Two Natures - Part 15
Two Natures - Part 14
All Truth - Part 1. In Colossians 4:12 (KJV), the Apostle Paul tells us “Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.” The idea of perfection here is not being perfect but being like a ripe piece of fruit. However, why does Epaphras pray that another saint to be complete? This prayer demonstrates that there is a difference between salvation and calling.
The lesson on January 4, 2004 was a lesson on making good choices for your new years resolutions for 2004. The scripture reading was in Johsua 24:14, 15 KJV "14 Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord.
Language and The Meaning of Words. In Bible study as well as every day conversation, language and words portray specific meanings. We know from Matt 12:36-37 that “...every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
The Resurrection - Part 2. The resurrection is so critical to the believer. By one man sin entered the world, and death by sin. Yet the second Adam, Christ, is alive and resides in heaven as the one mediator between God and man. In the Old Testament, Job had hope of a resurrection. Abraham is another individual who trusted in the power of God to raise the dead.
Resurrection - Part 1. Paul said it best, if we have hope only in this world, we are all most miserable (1 Cor 15:19). When the Sadducees approached Jesus in Mark 12:18-27, they put forth a question about “resurrection”. It was clearly stated that the Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection so their question was attempting to make Christ stumble. His response to them not only validated a resurrection, but emphasized an important point... they were in error from not knowing the scriptures.
Be Ready Always. 1 Pet 3:15 says “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: (KJV)” As Christians, we are asked to study the Bible to be prepared for any situation that presents itself where we will have an opportunity to give witness. Many issues, like homosexuality, are confronting the Christian today where the Bible is very clear when condemning sinful behavior.
The Gospel of Christ. There is an idea that if you come with a full bucket, you won’t be able to add any more water. In Philippians 1:27 (KJV), Paul states “Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;” Does your conversation or conduct demonstrate your confidence in the gospel of Christ?