Messages

August
23 2012
Service

Clothing yourself with the new self; John 15:18; Eph 4:22-24.

Title: Clothing yourself with the new self; John 15:18; Eph 4:22-24.   Announcements/opening prayer:     In this cosmic system the believer is covered by the love of Christ and he will not be punished. Christ has overcome the world.   If the believer...
August
22 2012
Service

The weakness of man as the basis for satan’s rule; John 15:18

Title: The weakness of man as the basis for satan’s rule; John 15:18   John 15:18 "If the world hates you [and it does], you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.   The key words are the actions of hate and persecution.   The hatred and persecution...
August
21 2012
Service

Characterizing the world system; John 15:18.

Title: Characterizing the world system; John 15:18.   The transition from the end of 15:17 to this new section is rather abrupt. Throughout vss. 1-17 the focus is on the close fellowship that unites Jesus with the believer. But now the overriding emphasis is on the hostility that will be directed against the disciples as well as all...
August
19 2012
Service

An abrupt transition from love to hate; John 15:18.

Title: An abrupt transition from love to hate; John 15:18.   Announcements/opening prayer:   The transition from the end of 15:17 to this new section is rather abrupt. Throughout vss. 1-17 the focus is on the close fellowship that unites Jesus with the believer. But now the overriding emphasis is on the...
August
17 2012
Service

The need of agape love to protect the soul in personal love, part 2; John 15:17.

Title: The need of agape love to protect the soul in personal love, part 2; John 15:17. Personal love, though potentially wonderful, is a problem generator and needs agape love as a problem solver.   With that in mind I want to briefly look at the two areas of human personal love so that you can see how agape love must...
August
16 2012
Service

The need of agape love to protect the soul in personal love; John 15:17.

Title: The need of agape love to protect the soul in personal love; John 15:17. John 15:17 "This I command you, that you love one another.   As we have defined agapan love: A mental attitude impersonal, unconditional love from mature virtue that recognizes the value of an object, producing a self-sacrificial...
August
15 2012
Service

Loving one another in the body of Christ – part 2; 1Cor 12-13; John 15:17.

Title: Loving one another in the body of Christ – part 2; 1Cor 12-13; John 15:17. Divine virtue love is impossible without grace. Grace imputation of the new creature, grace to learn it, and grace orientation in applying it.   As soon as works come into the picture, agape love is impossible since grace is no longer...
August
14 2012
Service

Loving one another in the body of Christ; 1Cor 12-13; John 15:17.

Title: Loving one another in the body of Christ; 1Cor 12-13; John 15:17. John 15:17 "This I command you, that you love one another.   "command" - evnte,llomai[entellomai - present middle indicative] = to command, decree, or prescribe. Middle = for the believer's benefit.   All...
August
12 2012
Service

How you treat “one another” is how you treat TLJC; John 15:17.

John 15:17 "This I command you, that you love one another.   "command" - evnte,llomai[entellomai - present middle indicative] = to command, decree, or prescribe. Middle = for the believer's benefit.   All commands are divine prescriptions for the believer's benefit. Each command is...
August
10 2012
Service

Prayer review, Part 18: Concluding principles; Begin John 15:17.

[new] 1. What the Lord does not remove He intends for us to resolve in some other way within the framework of our spiritual life through the function of the ten problem solving devices.   People often want you to pray for them when they are hurting, and it may be God’s means of promoting...
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