Nehemiah: Lessons in Building (Part 1)

This is part one of a series of messages from the book of Nehemiah.

Bearing Fruit (John 15:1-8, Part 3)

BEARING FRUIT (JOHN 15:1-8) I. These verses emphasize the need for saints to be characterized by the bearing of (spiritual) fruit. A. The ordinance FOR the first Adam (and his seed) was one of natural fruitfulness to subdue the earth. GEN 1:28; GEN 9:1; GEN 9:7. B. The ordinance FROM the Last Adam (to His seed) is one of spiritual fruitfulness to subdue the flesh. ROM 6:22. C. The fruit of the Spirit are such things as mentioned in GAL 5:22-24. D. NOTE: Root precedes fruit! MAT 7:17-19. II. JOH 15:1. Christ identifies Himself as the true vine. A. It is Him to Whom men must be attached to have life, not natural Israel.

Bearing Fruit (John 15:1-8, Part 2)

BEARING FRUIT (JOHN 15:1-8)

I. These verses emphasize the need for saints to be characterized by the bearing of (spiritual) fruit.
A. The ordinance FOR the first Adam (and his seed) was one of natural fruitfulness to subdue the earth. GEN 1:28; GEN 9:1; GEN 9:7.
B. The ordinance FROM the Last Adam (to His seed) is one of spiritual fruitfulness to subdue the flesh. ROM 6:22.
C. The fruit of the Spirit are such things as mentioned in GAL 5:22-24.
D. NOTE: Root precedes fruit! MAT 7:17-19.

II. JOH 15:1. Christ identifies Himself as the true vine.
A. It is Him to Whom men must be attached to have life, not natural Israel. JOH 5:26 c/w JOH 14:6; GAL 3:28-29.

Bearing Fruit (John 15:1-8)

I. These verses emphasize the need for saints to be characterized by the bearing of (spiritual) fruit.

A. The ordinance FOR the first Adam (and his seed) was one of natural fruitfulness to subdue the earth. GEN 1:28; GEN 9:1; GEN 9:7.

B. The ordinance FROM the Last Adam (to His seed) is one of spiritual fruitfulness to subdue the flesh. ROM 6:22.

C. The fruit of the Spirit are such things as mentioned in GAL 5:22-24.

D. NOTE: Root precedes fruit! MAT 7:17-19.

II. JOH 15:1. Christ identifies Himself as the true vine.

A. It is Him to Whom men must be attached to have life, not natural Israel. JOH 5:26 c/w JOH 14:6; GAL 3:28-29.

Living the Good Life

LIVING THE GOOD LIFE (1 PETER 3:10-13)
I.  Good days do not mean an absence of tribulation. JOH 16:33; ROM 8:18-23.
II.  Good days result from good behavior. 1PE 3:10-13.
III. Ungodliness clearly can have direct negative physical consequences.
 PRO 23:29-30; ROM 1:27.
IV.  Sin can also generate emotional problems which produce their own health issues. 
      PSA 32:3-5; PSA 38:1-10.
 A.  A broken spirit is a weakening agency. PRO 15:13; PRO 17:22; PRO 18:14.

DIRTY BIRDIE

Psa 104:25-29
(25) So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
(26) There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.
(27) These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
(28) That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.
(29) Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.

It Begins At Home (Part 2)

It Begins At Home (Part 2)

SHROUDED IN IGNORANCE

Acts 2:26-27 "Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: (27) Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption."

CURSED CHILDREN

2 Ki.2:23-24 "And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. (24) And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them."

THE SMYRNA SYNDROME

Rev.2:9 "I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and [I know] the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but [are] the synagogue of Satan."