GROWING IN GODLY WISDOM AND JUDGMENT

1Th 4:9  But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. 1Th 4:10  And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;   This is the 2nd part of the earlier study entitled “Judging the affairs of this life righteously as a son;” and in the first study we looked at how the Father would have His sons to judge the things that he may face in this world in a godly manner by proving “what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” in all of the circumstances of his life. However, in this study, we are going to look at how we are taught to “increase” in our wisdom and judgment by allowing ourselves to...

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“PUT ON CHARITY, WHICH IS THE BOND OF PERFECTNESS”

Col 3:12  Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Col 3:13  Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Col 3:14  And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. Col 3:15  And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Col 3:16  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.   In today’s society the term “charity” pales in stark contrast to the way that God...

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THE PROVING AND REPROVING BENEFIT OF THE WORD OF GOD

Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.   Our Father designed the word of truth to make a positive impact in the son’s life as he uses the doctrine as a tool to “prove” the things that God values and esteems by the things of this world that ourselves, and man has been “conformed” unto, and as such, His word is also designed to “reprove” the son when he comes across these vital decisions that may come up in his life where he is ‘beseeched’ by God the...

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ARE YOU ZEALOUSLY AFFECTED AS A SON?

Gal 4:16  Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? Gal 4:17  They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them. Gal 4:18  But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you. Gal 4:19  My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,   The words “affect” and “effect” sound very similar, but each have different meanings; the word “affect” means to change, or make an impact upon someone or something. The word “effect” is the product of an “affect,” meaning when something has an “affect” (something that is introduced to something or someone that is different from the norm) upon someone or something, there...

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GODLY LOVE: UNDERSTANDING HOW GOD LOVES

Rom 12:3  For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.   When our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ went to the cross and paid our sin debt for us He displayed the ultimate example of sacrifice, selflessness, and Godly love. This Godly example we are given in our scriptures to show the saints the love of Christ; and not only are we given this unselfish act of Godly love to learn by, but we are also shown the love of the Father, and ‘how’ He loves His creation. In verse 1 of chapter 12 we are reminded of all the “mercies” that He has given us as “sons,” and here in verse 3 we are asked to change...

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GODLY LOVE: UNDERSTANDING WHAT GOD LOVES

Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Rom 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.   One of the most remarkable features of our sonship education begins in Romans chapter 12, and it is at this point that we come to understand the love, trust, responsibility, wisdom, and design given unto us by our Father. And right at the outset we see these truths within the first two verses alone. The Apostle Paul through the Father ‘beseeches’ the saints by the “mercies of God;” in other words, by all the...

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GODLY LOVE: SONSHIP LIBERTY

Gal 5:13  For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. Gal 5:14  For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Gal 5:15  But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. Gal 5:16  This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. Gal 5:17  For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. Gal 5:18  But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.   Oftentimes when we that are justified in Christ think about our liberty status we...

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THE MECHANICS OF THE “CUP” OF THE LORD

Psa 23:5  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Psa 23:6  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.   As we come to understand and appreciate the mechanics of the Lord’s Table, it is the “bread and cup” of the Lord that we have to have a full understanding appreciate so that we can fully understand and appreciate what the Apostle Paul was ‘delivering’ unto the saints regarding what happened the night the Lord was betrayed. So let us take a look at the different types of the “cup” of the Lord that are found in the bible. First, we will look at the many verses that show the cup of the wrath of the Lord,...

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THE WOMAN’S FUCNTIONAL SALVATION

Gen 2:18  And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.   Gen 2:23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Gen 2:24  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.   Since the beginning of man, Satan has formulated a plan to have man to walk contrary to God and His ways, and follow after his ungodly thinking, and ways in this evil world. God had intended man to be a godly (God-like) creature, having dominion in the world, with the woman being his wife were to display godliness in Eden. Satan went after the woman seeing the fellowship that she had...

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THE LORD’S TABLE: A BREIF COMPARISION CHART

    The bread, cup, and table issues of the Lord The night the Lord was betrayed Today’s dispensation of Gentile grace The bread and the body of the Lord Luke 22:19: The Apostles ate of that bread/body of the Lord I Cor. 10:17: We are one bread/body and we also partake of it (eat of it) The bread/body: That they have care for one another John 13:1-15: The Lord’s example that they care for each other I Cor.12:25: Being one of another having care for each other The bread/body: That they love one another  John 13:34-35: A new commandment that they love each other Rom. Chapter 12: That we love each other as members one of another The bread/body: That they be as “one” John chapter 17: That they be as one just as the Father and the Lord are “one” Rom.12:5: Being...

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