Category: Edification

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 ...

The Doctrine Of The “10,000 Instructors In Christ”

1Co 4:10  We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. 1Co 4:11  Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; 1Co 4:12  And labour, ...

Knowing God As “The God Of All Comfort”

2Co 1:3  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 2Co 1:4  Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. ...

Problems? Decisions? Do You “Put It In God’s Hands?”

2Th 1:2  Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2Th 1:3  We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; 2Th 1:4  So that we ...