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Women At The Well Bible Study

The New Life by Andrew Murray

Chapter 1

(with scriptures added)

Link to the companion devotional:

The Secret of Fellowship by Andrew Murray

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/65011719/the-secret-of-fellowship-by-andrew-murray

The Secret of Fellowship contains one month of daily selections that emphasize the

necessity of daily fellowship with God for a life full of the joy and power of the

Holy Spirit.

We welcome you to an exciting new journey of spiritual growth

as we glean from God's Word through Andrew Murray's classic,

The New Life in Christ.


Chapter 1

The New Life

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotton Son, that

whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life"

John 3:16.

"For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Christ is our life"

Colossians 3:3,4.

“We declare unto you the life, eternal life, which was with the Father and was

manifested unto us. God hath given us eternal life; and this life is in His Son.

He that hath the Son hath life" 1 John 1:2; 5:11,12.

How glorious, then, is the blessing which every one receives that believes in

the Lord Jesus. Not only does there come a change in his disposition and manner

of life; he also receives from God out of Heaven an entirely new life. He is born

anew, born of God: he has passed from death into life. (John 1:12-13; 3:5,7; 5:24;

1 John 3:14; 5:1)

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become

the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Joh 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of

the will of man, but of God.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be

born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and

believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into

condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.


1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we

love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

1 John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and

every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

This new life is nothing less than eternal life. (John 3:15-16,36; 6:40,51; 6:25-26;

Romans 6:11,23; 8:2; 1 John 5:12,13)

John 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have

eternal life.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that

believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

John 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth

the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him

up at the last day.

John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man

eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my

flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

John 6:25 And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they

said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?

John 6:26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye

seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the

loaves, and were filled.

Romans 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin,

but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me

free from the law of sin and death.

1 John 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of

God hath not life.


1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of

the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may

believe on the name of the Son of God.

This does not mean, as many suppose, that our life will no longer die, enduring

into eternity. No, eternal life is nothing else than the very life of God. It is the life

that He has had in Himself from eternity and that has been visibly revealed in

Christ. This life is now the inheritance of every child of God. (1 John 1:3; 3:1,

5:11)

1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye

also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the

Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us,

that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us

not, because it knew him not.

1 John 5:11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and

this life is in his Son.

This life is a life of inconceivable power. Whenever God gives life to a young plant

or animal, that life has within itself the power to grow. The plant or animal as of

itself becomes large. Life is power. In a new life--in your heart--there is the power

of eternity. (John 5:10,28; Heb. 7:16,28; 2 Cor 7:9; 8:4; Col. 3:3-4; Phil. 4:13)

John 5:10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath

day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.

John 5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that

are in the graves shall hear his voice,

Hebrews 7:16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but

after the power of an endless life.

Hebrews 7:28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but

the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is

consecrated for evermore.


2 Corinthians 7:9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye s

sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that

ye might receive damage by us in nothing.

2 Corinthians 8:4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the

gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

Colossians 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also

appear with him in glory.

Phillipinas 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

More certain than the healthful growth of any tree or animal is the growth and

increase of the child of God who surrenders himself to the working of the new life.

What hinders this power and the reception of the new spiritual life is chiefly

two things. The one is ignorance of its nature--its laws and workings. Man, even

the Christian, cannot conceive of the new life which comes from God. It surpasses

all of his thoughts. His own distorted thoughts of the way to serve and to please

God--namely, by what he does and is--are deeply rooted in him. Although he

believes that he understands and receives God's Word, he still thinks humanly and

carnally on divine things. (Jos. 3:4; Matt. 16:23)

Joshua 3:4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two

thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the

way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore.

Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me,

Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be

of God, but those that be of men.

Not only must God give salvation and life; He must also give the Spirit to

make us understand what He gives. He must point out the way to the land of

Canaan. We must also, like the blind, be led by Him every day.

The young Christian must try to cherish a deep conviction of his ignorance

concerning the new life, and of his inability to form correct thoughts about it. This

will bring him to the meekness and to the childlike spirit of humility, to which the


Lord will make His secret known. (Ps. 25:5,8-9; 143:8; Isa. 42:16; 64:4; Matt.

11:25; 1 Cor. 1:18-19; 2:7,10,12; Heb. 11:8)

Psalm 25:5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my

salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Psalm 25:8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in

the way.

Psalm 25:9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach

his way.

Psalm 143:8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee

do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my

soul unto thee.

Isaiah 42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will

lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light

before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them,

and not forsake them.

Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor

perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he

hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father,

Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise

and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish

foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,

and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

1 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the

hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

1 Corinthians 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the

Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the

spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to

us of God.


Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place

which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out,

not knowing whither he went.

There is a second hindrance in the way of faith. In the life of every plant and every

animal and every child of God, there lies sufficient power by which it can become

big. In the new life, God has made the most glorious provision of a sufficient

power. With this power His child can grow and become all that he must be. Christ

Himself is his life and his power of life. (Ps. 18:2; 27:1; 38:3; 34:8; John 14:19;

Gal. 2:20; Col. 3:3,4)

Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my

God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my

salvation, and my high tower.

Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the

LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 38:3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger;

neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that

trusteth in him.

John 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me:

because I live, ye shall live also.

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but

Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the

faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Colossians 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also

appear with him in glory.

Yet, because this mighty life is not visible or cannot be felt, the young Christian

often becomes doubtful. He then fails to believe that he will grow with divine

power and certainty. He does not understand that the believing life is a life of faith.

He must depend on the life that is in Christ for him, although he neither sees, feels,


nor experiences anything. (Hab. 2:4; Matt. 6:27; Rom. 1:17; Gal. 3:11; Heb.

10:38)

Habakkuk 2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but

the just shall live by his faith.

Matthew 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his

stature?

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to

faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Galatians 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it

is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back,

my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

Let everyone then that has received this new life cultivate these great convictions.

It is eternal life that works in me. It works with divine power. I can and will

become what God will have me be. Christ Himself is my life. I have to receive

Him every day as my life, given to me by God, and He will be my life in full

power.

Father, You have given me Your Son so that I may have life in Him. I thank You for

the glorious new life that is now in me. I pray that You will teach me to properly

know this new life. I will acknowledge my ignorance and the distorted thoughts

which are in me concerning Your service. I will believe in the heavenly power of

the new life that is in me. I will believe that my Lord Jesus, who Himself is my life,

will, by His Spirit, teach me to know how I can walk in that life. Amen.

Notes

Try to understand and plant the following lessons in your heart:

1. It is eternal life, the very life of God, that you have now received through faith.


2. This new life is in Christ, and the Holy Spirit is in you to convey to you all that

is in Christ. Christ lives in you through the Holy Spirit.

3. This life is a life of wonderful power. However weak you may feel, you must

believe in the divine power of the life that is in you.

4. This life needs time to grow in you and to take possession of you. Give it time, it

will surely increase.

5. Do not forget that all the laws and rules of this new life are in conflict with all

human thoughts of the way to please God. Be very much in dread of your own

thoughts. Let Christ, who is your life and also your wisdom, teach you all things.

We will add a new chapter every few days, and/or once a week.

If you have any questions you can call, email, or send a telegram to:

Debbie Maffett: 615-467-4401 (debramaffett@gmail.com)

If you want to jump ahead in this Andrew Murray Bible study

here is a link to the entire book without the scriptures added:

https://worthychristianbooks.com/the-new-life-by-andrew-murray/

Link to the entire Secret - Pocket Companion Series:

https://www.smore.com/w72mg

Link to Andrew Murray eBooks/audiobooks:

https://www.smore.com/8edwb-andrew-murray

I would love for each of you to look up the scriptures, and make sure they are all

correct! There maybe a few mistakes. This would help me as I am completing the

editing of, The New Life in Christ.

Blessings to you in Jesus Name….to be continued……

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