The End of the Commandment (1Ti.1:5-11)

THE END OF THE COMMANDMENT
(1 Timothy 1:5-11)
A.  In these verses, Paul advises of the relevance of the Law of God to the Christian.
      1. Paul had been given a commandment to preach God's word. 
            1TI 1:1 c/w TIT 1:3.
      2. The end or sum of the word of God is here considered. 
B.  When all is said and done, the preaching and receiving of God's word should come  to a particular conclusion. "Now the end of the commandment is:"

Stedfast & Stablished (Part 2)


Stedfast & Stablished (Part 1)

STEDFAST AND STABLISHED (COL 2:5-7) I. Consider the definitions of these and related terms. A. Stedfast: "Fixed or secure in position. Of a person, esp. a soldier in battle: Maintaining his ground. Of persons: Unshaken, immovable in faith, resolution, friendship, etc. Also said of belief, purpose, or affection." See RUT 1:18; 1CO 7:37. B. Stablish: "To place or set (a material thing) firmly in position; to station (a person) in a place. To set (a person, etc.) permanently in an office, dignity, or condition." See PSA 93:1. C. Establish: "To render stable or firm.

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.