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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).

Cults And Their Appeal Part 5

Cults and Their Appeal
“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” (Ephesians 4:14)
I. cult: A particular form or system of religious worship; esp. in reference to its external rites and ceremonies. Now commonly, a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.
A. The term “cult” has such a negative connotation in our culture that being labelled as such is

The Bread of Life

The Bread of Life
(John 6:32-58)
I. Our Lord Jesus had recently multiplied loaves and fishes for a multitude. JOH 6:5-13.
A. This had generated an association with the manna given to Israel under Moses.
JOH 6:30-31.
B. Jesus’ audience consisted of “the Jews” (JOH 6:41, 52) and “his disciples”
(JOH 6:60-61).
C. Jesus here sets Himself forth as the superior bread of life of Whom only some partake unto
eternal life, fully entered at “the last day” (JOH 6:39-40, 44, 53-54).
D. To those who partake of Him, a certain and secure eternity is promised. JOH 6:54.

Reasoning out of the Scriptures Part 2

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.

Cults And Their Appeal Part 4

Cults and Their Appeal
“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” (Ephesians 4:14)
I. cult: A particular form or system of religious worship; esp. in reference to its external rites and ceremonies. Now commonly, a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.
A. The term “cult” has such a negative connotation in our culture that being labelled as such is

Cults And Their Appeal Part 3

Cults and Their Appeal
“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” (Ephesians 4:14)
I. cult: A particular form or system of religious worship; esp. in reference to its external rites and ceremonies. Now commonly, a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.
A. The term “cult” has such a negative connotation in our culture that being labelled as such is

Cults And Their Appeal Part 2

Cults and Their Appeal
“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” (Ephesians 4:14)
I. cult: A particular form or system of religious worship; esp. in reference to its external rites and ceremonies. Now commonly, a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.
A. The term “cult” has such a negative connotation in our culture that being labelled as such is

Philippians Chapter 3


By Grace Through Faith to Faith

By Grace Through Faith to Faith
(Ephesians 2:8-9)
I. Errors and lies about eternal life and God’s favor are both old and common.
GEN 3:4-5; MAT 3:9; 1PE 1:18-19; JOH 5:39.
II. EPH 2:8-9 is one of the best known texts of Scripture but one of the most misunderstood. Observe what can be concluded from this text:
A. There is a current salvation that the Ephesian saints have by grace.
B. This grace is channelled to them through faith.
C. This salvation is not of works.
D. This salvation excludes human boasting.
E. It is a gift, not an offer.

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