Category: Godliness

Father’s Day? Calling All Spiritual “Fathers”

1Co 4:14  I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.  1Co 4:15  For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.  1Co 4:16  Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers ...

Writer’s Block

I think it would be hard to believe that someone who holds before him “the unsearchable riches of Christ (Ephesians 3:8),” that have been revealed, would have a tough time thinking of something to write. Yet, it does happen on occasion. And, it’s not a bad thing, at all! I encourage young preachers not to ...

Be Not “Beguiled” With The Enticing Words Of Man

Col 2:1  For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;  Col 2:2  That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of ...

“Let This Mind Be In You Which Was Also In Christ Jesus”

Phil.2:2] Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.[3] Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.[4] Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things ...

How Does The Spirit “Helpeth Our Infirmities?”

Rom.8:26] Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.[27] And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints ...

What Is “The Fruit Of The Spirit” And It’s Benefits?

Gal 5:22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Gal 5:23  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Gal 5:24  And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. Gal 5:25  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in ...

LOVE AND DOCTRINE

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not ...

What Does It Mean To Be “Led By The Spirit Of God?”

Rom 8:12  Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.  Rom 8:13  For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.  Rom 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit ...

What Does It Mean To Be “Filled With The Spirit?”

Eph 5:14  Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.  Eph 5:15  See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,  Eph 5:16  Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.  Eph 5:17  Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the ...

Godliness: Standing “Perfect And Complete” In Him

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.[27] So God created man ...

“Ye See How Large A Letter I Have Written Unto You”

2Co 13:1  This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.  2Co 13:2  I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and ...

Being Conformed To The Image Of His Son

Rom 8:27  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.  Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his ...

“The Love Of Christ” And The “Love Of God” Romans 8:35-39

Question: What Is The Difference Between “The Love Of Christ” In Romans Chapter 8:35, And “The Love Of God” In Verse 39, Is This Referring To Their “Love” For Us, Or Our “Love” For Them? Rom 8:35  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or ...

“Yet For Love’s Sake”

Phm 1:4  I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,  Phm 1:5  Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;  Phm 1:6  That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you ...

What Is The “Gift” That Paul Exhorts Unto Timothy To “Stir Up?” Part 1

2Ti 1:1  Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, 2Ti 1:2  To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 2Ti 1:3  I thank God, whom I serve from my ...

Godly Wisdom And Judgement: ‘Choosing Our Battles’

2Ti 2:1  Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.  2Ti 2:2  And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.  2Ti 2:3  Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier ...

The Godly Design Of His Word

Rom 1:10  Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. Rom 1:11  For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; Rom 1:12  That is, that I may ...

The Life Of The Word Of God And The Death Of The Word Of Man Part 3

1Co 1:25  Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1Co 1:26  For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 1Co 1:27  But God hath chosen the foolish things of ...

Saying No to Militancy

I’d like to share one of my favorite articles by Pastor Hal Bekemeyer. This guy has been around the grace movement about as long as I’ve been alive (yes, he’s that old but don’t tell him I said that). He is also a regular co-host on our Grace Life Podcasts. I crack jokes and Hal ...

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 ...