πŸ‘‘ Studies

πŸ‘‘ God’s Promise vs. Man’s Efforts

β€œFor if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: Because the law worketh wrath…” (Rom. 4:14,15).

This should be self-evident to us all. If blessing is gained by the works of the Law, it is earned. This … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ In His Service

β€œ…present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:1,2).

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πŸ‘‘ Doubting Thomas

Don’t believe your doubts. BelieveΒ God’s Word.

Said our Lord:Β β€œWhither I go ye know, and the way ye know” (John 14:4).

Said Thomas:Β β€œWe know NOT whither Thou goest, and how can we know the way?” (John 14:5).

Who was right? Of course our Lord was right. He … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Man-Following

There is a tendency in our human nature to go to extremes, and some giveΒ extremeΒ devotion to a spiritual leader. There can be a belief in the inerrancy of the one they choose to follow. If there is any unsound doctrine in their teaching and beliefs, it is … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ The Spirit Of Sonship

β€œFor ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father” (Rom. 8:15).

The position of the believer in the family of God is amply illustrated for us in the Epistles of Paul. In Gal. … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Who Shall Separate Us?

β€œWho shall separate us from the love of Christ?” (Rom. 8:35).

True Christians have been saved from the penalty of sin for one reason alone: because of β€œthe love of God, which is [manifested] in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

St. John wrote by divine inspiration:

β€œHerein is love, not

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πŸ‘‘ Retarded Growth

What joy and fellowship there is in gatherings where the newly-saved are present! In the spiritual realm, as well as in the physical, everyone loves a baby! But the joy that fills the hearts of loving parents is turned to bitter sorrow and disappointment if their babe fails to ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Fruit That Abounds πŸ‡

“Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account” (Phil. 4:17).

How the Apostle Paul rejoiced on behalf of the Church at Philippi in their labors of love! This faithful church in their love for Paul and the message of Grace more … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Why God’s Children Suffer

Contrary to common belief, the Bible does not teach that all men are the children of God. Our Lord said to the religious leaders of His day: β€œYe are of your father the devil” (John 8:44), but to the Christian believers at Galatia St. Paul wrote: β€œYe are all … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ An Apostle According to the Faith

In his epistle to young Pastor Titus, the Apostle Paul spoke of his apostleship in a unique way, saying,

“Paul…an apostle…according to the faith of God’s elect…” (Titus 1:1)

What could Paul have meant when he said that he was made an apostle “according to the faith … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Purgatory

“I’m witnessing to my mom, who has questions by the boxcar about Purgatory. Can you help?”

This place where men must go after death to purge their sins is an invention of religion. The wordΒ purgatoryΒ comes from the wordΒ purge, and the Bible says that Christ “… ➑

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πŸ‘‘ A Friend in Seed is God’s Friend Indeed

“It seemed good to me… to write unto thee… most excellent Theophilus” (Luke 1:3).

“The former treatise have I made,Β O Theophilus…” (Acts 1:1).

As you can see, both the Book of Luke and the Book of Acts were written by Luke to a man named Theophilus. … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ A Timeless Testimony

“Christ died for our sins… and… rose again… and… He was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, He was seen of above five hundred brethren at once…” (1 Cor. 15:3-6).

This mass-sighting of our risen Savior reminds me of a story I heard recently regarding … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ The Cure For the Impure

“Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled” (Titus 1:15).

The “pure” here are people whom God has saved by His grace (Eph. 2:8,9), “purifying their hearts by faith” (Acts 15:9). … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ What’s the Difference?

“How would you differentiate between God’s instruction to Israel to purge Canaan of the various people groups located there and radical Islam’s jihad to purge the world of infidels?”

Many a Christian has wondered about God’s instructions to Israel toΒ exterminateΒ whole peoples in Canaan (Deut. 20:16,17), but there … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Adherences Can Be Deceiving

Religious deceivers have always been common, even back in Bible days. That’s what prompted the Apostle Paul to warn Titus,

“…there are many…vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped…” (Titus 1:10,11).

Since these “vain talkers” were “specially of the circumcision,” they were … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Defiled-Minded Professors

I’m sure you’ve heard ofΒ absent-minded professors, men who are so engrossed in their deep thoughts that they tend to lose track of the little things we must all keep in mind in order to get along in life. Well, in Paul’s letter to Titus, the apostle warned … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Your Career in Christian Modeling

Back in 1993, professional basketball player Charles Barkley made headlines when he declared, “I’m not a role model. Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.” He was right about that last part, but he failed to realize that when you play in the … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Home Keepers

In Paul’s letter to Titus, he gave the young man some instructions to pass on to “aged women” (Titus 2:1-3).Β One of the things Paul tells aged women to do is to “teach…young women” with “husbands” and “children” to be “keepers at home” (Titus 2:4,5).

For instance, … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Act Your Age!

While it is important to act your age atΒ anyΒ age, it’s evenΒ moreΒ important for a Christian to act in such a way that is becoming to the truth of God’s Word, as Paul told Timothy to remind older men, saying,

“Speak thou the things which become sound

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