The Way of Life (Elämän Tie)

“You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.” (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭16‬:‭11‬ ‭NLT‬)

“Sinä ilmoitat minulle elämän tien. Sinun kasvojesi edessä on yltäkylläinen ilo, sinun oikeassa kädessäsi ikuinen ihanuus.” (‭‭Psalmit‬ ‭16‬:‭11‬ ‭FINRK‬‬)

It’s personal.
It’s available.
It’s for you.

.. and it’s a life we live daily.
.. way of life!

It is a journey, a walk.
A Way of life, it’s His way.

“The Way” in the book of Acts

“And the same time there arose no small stir about that way.”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭19‬:‭23‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“and desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭9‬:‭2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  • Distinctly different
  • Unique way about them
  • Church -> called out ones
  • Don’t be afraid to be different

1) Born again – made new – new creation

Jesus told Nicodemus in John 3:

“Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.”” (‭‭John‬ ‭3‬:‭3‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5‬:‭17‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

(Complete turnaround)

2) Baptized into the Holy Spirit

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you .. (‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭1‬:‭8‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Holy Spirit of God – God himself takes residence in your life.

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? .. (‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6‬:‭19‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10‬:‭17‬ ‭AMPC‬‬
“He who heeds instruction and correction is [not only himself] in the way of life [but also] is a way of life for others. And he who neglects or refuses reproof [not only himself] goes astray [but also] causes to err and is a path toward ruin for others.”

“Elämän tien kulkija ottaa ojennuksen huomioon, mutta nuhteet hylkäävä eksyy.” (‭‭Sananlaskut‬ ‭10‬:‭17‬ ‭FINRK‬‬)

“You do not belong to yourself” (‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6‬:‭19‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Way of Life is not “religious living”.

“having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” (‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭3‬:‭5‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

“Heillä on jumalisuuden ulkokuori, mutta he kieltävät sen voiman. Karta sellaisia!” (‭‭2. Timoteus‬ ‭3‬:‭5‬ ‭FINRK‬‬)

There is power!

We’ve given up everything ..
.. and to Jesus. (Matthew 19:27)

“Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.” (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭1‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

“Autuas se mies, joka ei vaella jumalattomien neuvon mukaan, ei viivy syntisten teillä eikä istu pilkkaajien parissa, vaan on mieltynyt Herran opetukseen ja tutkii sitä päivin ja öin.” (‭‭Psalmit‬ ‭1‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭FINRK‬‬)

There is a Way of Life!