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April
06 2011
Service

Day 3 of Passion Week: The Lord's authority questioned and the trap set Him Matt 21:23-27; Luk 20:1-8; Matt 22:15-22

Day three of the Passion week:   Again on night number 2, the Lord and His disciples returned to Bethany and in the morning they return to Jerusalem. A lot of things went on during this day. This would be the busiest of the week.   It is very difficult to put these events in order since so much happens in...
April
03 2011
Service

Application of wisdom towards life and towards God. Eph 1:8; Jam 3:13

/Eph 1:8a: From which grace he [God the Father] has caused to superabound toward us [super-grace believers]\   Eph 1:8 which He lavished upon us. In all wisdom and insight   Eph 1:9 He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in...
March
30 2011
Service

The Lord cleanses the temple part 2

Day 2 of the Passion Week.   In the morning, Christ became hungry and He saw a lone fig tree from a distance. It had leaves but no fruit.   Christ is hungry for fruit, but for the man who went 40 days without food, the sugars of the fig are not His real hunger, rather it is the righteousness that comes by...
March
27 2011
Service

Wisdom is a skill. How does a believer attain it? Eph 3:10; 1Co 2:10; 2Co 10:5-6

/Eph 1:8a: From which grace he [God the Father] has caused to superabound toward us [super-grace believers]\   Eph 1:8 which He lavished upon us. In all wisdom and insight   Eph 1:9 He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in...
March
23 2011
Service

Faith produces fruit as well as effective prayer. Mark 11:12-14, 20-25; Jam 1:6-8; 4:3

Luke 13:6-9 And He began telling this parable: "A certain man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it, and did not find any. 7 "And he said to the vineyard-keeper, 'Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut...
March
20 2011
Service

Grace superabounds to the church-age believer.

Back to Eph 1:7   Eph 1:7-8 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, 8 which He lavished upon us.   Last week we saw what riches are given to the church and also the reason for this...
March
18 2011
Service

Passion week day two: Why does the Lord condemn the fig tree? Matt 21:18-19; Mark 11:12-14; Luke 13:6-9

John 12:47"And if anyone hears My sayings, and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.   John 12:48"He who rejects Me [does not assign Me my proper place], and does not receive [rejects the gift] My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is...
March
16 2011
Service

The Word will determine everyone's ultimate destiny. John 12:47-48; 5:24

John 12:47"And if anyone hears My sayings, and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.   We have seen truths of the unbeliever and believer concerning negative vs. positive volition, but for the nation of Israel at the time this monumental statement of salvation...
March
06 2011
Service

God has wiped out the barrier between man and Himself: Forgiveness. Eph 1:7; Col 2:13-14; 2Co 8

Back to Eph 1:7   Eph 1:7-8 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, 8 which He lavished upon us.   /“through his blood” — dia[dia] plus the genitive...
March
04 2011
Service

Hardness of heart = blackout of soul = frantic search for happiness. John 12:39-43

John 12:39 For this cause they could not believe, for Isaiah said again,   John 12:40 "He has blinded their eyes, and He hardened their heart; lest they see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart, and be converted, and I heal them."   At the same time, this starts the Jews...
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