Weapons that Win Battles 1 Timothy 6:12 There's a battle to balance your life and keep it healthy to keep the stress down and the serenity up.In the Bible there's a lot to say about personal battles you go through. In fact the second most used analogy in Scripture for the Christian life is that of a soldier. We're fighting against spiritual forces… and the powers of darkness in the unseen spiritual world." He's saying there's a world that we don't see in the universe. And there are powers there. They are fighting against us. And if we're not fighting back we're just giving in. Did you know that the conflict you have in your family, with your spouse, with your kids, with your friends, with people at work, did you know that that conflict starts not with them? It starts with you choosing the right weapons to fight against yourself and the enemies that Satan , the world and the flesh use against you. Because if you had a humble spirit inside of you even their peculiarity even their poor decisions, even their sins, even their mistakes wouldn't bother you so much if you were humbler. When I focus on me it causes conflict. But when I'm humble then I'm focusing on other people. Timothy began as an apprentice to the Apostle Paul. Paul led him to faith in Christ, afterward Timothy worked with Paul, traveled with him, and learned from him. Timothy began as an trainee and ended his life as a great leader in the kingdom of God.You can take the same journey. That means living a life of love and mercy and transformation. It means wanting for others for what God wants for them. It means dedicating yourself to becoming a person of character and training yourself to be Godly.
What is the body of Jesus Christ? What are the members of the body of Jesus Christ? Why did God not give all members the same gifts?
This section of scripture describes is the human body as a metaphor the body of Jesus Christ. Paul has just answered the Corinthians' questions regarding the gifts of the Holy Ghost how they are divided among the church yet work together to unify and edify the whole church. Now Paul is answering questions about the importance or station of each member of the church in relation to the other members of the church.
We have an identity crisis in our country. Society is confused about people's roles, so how should the church function during this identity crisis? In this week's sermon from Titus 2:1-2 we examine the direct call for the shepherds to teach sound doctrine and for older men to live temperate, dignified, and self-controlled lives. This follows the clear instructions from Paul in Titus 1 to set the local church in order and instruct in sound doctrine. Do our lives adorn the gospel and sound doctrine? What does it mean to live in a dignified manner? Please join us this week as we seek to glorify God through the preaching and pointing of others to the truth of His Word.
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This sermon was delivered on November 12th, 2023, by Pastor Gustavo "Guga" Barros at Salem Reformed Baptist in Salem, Oregon.
This passage clearly teaches that the follower of Jesus must believe in the supernatural and in the divinity of Jesus. To fail to believe these things is either to severely misunderstand the teachings of the Scripture or to be among those who do not trust in Jesus.
I Corinthians 11:23-32
Belgic Confession of Faith Article 35
Theme: Through the sacrament of the Lord's Supper God sustains our spiritual life by feeding us all the benefits of Christ according to true faith in Him.
Two Kinds of Life
Real and Mysterious Spiritual Nourishment
Properly Receiving the Gift of Christ
This sermon was delivered on November 19, 2023 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, a mission work of Calvary Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America located in Woodruff, South Carolina. Mr. Ryan Colvin delivered this sermon entitled "The Promise of God's Presence" on Joshua 1:1-9. For more information about Antioch Presbyterian Church, please visit antiochpca.com or contact us at [email protected].
Death is the darkest of dreads. Life is the sweetest of graces. Paul set these two in contrast to each other. He began the chapter with the gloom of bondage. He hastened to begin verse four with "But God". Describing what God has done for His chosen people, Paul linked three meaningful verbs: "quickened", "raised", and "seated". Further, these will be shown as objects of His effectual grace and kindness.
We are living in an age where old divisive pagan idols are being reintroduced into an already divided church through the anti-Christ/humanist/secularist/communist principles of Critical Theory. The apostle Paul asks in 1 Corinthians 1:13, "Is Christ divided?" and the obvious answer is (or ought to be), "No!" (or "He shouldn't be!").
God calls his people out of paganism and into Jesus Christ. As the body of Jesus Christ, the church, members come from various backgrounds, with diverse gifts given by the Holy Ghost, to unify and to build the church.
The apostle gives the church at Corinth rules and guidance to accomplish the unification and edification of the church through gifts, administrations, and operations for the profit of all.
We discuss the encounter Jesus had with the 10 Leper. All were physically healed, but only one was spiritually healed--the one who returned and was thankful. Are you thankful today? Are you publicly thankful for the spiritual things God has done in your life?
To whom does the kingdom belong? Matthew 5:1–16 prepares us for the morning sermon on the Lord's Day. In these sixteen verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that the kingdom belongs to those who know that the only true wealth that they have is the King Himself.
How is pride dangerous? Isaiah 29:1–14 prepares us for the first serial reading in public worship on the Lord's Day. In these fourteen verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that pride puts us in danger of stumbling over the Cornerstone, inventing our own theology, and devising our own worship.
We heed to warning found in this Proverb, in addition to separating ourselves from local church Christian fellowship (as discussed in our previous devotional) but also the warning against intermeddling 'with all wisdom".
Also Reference: 1 Corinthians 3:18-20, Colossians 2:8