Category: Edification

Take Heed Unto Yourselves As “Sons”

Act 20:27  For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Act 20:28  Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. Act 20:29  For I know this, ...

Divisions And Offences “Contrary To The Doctrine” Part 2

5. Chapter 8 Rom 8:18  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Rom 8:22  For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. Rom 8:23  And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even ...

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. ...

“Know Ye Not That Ye Are The Temple Of God?”

1Co 3:16  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1Co 3:17  If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 1Co 3:18  Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this ...

Instructing Those That Oppose Themselves

Pro 1:5  A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: Pro 1:6  To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. Pro 1:7  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Pro 1:8  My son, ...

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 ...

Godliness: Laboring Together With God Part 1

Rom 15:1  We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.  Rom 15:2  Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.  Rom 15:3  For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee ...

Godliness: Doing Things God’s Way Part 2

1Th 2:9  For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God. 1Th 2:10  Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe: 1Th 2:11  As ye know ...

Faith-ful

God is faithful. 1Cor. 1:9 –  God is faithful… 1 Cor. 10:13 – There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful… 1 Thess. 5:24 – Faithful is he that calleth you… 2 Thess. 3:3 – But the Lord is faithful… 2 Tim. 2:11 – If we ...

Godliness Part 1: Thinking Like God

Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.Gen 1:27 So God ...

What Are The “Wiles Of The Devil” & The “Fiery Darts Of The Wicked?”

Eph 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  The Apostle Paul exhorts the Ephesian saints to “be strong in the Lord, and in the ...

Walk Charitably

Romans 14:15 – But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. In this section of the book of Romans, the apostle is addressing those that are strong in the faith.  Among other things, the strong are characterized as those ...

The Wisdom And Maturity Of The Thessalonian Saints

Tit 2:1  But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: Tit 2:2  That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. Tit 2:3  The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; Tit ...

A Father in the Faith

Grace and Peace, “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” {Philippians 4:9}                    It is a sheer post Cross provision to be sons and daughters of God.  Having received the Spirit of adoption we are granted to ...

“And The Knowing The Time”

Rom 13:11  And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. Rom 13:12  The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the ...

Our Identity In Christ

Our Identity in Christ Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: Who is the one man??? A____________ sin entered. We all are born in the image and likeness of Adam. Genesis 1:26 And God ...

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 ...

The “Proving” And “Reproving” Benefit Of The Word Of God

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. Rom 12:2 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 acceptable, and ...

Christ the Power and Wisdom of God

“Now to Him that is of power…to God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.”{Rom 16:25-27} To conclude this extraordinary treatise the apostle Paul hearkens, one last time, to where the power and wisdom of the son and daughter of God comes from. The power and wisdom of the son and daughter ...

God Forbid

Romans 3:4 – God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. The expression “God forbid” appears fourteen times in Paul’s epistles.  Of those fourteen times, ten of them are found in Romans ...