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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Live By Them, Rom 10:5

In Rom 10:5, Paul describes the righteousness of the law by saying, “The man which doeth those things shall live by them.”   Doctrinally, “live by them” means staying alive by doing the words of the law [Deut 6:24].  Spiritually, though, we are to “live by them” as our way...

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Questioning the Good Master, Matt 19:16-22

If I were to poll everyone here today with one question, “Do you believe that Jesus is your Master?” Most of you would reply, “Yes.”  But is he really your Master?  He may indeed be your Lord by virtue of his salvation.  But, is he really your Master? When the...

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My Fruit is Better than Gold Prov. 8:19

My Fruit is Better than Gold Prov. 8:19 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Wisdom in Prov 8 is personified.  In Prov 8:19, she says, My fruit is better than gold.  The inference is that you are better off seeking wisdom than you are seeking gold because the fruit of wisdom is better...

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Eternal Security 1 John 5:11-13

Eternal Security 1 Jn 5:11-13 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO This study is for the benefit of those who are saved and believe in eternal security but don’t know well enough from the Bible why they believe it or how to teach someone else why they should believe it.  This study...

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