Giving

Giving
I. The way a Christian conducts his affairs in the area of mammon says much about his character.
LUK 16:10-14.
II. Giving
A. Our giving rests upon the foundation of Christ's gift. 2CO 8:9.
B. Under the law, a specific amount was commanded to be set aside for God.
1. There was a tithe each year for the Levite. NUM 18:21.
2. There was also an annual tithe for feasts of worship. DEU 14:22-27.
3. There was also a tithe every third year for the Levite and the poor. DEU 14:28-29.
4. Israel was obliged to give about 23-1/3% annually in tithes.

Repentance

Repentance
I. Repentance is a tenet of the gospel. MAT 3:1-2; MAR 1:14-15; LUK 24:46-47; ACT 20:20-21.
II. repent: To affect (oneself) with contrition or regret for something done; to change one's mind with regard to past action or conduct through dissatisfaction with it or its results.
A. Repentance involves sorrow over what was done, not just sorrow over consequence.
2CO 7:9-11; GEN 4:13-14.
B. It involves a change of mind. 1KI 8:46-48; MAT 21:28-31.
III. Repentance is obedience to a commandment of God. ACT 17:30.
A. God gives the ability to repent. ACT 5:31; 2TI 2:25.

Reasoning out of the Scriptures Part 4

Reasoning Out of the Scriptures
I. This study sets forth the Biblical method for arriving at truth, our chief pursuit. PRO 23:23; 4:7.
A. It sets forth the importance of linear, connected thought that produces sound conclusions as
opposed to scattered, disconnected thought that produces invalid or indeterminate conclusions. This may be expressed:
1. Valid premise + valid reasoning = valid conclusion.
2. Valid premise + invalid reasoning = invalid conclusion.
3. Invalid premise + valid reasoning = invalid conclusion.
4. Invalid premise + invalid reasoning = indeterminate conclusion.

Getting By, Getting Along, Getting Even

Getting By
Getting By, Getting Along, Getting Even
(A Minimal Guide for Life)
1. Keep the Ten Commandments (EXO 20:3-17; DEU 4:13), the Sabbath command by full faith in and submission to Christ. HEB 4:3, 10-11.
2. Emphasize the most important virtues. MIC 6:8; MAT 23:23; 1CO 13:13.
3. Eschew pride. PRO 16:18; JAM 4:6.
4. Desire God’s honor, not man’s. 1SAM 2:30; JOH 5:44.
5. Fear God more than man. MAT 10:28.
6. Be wise about good. ROM 16:19.
7. Maintain a clear conscience. ACT 24:16; 1PE 3:16.
8. Avoid soul snares. ROM 13:14.

Zechariah 3

Zechariah 3
I. The prophecy of Zechariah came during the rebuilding effort after the return from Babylon. It was contemporary with the prophecy of Haggai. The restoration of true religion in a rebuilt house of God was at stake.
A. This book is rich with prophecies of Christ.
ZEC 2:10; 3:8-9; 6:12-13; 9:9; 11:12-13; 12:10; 13:1, 6-7; 14:8-9.
B. It was written to reprove the returned remnant but also to comfort them.
ZEC 1:1-6, 12-13; 8:13-15.
C. The appointed seventy years of Babylonian captivity (JER 29:10; 25:11-12) had ended

Withdrawing Oneself

Withdrawing Oneself
I. withdraw: To remove oneself from a place or position. To go away, depart, or retire from.
II. Believers have a duty to separate from the ungodly and cleave to what is true and right.
A. There is a moral/personal aspect to this. 1PE 4:3-4.
B. There is a doctrinal/ecclesial aspect to this.
ROM 16:17; 2TH 3:6, 14-15; 1TI 6:3-5; 2TI 3:5.
1. Churches are under judgment for retaining known sin and error.
REV 2:20-23; 1CO 5:1-2.
2. This ordered separation pertains not to the world at large. 1CO 5:9-11.

The Unconverted Elect

The Unconverted Elect
A. convert: To turn in position or direction.
B. Conversion requires Scripture and teaching. PSA 19:7; 51:13.
C. Conversion involves seeing, hearing and understanding, which requires regeneration.
MAT 13:15; JOH 8:43, 47; 1CO 2:14.
D. Consider some examples of the conversion of already born-again (regenerated) persons.
LUK 22:32 c/w MAT 16:16 c/w 1JO 5:1; JAM 5:19-20.
E. The unconverted elect may be categorized thus:
1. Those not yet regenerated, and therefore unable to be converted.
2. Those regenerated, but not knowing Scripture, the means of conversion.

Reasoning out of the Scriptures Part 3

Reasoning Out of the Scriptures
I. This study sets forth the Biblical method for arriving at truth, our chief pursuit. PRO 23:23; 4:7.
A. It sets forth the importance of linear, connected thought that produces sound conclusions as
opposed to scattered, disconnected thought that produces invalid or indeterminate conclusions. This may be expressed:
1. Valid premise + valid reasoning = valid conclusion.
2. Valid premise + invalid reasoning = invalid conclusion.
3. Invalid premise + valid reasoning = invalid conclusion.
4. Invalid premise + invalid reasoning = indeterminate conclusion.

Temporal Salvation

Temporal Salvation
I. This study highlights the distinction between eternal salvation which delivers from the penalty of sin and establishes life and relationship with God; and temporal salvation which delivers from the power of sin and establishes active fellowship with God by hearing, belief and obedience of the gospel.
A. “Word of God” refers not only to the written/preached Scripture. It may also refer to:
1. the Divine Person of Jesus Christ. 1JO 5:7; REV 19:13.
2. Christ’s effectual voice which has power to create (HEB 11:3) and to quicken/make

Advice for Fledgelings

Advice for Fledgelings
1. Do not forget God and all His benefits. PSA 103:2-5 ct/w 2CH 32:25; ROM 1:21.
2. Fear God. This is your duty, the beginning of wisdom, and moral restraint.
ECC 12:13-14; PRO 9:10; NEH 5:15.
a. Hate what God hates. DEU 16:22; PSA 11:5; 97:10; PRO 6:16-19; 8:13.
b. Love what God loves. PSA 11:7; JER 9:24; MIC 6:8; PSA 87:2.
c. Do not confuse these (ISA 5:20). There are absolutes. Grey is not possible without black
and white: “...Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good” (ROM 12:9).