All posts by Rod Jones

Nobody’s Perfect? The “Perfecting” Of The Saints

Col.1:28] Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: [29] Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily. It is often taught and said by many that ‘nobody is perfect,’ but ‘perfection’ of the ...

Being An “Acceptable” Living Sacrifice

Rom.12:1] I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. [2] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and ...

“Beware Lest Any Man Spoil You”

Col.2:8] Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. The Apostle Paul knew that his warning to the Saints in the epistle of Colossians was not to be taken lightly, he let them first know that it ...

“Fools Despise Wisdom And Instruction”

Prov.1:[7] The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Eze 28:15  Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.  Eze 28:16  By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, ...

They Will Not Endure Sound Doctrine Part 2

Acts 7:51] Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.[52] Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the ...

“They Will Not Endure Sound Doctrine” But Why?

2nd Tim.4:3] For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;[4] And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him ...

“Not Unto You In Word Only, But Also In Power”

1st Thess.1:[4] Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.[5] For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.[6] And ye became followers of us, and of the ...

The Ministry: “For Which Cause We Faint Not”

2nd Cor.4:15] For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.[16] For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.[17] For our light affliction, which is but for a ...

Being Doctrinally “Able” To Admonish One Another

Rom 15:14  And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another The doctrine contained in Romans chapter 15 addresses the Saints who are “strong” in the faith, and the Bible teachers who are also “able” to “please ...

“Happy Is The Man That Findeth Wisdom”

Prov.3:13] Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.[14] For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.[15] She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. One of ...

Paul’s Pattern Of “Longsuffering” In Godliness

1Ti 1:15  This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.  1Ti 1:16  Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter ...

Q & A: “But Ye Have Not So Learned Christ?”

Question: What Does The Apostle Paul Mean In Ephesians 4:20-21 By: “Ye Have Not So Learned Christ,” And “Ye Have Heard Him, And Been Taught By Him?” Eph 4:20  But ye have not so learned Christ;  Eph 4:21  If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth ...

The “Foolish” Wisdom Of This World

1st Cor.3:18] Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.[19] For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.[20] And again, The Lord ...

Strong In The Lord And In The Power Of His Might

Eph.6:10] Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.[11] Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.[12] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness ...

A Workman That Needeth Not To Be Ashamed

2nd Tim.2:14] Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.[15] Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. There are many who ...

The Ailment Of The Galatians: Not “Crying Abba Father”

Gal.1:6] I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:[7] Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.[8] But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than ...

‘Self-Awareness?’ Know Ye Not Your Own Selves?

2Co 13:3  Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.  2Co 13:4  For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the ...

Holding Fast The Faithful Word

Prov.23:15] My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.[16] Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. Rom 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.  Rom 8:15  For ye have not received the spirit of bondage ...

The Thessalonians Response To The “Mercies Of God”

1Th 1:3  Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;  1Th 1:4  Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.  1Th 1:5  For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, ...

Walking Circumspectly And Not As Fools But Wise

Eph.5:[15] See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,[16] Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.[17] Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.[18] And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; The most momentous and celebrated ...