March 8th, 2019
Hypocritical Separation Rubs Off on Barnabas
Galatians 2:12-13 (KJB) For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision. 13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.
Peter sat down to eat with the Gentile believers of the Antioch Church. This fellowship among believers began before several people arrived ... Continue Reading →
June 4th, 2018
Mob Rule Existed in Biblical Times
Acts 19:29-32 (KJB) And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul’s companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre. 30 And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not. 31 And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the ... Continue Reading →
March 31st, 2018
Paul Faced Rebellion
1 Corinthians 9:1-2 (KJB) Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord? 2 If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.
These verses show that Paul was hounded about the authority of his ministry by a few rebellious and insinuating members of the ... Continue Reading →
February 16th, 2018
Observing the Minute Details of God’s Law
Galatians 4:10 (KJB) Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
Paul was remarking to strict Jewish believers about their incessant return to bondage by attempting to satisfy the law of God themselves, rather than simply serving Him in through faith and spiritual freedom according to His supernatural power which is divinely free from the confines of the law.
These Jews were so busy being caught up in the many minuscule details of ... Continue Reading →
November 2nd, 2017
Paul Made Havoc
Acts 8:3-4 (KJB) As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison. 4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.
Paul started out on the wrong spiritual foot in this world. He was cohesive with the spiritual authorities at work in this world. Aligning with these ungodly leaders allowed Paul to have extra authority, broad boundaries, and many opportunities ... Continue Reading →
October 12, 2017
Paul is Called A “babbler”
Acts 17:18 (KJB) Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
To many lost ancient people, the words and actions of Paul seemed strange. They even called him a “babbler” because his words seemed “out of this world” to their spiritually shuttered ... Continue Reading →
July 25th, 2017
2 Timothy 2:22 (KJB) Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Timothy, Paul’s friend and brother in Christ was a young respectable man. The Bible tells us his mother Lois and his grandma Eunice (2 Timothy 1:5) raised Timothy up in great faith in God.
Paul was using a “teachable moment” with Timothy for highlighting the importance of fleeing wicked lusts which naturally rage ... Continue Reading →
July 13th, 2017
Paul’s Advice for The Rich
1 Timothy 6:17-19 (KJB) Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on ... Continue Reading →
July 12th, 2017
Paul’s Benediction Flattered God
1 Timothy 1:17 (KJB) Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Paul, who considered himself the worst sinner, had nothing but a mouthful of great descriptive words for the purpose of spilling out great honor and glory for God. Paul, for one, should have a great and intimate spiritual understanding of who God is and what He can and will do in changing ... Continue Reading →
July 6th, 2107
Prayers for All Men
1 Timothy 2:1-2 (KJB) I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
Paul is teaching Timothy in these verses about the importance of prayer. This learning is not focused just on the life of his young friend Timothy, but Paul’s teaching ... Continue Reading →