We can apply this by not making sarcastic comments about our marriage or spouse and by keeping our minds and hearts free from any hint of sexual immorality Ephesians 5: Personal Ethics by R. Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
A fundamental part of communication is listening to each other. Do you and your spouse have regular times to talk to each other? In disagreements, are you quick to anger or do you bring a calming force to difficult conversations? Let these verses drive you to honoring God and your spouse by listening well, being slow to speak, and being slow to anger. Doing the Word by R. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
What kind of fruit are you producing? If your life and marriage is characterized by any of the following: When you begin to act selfishly, in anger, or have impure thoughts toward your spouse, your sinful nature is controlling you. Repent from those thoughts and actions, turn to the Lord and ask Him to change your heart and help you live by His Spirit. Set your mind and heart on the things of the Spirit and you will bear the fruit of the Spirit Romans 8: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. All Christians are called to be and make disciples. Our marriages need to reflect that. As you memorize this passage, meditate on the power all authority and presence I am with you of Christ to help you fulfill the command to make disciples. Also pray for God to show you and your spouse how you will grow as disciples and make disciple-making a central part of your marriage.
The Bible tells us everything we can know for certain about heaven. Twice in three verses Jesus calls heaven a place. . Do you remember the story Jesus told about the man of noble birth who gave his servants money to invest? . that answer your questions about theological terms and their meaning. 1) Notice the parallel between "former things" in verse 17 and "former troubles" in verse 2) The book of Revelation says that in heaven we will sing the song of the Pastor John puts Christmas gifts in biblical context.
Since the church is an integral part of discipleship, ask God to lead you as faithful disciple-making church members. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Difficult times will come up in your life and in your marriage. Christians know to do those laws required of us by and through the Holy Spirit.
Is slavery something the Holy Spirit is whispering to you is OK to do, in present times? Should we sacrifice a lamb on this coming Sabbath? Should we avoid offering praise and service to God on Sundays and abstain from meat in order to satisfy a supposed requirement of the law?
What does the Holy Spirit tell you? Pray and ask Him. That should be our first clue. Wellman, Some people say that God is bad for killing people in the Old Testament. Do you know another way to better explain this situation? It is silly to say the least. Who would read only a portion of a letter or mail and base his decisions on that small piece of information?
No… we need to read the whole letter… right to the end. Yeshua warned us against the false prophets… They twist the scripture…especially the letters of Paul. We must build on the teachings of our Rabbi… He is the Word of God… not on that of man…. Spot on the mark Henry in all that you write here sir. An interesting read though, perhaps not entirely accurate. It also is a bit if a leap to say turn in our cheek it hyperbole.
Jesus did not defend himself in the crucifixion story. Not an absolute but challenging to point 2. Humility is a helpful characteristic I wish I had more of. Loved reading your post and appreciate your wisdom. I have a question about the book of Deuteronomy. What is the meaning in Deuteronomy For example, stoning a disobedient child. Thank you sir for your question. First of all, I am glad you want to know about the Word of God.
Are you teaching your children about the Bible and God? If the children of that nation were allowed to rebel against their nation then they would throw the entire nation into chaos. That was written only to Israel however, as you said. These are for our best. The Law of God is perfect, converting the soul Psalm What would our nation be like if all the children rebelled against their parents?
I hope that helps you Steven and again, thank you sir. By this law a soldier was allowed to marry his captive, if he pleased. This might take place upon some occasions; but the law does not show any approval of it. It also intimates how binding the laws of justice and honor are in marriage; which is a sacred engagement. BY the way, do you have a Study Bible? This can help immensely in your questions. How can you be certain that the harm refered to it Exodus It seems like this is a great example of a passage that is ambiguous enough that people read into it whatever they want it to say.
Some might think it is implied that there was a miscarriage…common sense would tell us that babies born prematurely in the ancient world would have had an extraordinarily high mortality rate. Are you prolife sir? As a young pastor, I am currently writing a series based of the many verses that are ripped from there context, and you have made a great start. The primary addition I would offer is Jeremiah This error is grating at best. In context, written to the national exiles of Israel held captive in Babylon by Nebuchadnezzer, the modern Christian could apply to collectively to the redemption of saints at the 2nd coming, and even that claim has some challenges.
But to claim personal victory off this text is irresponsible at best, and self seeking. To make this claim of someone who does not know Christ as Savior and Lord is an affront to the clarion call of being disciple makers.
Thank you Pastor Kris. I so agree with you sir. You sound like you are truly taking the text of the Bible in its proper context. Well done my fellow servant of Christ. Jesus describes becoming like a little child, not causing others to sin, etc.
Eternal Conscious Torment in Hell is not discipline, it is torture. Discipline can feel like torment intentionally, but it is meant to be remedial. Wellman, Articles, and replies to said articles, such as this make me breathe easier. I appreciate your hunger for the truth. There are certain universal principles and laws that apply to us all, as in the Ten Commandments.
So, when you read an Old Testament laws and promises, see to whom the intended audience is…and then see if they mention Israel or Judah or Jacob…another name for Israel by name. I hope I have helped you sir. Please read Leviticus 19 because I believe most of these laws of God are still relevant today because they fulfill the commandment to love our neighbor as ourself. For example, when Paul quotes Acts Anyway, I doubt there is much merit to the trend today among many expository teachers of saying verses like Jer Also, if you perform a study of how new testament writers quoted scripture, they often ripped them out of paragraphs.
The whole old testament and some epistles were written specifically to Israel and the Jews…. Jesus was our example. What did Jesus do when He was spat on and beaten? When the Church was being terribly persecuted, what did she do? Did she fight back with physical weapons? Did the Church resist? We are in a war, no thought about it. Paul said we fight not against flesh and blood, but against the powers of darkness. Paul also says that our weapons are not carnal. Hebrews 11 36And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: I am so sorry for the problems.
We do thank you for visiting the site. Please click on this sir and let us know how we might be of any service to you. Hi Jack I got one the person is insane if she believed this but I been told if I truly believe in god I can heal the sick can you explain the passage about that so I can tell her she thinks she a minister but still getting that wrong. Yes, God will heal you if you believe, but Paul prayed 3 times and God never healed him but it was in order to keep him humble.
Never does the Bible say that. Read the Book of Acts…it is always God who heals through using people but only when God wills and not when she or anyone else wills. Hello Steven and thank you sir for your question. God is not bad. Let me tell you that the nations that God destroyed, one for example, was one that burned their children in the first as children sacrifices…the Assyrians skinned their enemy while still alive and let them die slow deaths….
Do you mean the nations that were evil or the Israel people? We have to be willing to trust God and have faith in Him even when we do not understand His ways. The Israelites failed in this mission as well, and exactly what God said would happen occurred Judges 2: God did not order the extermination of these people to be cruel, but rather to prevent even greater evil from occurring in the future.
Probably the most difficult part of these commands from God is that God ordered the death of children and infants as well. Why would God order the death of innocent children? We strongly believe that all children who die are accepted into Heaven by the grace and mercy of God 2 Samuel There went we but by the grace of God, right?
I do agree that God used His nation, Israel, as a cleansing agent against sinful, pagan nations, who had stooped so low as to be sacrificing their own children in the fire and so no wonder God wiped them out lest they grow even more evil. This means that the law does not address all areas. Why are you wanting to know about these things that are invalid today? Why are you stuck in the Old Testament Mosaic laws? Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Subscribe me to your newsletter.
The angel replied, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called the Son of God. He went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with him. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body. Whether Jews or Greeks or slaves or free, we were all made to drink of the one Spirit. There will be a time of distress unlike any other from the nation's beginning up to that time.
But at that time your own people, all those whose names are found written in the book, will escape. Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to serve those who will inherit salvation? Before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, I solemnly charge you to carry out these commands without prejudice or favoritism of any kind. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.
Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the later times some will desert the faith and occupy themselves with deceiving spirits and demonic teachings,. I threw you down to the ground; I placed you before kings, that they might see you. Only do not extend your hand against the man himself! You people are from your father the devil, and you want to do what your father desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.
Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and make your hearts pure, you double-minded.. Be sober and alert. Your enemy the devil, like a roaring lion, is on the prowl looking for someone to devour. We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. Then another sign appeared in heaven: You knew me thoroughly;.
With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse people made in God's image. When the Gentiles heard this, they began to rejoice and praise the word of the Lord, and all who had been appointed for eternal life believed. But you are a chosen race , a royal priesthood , a holy nation , a people of his own , so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Therefore, although God has overlooked such times of ignorance, he now commands all people everywhere to repent. For sadness as intended by God produces a repentance that leads to salvation, leaving no regret, but worldly sadness brings about death. But to all who have received him — those who believe in his name — he has given the right to become God's children. But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous, his faith is credited as righteousness..
Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,. Thus the law had become our guardian until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous by faith. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. God publicly displayed him at his death as the mercy seat accessible through faith.
This was to demonstrate his righteousness, because God in his forbearance had passed over the sins previously committed. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more, since we have been reconciled, will we be saved by his life? We plead with you on Christ's behalf, "Be reconciled to God!
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish; no one will snatch them from my hand. And those he predestined, he also called; and those he called, he also justified; and those he justified, he also glorified. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Now without faith it is impossible to please him, for the one who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. So love one another earnestly from a pure heart. But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and cleansing us from all unrighteousness. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others.
Your enemy the devil, like a roaring lion, is on the prowl looking for someone to devour. Paul said we fight not against flesh and blood, but against the powers of darkness. Indeed we felt as if the sentence of death had been passed against us, so that we would not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead. All nations will come and worship before you for your righteous acts have been revealed. This paragraph vv dealt with if a pregnant woman was hit during a fight between two men and the child was injured, then they should pay for their crime. Total Trust by Joshua Harris. The Jewish writers say that, for ten days before the jubilee-trumpet sounded, the servants that were to be discharged by it did express their great joy by feasting, and wearing garlands on their heads:
Indeed we felt as if the sentence of death had been passed against us, so that we would not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead. But he said to me, "My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. The person who has my commandments and obeys them is the one who loves me.
The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal myself to him. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts of the earth. For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is God's power for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of the varied grace of God. He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things. Watch out for yourselves and for all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God that he obtained with the blood of his own Son.
When they had appointed elders for them in the various churches, with prayer and fasting they entrusted them to the protection of the Lord in whom they had believed. Elders who provide effective leadership must be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard in speaking and teaching. Do this in remembrance of me.
Do this, every time you drink it, in remembrance of me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,. When he sins, I will correct him with the rod of men and with wounds inflicted by human beings. I will be their God and they will be my people. Then he said to them, "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.