Advice About Your Inheritance, Eph 1:11

According to Eph 1:11, when you were saved, you obtained an inheritance from the Lord.  The simplest way to put it is that you inherited eternal life.  This is what the rich, young ruler was after.  He asked Jesus what he must do “to inherit eternal life.” You can look...

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What You Lay Hold On, 1 Tim 6:17-19

Lay hold on eternal life, 1 Tim 6:19, 12.  To lay hold is to grasp, to seize, and to take possession.  What you lay hold on, reveals: What you love – 1 Tim 6:17 – there are those who are “rich in this world.”  Their temptation is to love earthly treasure rather...

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Troubled But Not Distressed, 2 Cor 4:8

Troubled But Not Distressed 2 Cor. 4:8 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO How was Paul able to be troubled but not distressed? When most of us are troubled, we get very distressed.  Here’s how our life generally goes.  Things are rocking along pretty smoothly.  Then trouble starts to build and we start...

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Complete in Him, Col 2:10-17

Our Sunday school lesson today is from Col 2:10-17.  In Col 2:10, Paul wrote, “ye are complete in him.”  The implications of this truth are covered in the rest of the passage that we’re studying.  Complete here has the meaning of perfect, having no deficiency.  Because we are in Christ,...

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The Spirit, the Water, and the Blood, 1 Jn 5:6-8

1 Jn 5:6-8 is quite a passage of scripture in your Bible.  For the most part, Bible scholars and many preachers don’t believe that 1 Jn 5:7 should even be in your Bible.  They say that this verse is a late addition to scripture, that it isn’t in the “oldest...

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The Death of His Saints, Ps 116:15

Ps 116:15 says, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”  The Psalmist didn’t say death is precious.  Death is horrible.  Death came from Adam’s disobedience [Rom 5:12].  God remedied our problem with death through the death of his own Son [Heb 2:14-15].  In Is...

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The Paths of Life, Prov 2:19

Ps 25:4 talks about the paths of the Lord.  It says, “Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.”  So, the Lord has some paths that we can find in the Bible and these are the paths upon which you and I should walk through this life.  They are the...

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Through the Knowledge of God, 2 Pet 1:1-4

As the descendants of Adam, all of us are sinners by nature, and we are all appointed to die [Rom 5:12].  We know good and evil, but we don’t know God.  According to 2 Pet 1:1-4, when we are saved, we can obtain divine things through the knowledge of God. ...

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What Does Ordained Mean in Acts 13:48?

What Does Ordained Mean in Acts 13:48 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In Acts 13:48, Luke writes, “… and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.”  Some interpret ordained here to mean predestined.  However, by studying the context and the use of the word ordained in other passages, we’ll...

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