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Saturday, February 28, 2015

What the Holy Spirit Reveals 1 Corinthians 2: 10

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(But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep 
things of God.)
deep- Strong's (899)- extent, mystery

1. Insight unavailable except by the Holy Spirit- what God knows.

2. Truth undiscoverable except by the Holy Spirit- what God's word says.

3. Assurance regarding God's coverage and completion.

4. Riches otherwise hidden.

5. Application not otherwise seen.

6. The excellency of God's ways revealed.

7. Truth springing up from the deep.
Psalms 85: 11; John 4: 14

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Christ's Teachings-The Light of Christ Luke 11: 33, 34

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v.33 1. Light is to benefit another’s life.
(No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither
under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the

v.33 2. Light is not to be covered over.

v.34 3. The eye of man reveals his condition with God.
what he sees
(The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy 
whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is
full of darkness.)

v.34 4. The presence of God will be revealed as the source of light in a believer’s
The light (desire) of his life.

v.34 5. The eye of the unbeliever will only reveal the darkness present there.
Avoid only emphasizing the eye itself. Jesus is talking about spiritual truth
that has evidence in a life.
The eye of a believer receives the light of Jesus; sees spiritually by that light.

v.34, 6. Darkness is evidence of destruction (evil) present and forthcoming- no hope 
   35 of light, full of darkness.
(Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.)

v.36 7. The fullness of Christ abiding in a life gives it brightness throughout (in
every life expression).

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Decisions Not Needing Revising Psalms 119: 106

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                           (I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.)

            1.            The decision to totally give your life to Christ.
                           The decision is right.
                           Because of careless behavior, there may be a need to recommit one’s life 
                           to Christ. That is just a recommitment to a decision already made.

            2.            The decision to love God with all your heart.

            3.            The decision to seek God in all things.

            4.            The decision to love and follow God’s word.

            5.            The decision that God is always right; there is no reason to question God.

            6.            The commitment to keep God’s statutes.

            7.            The decision to faithfully perform all responsibilities God gives.
                           i. e. marriage, parenting, employee, church, etc.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Christ's Teachings-The Strong Man Luke 11: 21, 22

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v.21 1. Natural strength alone is not adequate protection for a man.
While one’s strength exceeds another, there will only appear to be peace.
(When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:)

v.22 2. When one stronger comes along peace is stolen away.
(But when a stronger that he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he
taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.)

v.22 3. That which man puts his trust in is taken away.

v.22 4. Man can have many enemies stronger than himself, lust, passion, pride,
greed, addiction, …)
They take away his spoils.

5. It is God’s strength that is the superior strength.
Pray for strength in resisting temptation. 1 Corin. 10: 13

6. It is God’s strength that secures peace.
Acknowledge your weakness (identify if you know)- yield to God’s greater
strength. 2 Corin.12:9
Seek God and His strength. 1 Chronicles 16: 11

7. Trust in God’s strength brings everlasting security of peace.
Don’t rely upon any other strength.  Psalms 33: 16-21 Psalms 71: 16
Psalms 119: 28; 27: 14, 31:24 Nehemiah 6: 9

Saturday, February 14, 2015

His Love, Our Example 1 John 4: 17, 18

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(Because as He is: so are we in this world.)

All He is He is in us. We can love because of His love living in us.

v17 1) Because of the generosity of God's love, we are endowed to love.
(Herein is our love made perfect,)

2) Because of the acceptance of God's love, we are secure in love.
(that we may have boldness in the day of judgment)

3) Because of the choice of God's love, we can choose to love.
(because as He is; so are we in this world.)

4) Because of the completeness of God's love, we can love thoroughly.

5) Because' of the forgiveness in God's love, we can forgive others.

6) Because of the truth in God's love, we can rejoice in truth.

v18 7) Because of the protection in God's love, we can be free.
(There is no fear in love, …) 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Walk That Continues Colossians 2: 6

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Follow the doctrine of salvation.
Saved by grace, through faith, imputation of righteousness, justification,
indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, Christ in you, the fellowship of His
sufferings, the power of His resurrection, His keeping you, Jude 24.

v.6 1. The relationship established in Christ is a relationship to continue.
(As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him:)

2. The truth of salvation is a truth to live by.
(As ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him:)

3. The author of salvation is to be continuously followed and served, yielded 
(Christ Jesus the Lord,)

4. There is more to the life in Christ that Jesus desires you to experience.
(so walk ye in Him.)

5. Jesus will be your strength as ye walk by faith.
(so walk ye in Him:)

v.7 6. Every step is to be in Christ.
(Rooted and built up in Him,)

v.7 7. All of life will be nurtured and sustained by Christ as source.
(Rooted and built up on Him,)

Saturday, February 7, 2015

A Right Perspective Job 1: 21

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1) Anything God gives me is more than I started with.
(Naked came I out of my mother's womb,)

2) All God gives me of earthly goods are only temporal.
(and naked shall I return there.)

3) God's giving to me is the true blessing.
( The Lord gave) 

4) God's justness is not altered if He chooses to take away what He has given.
( and the Lord hath taken away;)

5) God's goodness is not dependent upon my earthly possessions.
( and the Lord hath taken away)

6) A commitment to a grateful heart is an overriding virtue.
(blessed be the name of the Lord.)

7) True worship is tied to the source which changes not.
( blessed be the name of the Lord.)
Tied to the source not the possession.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Right Way Luke 12: 31

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(But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all theses things shall be 
added unto you.)

1. Seeking God first, entrust the second, and so on to His hand.

2. Seeking God first gains the highest honor and blessing from God’s hand.

3. Seeking God first gains God’s fruit of the Spirit first.

4. Seeking God first protects a believer from the world’s enticements and

5. Seeking God first results in triumphant faith.

6. Seeking God first gains God’s addition. (not man’s subtraction

7. Seeking God first gains God’s joy and strength of victory.