Archive for April, 2021

Set Apart For Service

April 30, 2021

Set Apart For Service

John 17:18-19 (KJV) As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

A bottom feeder fish continuously cleans the bottom of the ocean, lake, aquarium, or river.  His job is vital in keeping the life and health of other creatures in the same water body.  A bottom feeder eats and digests ...

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Be Concerned About Your Impact On Others

April 29, 2021

Be Concerned About Your Impact On Others

1 Corinthians 10:23 (KJV) All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

The discussion in this scripture came about concerning eating meat in the previous chapter of 1st Corinthians.  However, as the Apostle Paul continued to minister to this Corinthian church, he illustrated that they must be concerned about how their individual and collective choices affect others about ...

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Spiritual And Carnal Natures

April 28, 2021

Spiritual And Carnal Natures

Romans 7:14-16 (KJV) For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.

The Apostle Paul elegantly speaks about the sin nature at work in the flesh and God’s spiritual ...

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Maintain Freedom

April 27, 2021

Maintain Freedom

Galatians 5:1 (KJV) Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

God sent His Only Son to die on Calvary to wipe every person’s sin debt from sin clean.  Once a soul chooses to place faith in the cross’s finished work, he has the freedom from sin and bondage, ultimately to stand in spiritual agreement with God and to fulfill His will in their ...

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Willing Servants

April 26, 2021

Willing Servants

Romans 6:18 (KJV) Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

To lost folks, this short verse might sound a little strange, even hard to understand.  However, to regenerate hearts, it speaks about freedom and a natural willingness to serve God for souls who have the Spirit of God onboard their hearts.  To lost souls, the word servant or serving, as inside a personal relationship with God, conjures an idea of forced bondage or ...

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Do Not Cower In The Corner

April 25, 2021

Do Not Cower In The Corner

Ephesians 6:10 (KJV) Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

This verse follows several injunctions leading up to this conclusion to stand firm in the faith.  Not in our power, but the strength of the Lord.  This letter to the Ephesians, written to the first-century church at Ephesus, instructs this congregation to hang tough in hard times. 

Not only that, but in the verses following this one, ...

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Spiritual Eyesight

April 24, 2021

Spiritual Eyesight

John 9:39-41 (KJV) And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.

These verses help us to ...

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From The Beginning

April 23, 2021

From The Beginning

1 John 1:1-3 (KJV) That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto ...

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The Foundational Truths Are Laid

April 22, 2021

The Foundational Truths Are Laid

John 1:1-2 (KJV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.

Yesterday we looked at a beginning passage, verse 2 of the book of The Revelation.  Today we are looking at the start of the book of John.  Biblical books are all inspired by God and fundamental for understanding ancient times, the times in which we live, and ...

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Bare Record

April 21, 2021

Bare Record

Revelation 1:2 (KJV) Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

The man who penned the Book of Revelation is the Apostle John writing at the direction of God.  He begins this writing with some vital background information.  This second verse above helps set the stage for the various revelations concerning the future revealed in this last book of God’s Word.  It cements the ...

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