by Wayne Hinson

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Areas Of Our Lives That Need Apprehending (7 of 10)
Series: Living Right For The Redeeming Lord
Wayne Hinson
James 1:18

I. Apprehending The Will Of Salvation
A) The Course Of His Will Is Ever Living
1. A Forever Choice
2. A Forever Conversion
B) The Cause Of His Will Is Ever Loving
C) The Concern Of His Will Is Ever Longing
II. Apprehending The Word Of Salvation
A) A Powerful Word That Calls The Sinner
B) A Persuasive Word That Convicts The Sinner
1. The Message
2. The Method
C) A Personal Word That Converts The Sinner
III. Apprehending The Witness Of Salvation
A) Our Heritage
B) Our Humility
C) Our Honor

Intro: In the course of our lives, all of us have been given many different gifts and on many different occasions. While we cherish and are appreciative of all the gifts we have received, there will always be one special gift that will stand head and shoulders above the rest. As children of God, we have been given many gifts by our heavenly Father, but one gift remains above all the rest. That gift is the new birth that James describes by the words "begat he us with the word of truth". This is the greatest gift that any mortal man could ever receive. Many people have coined the phrase, "The gift that keeps on giving", but this is the gift that never ceases to give. It is eternal, everlasting life, but it is also Jesus Christ himself. We are now in Him. It now seems that James' intention is to exhort us to apprehend not only the new birth, but all the benefits and blessings that come as a result of our salvation. As we survey the past 17 verses, we can conclude that none of what is so thoroughly discussed in these verses, would have any real meaning or effect upon us, unless we had the miracle that is recorded in verse 18. This begatting consists of:

I. Apprehending The Will Of Salvation ("of His own will begat He us")

A) The Course Of His Will Is Ever Living
God is infinite because He is. ...

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