Category: Christian

Four Different Types of Reconciliation in Paul’s Epistles

Four Different Types of Reconciliation in Paul’s Epistles: Ephesians 2:11-12 11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; 12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and ...

The Life Of The Word Of God And The Death Of The Word Of Man Part 1

Gen 3:5  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. Gen 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to ...

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The Habit Loop

Life Hacks Life Hacks MAIN POINT The choices we make, and habits we form, can bring us to God or further from Him—and determine whether we stay true to the identity He gave us.  Your knowledge is a building measure of your Habits OPEN UP Romans 7:9-10,15-25 The language of Chapter 7:15 through Verse 25 ...

“For We Know Not What To Pray For As We Ought”

Rom 8:24  For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? Rom 8:25  But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Rom 8:26  Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we ...

The Meaning and Significance of Enoch

Question: I have a couple of questions concerning Enoch (the seventh from Adam). 1) As Hebrews 11:5 makes clear, Enoch “was translated that he should not see death” – in your understanding, why did God do this with Enoch? My thinking is that it must have something to do with that “old world” the “world ...

Do You Feel Awe?

We had a podcast not too long ago in which awe was the theme, because there was an article that had been published in the Washington Post that asked the question, Do you Feel Awe? I loved this topic so much I did a sermon about this last Sunday. Below are some of the notes. ...

Paul’s Ensample To Suffering For Christ’s Sake Part 1

1Co 4:6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.1Co 4:7 For who maketh thee to differ ...

PUT IT OFF!

During a recent visit to a Civil War Museum, in South Carolina, some of my family and I  saw many interesting items on display from that tragic era in American history.  The museum guide shared so many intriguing bits of information with us that related to the customs and culture that prevailed during that time. ...

Did Paul Write The Romans Epistle Or Was It Tertius?

Rom 16:19  For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. Rom 16:20  And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ ...

Did Paul Write The Epistle To The Hebrews?

Col 1:1  Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, Col 1:2  To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. In some, if not most bibles declare that the Apostle Paul wrote the book ...

Begotten

When studying Scripture, the accurate definition of its words is critical to understanding their meaning. Also, of prime importance, is the context of any words under consideration. For example, we understand that the word “salvation” does not always refer to being forgiven of one’s sins and thereby justified before God.  In Exodus 14:13, Moses says ...

Holy Water?

Do you know how so-called “holy water” is made? I stumbled upon an article recently that laid bare the secret process of making “holy water”. Are you ready? A Catholic priest by the name of Richard Tomlinson first explained, “Well, Holy Water is water that has been blessed by a priest, though other clergy (such ...

Marriage And Godliness As One Flesh Part 1

1Co 7:2  Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 1Co 7:3  Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 1Co 7:4  The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also ...

“And She Shall Be Saved In Childbearing” 4: The Godly Woman

1Pe 3:1  Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;  1Pe 3:2  While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.  1Pe 3:3  Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning ...

Intro to Philemon

[Below are the notes to my first Philemon conference message at Grace Life Bible Church. These notes as well as the PowerPoint (with really really pretty photos) are also available for download here. Philemon is awesome! Enjoy!] Here we have the story of the servant who betrayed his master. He stole some valuables and ran ...

“And She Shall Be Saved In Childbearing 3:” The “Help Meet”

1Ti 2:9  In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;  1Ti 2:10  But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.  1Ti 2:11  Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.  1Ti 2:12  But I suffer ...

Do You Know Him?

Text: Philippians 3:7-10 “Do you know Him?”  How often I have made that inquiry to an audience, or an individual, as to whether they have believed the Gospel concerning what the Lord Jesus Christ DID for them through His death, burial, and resurrection, and thereby have a living relationship with Him. Do they know Him ...

Get ready for the Gospels

The problem with modern churches is they open to the four gospels, not understanding the books of the Bible that came before them, and assume God is talking to them. Let us look and see what we need to understand before we ever get to the book of Matthew! The children of Israel understand that ...

“She Shall Be Saved In Childbearing?” Part 1

Gen 2:18  And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. Gen 2:23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Gen 2:24  Therefore shall a man ...

Salvation Check List

We all have Loved ones, friends, family members, random people in our lives that are lost. And we need to be able ask questions and give answers so people can go from to Lost to Saved. Most people say they don’t share their faith because of fear, they don’t know the verses, they don’t know ...