Two Natures - Part 5
Two Natures - Part 4. The audio lesson on October 3, 2004 continues in the series on Two Natures in the Child of God. Nicodemus asked the Lord in John 3:4-6 (KJV) “...How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit”. Verse 6 identifies the conflict between the flesh and the spirit.
Emotions. As humans, we deal with emotion every day. There are times perhaps when you would like to get rid of your emotions and lead an easier life. The fact is we cannot get rid of our emotions, we have to learn to deal with the good and the bad ones. When you think of God do you think of an emotional being? The fact is God demonstrates He has many emotions and shows them in His relationship with mankind. If God has emotions then it is safe to say that emotions are not automatically considered sinful.
Be Ready to Give An Answer. As a Christian, we are told to be ready at any time. 1 Pet 3:15-16 tells us “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: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.” Often you may find yourself ready to tell someone what you think but some key points in this verse is that someone asks and you respond in a humble manner.
God’s Definition of Marriage. The institution of marriage is under attack today by those who would redefine the natural use of a man and woman. What does scripture say on this matter? Plenty. In the beginning, God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. Genesis 2:18, 21-24 says “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
The First Labor Day. September 6, 2004 is the annual Labor Day celebration in America. This day is set aside as a holiday to celebrate the American worker. It’s typically a day filled with joy because everyone is off work and enjoying the start of American football season. However, if you look at labor from a biblical perspective, you find that the first labor day could be traced back to the Garden of Eden. Here is where sin entered the world and therefore two aspects of labor were introduced. First, a woman’s labor with child birth was now going to hurt.
Two Natures - Part 3
The lesson on August 8, 2004 was entitled "Worldly Wisdom vs. Heavenly Wisdom" and the scripture reading was in Proverbs 4:5-7 KJV. "5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. 6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. 7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding."
The lesson on August 1, 2004 was entitled "Created in the Image of God". The scripture reading was in Genesis 1:26 KJV. "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."