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Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Truth Behind Contentment 1 Timothy 6: 7, 8

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v.7 1. What we have we didn’t bring with us.
(For we brought nothing into this world,)

v.7 2. What we have has been provided.
(For we brought nothing into this world,)

v.7 3. What we have is only temporal.
(and it is certain we can carry nothing out.)
Temporal things in and of themselves only bring temporal value.
Temporal things cannot satisfy the Spirit. The Spirit longs for God.
Spiritual value comes from the Lord.
God can make something temporal special and give it spiritual meaning.

V 74. Because we cannot take what we have with us, we must not control it.
(and it is certain we can carry nothing out.)

v.7,8 5. Because we are not our own provider we can be content with anything we have as stewards.

V 8 6. Because our needs are subject to God’ determination, we can be content with God’s provision.
(And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.)
i.e. all of life’s basic needs in principle.

v.8 7. Contentment is our choice we make or deny.
(let us be therewith content.)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

My Father's House John 14: 2

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(In my Father's house, ...)

1.A place where I belong.

2.A place of delight in the Father's life.

3.A place of delight in the Father's privilege.

4. A place of delight in the Father's fellowship.

5.A place of loving security.

6. A place of everlasting acceptance. 
No works got me there, none are required to keep me there.

7.A place of divine rule- all is right.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

When a Dad Doesn't Do His Job Genesis 27: 1-46

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1.The impact of His own insensitivity shows his family

2.Those whom should show loyalty will turn disloyal.
his sons

3.Failure to provide training in the ways of truth will lead to his own hurt as a result of 
untruth's abuse.
Jacob deceiving him.

4.Those who could and should bring the greatest joy may bring the greatest disappointment. 
Jacob and Rebekah

5.God's will becomes subjected to man's attempts to control.
God will  not allow man to usurp control of truth, however; God will protect His own will.
 i. e. Rebekah and Jacob's deception.

6.Those of love turn to bitter dispute.
Esau and Jacob.

7.A man's wife becomes a hindrance, rather than a blessing.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Will We Like Heaven? John 14: 2-6

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v.2 1.It is the Father's house.
(In my Father's house)

v.2 2.It is tailor made.  (or rather we are tailor made for it.)
(I go to prepare a place for you.)

v.3 3.It is void of rejection.
(I will come again, and receive you unto myself;)

v.2,4.It has perfect fellowship.  There is much companionship.
3(that where I am, there ye may be also.)(many mansions:)

v.6 5.There is uninterrupted spiritual understanding.
(the truth)

v.6 6.There are absolute conditions-peace, joy, love.
(Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, ...)

     7.There is no end.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

A Father of Conviction Joshua 24: 14, 15

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v.14            1.            Fears God above all others.
                        (fear the Lord,)

v.14            2.            Knows and loves God’s truth.
                        (And serve Him in sincerity and in truth;)

v.14            3.            Allows no interests that would divide him (separate) from God.
                        (And put away the gods which your fathers served.)

v.14            4.            His life has a message of loyalty and devotion.
                        (…serve ye the Lord.)

v.15            5.            Has made an irrevocable choice to follow God.
                        (…choose you this day whom ye will serve,)

v.15            6.            His family follows his spiritual leadership.
                        (but as for me and my house)

v.15            7.            Is unsurrendered to anything less than God’s best for his family.
                        (But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Security From Believing John 14: 1-6

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v.2 1.Believe in God.
(Ye believe in God,)

v.1 2.Believe in God's son.
(believe also in me.)

v.2 3.Believe in heaven.
(In my Father's house are many mansions: ...)

v.2 4.Believe in the eternal security in Jesus.
(I go to prepare a place for you.)

v.3 5.Believe in the rapture of the church.
(And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; ...)

v.3 6.Believe in Christ's commitment to His own.
(and receive you unto myself;)

v.6 7.Believe Jesus is the way, conclusively.
(Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Marriage With Honor Genesis 3: 1-17

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2:22         1.    What God joined together He designed for continuance and to be a blessing.
                        (...made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.)

2:23         2.    What God authors He empowers to succeed with honor.
                        (And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh:  she
                         shall be called Woman, ...)

2:25         3.    What God authors, there is no intended shame.
                        (And they were both naked,the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.)

3:3            4.    A husband and wife who both agree with God will have harmony.
                        (God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it,)
                        v. 6- Unity without agreement with God will produce heartache.
                        Adam and Eve had unity between themselves, but not with God.
                        There is unity today on many fronts, but no blessing of God in those areas 
                        where God's will is violated.

3:6            5.    Communion (communication) with God is the first priority before communion 
                        (communication) with one another in marriage.
                       There is a false security in the teaching that better communication will help
                        Unless there is more communion with God there will be no Godly exchange 
                        in communication between husband and wife.
                        It is the interchange with God that strengthens marriage.

3:6            6.    Realize the issues that surface in your life are not to divide you but to unite
                        (And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, ...)
                        Sin is always divisive to the spirit life. 
                        God's intent is to unite to the word of God. 
                        A husband and wife are to be drawn to the uniting work of the word of God.

3:12           7.   God's providing of a wife for a husband is not of inherent error.
                        (...The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, ...)
                        It is a false presumption that marital problems are inherent because of faulty
                        design.  Problems do arise, because of the will of the flesh and its argument
                        with the will of God.
                        The conclusion of automatic mistakes only becomes justification for fault  
                        finding and the making of excuses.

3:12           8.   Focusing on a wife's omission will leave a husband without accountability.
                        (...she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.)

3:13           9.   Deception occurs when the protection of God's word is rejected.
                        (...And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.)

3:17           10. The basis for marital harmony is simplistic.
                        (And unto Adam He said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy  
                         wife, and hast eaten of the tree, ...)
                        The focus is on relationship with God first.
                        Within the marriage the focus is on individual responsibility .pictured as 
                        follows- Adam- till the ground;  Eve- bear children.
                        The forsaking of responsibility in marriage leads to error.
                        Success does not require physical possessions, but it does require God's
                        forgiveness.- v. 21

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Surely There is a Greater Plan of God Judges 14-16

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1. God always sees much more than man sees.

2. God eyes His will and plan and never takes his eye off of His will and plan.

3. It is a further validated truth that God never takes his eye off of His people

4. The servant(s) of God may understand some little measure of God’s plan,
but likely never see it fully.

5. It is scripturally obvious that the plan of God is never man dependent.

6. God through His perfect righteousness always must bring His will and plan
to pass; only His righteousness may prevail.

7. The servant(s) of God are privileged to see God’s righteousness in action in
and through their life as they obey and follow after God.

8. The plan of God is never threatened, although the servant of God often is.

9. Surely, God desires His people see how trustworthy He is and how 
complete is not only His understanding but His control in the affairs of men.

10. Should a servant arise to that great confident place where his heart 
understands the absolute infallible heart of God, the servant still will need
        for God to be the source and strength for his life or he will fail and fall.