1 John 3:1-3

A. John here proclaims the love of God in our adoption and the effects of that adoption.
B. John sets forth the manner of God’s love.
1. 2. 3. 4.
C. We are 1.
2. 3. 4.
God did not simply offer His love to us; He rather bestowed it upon us! bestow upon: To confer as a gift, present, give (a person).
This bestowed love constitutes us the sons of God.
If God loves you, you will be called a son of God.
the sons of God by adoption. EPH 1:5.
adoption: The action of voluntarily taking into any relation; esp. of taking into sonship. Our relationship to God as His sons was predestinated.

Fantasy, Fiction, Imagination Part 3

Fantasy, Fiction, Imagination
I. Definitions.
A. fantasy: Imagination; the process or the faculty of forming mental representations of things
not actually present.
B. imagination: 1. The action of imagining, or forming a mental concept of what is not

Ensnared By Wiliness


The Letter to the Church at Pergamos

The Letter to the Church at Pergamos
(Revelation 2:12-17)
A. Christ introduces himself to this church as, “...He which hath the sharp sword with two edges” (v. 12).
1. This sword projects from His mouth (REV 1:16) and thus indicates judgment with/by the word for the unrepentant. v. 16; REV 19:15.
1. Christ judges men by the word of the Scriptures. MAT 5:17-19; 2TI 3:16; 1JO 4:6.
2. Christ executes sentence upon the wicked by the spoken word of His mouth.
2TH 2:8; MAT 25:41.
2. It is a sharp sword.

Matthew 7:21-27

Matthew 7:21-27
A. Jesus had just taught about knowing the nature of someone by their fruit. MAT 7:15-20.
1. The specific case was of false prophets. vs. 15-16 c/w 2PE 2:1-3.
2. The false prophet may speak in Jesus’s name (v. 22) but will be known by ravening
(voracious devouring) and not keeping Jesus’s sayings. c/w TIT 1:10-11; 2CO 11:20.
3. This discourse (MAT 7:15-29) shows that Jesus knows that such false prophets do not
belong to Him, that true disciples can know that false prophets do not belong to Him, but
that the false prophets don’t know they don’t belong to Him.

Fantasy, Fiction, Imagination Part 2

Fantasy, Fiction, Imagination
I. Definitions.
A. fantasy: Imagination; the process or the faculty of forming mental representations of things
not actually present.
B. imagination: 1. The action of imagining, or forming a mental concept of what is not

John 3:11-13

John 3:11-13
A. These words were uttered in response to Nicodemus’ perplexity. JOH 3:1-10.
1. Jesus was expounding upon the spiritual nature of the kingdom of God.
a. The kingdom can only be seen or entered by being born again of the Spirit. vs. 3, 5.
b. Being born of the Spirit is distinct from being born of the flesh.
v. 6 c/w JOH 1:12-13.
c. The Spirit’s work is regeneration and washing. v. 5.
(1) Water is the Spirit’s symbol. JOH 7:37-39.
(2) Washing is the Spirit’s action. TIT 3:5.

Timbits 5

Timbits 5
A. An overview of 2CH 4 shows that the furniture and instruments of the temple were numerically and dimensionally greater than what was set down in the order for the tabernacle of the congregation.
1. The temple’s construction was according to God’s pattern as was the tabernacle.
EXO 25:9, 40; NUM 8:4 c/w 1CH 28:11-12, 19.
2. The pattern was of heavenly things to be cleansed by Christ. HEB 8:1-5; 9:22-23.
3. The upgrade of Solomon’s temple may have been a practical innovation since Israel had

Church Assembly: Our Blessing and Duty of Worship Part 2

The Church Assembly: Our Blessing and Duty of Worship
I. God demands that He alone be worshipped and He visits judgment upon those who fail to do so.
EXO 20:3-6; MAT 4:10.
A. The worship of God is also the fear of God. MAT 4:10 c/w DEU 6:13 c/w PSA 5:7.
B. Since the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, none are truly wise who do not
worship God. PRO 9:10.
C. Since the judgment for not worshipping God is visited upon succeeding generations, it is
important that parents train their children to worship Him according to His word.
PSA 78:4-7.

Church Assembly: Our Blessing and Duty of Worship Part 1

The Church Assembly: Our Blessing and Duty of Worship
I. God demands that He alone be worshipped and He visits judgment upon those who fail to do so.
EXO 20:3-6; MAT 4:10.
A. The worship of God is also the fear of God. MAT 4:10 c/w DEU 6:13 c/w PSA 5:7.
B. Since the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, none are truly wise who do not
worship God. PRO 9:10.
C. Since the judgment for not worshipping God is visited upon succeeding generations, it is
important that parents train their children to worship Him according to His word.
PSA 78:4-7.