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Fasting

Fasting
fast: To abstain from food, or to restrict oneself to a meagre diet, either as a religious observance or as a ceremonial expression of grief. To go without food and also (contextually) to go without drink.
I. Israel had only one fast by divine appointment that was pegged to a calendar. LEV 16:29-31.
A. Occasional other fasts were ordered by prophecy. JOEL 1:14; 2:15-16.
B. The Jews appointed other fasts by their own authority for various reasons.
JDG 20:26; 1SAM 7:6; 2CH 20:3; EZR 8:21; EST 4:3, 16; ZEC 8:19.
C. Individuals might opt to fast. DAN 9:3.

Faith Part 4

Faith
I. faith: Belief, trust, confidence. Confidence, reliance, trust (in the ability, goodness, etc. of a person; in the efficacy or worth of a thing; or in the truth of a statement or doctrine.
A. (HEB 11:1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
B. Faith is a present experience with what we hope to see and receive.
II. Consider the source of faith.
A. Our faith comes through the righteousness of God. 2PE 1:1.
B. Our faith is born of God. 1JO 5:4.
C. Our faith evidences sovereign resurrection power unto life in us. EPH 1:19-20.

Faith Part 3

Faith
I. faith: Belief, trust, confidence. Confidence, reliance, trust (in the ability, goodness, etc. of a person; in the efficacy or worth of a thing; or in the truth of a statement or doctrine.
A. (HEB 11:1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
B. Faith is a present experience with what we hope to see and receive.
II. Consider the source of faith.
A. Our faith comes through the righteousness of God. 2PE 1:1.
B. Our faith is born of God. 1JO 5:4.
C. Our faith evidences sovereign resurrection power unto life in us. EPH 1:19-20.

Scripture and Tradition

Scripture and Tradition
I. tradition: The action of handing over (something material) to another; delivery, transfer. (Chiefly in Law.). Delivery, esp. oral delivery, of information or instruction. An ordinance or institution orally delivered.
II. An important distinctive of Roman Catholicism is its position on final authority.
A. It does not hold that the truth of Scripture is the final authority but rather that the Church is
an infallible institution of Christ which determines inspired truth through its leaders. The position may be summarized as follows:

Faith Part 2

Faith
I. faith: Belief, trust, confidence. Confidence, reliance, trust (in the ability, goodness, etc. of a person; in the efficacy or worth of a thing; or in the truth of a statement or doctrine.
A. (HEB 11:1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
B. Faith is a present experience with what we hope to see and receive.
II. Consider the source of faith.
A. Our faith comes through the righteousness of God. 2PE 1:1.
B. Our faith is born of God. 1JO 5:4.
C. Our faith evidences sovereign resurrection power unto life in us. EPH 1:19-20.

Faith Part 1

Faith
I. faith: Belief, trust, confidence. Confidence, reliance, trust (in the ability, goodness, etc. of a person; in the efficacy or worth of a thing; or in the truth of a statement or doctrine.
A. (HEB 11:1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
B. Faith is a present experience with what we hope to see and receive.
II. Consider the source of faith.
A. Our faith comes through the righteousness of God. 2PE 1:1.
B. Our faith is born of God. 1JO 5:4.
C. Our faith evidences sovereign resurrection power unto life in us. EPH 1:19-20.

John 3:12 Earthly Things, Heavenly Things

John 3:12
Earthly things, Heavenly things
A. Nicodemus was reluctant to believe on Christ from the earthly things. By contrast, Nathanael believed on Christ from earthly things he witnessed. JOH 1:47-51.
1. Earthly things are observable things of a temporal nature that agree with experimental
witness as opposed to the invisible eternal things only knowable by revelation and faith.
2CO 4:18; HEB 11:1.
a. There is an earthly Jerusalem and a heavenly Jerusalem which we know only by faith. GAL4:25-26.
b. There is a natural body/house and a spiritual body/house we know only by faith.

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


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