Category: Wisdom

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 ...

Ye Have the Poor With You Always

And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. – Mark 14:6-7 KJV One of the biggest trends happening in the church is ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

“And She Shall Be Saved In Childbearing?” Part 2

1Ti 5:11  But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry; 1Ti 5:12  Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith. 1Ti 5:13  And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which ...

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 ...

The Mind of Christ

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that ...

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 ...

Our Godly Liberty And Our Likeness As “Sons”

Gal 5:13  For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. Gal 5:14  For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Gal 5:15  But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed ...

Satan’s Knowledge of The Cross

Question: Lately I’ve been thinking a bit more about what Satan didn’t know, and what he did know with regard to the crucifixion of our Lord. It is obvious that he didn’t know the mystery of Christ, regarding the dispensation of grace to us Gentiles and all of the purpose with the body of Christ ...

“After” Your Flesh Or “After” The Spirit? Part 1

Rom 8:1  There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  Rom 8:2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.  Rom 8:3  For what the law ...

The Foolishness of God Pt. 2

“But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:”{1 Corinthians 2:6} It pleased our Father to have all fulness dwell in Christ. Therefore, in Christ dwells the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Christ would bear and does bear in His body ...

“Your Faith Should Not Stand In The Wisdom Of Men” Part 2

1Co 4:8  Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you. 1Co 4:9  For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to ...

“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 ...

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, ...