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Christ Jesus
 

1Timothy 2:5 KJV
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For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;"

1Timothy 2:5 KJV "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;".  Before the foundation of the world, the God-Head existed as God, Christ and the Holy Spirit.  When God planned the ages, He laid out a plan that contained a revealed plan which was revealed in the scriptures and founding fathers of Judiasm.  He also had a hidden purposes which was hidden in God, before the foundation of the world and was not revealed until after Acts 28 through Paul in the book of Ephesians.  Christ is the chief cornerstone of this plan because no matter what form of government God established (Innocense with Eden, the family with Noah, or the law with Abraham, the first Jew) it always ended up in failure.  It took Christ, who solved the sin problem betwen mankind and God.  Christ is everything a person needs to be saved from their sin and once saved, they are complete in Christ. Anything plus Christ takes away from Christ Jesus.  Study these materials to see how you are complete in him. 
 

Articles

December 24th, 2009

Colossians 2:8-10 -"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:"

THE GREATEST DISCOVERY that any human being can make is the discovery of the ALL-SUFFICIENCY OF CHRIST, and the utter worthlessness of man without Him. Christ is all, and in Him we have all. Without Him we are nothing, absolutely nothing. It makes no difference how many times we multiply ciphers: they will be devoid of all magnitude or quality until we place some digit before them But once a digit is placed before them, they take on meaning, value, significance.

December 21st, 2009

The all sufficiency of Christ's sacrifice for sin (Acts 4:12; Hebrews 10:14) that salvation is by grace through faith in the completed work of the Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary's Cross (Ephesians 2:8-9). A recognition of who Christ is and His essential Deity, leads naturally to why God became manifest in the flesh and the need for His sacrifice on the cross of Calvary. We believe not only was that sacrifice absolutely necessary, but also that it was completely sufficient for our salvation. The essential facts are basically simple and logical.

December 21st, 2009

The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 20:28) that Jesus Christ was the Word and the Word was God (John 1:1) that He was God manifest in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16).

God is spirit.  When we consider the wonder of God, His infinity, and the glory of His awesome majesty, we must ask ourselves the question, "How can we ever comprehend Him?" But this unfathomable God, whose ways are described as being past finding out, has provided a way by which we can come to know enough about Him that is life saving to our mortal sinful souls. He has shed His light and His love; and this is bound up in the doctrine of Christ (2 John 9). Essentially God is Spirit (John 4:24), but in the New Testament He makes Himself known as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, and each are ascribed with true Deity and given equal glory as a consequence. These three expressions of Himself equal the one and only true God, or God absolute (Hebrew Elohim); "I am the Lord, and there is no other; There is no God besides Me" (Isaiah 45:5).

November 13th, 1987

"THE MYSTERY" A Corporate Body, i.e., The Body of Christ

This is a body of believers wherein Christ is the head -- the one who is all and in all. [Note in Eph. 4:6b that the Father also is in all, and in Eph. 1:13, so is the Holy Spirit!]

It is a body wherein no nation has any advantage - no religious system has any advantage and no individual, whether bond or free, has any advantage. (Col. 3:11).

This body was created, historically, post-Acts, but elected "Before the foundation (overthrow) of the world." (Eph. 1:4): a paradox - outwardly - chosen from The Revealed Plan "since or from the foundation (overthrow) of the world" (Matt. 13:35), but secretly to fulfill God's "Hidden Purpose" (Eph. 1:4). In other words, we have an election from within the elect (Eph.2:10). Hence, considering all things historically, "The Mystery" is a parenthesis in The Revealed Plan, but when seen from God's ultimate purpose (see Eph. 1:9, 10; 3:11), it is vice versa.

October 20th, 1987

SOME DISTINCTIVE TRUTHS OF THE MYSTERY

  1. To complete the Word of God (Col. 1:25, 26).
  2. It exalts the saints, and seats them with Christ in the heavenlies. (Eph. 1:20- 21; 2:6). Hence, "for our conversation is in heaven; (out) from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ; ...whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself" (Phil. 3:20- 21).
  3. To share super-abundant riches of His grace, with kindness in the ages to come (Eph. 2:7).
  4. Made complete in Christ, holy and without blame (Eph. 1:4, Col.2:10).
  5. To know the love of God which passes all knowledge and understanding (Eph. 3:19; Phil. 4:7).
  6. Brought into a corporate body under the Headship of Christ, where no person or nation has any advantage, for Christ is all and in all (Eph. 1:22, 23; Eph. 4:15, Col. 3:11).
  7. A showcase to the hierarchy in the heavenlies (Eph. 3:10).
  8. A partaker of all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden in Christ (Col. 2:3).

Media

March 27th, 2016
Easter 2016

The message on March 27, 2016 was on Easter and Wayne looked at the ressurection of Christ but took a look at how the Pagan Easter was merged with the Christian celebration of the death and resurrection of Christ.  We learned how in the Old Testament when the Jews had to sacrifice an offering for atonement, they had to bring a creature they owned and kill it themselves.  Today as Christians, we take the sacrifice of Christ for granted because we don't have to perform the sacrifice ourselves.  He did it all to forgive all our sins.  For God so loved the world, so He sent His Son to die for us.  All we have to do is accept the gift of salvation.  What does suffering have to do with it?  Suffering is what Jesus choose to endure for us.  We as Christians choose to suffer in our walk for Him and in doing so, build up rewards so that we may reign with Christ but has nothing to do with our salvation.  The scripture reading was from John 19:1-11 KJV

Easter Message 2016
March 20th, 2016
On the Road to Emmaus

That was the week that was: On the Road to Emmaus.  So Christ has died and Christ has risen, and He appears to two downcast disciples returning home. He asks them about what they were talking about. What did they say? And what did He reply.  Yes! That what the week that was. Starting with Palm Sunday, follow the events of the following week, and then look back with the two on the Emmaus Road… This Easter message puts us on the Road to Emmaus with them. Well worth watching.

That was the week that was: On the Road to Emmaus: Michael Penny
December 20th, 2015
The fullness of the time - Christmas

The lesson on December 20, 2015 was a Christmas message looking at the fullness of the time.  When celebrating Christmas, we should acknowledge the fact that God became flesh and dwelt among us when he declared in the fullness of time God sent forth His Son that we might receive the adoption of sons. There are many passages that speak to the fullness that we receive when we accept Christ as our savior and through right division, we can appreciate this even more as members of His body, where Christ is the head.  Listen to this lesson for Christmas so you may be filled with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places for this Christmas and beyond when you have life in Christ.  The scripture reading was in Galatians 4:1-5 KJV

The Fullness of the time - Christmas 2015
April 5th, 2015
Easter Message 2015 - Anastasis

The message on April 4, 2015 was celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter holiday 2015.  The topic was "Anastasis" which is Greek for resurrection.  You may or may not be able to find where they laid Jesus Christ but you will not find his bones because he was raised from the dead! We serve a risen Saviour!  How fantastic is the truth of the resurrection in Christianity.  All who have accepted Christ Jesus as their Saviour have the promise of the resurrection.

Easter Message 2015
April 5th, 2012

Leland Maples runs the LOOP's Ministries (Loved Ones Of Prisoners) and leads a Thursday night bible study held in the Rec Room at Life Change Baptist Church in Odessa Texas.  The Rec Room message on Thursday, April 5, 2012 was entitled "The Resurrection of Jesus Christ Means Much More Than Easter" and was given by Leland.  Special music was by given by a Trio.

Blogs

April 15th, 2007

Easter is here! Christ has risen! Everything worthwhile is tied to Christ’s resurrection. Paul said,

“And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain…If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” 1 Corinthians 15:14, 19

There are two events in scripture that point to drastic mistakes we can make about Jesus Christ. Both of these mistakes were made by people who were close to Him, who loved Him and were dedicated to Him.

1. FAILING TO RECOGNIZE HIS PRESENCE

October 15th, 2007

Paul spoke of the “simplicity” in Christ.

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:3

God made things simple for man, but man chooses to complicate them. Adam’s first orders were extremely simple:

March 15th, 2010

In the last book of the Old Testament, God commented:

“For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” Malachi 3:6

In light of today’s preaching and gospel presentations, God should have said, “I am the Lord, but I am going to change and not consume anybody” or “I am the Lord, but I have had a change of heart and everyone is my friend.”

April 15th, 2010

Probably no argument has been waxed longer or louder than the one over “Once saved, always saved.” Some have said that this belief honors Christ’s work on the cross; others say that it is a license to sin. “If I believed ‘once saved, always saved’ I would do anything I wanted to do,” is a familiar cry. Volumes have been written on both sides of this coin. A few years ago I wrote an article on “Twice lost, always lost;” revealing that if a person gets saved and then loses his salvation, he is forever doomed. There is no such thing in the Bible of a person getting saved twice!

January 15th, 2011

Do you ever feel like you don’t know what to do? Do you ever give your best and still lose? Do you ever really have faith that things will turn out well and they don’t? Do you ever feel like you will never be discouraged again, then one telephone call or incident sends your confidence to rock bottom?

How often do God’s children experience all of the above? There is a line in one of the southern gospel songs that says:

“If I’d never had a problem, I wouldn’t know that God could solve ’em.”

Charts

The Resurrection of Christ. The Easter holiday is the most celebrated event in all of Christianity.  1 Corinthians 15:12 is where Paul was instructing the church in Corinth that the resurrection was real and Christ lives. Further Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:20-23 “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

ONE BAPTISM

Ephesians 4:5

Just One, not a hundred, Just ONE, Not two; just ONE.

(From An Alphabetical Analysis by Charles Welch)

Whether one considers "Christ" in the revealed plan of God or in His hidden purpose, He -- and He alone - - arrests the attention like no other person or subject to be found in all of the scripture. Even in the secular world, among friends or foes, in the highest circles and in the lowest levels of humanity, He is. In the affirmative, in the negative, and the neutral or whatever - - He just is!

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 1 Timothy 2:5 KJV

"THE MYSTERY (SECRET) OF CHRIST" as is NOW REVEALED - EPH. 3:4,5

Whether one considers "Christ" in the revealed plan of God or in His hidden purpose, He -- and He alone - - arrests the attention like no other person or subject to be found in all of the scripture. Even in the secular world, among friends or foes, in the highest circles and in the lowest levels of humanity, He is. In the affirmative, in the negative, and the neutral or whatever - - He just is!

Publications

Colossians 2:8-10 (KJV) states “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:” "THE GREATEST DISCOVERY that any human being can make is the discovery of the ALL-SUFFICIENCY OF CHRIST, and the utter worthlessness of man without Him. Christ is all, and in Him we have all. Without Him we are nothing, absolutely nothing.

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