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Christians and Judgment

Christians and Judgment
1) Didn’t Jesus say, “Judge not”? MAT 7:1-5
a) This is often used to condemn people, especially Christians, for judging others.
b) Jesus is condemning hypocritical judgment (i.e. judging in others what you do not
judge in yourself).
i) mote: 1.a A particle of dust; esp. one of the innumerable minute specks seen
floating in the sunbeam; an irritating particle in the eye or throat.
ii) a mote in the eye: often fig. (a) with allusion to Matt. vii. 3, a relatively trifling
fault observed in another person by one who ignores a greater fault of his own

The Water of Separation

The Water of Separation
(Numbers 19)
I. This law provided for cleansing after contact with a dead body, bone or grave. Jesus alluded to the defilement by a grave in His poignant rebuke of the Scribes and Pharisees. LUK 11:44.
A. The cleansing was primarily ceremonial as a condition to restoration to the congregation
after defilement, a purification for sin (v. 9).
B. As with certain other such ordinances (e.g., the law of leprosy, LEV 13-14), there were
also health benefits. c/w EXO 15:26.
C. The Egyptians violated principles contained in God’s laws and this led to diseases.

Reasoning out of the Scriptures Part 5

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.

Christ's Second Coming Part 1

Christ’s Second Coming: When? How?
I. Jesus Christ has promised to come again. MAT 24:30; ACT 1:11; HEB 9:28.
A. Various things such as resurrection, judgment, rewards, etc. are associated with His
coming.
B. A correct understanding of the Second Coming should settle the heart.
JOH 14:1-3; 1TH 1:9-10.
C. A denial of the Second Coming is an open door to hedonism. 1CO 15:32; 2PE 3:3-6.
D. A corruption of the Second Coming can unsettle the heart (2TH 2:1-2) and misdirect
thought and action.
1. Example: The time of Christ’s coming is not known (MAR 13:32-37; 1TH 5:1-2).

The Believer's Hope: The Second Coming of Christ

The Believer’s Hope: The Second Coming of Christ
I. The Lord Jesus promised that the faithful would not be exempted from tribulation. JOH 16:33.
A. tribulation: A condition of great affliction, oppression, or misery; ‘persecution; distress;
vexation; disturbance of life.’
B. Christ’s words were spoken to men who would suffer greatly for their faith. JOH 16:1-2.
C. The fates of the apostles and the annals of history bear witness to terrible tribulation that
saints have faced.
1. One school of prophetic theory affirms a period of “great tribulation” yet future

1 Timothy 3:14-16

1 Timothy 3:14-16
A. The theme of this epistle is summarized here. It was written to guide the behavior of the minister in his oversight of a local church.
1. The Biblical method of propagating and preparing ministers is by one minister teaching
and ordaining a fit candidate for the office. 2TI 2:2; TIT 1:5-9.
2. Scripture knows nothing of seminary training where aspiring preachers are taught,
classroom-style, for assumed ministries.
3. Under the Biblical system, if one preacher is doctrinally unsound, he misleads one

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.

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