A Brief Study of Romans Day 2

A Brief Study of Romans Day 2 This cam about as a result of confusion within me. Having an understanding of the Gospel, Jesus Christ and not misspeaking when attempting to present the Gospel to a nonbeliever is a driving force in my life today. Romans 7 and 8 seem to be a important chapters to help anyone move a little a closer to Jesus Christ, understand the law of sin and the law of God while at the same time creating a sense  of grounding within the reader. We…

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A Brief Study of Romans

A Brief Study of Romans I have a mens meeting that I attend every Friday morning and we discuss a variety of topics all of which are centered on the Gospel and how to move closer to Jesus and open our hearts a little wider to be filled with the Holy Spirit. As some of you know, the ones that have been following along, understand that I am curious and have tons of questions. Some of the questions that are currently floating about are focused in Romans 7 and 8.…

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Who Is The Greatest

Who Is The Greatest 24 Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest. 25 And He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called ‘benefactors.’ 26 But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves. 27 For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he…

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Giving All We Have To Glorify God

Giving All We Have To Glorify God When I read this earlier it rolled over me like water off a ducks back. Last night when I read this it hit with the full force of a semi. The words fired at me as cannon and hit upon my soul with shaking and awakening. Lift it all up to the Lord and leave nothing behind, for He is worthy of all praise, all riches and all our lives. We are honored to give our best to Him. Luke 21 NKJV 1…

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Judging

Judging This is another look at judging others. This is at least the second time we have discussed this in the past few weeks. Is it okay to judge if one is willing to accept the same judgement? Should we stand firm in our flexibility of judging another – what I mean is, sometimes we make judgements that are not of character nor of a any aspect of a person but of situations – is this part of the teaching that Paul is discussing? Romans 2 NKJV 1 Therefore you…

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Grace and Apostleship for Obedience

Grace and Apostleship for Obedience We are the called of Jesus Christ and through our obedience receive grace and apostleship? Supernatural in our being, if we get out of the way and allow the Spirit of holiness to overcome our lives? What a powerful greeting. What would happen to our world if more of us read, fully understood and acted upon these very simple, straight-forward and powerful greeting from Paul? Romans 1 NKJV 1 Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of…

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Following Jesus

Following Jesus This has been a difficult part of scripture for me. I have been struggling for close to a year with these few passages and handful of words. I have prayed, I have spoken with my Pastor and I have prayed more and more about what Jesus is saying to me about “following Him”. Does this mean, literally, to drop everything, as Peter and Simon did, and follow Jesus or is this a parable that I have not been able to crack? Luke 18 NKJV 26 And those who…

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Growing In Christ – Increasing Our Faith

Growing In Christ – Increasing Our Faith By saying our prayers audibly we create vibration and we bring the Holy Spirit to us immediately. As is stated below, this is our duty, this is our responsibility in order to get closer to God and walk with Jesus. Luke 17 NKJV 5 And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” 6 So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted…

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God and mammon

God and mammon Is “mammon” a person, a thing or simply a word that translates to wealth, currency or possessions? In the NKJV of Luke it is, to me, unclear how this word is used. Words are extremely important which is why I limit my use of Twitter, the self-imposed destroyer of language. Words in context are even more important. I have thought a lot about these few passages and will bring them to my Friday Morning Mens Bible Study to seek guidance from people with 40+ years experience. In…

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Baptized In The Holy Spirit

Baptized In The Holy Spirit If you have been Baptized then you already know what a release, a joy and renewal it is for the soul. If you haven’t, you should consider talking to your Pastor about the most significant changes a person can experience. Renewed in Christ, forgiven of all sin and a stillness that can not be described is what happened to me on July 8, 2018. My first baptism was on December 6, 2002, the day I got sober, I should say it was more of trial…

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