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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Christ's Teachings-The Problem with Caesar Luke 20: 22-25


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v.22 1. The servant cannot have two masters.
(Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?)

v.22 2. To the believer the greater standard is what is spiritual.

v.24 3. Realize Caesar will not limit his claims and influence over people; thus, the
servant must exercise sound judgment and wisdom.
(Show me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They
answered and said Caesar’s.)

v.24 4. Realize there are many Caesar’s, but only one God.

v.25 5. Caesar’s will changes, but God’s never does.
(And He said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be
Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s.)

v.25 6. Caesar cannot sustain a Godly objective should he have such inclination.
Caesar is a thief.

7. Caesar’s god is idolatry and Caesar will encourage loyalty to his god.







Saturday, August 12, 2017

Embracing the Word 1 John 1: 1


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1) Accept truth by faith.
(that which was from the beginning,)
You don’t have to figure it out or justify it.

2) Ponder what God has said.
(which we have heard)

3) Listen to what God is presently saying through His word.
(which we have heard)
Meditate on God’s truth—hide in your heart.

4) Rely on God’s known involvement in life needs.
(which we have seen with our eyes,)

5) Cast not away the truth personally experienced in your walk with Christ.
(which we have looked upon.)

6) Honor the works of the word.
(and our hands have handled,)

7) Reverently hold forth the life giving words.
(of the Word of life.)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Christ's Teachings-Christ's Authority Luke 20: 1-8


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v.2 1. Jesus knows the deceived start off in a trap.
(And spake unto Him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these
things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?)

v.2 2. Jesus’ authority is never threatened.

v.2 3. Jesus has clear authority from His Father.

v.3 4. Authority is inherent in all of God’s truth.
(And He answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing: and answer me;)

v.3 5. Authority is not really the sinner’s question, but Jesus and truth are.
v.5 6. The authority of heaven is without condemnation.
(And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From 
heaven; He will say, Why then believed ye him not?)

v.8 7. Jesus never has to defend the authority of truth.
(And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these
things.)






Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Time of the Promise Genesis 17: 1


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( And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.)  ( And when Abram was ninety years old and nine,.....)

1.God holds the promise in His hand.

2.God holds the time of the promise in His hand.

3.God sustains the life of the one beholding the promise.

4.Faith is the bridge that crosses the time span of when God reveals and when God manifests what He promised.

5.Time marches on, but is not a threat to God.

6.Time does not change the security of God's servant nor alter God's caring hand.

7.God's fulfilment will come, God has promised it.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Christ's Teachings-What Hell Lacks Luke 16: 23-27


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v.23 1. Justification and excuses of the unrepentant sinner.
   (And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off,
and Lazarus in his bosom.)

v.23 2. Peace, contentment.

v.23 3. Any hope.   

v.24 4. Servants.
(And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus,
that he may  dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am 
tormented in this flame.)

v.24 5. Mercy.

v.24 6. Any relief from suffering.

v.24 7. Any relief from torment.

v.24 8. Anyone concerned or caring.

v.25 9. Comfort.
(But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good
things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art 
tormented.)

v.25 10. Correction, repentance.

v.25 11. Ease, convenience.

v.26 12. Change, alteration.
(And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they
which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that
would come from thence.)

v.26 13. Freedom, release.

v.27 14. Communication to the outside.
(Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my
father’s house.)




Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Success of God's People Joshua 1: 8



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(This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt 
meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to 
all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and 
then thou shalt have good success.)

It is tied to the word of God:

1. Knowledge of truth is the securing factor, not the knowledge of men.

2. Knowledge of truth must always precede and pave the way for applications
of practice.

3. God is always first to be pleased.

4. Obedience to God’s law does please God.

5. God’s word has application to every life circumstance.
God has a word that fits every need His people have.
God’s word is timeless, that is it is fitting to all generations.

6. A prospered way is tied to the precedents of obedience to God’s word.
(for then …)

7. Success is not measured by men, but by God Himself; it is assured through
obedience to the word of God.
(and then thou shalt have good success.)




Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Divine Justice John 5: 28-30


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v.28 1. There is a time appointed.
(Marvel not at this:  for the hour is coming,)

v.28 2. There is unchallenged authority given to Christ.
(in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice,)

v.28 3. All shall be called.
(all that are in the graves shall hear His voice,)

v.29 4. There are only two possible decrees; one will be given.
(...unto the resurrection of life; ...unto the resurrection of damnation.)

v.29 5. There will be no last minute alteration.
(And shall come forth;)

v.29 6. There will be no last minute appeals or stay of execution.
(they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done
evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.)

v.30 7. All will be according to perfect divine justice
(...I judge:  and my judgment is just;)