(2Co 11:2-3) In ancient times, if a man was interested in marrying a woman who had never been married/sexually active (a “pure virgin”), he would approach her father in order to establish a betrothal/marriage contract (i.e. to purchase her from her father since she was legally his property). Paul saw his role in establishing the […]
Given its rich supply of Old Testament allusions (the most of all the gospels) and the author’s ability to reveal redemptive truths both Old and New (Mat 13:52 = Matthew was a Levite scribe; Mar 2:14), Matthew should be the lens and launching for anyone wanting to understand their Bibles – or more specifically, it […]
Why Has Evil Become So Evil in This Country? Because the Gospel being preaching by the churches in this country have jettisoned the practice of God’s Law 1) as necessary to salvation, 2) as the focus of discipleship in the home (Deu 6:4-9), and 3) as the basis of discipline in the church. Without the […]
Overcoming Sin and Temptation (James 1:12-25) Definitions: Temptation = Feelings favoring sin or rebellion against God. Desire = Our will 1. At times, God acts contrary to our will (i.e. brings trials) to see if we love Him (through submission of our will). (v. 12) 2. God’s will is that we pass the test so […]
Revealed sin (def.) = Sin that has become known to the elders or congregation by way of confession or other means. 1. By being afraid of the stigma associated with revealed sin (Job 31:33-34). 2. By forgetting this is the sign of a vibrant and valid ministry (Act 19:19-20; Mat 21:32; Joh 15:1-2; Rev 3:19; […]
The relationship between Justice and repentance is inextricable. Therefore, to understand one, we must understand both. With that mind, consider the following regarding Repentance and Justice (See attached documen
The relationship between Justice and repentance is inextricable. Therefore, to understand one, we must understand both. With that mind, consider the following regarding Repentance and Justice (See attached document).
James 1:13-20 Part 1. Blaming God for the pressure you feel to sin. How it is then that we tend to our hearts and stop lust and sin. 1. We cannot until God gives us a new heart. 2. Continue to confess our sins and have our hearts cleansed by God. 3. Make sure that […]