The kingdom age will be for 1,000 years and it will be a physical kingdom right her on this earth. It will be a time where righteousness and goodness dominate. A place where man will be in harmony with each other and with the animal world. A place without satan or his demons , but where Jesus Christ will rule supremely, and universally. It will be a rule that is righteous, just and fair and where sin is dealt with instantly and firmly.
"An Ever Growing Love"
Our Wednesday Night Nesting with Jesus Bible study. I shared a post on these teachings this morning. I encourage you to check it out…
"A growing love stretches our patience with people and perseverance when persecuted... There's an INTIMATE and INSEPARABLE connection between a growing love for the brethren and our being blameless before God. I'm pretty sure that's what 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13 and Philippians 1:9-11 are telling us and 1 Corinthians 8 through 1 Corinthians 13 are teaching us."
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Paul's Passion to Overcome Conflict_12 Acts 15:36-41After some time teaching and preaching in Antioch, Paul wanted to visit the brethren in the cities they had traveled to on his first missionary journey. Barnabas was willing but determined to take John Mark. Paul insisted they should not take John because he left them on the first trip. Unable to reconcile, Barnabas took John and sailed to Cyprus, while Paul took Silas, and with commendation from the brethren in Antioch went through Syria and Cilicia strengthening the churches.Wise leaders anticipate conflict. They know it has been part of ministry leadership since the founding of the church.God takes care of His hurting servants when they are faithful to their call and ministry. Paul is a dynamic example in continuing on despite being bombarded with setback after setback.How can we passionately return to our first love with God?
Remember your roots. Return to His Word. Remove all other love. To "re-turn" to God, we must "turn away" from competing lovers. ...
Rest in His companionship.
As Asaph had struggled with himself and wrestled with God, now at the last, the day dawned and he prevailed with His God…. Psalm 77:10.
Knowing and believing that God had not forsaken him, Asaph was now able to detach his mind from being overwhelmed and consumed by his earthly troubles and to fix his heart and mind by faith on His faithful God who was ALWAYS right there with him!
The letter to the Hebrews was written to encourage Jewish Christians to persevere in their new found Christian faith. The Apostle Paul reminds them of Moses' life of faith to encourage them to persevere likewise.
What Does Jesus Love and Hate?
Those who seek glory FROM men reveal they have NO eternal glory to give away TO men. (1 Thessalonians 2:1-12)
Paul is saying... we never made it about us. It's always been for God's glory and your benefit. (1 Thessalonians 2:6-7)
We didn't butter you up. ("flatter")
We didn't bait or bargain with you. ("cloak of covetousness")
We didn't play the big shot or big show with you. ("seek glory or praise from you")
This is why he tells them we gave and poured into you... and never demanded you give to us. We gave and never took from you because we had an aim to bring Jesus to you. For without Him... you would perish. (1 Thessalonians 2:7-10)
Remember this: Those who seek glory and praise and affirmation and applauds FROM men reveal they have NOTHING significant from God to give away TO men. (1 Thessalonians 2:1-12)
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1 John 4:7-8
Yes, the right kind of love, from the right source, for the right goal (Habakkuk 2:13-14).
Cain loved, the wrong way from a wrong heart (1 John 3). He said, "love not as Cain." I've studied all the essential dynamics of the kingdom and kingdom life — from love, grace, faith, wisdom the King, Himself, wisdom, fear of the Lord, joy of the Lord… and how they all hate lies, unrighteousness, iniquity, wickedness, falsehood.
Just a short list of truth to undergird it.
Psalm 45:7 ; Titus 2:11-14 ; 1 Corinthians 13:5-6 ; Proverb 8:6-11 ; Proverbs 8:12-13 ; James 3:13-18 ; Nehemiah 8:10 ; Proverbs 10:29 ; Psalm 21:1 ; Isaiah 33:6 ;
What are We [Consistently] Running To?
Trouble walking in?
A few answers for the daily needs of the family of God.
A good understanding… have they that do or live out His principle ways.
How often do we frequent (study) the wondrous works of God?
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On today's Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Paul Tautges discuss our identity in Christ, addressing guilt, shame, and temptation in our live with the gospel, biblical meditation, life in the local church, and his new book, Remade: Embracing Your Complete Identity (P&R, 2023)
What you'll hear in this episode
• Already/yet reality of the Christian life.
• Why Christians must understand their identity in Christ.
• Why Christians no longer being under condemnation helps Christians who struggle with guilt and shame.
• Why the Christian should keep on repenting.
• What indwelling sin and how it relates to the Christian life.
• How prayer can help us address temptation in our lives.
• The importance of discipline in the Christian life.
• What it looks like to practically meditate on the Word.
• What it looks like practically to bear one another's burdens.
About the Guest
Paul Tautges is a pastor, biblical counselor, and author of many books on topics related to Christian living, pastoral ministry, parenting, and counseling, including Anxiety: Knowing God's Peace. Paul is married to Karen, and together they cherish their ten children and a growing tribe of grandchildren. He blogs at www.counselingoneanother.com.
Thank you for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace.
Pastor walks his children through Westminster Shorter Catechism question 106—especially explaining how we need continual deliverance from the evil of our sin, including providential assistance to keep it as weak as possible.
Q106. What do we pray for in the sixth petition? In the sixth petition, which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, we pray that God would either keep us from being tempted to sin, or support and deliver us when we are tempted.