Thursday, October 05, 2017

1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (KJV) On What Does Your Faith Stand?

1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (KJV)
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
This appears to be the choice presented in the passage:
  • Preaching with enticing words or
  • Preaching in the power of God
The two seem to be incompatible. You cannot eat your cake and have it too. It is one or it is the other.
Though the congregation has some influence on which one they receive, the responsibility falls on the preacher to give the better. People may want the other but the preacher is responsible to please God, not man. Ultimately he will be held accountable for what he served. No matter what the people asked for, Aaron had no authority to create a golden calf. Preachers have no authority to entice people with their skills of delivery.
The result of one style of preaching versus the other is plain. Our faith stands on the sort of preaching that served to generate it.
  • One stands on man’s wisdom and therefore will not stand. 
  • The other stands on the wisdom of God and therefore can only stand.
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1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (KJV) On What Does Your Faith Stand?

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

1 Corinthians 1:26-28 (KJV) Not Made Nought

1 Corinthians 1:26-28 (KJV)
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
Adam Clarke, a man who embodies what is Protestantism, says of this passage, “It is very likely that the apostle refers here to the Gentiles and to the Gentile converts, who were considered base and despicable in the eyes of the Jews, who counted them no better than dogs, and who are repeatedly called the things that are not. By these very people, converted to Christianity, God has brought to nought all the Jewish pretensions; and by means of the Gentiles themselves, he has annihilated the whole Jewish polity; so that even Jerusalem itself was soon after this, trodden under foot of the Gentiles.”
Though he views the church as universal and therefore considers this calling and choosing to be of individuals, I see the local church as the audience. It is the local church that is, in this world,
  • Foolish and 
  • Weak and 
  • Base
God created something that was not (a local, New Testament Baptist Church) and has used them to “[annihilate] the whole Jewish polity.”
The Jewish system has been brought to nought by the New Testament Baptist Church.[1]
[1] It has to be a Baptist church because no Protestant Church sees the Jewish system as “nought.”

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1 Corinthians 1:26-28 (KJV) Not Made Nought

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Romans 16:1-2 (KJV) A Biblical Commendation

Romans 16:1-2 (KJV)
I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.
Paul speaks of His not needing a letter of commendation to give the church at Corinth but that such letters were used, even at this early period in church history, is obvious by this sixteenth chapter of Romans.
I note today merely the outline of this commendation:
1. Name
Phoebe

2. Testimony of faith
Our sister

3. Title
Servant of the church

4. Address
At Cenchrea

5. Request
a. That she be received 
b. That she be assisted 

6.Credentials
She had succoured many, including Paul.
The first hand witness of her credentials, I see as key. This was not a casual, “I’ve heard good things.” commendation but one born of personal witness and experience.
Might this be a wise pattern for commendation of missionaries, evangelists and other itinerant ministries?

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Romans 16:1-2 (KJV) A Biblical Commendation

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Monday, October 02, 2017

Romans 15:5-7 (KJV) Keys for Church Unity

Romans 15:5-7 (KJV)
Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
There is little as important as unity in a local church. I did not say in Christianity, but in a local church. Diversity must exist within the realm of Christendom because we are not robots. We have minds and reason and the responsibility to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience.
There must be diversity within Christendom, but there must be unity within the local church. This is the place a band of believers of like faith and practice gather for mutual support and cooperative effort in the Great Commission.
We have certain keys for this unity expressed in verse five:
  • Patience and
  • Consolation 
God provides these to the members of the local church through prayer.
Nothing in the realm of the spiritual can be properly accomplished in the flesh. Though a fair show can be made for a time, the flesh will fall through. Only the Spirit of God can generate true patience and true consolation for He is patience and consolation. These may only be attained through prayer.
The good news is that God freely gives them to those who ask Him.

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Sunday, October 01, 2017

Leviticus 27:26 (KJV) What Is God’s Is His

Leviticus 27:26 (KJV)
Only the firstling of the beasts, which should be the LORD’S firstling, no man shall sanctify it; whether it be ox, or sheep: it is the LORD’S.
That which is the Lord’s is the Lord’s. Whether it is something He has claimed for Himself or something that has been given to Him, once it is the Lord’s, it cannot be gotten back.
Men are manipulative. We will figure out the loopholes, the work around, and the ways to eat our cake and have it too. We will find the deal, the path to buy low and sell high. We will contrive a way to make even charity profitable.
God wants none of it.
What is God’s is His. We must not profit from it.
We give to God without expectation. He is glorified in it.

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Leviticus 25:39-43 (KJV) God’s Children

Leviticus 25:39-43 (KJV)
And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:But as an hired servant, and as a sojourner, he shall be with thee, and shall serve thee unto the year of jubile:And then shall he depart from thee, both he and his children with him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he return.For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour; but shalt fear thy God.
Leviticus 25:55 (KJV)
For unto me the children of Israel are servants; they are my servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
Here is the great reason to treat people, of any stature, with dignity and respect – they are first responsible to God.
Regardless of a person’s status, whether they have substance or not, whether they are in need or those able to provide for needs, it is of little consequence because they are each of them God’s servants.
This is especially true of those who are saved. I believe a case can be made for treating those who are not Christians with respect, but there is no question that we, who belong to God, should treat others who belong to God with great dignity.
Imagine that someone claims to love and respect you. Their words, their actions and their demeanor all point to this love. There is but one exception; they mistreat your children. All else is come to nothing for this one thing. It doesn’t matter that your children have misbehaved or that they are not the smartest or strongest or most popular children, to mistreat them is to mistreat you.
God views the mistreatment of His own in much this same way. To mistreat His servants is to mistreat God.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Romans 15:12 (KJV) He Will Rise To Reign

Romans 15:12 (KJV)
And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.
He shall rise to reign….
Jesus had already come to Israel (the Circumcision of vs 8). They had crucified Him. He came unto His own and His own received Him not.[1]
But death was not the end of Jesus’ ministry.
  • He rose again 
  • He ascended into heaven and, according to our text 
  • He will rise once more
The last time He rose from death. The next time He will rise from obscurity, being little respected and even less worshipped in this world, to reign. His new rule will not over Israel (at least not only over Israel) but over the Gentiles:
  • Nations that have not known Him
  • Nations that worship false gods
  • Nations that deny and reject Him
He shall rise to reign. And when He does, those He reigns will trust in Him.
[1] John 1:11

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Romans 15:12 (KJV) He Will Rise To Reign

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Leviticus 20:24-26 (KJV) A Dramatic Escape

Leviticus 20:24-26 (KJV)
But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people.Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.
Twice we see the word “separated” but the third time the word God uses is “severed.” This is a decisive, even violent word. Separation, sanctification, holiness, is not a casual act. It takes decision, will, action and time.
Holiness is a process of separating out those things that are unholy. 
  • Activities 
  • Interests
  • Idols
  • Entertainments
Any number of things could come on the chopping block if they prevent us from being holy separated to the Lord
Holiness includes separating from unholy people.It is impossible to argue that relationships, no matter how casual, have no influence upon us. We are the product of those relationships. This is a well documented fact.
Holiness is a radical departure from the old lifeIn the end it might seem almost violent. That is because the sin nature, the influence of the world and the power of Satan fight strongly against our separation. We can’t leave peacefully any more than a captive can walk peacefully from his captor’s clutches. The escape, of necessity, is dramatic.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Leviticus 18:2-4 (KJV) Light In A Dark Place

Leviticus 18:2-4 (KJV)
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God.After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.
On the doorway of a new land God instructed Israel that they were to keep His ordinances.
There was a past culture in Egypt.Over four hundred years they had embraced many of the cultural, political and theological norms of their former masters.
There was a future culture confronting them in Canaan.They could not then know what those new values would be. They could know, because God told them, they were not to embrace them.
God had his own plan for Israel.They were to learn and embrace it.
We, who are Christians, are a peculiar people. We were no doubt molded by the culture surrounding us and we will be tempted by the cultural changes coming before us. New views concerning gender, marriage, history and liberty crop up almost daily.
Culture is rapidly accepting new norms as approved. Nearly anything can be acceptable. About the only thing society deems immoral now is to hold on to morality. The Christian must resist. As light in a dark place and as salt on an open wound, we must hold out for what is good, right and moral according to Biblical standards.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Leviticus 17:11 (KJV) It’s Still the Blood

Leviticus 17:11 (KJV)
For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
There is such disrespect today:
  • Disrespect for authority
  • Disrespect for history
  • Disrespect for chivalry
  • Disrespect for country
It is no wonder that there is also such disrespect for Deity.
God taught the children of Israel to have respect for life by commanding that they were not to eat the blood of any animal. The reason, God said, was that the life was in the blood.
This command carries through into the New Testament, in Acts 15, where the church in Jerusalem, with the Apostles and leaders such as Paul and Barnabas, determined to lay no other burdens on the Gentile believers except that,
Acts 15:20 (KJV)
… they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
Ultimately the blood pointed to Jesus Christ. It is His blood, shed on Calvary
  • That makes atonement for our sins 
  • That pays for our forgiveness and 
  • That opens the way to restored fellowship with God the Father 
No man, Old Testament or New Testament; king, commoner or theologian, has the right to disrespect blood.
By refusing to eat it, we remember that it was not merely the death of Christ, but the shed blood of Christ that makes our salvation certain.
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Leviticus 17:11 (KJV) It’s Still the Blood

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Romans 11:1-5 (KJV) Break Free of Prejudice

Romans 11:1-5 (KJV)
I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
The coming of the New Testament gospel changed but didn’t end the relationship of God with the Jews. The advancement of the Gospel opened with the Jews…
  • They were the first to be offered entrance into this new grace
  • They were the first to be called (elected) to preach this grace
Those that refused did so on grounds of race. They rejected a new, real and living relationship with the Lord. They were frozen in their past. Old wounds remained fresh generation after generation. They refused to allow them to heal. They perpetrated them upon their children and children’s children.
  • Their hatred for those not of their race
  • Their rehearsal of wrongs done years and year before
  • Their pride of being members of the afflicted race
hardened their hearts and stopped their ears from any message of: grace, mercy, forgiveness and unity.
There were, of course, Jews who broke free of this prejudice. The same can be true of anyone today. There is grace available in the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is a place reserved in the local church for souls of any race or background who trust that gospel. There is a mansion prepared for any who will let go of their grievances and in humility call upon the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Romans 10:12 (KJV) The Confidence of the Soul Winner

Romans 10:12 (KJV)
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
Here is the confidence, even the faith of the soul winner; God is – more than able, more than willing. God is rich unto all that call upon Him.
  • Jew or Greek, (from other Scriptures we can include) 
  • Male or female
  • Bond or free 
there is no difference. There is no one less welcome to call upon him. There is no one who would receive less from Him.
God is:
  • Rich 
  • Generous
  • Gracious and 
  • Abundant 
to anyone and everyone who will call upon Him.
The soul winner knows this and is therefore confident to encourage anyone who will listen to call upon the Lord.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Romans 9:1 (KJV) Don’t Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide

Romans 9:1 (KJV)
I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
The book of Romans is a doctrinal statement concerning salvation. That context should be forever in the forefront as interpretations and applications are drawn from it. There is, however, a secondary lesson I see in this verse.
I just listened to a talk by a medical doctor. He told of meeting with a heavyset female patient with diabetes in his early days as a doctor. His first time meeting her was to tell her that he was going to have to amputate her foot. She was obviously upset and, in his youth, considered telling her that it was her own fault. “Everybody knows,” he thought to himself, “what causes diabetes. If she had eaten less and exercised more she wouldn’t be where she was.” He wisely chose not to say those words out loud. As he aged, even though he watched what he ate and exercised, he began to gain weight and developed insulin resistance. He now knows that the conventional wisdom of ten years ago isn’t as true as he thought it was back then. Eating less and exercising more doesn’t always prevent type 2 diabetes. It was good he didn’t tell her the “truth”.
People wrestle with appropriate times to tell the truth and when a “white lie” might be the more merciful thing to say.
  • Is there ever a time when speaking the truth is not appropriate?
  • Is it necessary to thoughtlessly blurt out what you think is the truth “For their own good”?
I see three principles in this verse concerning telling the truth:
  • Speak only the truth
  • Never tell a lie, but
  • Always let your conscience be guided by the Holy Spirit as to when and what to speak. 
(The guidance of the Holy Spirit is important because a person’s conscience is not always be right. It’s not our conscience that should guide us but the Spirit of God illuminating the Word of God upon our conscience.)
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Romans 8:1 (KJV) Saved and Changed

Romans 8:1 (KJV)
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Romans 8:9 (KJV)
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Romans 8:38-39 (KJV)
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I included all these verses to demonstrate that we can’t claim verses 38-39 unless we claim verse 1. Further, we can’t claim verse 1 unless we claim the whole of it. The verse is defined by verse 9.
  • Those who are in Christ Jesus walk after the flesh but after the Spirit 
  • If we have not that Spirit we are not His
  • Only those who are His are not condemned and nothing can separate them. 
The better portion of the chapter describes what it is to walk in the Spirit versus to walk in the flesh.
We are not saved by works but the saved are changed. They are not sinless, but they are changed. They will sometimes wonder how God could hold them guiltless but they are changed.
Be sure to quote all of verse one when you quote verse one,
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. 

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Romans 8:1 (KJV) Saved and Changed

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