Category: Charity/Love

We Are One – A Study in Organic Dynamics

The Organic Union We live in an age when individual rights, self-reliance and independence is greatly valued (at least in word if not always in substance). People everywhere are “doing their own thing.” This attitude is also pervasive in the Church, the Body of Christ and manifests itself in many forms. One form that many ...

Getting Dressed for the New Year

Col 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 3:14 And above all these things put on ...

The Romans 8:28 Trap

Questioning God Romans 8:28 ( KJV ) 28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Often believers find themselves at odds with God because of difficult circumstances in their lives. They experience feelings of abandonment and question God’s ...

“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, ...

Self-Love?

Paul writes in 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves… A man is what his heart is set upon, and throughout the last days of grace, his heart shall be set upon himself. Men shall be lovers of their own selves. Men shall love self in greater numbers and to a higher ...

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 ...

Something To Think About

One of my favorite scenes from Star Trek involves Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock. To one of the Captain’s inquiries Spock replies; “I fail to understand the logic of your asking for my opinion on matters which you have already made up your mind” (or something to that effect). I have found this to be ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

My Life Verse

Do you have a life verse? My life verse hasn’t changed over the years. A long time ago, I fell away from the Lord. I came back. I sat down to read Paul’s epistles for the first time in ages. And as soon as I came across this verse, I knew this would be my ...

‘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 ...

Where Two Or Three Are Gathered…

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:20) One of the most abused Scriptures, out of many, is Matthew 18:20.  This verse is used so often as a verse that proves that the Holy Spirit is present “when two or three are ...

Telephone Line

He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. – Proverbs 18:13 I have always been a proponent of apologetics – the defense of the faith.  It is, after all, an important issue.  Knowing your Christian worldview, and the difference between Biblical Christianity, and other “isms” which run ...

Faith-FULL!

Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. (1 Corinthians 4:1-2) One of the most important things for anyone that ministers, no matter their role, is that they be faithful.  As ...