Category: Dispensation of Grace

Paul’s Autobiography – In His Own Words!

What you’ll be reading below is Paul giving his life story in his own words taken entirely from verses in his epistles or the book of Acts. Every word he speaks is a Bible verse, and any alterations to the text are in [brackets]. This is a rewritten and expanded version of J.C. O’Hair’s attempt ...

The Life Of The Word Of God And The Death Of The Word Of Man Part 2

Rom 1:28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 1Co 2:4  And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of ...

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 ...

“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 ...

Paul’s Ensample To Suffering For Christ’s Sake Part 2

2Co 12:6 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me.2Co 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure ...

The Godhead

One of my favorites studies this year was on the triune Godhead. I walked away concluding that the whole idea of God as 3-in-1 is really not so hard to comprehend. Yes, I’m serious. They are separate. They are equal, and yet, they also operate as one unit. They are 3 operating as 1. Everything ...

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 ...

The Apostle Paul The Chief Sinner Or our “Chief?”

1Ti 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.1Ti 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;1Ti 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I ...

101 Spiritual Blessings The Moment We Believed

We are “justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” (Rom 3:24, Tit 3:7) We are “justified by faith without the deeds of the law.” (Rom 3:28, Rom 5:1) Our “faith is counted for righteousness.” (Rom 4:5) We “have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Rom 5:1) We ...

“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 ...

Growing In Godly Wisdom And Judgement

1Th 4:9  But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. 1Th 4:10  And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more; The love ...

Judging The Affairs Of This Life As A “Son”

1Co 6:2  Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 1Co 6:3  Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? 1Co 6:4  If then ye have ...

“After Your Flesh Or “After” The Spirit? Part 2

Rom 8:4  That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Rom 8:5  For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. Rom 8:6  For to be carnally ...

“Your Faith Should Not Stand In The Wisdom Of Men” Part 1

1Co 2:1  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 1Co 2:2  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 1Co 2:3  And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and ...

James 2:26 “Faith Without Works Is Dead ALSO”

Jas 2:24  Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Jas 2:25  Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? Jas 2:26  For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is ...

Divisions And Offences “Contrary To The Doctrine” Part 1

Rom 16:17  Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. Rom 16:18  For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. ...

Godliness: Laboring Together With God Part 2

1Ti 4:6  If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. 1Ti 4:7  But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. 1Ti 4:8  For bodily ...

The Reproving Of The Corinthians

1Co 1:4  I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;  1Co 1:5  That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;  1Co 1:6  Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:  Paul begins his ...

Saul of Tarsus

When we come to Paul in the word of God, we are well into the narrative of God’s work with man in time, for it is not until the seventh chapter of the book of Acts that we encounter this individual that, at the time, was known as Saul (Acts 7:58).  From the record of ...