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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Free at Last Romans 8: 1

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(There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus,
who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.)

1. Christ has removed the condemnation, forever.

2. It is all gone, forever.

3. Christ shields a believer from condemnation.

4. Christ has freed the believer to enjoy Him-Christ.

5. The flesh is no longer leading.

6. It is the work of the Spirit that gives forth liberty.

7. The liberty enjoyed allows continuous spiritual spirit-led gain.  
It is the walk of the Spirit that gives forth liberty.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

What is True Fellowship 1 John 1: 3

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1. A testimony of what Jesus has done personally in your life.
(that which we have seen)

2. A testimony of what Jesus has revealed to you from His divine truth.
(and heard)

3. An acknowledgement of Christ as your total source as evidence by the closed
accounts of your life.
(a finished work of God)
(That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you,)

4. The substance of spiritual unity enjoyed by God’s children.
(that ye also may have fellowship with us:)
also v. 7  sharing Jesus

5. The fellowship Jesus Himself enjoys.
(and truly our fellowship is with the Father.)
Seek it.

6. The place where Christ is present.
(and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.)

7. The exaltation of the name and person of the Lord Jesus Christ.
(and with His son Jesus Christ.)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Christ Life Colossians 3: 1-11

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v.1 1. Righteousness is imputed, but there is a life long change to come.
(seek those things which are above,)

v.2 2. A believer's focus is to be upon the person of Christ.
(Set your affection on things above, not ...)
Learning Christ, desiring Christ.

v.3 3. A permanent spiritual change has occurred.
(For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.)

v.4 4. You have a new source for living.
(When Christ, who is our life, )

v.5 5. The new life is not a covering over of the old life.
(Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication,
uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness,
which is idolatry:)

v.10 6. Your life is after the pattern of Christ.
(And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the
image of Him that created Him:)

v.11 7. You have been united to a new family of God.
(Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision,
Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and an all.)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

No Imitations Ephesians 1: 13

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( whom also after that ye believed ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise,)

1. The seal is not in the hands of man.

2. The seal cannot be imitated; there is no facsimile.

3. The seal is not subject to abuse in its use.

4. God will recognize no other seal.

5. There is no altering of the seal once planted.

6. The seal is a believer's assurance of heaven.
(that Holy Spirit of promise,)

7. The seal is on the inner part of man, that cannot be destroyed.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Man's Fault in the Storm Mark 4: 40, 41

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vs.40 1) Familiar 
(and he said unto them,)

vs.40 2) Fearful 
(Why are ye so fearful?) 

vs.40 3) Faint hearted 
(Why are ye so fearful?) 

vs.40 4) Faithless 
(How is it that ye have no faith?) 

vs.40 5) Failing, folding 
(How is it that ye have no faith?) 

vs.4l 6) Fragile 
(and they feared exceedingly, ••• ) 

vs.4l 7) Founded 
(what manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?) 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Christ' Teachings-The Pathway to Eternal Life Luke 18: 18-23

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v.19 1. Acknowledge the full authority of God.
(v.18-And a certain ruler asked Him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to
inherit eternal life?)
(v.19- And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, 
save one, that is, God.)

v.20 2. Acknowledge God’s standard.
(Thou knowest the commandments, Go not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do
not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor thy father and thy mother.)

v.21 3. Acknowledge God’s keeping of His own standard.
(And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.)
Man cannot.

v.22 4. Don't hold on to anything in the heart, but Jesus.
(Now when Jesus heard these things, He said unto him, Yet lackest thou 
one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt
have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.)

v.23 5. Give all to Jesus-all your heart.
(And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.)

v.23 6. Don’t hold anything more dear than Jesus.

7. Lay hold on the riches of Jesus by faith, believing in Him for salvation.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Many Things-3 John 16: 12

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(I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.)

1.Always more grace to grow in.

2.Always more of Jesus to experience.

3.Always more truth to hold and learn.

4.Always more of Jesus' works to enter into.

5.Always more breaking off the influence of this world and laying hold of heaven's virtues.

6.Always a need in my life for righteousness.

7.Only may my needs be met in Jesus.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Christ's Teachings-On Faith-2 Luke 17: 5, 6

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True faith:

v.5 1. Cannot decrease nor diminish.
(And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.)

v.6 2. Size is not its measure.
(And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say 
unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou
planted in the sea; and it should obey you.)

v.6 3. Is only limited by faithlessness.

v.6 4. Has God’s great strength in it.

v.6 5. Has God’s control and order in it.

6. Brings yieldedness to God’s authority.

7. Brings accomplishment of God’s will.
Heb. 11: 6