells us to now be perfect, and although we know that is not possible, we give our will to Christ and in our will we are perfect even though we know that our flesh prevents us from attaining perfection. Matt 5:…47And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than
others? Do not even Gentiles do the same? 48 Be perfect,therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect

Romans 6:11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.

As a Christian, we do not judge others or participate in gossip. We look for ways to build each other up instead.

Our Christianity gives us a joyful outlook on our life for we know that Christ is for us, nothing can be more powerful than that. It even insures our eternal life.

1 Peter 1: 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

We don’t complain about our lot in life but do the best we can with each trial.

There is a quiet joy that is part of every day of our life.
 

Nehemiah6

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How would you apply something like Luke 7:50 “And Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.””?
If someone would hear the Gospel and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, this verse would apply. As would Romans 5:1: Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
 

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I’d like to start a thread on how you apply your Bible teaching to your daily life. There’s a lot of theology and theology discussions here, but how do you apply that theology daily out in the real world beyond the church walls or Christian groups. How would you apply something like Luke 7:50 “And Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.””?
Every day is a "NEW PAINTING" and how we apply the word would be entirely dependent upon what actually took place that day....who we came across, what the situation presented etc......
 

maxwel

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I’d like to start a thread on how you apply your Bible teaching to your daily life. There’s a lot of theology and theology discussions here, but how do you apply that theology daily out in the real world beyond the church walls or Christian groups. How would you apply something like Luke 7:50 “And Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.””?
How would we apply it to what?

The whole matter of applying scripture to daily living is that you take the PRINCIPLE of a passage, and think about how it affects a PARTICULAR SITUATION.

That's why it's best to learn many principles from many areas of scripture, so we can use those principles to easily and quickly lay a sort of framework over whatever we encounter.

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I’d like to start a thread on how you apply your Bible teaching to your daily life. There’s a lot of theology and theology discussions here, but how do you apply that theology daily out in the real world beyond the church walls or Christian groups. How would you apply something like Luke 7:50 “And Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.””?
The application of the Scriptures is taught by the Holy Spirit in the believer, not a regimen of human wisdom and mental thought.

1 Corinthians 2:12-14

We have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13And this is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.

14The natural man does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God. For they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.
 

Blik

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The application of the Scriptures is taught by the Holy Spirit in the believer, not a regimen of human wisdom and mental thought.

1 Corinthians 2:12-14

We have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13And this is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.

14The natural man does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God. For they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.
This is good truthful thinking, but there is a serious problem in the application.

During the time of Christ and just after, many of the Pharisees had the opposite problem with application of God's ways that we have. Our problem is as serious, but it is in going too far in the opposite direction. They strictly obeyed what God told them to do, but disobeyed the Spirit of the Lord within them. Paul had the job of not only teaching them the Messiah had come but to obey the spirit of the Lord.

The church today is all for the spirit of the Lord but they say Paul teaches that the actions of that obedience is worthless, so they teach not to act. It is possible for man to learn the spirit of the Lord just because they acted in the right way, but when the spirit is known to man and man denies any action to follow the spirit dies.
 

Dino246

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This is good truthful thinking, but there is a serious problem in the application.

During the time of Christ and just after, many of the Pharisees had the opposite problem with application of God's ways that we have. Our problem is as serious, but it is in going too far in the opposite direction. They strictly obeyed what God told them to do, but disobeyed the Spirit of the Lord within them. Paul had the job of not only teaching them the Messiah had come but to obey the spirit of the Lord.
The Pharisees did not have the Spirit of the Lord within them.

The church today is all for the spirit of the Lord but they say Paul teaches that the actions of that obedience is worthless, so they teach not to act. It is possible for man to learn the spirit of the Lord just because they acted in the right way, but when the spirit is known to man and man denies any action to follow the spirit dies.
One does not "learn" the Spirit of the Lord; one either has the Spirit within them through faith in Jesus Christ, or they do not. Further, the Spirit of the Lord does not die; He may be grieved though.

I'm wondering where you got such ideas. Certainly not from Scripture, and certainly not from the Spirit of the Lord.
 

Blik

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The Pharisees did not have the Spirit of the Lord within them.


One does not "learn" the Spirit of the Lord; one either has the Spirit within them through faith in Jesus Christ, or they do not. Further, the Spirit of the Lord does not die; He may be grieved though.

I'm wondering where you got such ideas. Certainly not from Scripture, and certainly not from the Spirit of the Lord.
And I can't help but wonder if you have ever made a study of scripture, you seem to question everything we are told in scripture even the very basic ideas we are given.
 

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DC and MAX,
talk about 'hitting the nail of the head'!!!

we have, as we're sure you both have found, that we don't even have to leave our house,
to exercise the principles of God and the Faith of Christ, there's toooooo much to dooooo!!!
:):)
 

Dino246

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And I can't help but wonder if you have ever made a study of scripture, you seem to question everything we are told in scripture even the very basic ideas we are given.
If you have actual quotes of my posts that support your accusations, then supply them. Otherwise, just respond to my post and save the irrelevant rhetoric.
 

Blik

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The Pharisees did not have the Spirit of the Lord within them.

One does not "learn" the Spirit of the Lord; one either has the Spirit within them through faith in Jesus Christ, or they do not. Further, the Spirit of the Lord does not die; He may be grieved though.

I'm wondering where you got such ideas. Certainly not from Scripture, and certainly not from the Spirit of the Lord.
I will try to respond as if you were capable of Christian ways of speaking without insults you seem so fond of.

You are questioning the idea that God wants the spirit of the Lord to be followed with action. We are told that action without the spirit of the Lord is not acceptable. If you will read my post #9 it will tell you of times the Lord explained to us that action is also required.
 

Dino246

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I will try to respond as if you were capable of Christian ways of speaking without insults you seem so fond of.

You are questioning the idea that God wants the spirit of the Lord to be followed with action. We are told that action without the spirit of the Lord is not acceptable. If you will read my post #9 it will tell you of times the Lord explained to us that action is also required.
Your concept of "insult" is clearly different from mine.

If I say something negative about you personally, that's an insult. If I say something negative about your ideas, that is not an insult. Ideas are fair game for criticism.

I'm not questioning anything; I'm telling you that your comments in post 9 are inconsistent with Scripture, as I did in post 10.
 

Blik

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Now you are going to the extreme lengths to say that you deny any of this as scripture. I have read many postings against any work for the Lord, but you are a first in denying scripture.
 

Dino246

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Now you are going to the extreme lengths to say that you deny any of this as scripture. I have read many postings against any work for the Lord, but you are a first in denying scripture.
Once again you are misinterpreting what I wrote. Here it is again, in plain English:

Your comments in post 9 are inconsistent with Scripture as I explained in post 10.

Perhaps you need to read post 10 again, and respond directly to what I wrote there. All you have done so far is react to it.