This week we spoke about the structure of the early church and there are many insights which can be taken from this chapter as to how the church has changed. Many use these passages to establish women as Pastors and even Apostles. This is a grave error. Much damage has been done to the nobility of service. A person doesn't need a title to serve in the body of Christ. These changes have allowed society to change around us as well. In times past the obedience of the church has changed society for the better in many ways.
Mt.7:19-20; 20:25-28; Jn. 1:47-48; A.A. 15:1, 24; 19:29; 20:4; Rm. 9:3; I Co. 3:3; 14:34; 16:19; II Co. 11:23; Ga. 3:1; 5:20; Ph. 3:17; I Th. 15-9; I Ti. 2:12; Ti.2:3-5;
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his week we spoke about hope and peace. How we attain those virtues as well as how to maintian them. This is a work of the Holy Ghost combined with our own decision to cast down every imagination, every high minded thing which exalts itself above Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Dt. 42:43; Ps. 18:49; 117:1; Is. 11:10; Mt. 23:17, 19;Jn. 10:36; 17:17,19; A.A. 10:32; 26:18; Rm. 5:1; 6:11,23; 7:25; Ga. 4:7; Ph. 4:7; I PT. 4:11; II Pt. 2:20
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This week we spoke of faith and an important topic, doubtful disputations. The chapter is speaking of Jewish believers who were doubtful to break the kosher laws their own traditions proscribed. Today we often use this to justify all types of pagan idolatry and holidays. While this was clearly not what was being discussed here and as much as it is true that we should come out from among these practices, still we must minister to those in these practices with humility.
Anything that is doubtful should be approached with the following questions is it a bad heart or bad teaching? Like it or not, many traditions are ingrained in our society and will not be easily removed. As we seek to do so we should do so with grace cherishing the fellowship of the brethren above all other things.
There are those (sin defenders) who try to use this chapter to justify sin to say we are not to judge. However, this does not follow in any way the context of the chapter. We are clearly called to expose the works of darkness (Ep. 5:11). We began this series with the theme "To Sin or to Sin Not". it is my hope that we have given plenty of proofs to God's call for us to "awake to righteousness and sin not." So, from here on we will be speaking of Christian living.
Pr. 18:19-21; Ps. 120:1; Ec. 7;16-18; Rm. 8:14; 12:3; I Co. 10:12; Ga. 6:1; Co. 3:12-13;
This week we looked at a very important subject. Unfortunately the livestream lost signal. If you missed it on fb live here is the audio.
This is an ever important topic as so much error abounds in this area right now. All authority comes from God, that said the rulers will be judged for how they have used or misused that authority.
The implications of Godly rulers could be studied endlessly. But for those of us in America (which was established as a Democratic Republic) we have a voice and therefore a responsibility to hold our leaders accountable. Will we not be judged as well as those we allow to lead us?
Government is an extension of God's benevolent love. If a house hold requires boundaries and discipline to function properly how much more a nation? At the same time, if we (each one as a household) would learn to follow Christ in truth Spirit how much more effective would our government be?
We would do well to consider our responsibility as citizens. Today our police officers are put in the awkward position of defending evil at abortion mills and pride parades around the nation. These need our help they need ministry. The legislators need to hear our voice, to know that they should no longer legislate unrighteous decrees.
Ex 22:28; Ea. 7:25-27; Ps. 1; Pr. 24:21; Dn. 2:21; Mt. 24: 42-51; Ti. 3:1; I Ti. 1:8-10; Hb. 1:7; I Pt. 2:13-17;
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