How To Be Saved

People tell me quite often:  ” I believe in God.”  That is fine, but you are not saved by believing in God!  The devil believes in God and trembles! The devil is not going to heaven because he believes in God.   People are not going to heaven because they…

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PSALM 23

The Shepherd-sheep relationship is meant to be calming and re-assuring in Psalm 23 – read it often, and then just meditate on each expression. The entire Bible assumes and presents  the existence of one true God. There is no attempt to prove  and no attempt to defend the point – it…

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GOD IS INFINITE UNFAILING LOVE

WE LOVE BECAUSE GOD FIRST LOVED US (1 John 4:7-21). God in His Word declares that  “God IS ” (Exodus 3:14).  The Bible declares that “God IS Love.”— a simple yet significant statement revealing that love is what God IS as well as what God does. No one can fully understand…

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What is a “Statement Of Faith?”

A Statement of Faith is a summary teaching, a “nutshell”  expressing  the principles of the Christian Faith.  Every Christian should  know and understand what they believe.   Following are a few definitions and points of interest for your meditation and inhale. Points of Interest: “Invisible God becomes visible –  by the…

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THE SHARP EDGES OF FAITH

THE SHARP EDGES OF FAITH THE QUESTION OF UNANSWERED PRAYER AND THE ADDICTED WHO FEEL DEJECTED ARE THE OBJECT OF THIS STUDY. We believe in a transcendent God, all-powerful, yet personable.   But, so much about life cannot be understood rationally, especially unanswered prayer.  Can we talk?   I’m not certain…

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Serving Secrets

Please open your Bible to Matthew 25 and  read verses 35-40.   From these words in Matthew twenty-five spoken by Christ Himself , we  learn that when we  serve others we are literally serving our blessed Savior.   Opportunities to serve others (Christ) are all around us.  These opportunities are given…

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HEAVEN – THE KINGDOM OF GOD-An In-depth View

Heaven – The Kingdom of God, is based on my study outline on Heaven, as well as  various books and publications by some of the greatest teachers of the Word of God over the last 100 years.  With all due respect,  I would like to acknowledge the following list of…

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HAVE YOU HUGGED YOUR BIBLE TODAY?

GOD BREATHED — have you hugged your Bible today? Have you embraced the Lord today.  Do it right now.  It is so reassuring, that the Lord God is always listening….do you have any thoughts for God? (The Bible is the Eternal Word of God.) The Bible is the Book of…

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THINKING GOOD AND EVIL

THINKING GOOD AND EVIL – TWO DYNASPHERES What we think is who we are in the present, and what we become in the future.  There are two  systems of thought; two power systems;  two conflicting spiritual power systems:  Good and Evil.  Therefore, there are two unseen spiritual battles – two totally different…

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The Fellowship Of Giving

“The Fellowship Of Giving” 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 In this study, we will look at a few  points of doctrine, which are presented for your edification to build you up, to feed your soul,  in the love,  in the body of Christ.  FELLOWSHIP – SHARING  “Is not the cup of blessing…

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TRUTHS FOR THINKING

  Absolute Truth exists in three categories: Divine Laws of Establishment – for believers and unbelievers. The Gospel of Salvation – for unbelievers. The Word of God – for believers. Integrity is loyalty to truth.  Christian integrity is faithfulness to God. “The sum of Thy Word is Truth, And every one of Thy Righteous ordinances is…

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MY RULER-PRINCE….

Jesus Christ Our Prince-Ruler, My Ruler-Prince During His First Advent,  Christ (Messiah) earned the title “King of Kings and Lord of Lords” (1 Timothy 6:15).  Our Lord Jesus Christ defeated Satan at the Cross. For winning the strategic victory in the angelic warfare,  God the Father gave Him the title…

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Ego Trips and Fame Seekers…..

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).   Notice we are the result of His workmanship, created IN Christ  for good works – GOD HAS A PLAN for each of His children.  Even…

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DESERTION

DESERTION Since everyone sins, we all have addictions – many kinds, and another one, too! A Lifelong, Close Friend – Leroy Wyatt (now with the Lord), confided in me often – just about every time we got together.  The one statement I remember most of all was this: “Chancey (my…

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THE SEARCH LIGHT AND THE DIPPER

Desperate men and women subconsciously yearn  for God’s Love, mercy and forgiveness. They are in search of Truth, peace and light.  As ambassadors  we hold in our hands  a search light and a dipper.  The search light shines in the darkness so that men can see the Cross.  The dipper, is for dipping into the…

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Walking With Our Paraclete

The modern world of secularism has done deep damage, deep treason to the Eternal Intellect…and it is up to Christians to stand fast on Truth, pray to the Father for guidance,  study God’s Word  daily, and spread the Gospel.  We are to plant seeds of God’s Truth’s wherever the Holy Spirit leads us,…

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IF ONLY

IF ONLY…. If everybody respected the Lord, they would respect each other. If everybody loved the Lord, they would love each other. If everyone  was a giver, there would be no getters. If everyone was a servant there would be no needs. If everyone was obedient, there would be no crime.…

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SMUDGE POT OR TORCH BEARER

SMUDGE POT OR TORCH BEARER The Doctrine of Worry In certain parts of California it  can be a disaster of catastrophic proportion to the citrus crop if the temperature drops below 32.’ Therefore, the industry  in an effort to help reduce loss of crops, place thousands upon thousands of little…

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THE POLITEUMA METAPHOR

THE POLITEUMA METAPHOR The Greek word politeuma appears only once in the entire Bible. Paul uses this word in Philippians 3:20.   “For our citizenship (politeuma) is in heaven (present tense), from which also we eagerly wait a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ:”  Our status as believers in Christ, grants to…

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AMERICAS UNSEEN SPIRITUAL BATTLE

ALLEGIANCE “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the  United States of America, and to the Republic for which is Stands, One nation under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”   Our public school systems and our religious institutions, every American, and especially every immigrant, should  pledge allegiance to…

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AUTHORITY – DIVINE INSTITUTIONS

AUTHORITY and RESPECT for Authority According to the Word of God  (Genesis early chapters),  God has given us certain protective rules and instructions for the perpetuation and preservation of the human race….in the devils world.    Man is to be governed by divinely established  institutions. A divine institution is a rule…

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THEOLOGY

THEOLOGY:  Theology comes from two words:  “theos”  which means God, and “logos” meaning word, or rational expression.  Therefore theology is the study of God’s Word. Theology has many definitions. Theology pursues God. Theology is the process of discovering God – God is Truth.   Theology is the process of exploration, extraction…

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From the Upper Room to the Garden

FROM THE UPPER ROOM TO THE GARDEN The Bible is the story of Grace-fields!  Come with me as we walk with the Lord in Fields of Grace…. Please open and turn in your Study Bible to John Chapters 13-17.  Read the context for yourself.   As you read realize that you have…

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Gracefields

Gracefields: In our Bible Study class “Grace Awakening, Defining Truth”  we learned that  God has appointed (ordained)  all the occurrences of history (time) before He Created anything.  This Ordained history is called in theology,  the Doctrine of “Divine Decree.” We also learned that God has a Plan for each of…

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WHAT IS TRUTH?

WHAT IS TRUTH? Truth exists in three Categories: Divine Laws of Establishment – for believers and unbelievers The Gospel of Salvation – for unbelievers The Word of God – for believers To answer this question further, let’s surround Truth with a few explanations that help define it: God’s Word is…

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THE ETYMOLOGY OF OUR ENGLISH WORD: EDIFICATION

In this study we will be looking at several Greek words, which will help us understand certain points of doctrine.  We will begin with the word Edification.     Etymology of the Word “Edification.” This term comes to us in Scripture from the Koine Greek of the first century. Three different Greek…

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COSMOS DIABOLICUS

“COSMOS DIABOLICUS” – Satan’s world (worldly) systems. A brief survey: The term “cosmos diabolicus” means: “characteristic of the devil,” or the “devil’s world.”  In the original Greek of the New Testament we find the word “world” many times such as in 1 John 2:15.  The word for world is “kosmos,”…

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GRACE NOTES

GRACE!  Grace!, God’s Grace!….Greater than all the world to me. There is perhaps no greater word brought over from the Greek Language that can more adequately describe our undefinable God, than Grace.    GRACE may be defined as:   “All that God is free to do for man based on the Cross …

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DIVINE GUIDANCE

DIVINE GUIDANCE “The pure thoughts of Biblical Truths, illumined by the Holy Spirit,  not the deceptive thoughts of man, are the basis for Divine Guidance.  The Father, through the Son, by the Holy Spirit, is the light by which everything is enlightened, that has enlightenment.”     C. S. Craig.  Do not…

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THE CHRISTIAN OBJECTIVE

The Christian Objective is to be conformed to the “Image  of  Christ”  (Romans 8:29) by the renewing of our minds. We must continually renew our minds with the “Mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16).  Our objective is to be “imitators” of Christ (1 Cor. 4:16;  Eph. 5:1).  We are to become…

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SOTERIOLOGY – PART FOUR – IMPUTATION

Soteriology – Part Four – Imputation The doctrine of Imputation is one of the most important in Scripture because it explains how God views sin,  and man in sin.  Furthermore, imputing sin  also opened the door for imputing righteousness.   Righteousness is  what Adam lost when he chose to do his…

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FORTY GRACE GIFTS – DETAIL EXAMINATION:

FORTY GRACE GIFTS THAT ACCOMPANY OUR GREAT SALVATION We hope you will share this unique Bible Study with other believers for the glory of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ.    We Believe it is the calling, obligation and responsibility of  every Pastor to  Teach Their Congregation the…

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KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS

KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS Jesus Christ truly is the King of Kings Preeminent Jesus Christ is the “Preeminent One” in the universe and He earned the right to this title. Colossians 1:18 concludes with a purpose clause: “that in all things He might have the preeminence.” God…

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OPERATION FOOTSTOOL – OUTLINE SUMMARY

  Please note the following  outline  summary is reproduced from  R. B. Thieme, Jr’s., Booklet entitled “Victorious Proclamation,” by permission. I.  DEFINITION: Operation Footstool is the termination of the strategic victory of the Angelic Conflict by which the Lord Jesus Christ returns to earth (Second Coming) to establish His Kingdom…

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WEEK TWO, 4/12/17: FACTS OF THE RESURRECTION

“UP FROM THE GRAVE HE AROSE WITH A MIGHTY TRIUMPH OVER HIS FOES”…. The greatest eight days in human history begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Resurrection Sunday. Yet, the resurrection of Jesus Christ is only the beginning for those who have received Christ as personal Savior. Have you?…

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THE POWER HOUSE OF GOD

 In Acts 10,  Peter spoke these words:  “You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God  anointed Him with the Holy Spirit  and with power,   and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil,  for God was with Him“ (Acts 10:38).   God’s Plan provided Christ our…

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THE SIN WE’RE IN – What Is Sin?

“THE SIN WE’RE IN, BLINDS US TO THE SIN WE’RE IN!”    Victor P. Hamilton, author of HANDBOOK ON THE PENTATEUCH, BAKER HOUSE BOOKS, 1982, aptly inquired:  “Why should one want to abandon his sin (s) if he can have both his sin (s) and the presence of God?”    “How…

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THE IF FACTOR

WHAT IF? FOUR CONDITIONAL CLAUSES IN THE KOINE GREEK Once a person has received Christ as personal Savior (John 1:12; 3:15-18, 36; Acts 16:31), the  new believer must continuously learn as a child of God; as a student under the teaching ministry of a Pastor and teacher (John 8:30-32; Acts…

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Importance of Systematic Theology

IMPORTANCE OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY WHAT IS DOCTRINE? The word doctrine is found in both the Old and New Testaments and expresses teaching.  This teaching may be referred to as subjects or categories of truth.  Bible doctrine is the teaching of the word of God on any given subject.  In other…

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SALT OF THE EARTH -LIGHT OF LIFE

“I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIGHT!” The work  necessary for man’s deliverance from his position in the slave market of sin,  is strictly the Plan of God, WHICH CENTERS AROUND AND THROUGH HIS SON JESUS CHRIST!  JOHN 3:15-18, 36; ACTS 16:31; ROMANS 5:8. Man can do nothing to…

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SOTERIOLOGY – Part Three – JUSTIFICATION

Justification (justified) is a legal term which means:  to declare righteous,  to secure a favorable verdict, to acquit.  It means vindication; therefore,  it is the judicial act of God whereby He  imputes His Righteousness to the new believer at the point of salvation, thereby vindicating or justifying the believer.  The meaning…

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SOTERIOLOGY – Part Two – RECONCILATION

You cannot fully appreciate Christ or what Christ accomplished for YOU if you do not understand all the issues that were involved in your salvation. RECONCILIATION:  to adjust something or someone to a specific standard.  As used in the New Testament, man’s position is described as “at enmity” (Ephesians 2:12-16)…

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COUNTERFEIT ADDICTIONS

COUNTERFEIT WORLDS Fleshly Addictions Christ Himself told us that we have three enemies: the World; the Flesh; and the Devil.  The world refers to other people, temptations, and counterfeit living without God in the Devil’s world.  The flesh is our most powerful enemy….the flesh is most attracted to the world…

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