Devotions

Follow Christ

1 Corinthians 11:1 (KJB) Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Follow Christ.

Imitate Christ.

Follow the example of Christ.

Of Christ.

Do these four statements above have the same meaning?  Can one or multiple phrases above be substituted among the various modern Bible versions with each reader arriving at the same understanding or conclusion when reading this succinct scripture verse? 

The answer is a resounding no!  What is intrinsically changed cannot ever mean the same thing, whether it be trying to ...

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A Heretic and A Divisive Man

KJV Man Series #5

A heretic and a divisive man, do these words mean the same thing?

Titus 3:10-11 (KJB) A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; 11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

These verses contain a direct warning concerning dealing with a confirmed heretick. Because this word heretick is not commonly used today it is necessary for us to look up and familiarize ourselves with the ancient ...

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Abase and Abound

June 26th, 2019

Abase and Abound

Philippians 4:12-13 (KJB) I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Paul is being candid in this verse.  He learned, often with his feet dangling in the fire, to be content in whatever kind of circumstances he ...

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Preceding Events

June 25th, 2019

Preceding Events

Luke 21:25-28 (KJB) And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power ...

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Abide and God Will Provide

June 24th, 2019

Abide and God Will Provide

John 15:5 (KJB)   I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

The vine of a plant is a complex network center for providing and storing essential food and nutrients.  Without this backbone of life every plant would starve and die.  So is the case for each of us for God is the vine ...

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The Thief Deserved to Die

June 23rd, 2019

The Thief Deserved to Die

Luke 23:42-43 (KJB) And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

Salvation is solely based on unmerited favor with God.  Certainly, this biblical record of how one thief at Calvary came to personally know Jesus Christ with nothing to offer towards his salvation.  There was no work he could ...

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One Criminal Recognized Jesus

June 22nd, 2019

One Criminal Recognized Jesus

Luke 23:39-41 (KJB) And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. 40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.

A malefactor is an ancient word used in pointing to a criminal.  ...

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From Persecuting to Preaching

June 21st, 2019

From Persecuting to Preaching

Galatians 1:13-16 (KJB) For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: 14 And profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, 16 ...

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Zealous About the Law and Lineage

June 20th, 2019

Zealous About the Law and Lineage

Acts 22:3 (KJB) I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.

Paul was proud of his heritage.  His credentials were impeccable according to ancient Jewish standards.  Paul was a man with ...

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Joshua and Jesus

Hebrews 4:7-8 (KJB) Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. 8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.

Acts 7:44-47 (KJB) Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen. ...

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