Wednesday Word Study – Children

September 28, 2011

 Children
 

 

John 1:12

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,

 

This is the Strong’s Greek Concordance Number: 5043
Transliteration: teknon
Phonetic Spelling: (tek’-non)
Definition: anyone living in full dependence on the heavenly Father, i.e. fully (willingly) relying upon the Lord in glad submission.

 

In this particular scripture the word children means anyone living in full dependence on the heavenly Father, i.e. fully (willingly) relying upon the Lord in glad submission. Continue reading

Monday Meditations – John 1:12

September 26, 2011

Today’s Medication Verse:

John 1:12

12) But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,

 

From the time Christ was here and came to bring the pure undiluted and perfect gospel, man himself has set out, even if unintentionally to dissect and dilute it.

 

Through the years there have become thousands of different beliefs on not only religion, but also the gospel itself.  Churches continue to split even now in regards to what they want to believe is the truth. Continue reading

The Great Deception

September 25, 2011

Today in our small group we discussed the story at the beginning of Acts 5 where Ananias and Sapphira attempted to deceive the Holy Spirit and fell dead.  It was a good lesson and there were many comments of discussion. 

 

I wanted to write today because this very thing ties so closely with what I have been writing about.  Ananias and Sapphira were tares or counterfeit Christians.  How do I know this?  Because their hearts were revealed and their hearts were not turned towards the Father, but that Satan had filled their hearts.

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Wednesday Word Study – Futility

September 21, 2011 
Futility 

Strongs Concordance Number:3153
Transliteration: mataiotés
Phonetic Spelling: (mat-ah-yot’-ace)
Definition: vanity, emptiness, unreality, purposelessness, ineffectiveness, instability, frailty; false religion.  Aimlessness due to lacking purpose or any meaningful end.

 

On Monday we talked about the scripture Romans 8:19 and how all of creation is waiting eagerly for the sons of God to be revealed.  This holding pattern that we are all placed in until that time is described by the author with the word futility.  All of creation is in a futile (unreal, purposeless, ineffective, fragile) period of time waiting on the sons of God to be revealed. Continue reading

Monday Meditations – Romans 8:19

September 19, 2011

Todays Meditation Verse:

Romans 8:19

19) All creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal who his children are.

 

Monday Meditations are designed to get you to thinking about scriptures that you may have not previously thought much about.  It is to hopefully get you to meditating on a particular scripture for the entire week.  I think this week you may ponder this one for some time.

 

The world that we know today is not what was originally created prior to the fall of man.  We cannot comprehend the way creation was because we have no form of reference.  All that we know is what we have seen and experienced in our lifetime. Continue reading

I Don’t Know How to Study The Bible!

 August 5, 2011

I frequently hear from others that they just don’t know where to start to study the bible.  It is such a big book and when you are not familiar with it or how or why it is laid out, it can be very daunting.

 

Here are some tips that I have used in times past to learn to study the bible.

 

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Do People Ever Really Change?

June 17, 2011

We often say that people don’t change.  We warn those in relationships of that very thing.  If you are in a relationship and think that you can change that other person with your love and care and nurture, you are wrong.  You will never change that person.

Same is true with friendships.  If you are staying in relationship that causes you grief, but you stay because you think that something you will do will change them, you are wrong.  You might as well raise up the white flag and abandon ship right now.  You will never change anyone.

But, people do change.  I’ve seen the most despicable sinful people become godly men and women seeking after the Father.  People I would have long since given up on become more than I ever thought they would become.  I’ve had to eat my words. Continue reading