Paul's Wisdom in Prayer. Ephesians 1:17-23 Paul is praying the Church at Ephesus will come to an understanding and knowledge of what God wants for them.s we look at Paul's prayer for the believers at Ephesus, I want us to see his prayer as a prayer that we should make as our own. The Holy Spirit has put his prayer in His Word so we would pray the same prayer and understand the same things.Paul prays that the believers in Ephesus might know that God is gracious and glorious. Paul speaks of God's immense, immeasurable power.He is telling us that God's power is ours to know and experience! We need God's power for we are often weak and stumble. We need God's power because we insufficient and unable to do certain things on our own. We need God's power because we are ineffective in ourselves.
Paul tells us not to quench the Spirit, but that assumes that we know who and what the Spirit is. Before we can explore how to avoid quenching the Spirit, we need to evaluate what the Bible tells us about the Spirit. And so that is our focus for today as we begin this mini-series on 1 Thessalonians 5:19.
Jesus responds to the accusations of the Jews by maintaining the truth of his person.
Accusation 1: "He has a Demon!" (vs. 48-51)
Accusation 2: "He is Conceited!" (vs. 52-55)
Accusation 3: "He is Finite!" (vs. 56-59)
The Gospels contain the history of Jesus Christ.
Who is Jesus Christ? What you believe about Christi will determine your present blessings and your future destiny.
Learn five statements that explain the Person and work of Jesus Christ.
How should believers give their personal testimony? Acts 22:1–21 looks forward to the morning sermon on the coming Lord's Day. In these twenty-one verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that believers should see themselves in terms of Who Jesus is and what Jesus has done, and they should tell about themselves in terms of Who Jesus is and what Jesus has done.
Are You a Godly Father? Proverbs 4:1-14 Repetition is the key to learning." Although the original source of this saying is not known, its use and acceptance lend credibility to its accuracy. Solomon's chief method of instructing his son in Proverbs implies his agreement with it.Some children don't like to hear Dad say, "Now, back when I was a boy..." but they might learn a lot if they paid attention and listened. He learned wisdom from his father and now he's passing it on to the next generation. This is the primary way God has ordained for His truth to be preserved and invested from generation to generation.The father tells his sons to treat wisdom the way they would treat their mother, sister, or wife: love her, honor her, embrace her, exalt her! When you receive God's truth into your heart, God renews your mind and enables you to think wisely. This helps you make right decisions and experience the guidance of God day by day. God in His loving providence directs us and prepares the path for us.
It is in the New Testament that we have the clearest teachings that the Holy Spirit is a Person – as the Father is a person and the Son is a person within the Trinity…
In this study we look at the Spirit who teaches, reminds, guides, convicts, gives life from God, intercedes and commands.
There has been a lot of confusion about the Holy Spirit. One of the things that confuses many people is the question: Is the Holy Spirit some sort of 'POWER', or is He a 'PERSON' (like Jesus)?
In the New Testament we have the clearest teachings that the Holy Spirit is a Person – as the Father is a person and the Son is a person within the Trinity...
In this episode, Dr. Alan Strange joins us as we delve into the rich history of early Christianity and explore the intricacies of two significant ecumenical councils: the Council of Ephesus and the Council of Chalcedon. The Third Ecumenical Council at Ephesus, convened in 431 AD, was a defining moment for early Christianity. Dr. Alan Strange sheds light on the theological debates that took place during this council, particularly the conflict surrounding the person of Christ. He explores the fierce dispute between Nestorius, the Archbishop of Constantinople, and Cyril of Alexandria and how their differing views on the union of Christ's divine and human natures led to a dramatic turning point in the history of the Church. Moving forward in time, he then focuses on the Council of Chalcedon, which took place in 451 AD. Dr. Strange helps us understand the context and significance of this council, which aimed to resolve the ongoing controversies surrounding Christ's nature.
As in his Gospel, the Apostle John opens his first epistle by explaining who Jesus Christ is. In this sermon, we consider not only who Jesus is according to John, but also why it is a matter of first importance to every Christian to get Jesus right.