RevivedLife.com https://revivedlife.com Spreading the Gospel of Grace and encouraging Bible Study, Rightly-Divided Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:55:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 130276281 πŸ‘‘ If Paul Penned a Letter to Your Church https://revivedlife.com/if-paul-penned-a-letter-to-your-church/ https://revivedlife.com/if-paul-penned-a-letter-to-your-church/#respond Fri, 19 Apr 2019 04:18:29 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5785

“Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thes. 1:1).

In 2 Thessalonians 1:1, it’s interesting to note that unlike other letters of Paul, he adds nothing to his name. He doesn’t say, “Paul, called to … ➑

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“Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thes. 1:1).

In 2 Thessalonians 1:1, it’s interesting to note that unlike other letters of Paul, he adds nothing to his name. He doesn’t say, “Paul, called to … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ The God of All Comfort https://revivedlife.com/the-god-of-all-comfort/ https://revivedlife.com/the-god-of-all-comfort/#respond Wed, 17 Apr 2019 23:01:35 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5780

“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted

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“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted

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πŸ‘‘ Washed, Sanctified And Justified https://revivedlife.com/washed-sanctified-and-justified/ https://revivedlife.com/washed-sanctified-and-justified/#respond Wed, 17 Apr 2019 03:13:51 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5779

β€œAnd such were some of you; but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified, in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God” (I Cor. 6:11).

The preceding verses of I Cor. 6 contain a long list of vile sins … ➑

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β€œAnd such were some of you; but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified, in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God” (I Cor. 6:11).

The preceding verses of I Cor. 6 contain a long list of vile sins … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ God, Who Cannot Lie, Has Promised https://revivedlife.com/god-who-cannot-lie-has-promised/ https://revivedlife.com/god-who-cannot-lie-has-promised/#respond Mon, 15 Apr 2019 16:11:19 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5776

β€œIn hope of eternal life, which GOD, WHO CANNOT LIE, PROMISED…” (Titus 1:2).

In the Mediterranean Sea there lies an island which in Paul’s day had a very bad reputation. It’s name is Crete. To Titus, a pastor sent to evangelize the inhabitants, the Apostle Paul wrote: β€œOne of … ➑

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β€œIn hope of eternal life, which GOD, WHO CANNOT LIE, PROMISED…” (Titus 1:2).

In the Mediterranean Sea there lies an island which in Paul’s day had a very bad reputation. It’s name is Crete. To Titus, a pastor sent to evangelize the inhabitants, the Apostle Paul wrote: β€œOne of … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ True Blessedness https://revivedlife.com/true-blessedness/ https://revivedlife.com/true-blessedness/#respond Sat, 13 Apr 2019 02:34:10 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5772 It has been said that the word β€œblessed,” in our English Bible, simply means happy. Thus the β€œblessed man” of Psalm 1 is a happy man and the β€œblessed God” of I Tim. 1:11 is a happy God.

To say the least, this is a superficial understanding … ➑

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It has been said that the word β€œblessed,” in our English Bible, simply means happy. Thus the β€œblessed man” of Psalm 1 is a happy man and the β€œblessed God” of I Tim. 1:11 is a happy God.

To say the least, this is a superficial understanding … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ An Apostle According to the Truth https://revivedlife.com/an-apostle-according-to-the-truth/ https://revivedlife.com/an-apostle-according-to-the-truth/#respond Fri, 12 Apr 2019 02:59:27 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5771

“Paul…an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to…the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness” (Titus 1:1).

There’s a reason why Paul says he was made an apostle according to “the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness.” It is because ifΒ you’reΒ after godliness inΒ yourΒ life, … ➑

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“Paul…an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to…the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness” (Titus 1:1).

There’s a reason why Paul says he was made an apostle according to “the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness.” It is because ifΒ you’reΒ after godliness inΒ yourΒ life, … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Rescued! https://revivedlife.com/rescued/ https://revivedlife.com/rescued/#comments Wed, 10 Apr 2019 16:22:22 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5769 A rescue effort that is above all others and deserves our special attention is when God rescued us from the depths of iniquity. Ever since the Fall all of us have staggered under the terrible penalty of sin; sin, that would have sunk a world to the blackness of … ➑

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A rescue effort that is above all others and deserves our special attention is when God rescued us from the depths of iniquity. Ever since the Fall all of us have staggered under the terrible penalty of sin; sin, that would have sunk a world to the blackness of … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Delay In Judgment https://revivedlife.com/delay-in-judgment/ https://revivedlife.com/delay-in-judgment/#respond Mon, 08 Apr 2019 08:44:42 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5768 The Scriptures leave no doubt that the Lord Jesus Christ will come to this earth again, β€œin flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God” and who β€œreceive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (II Thes. 1:8; 2:10). Nor will He forget … ➑

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The Scriptures leave no doubt that the Lord Jesus Christ will come to this earth again, β€œin flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God” and who β€œreceive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (II Thes. 1:8; 2:10). Nor will He forget … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ How to Join The One True Church https://revivedlife.com/how-to-join-the-one-true-church/ https://revivedlife.com/how-to-join-the-one-true-church/#respond Sun, 07 Apr 2019 05:34:46 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5767 Many people have been saved and have truly come to know Christ after having been sincere, religious β€œchurch members” for years. Though faithful supporters of some earthly church organization they had never experienced the truth of II Cor. 5:17:Β β€œIf any man [be] in Christ there is a new ➑

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Many people have been saved and have truly come to know Christ after having been sincere, religious β€œchurch members” for years. Though faithful supporters of some earthly church organization they had never experienced the truth of II Cor. 5:17:Β β€œIf any man [be] in Christ there is a new ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire https://revivedlife.com/liar-liar-pants-on-fire/ https://revivedlife.com/liar-liar-pants-on-fire/#respond Mon, 01 Apr 2019 19:23:27 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5763 As far as we know, the well-known expression found in our title wasn’t around in Bible days. But it certainly would have been an apt description of the inhabitants of Crete, where Paul had left Titus to minister (Tit. 1:5). Even one of their favorite sons had to admit … ➑

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As far as we know, the well-known expression found in our title wasn’t around in Bible days. But it certainly would have been an apt description of the inhabitants of Crete, where Paul had left Titus to minister (Tit. 1:5). Even one of their favorite sons had to admit … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Faith or Presumption? https://revivedlife.com/faith-or-presumption/ https://revivedlife.com/faith-or-presumption/#respond Sat, 30 Mar 2019 18:13:38 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5759 The Word of God declares in Hebrews 11:6 that β€œwithout faith it is impossible to please Him”.

There is nothing that will haunt a man like the fear that God may be displeased with him, nor any joy comparable to the assurance that He is pleased. It is foolish, … ➑

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The Word of God declares in Hebrews 11:6 that β€œwithout faith it is impossible to please Him”.

There is nothing that will haunt a man like the fear that God may be displeased with him, nor any joy comparable to the assurance that He is pleased. It is foolish, … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ The Promise God Made To Himself https://revivedlife.com/the-promise-god-made-to-himself/ https://revivedlife.com/the-promise-god-made-to-himself/#respond Thu, 28 Mar 2019 02:04:40 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5756

β€œIn hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the world [or, β€œages”] began” (Titus 1:2).

β€œThe Cretians are always liars” (Titus 1:12). β€œGod… cannot lie” (Ver. 2). What a contrast! And how reassuring to know that our salvation depends upon the Word of God, who … ➑

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β€œIn hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the world [or, β€œages”] began” (Titus 1:2).

β€œThe Cretians are always liars” (Titus 1:12). β€œGod… cannot lie” (Ver. 2). What a contrast! And how reassuring to know that our salvation depends upon the Word of God, who … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Being Right vs. The Truth https://revivedlife.com/being-right-vs-the-truth/ https://revivedlife.com/being-right-vs-the-truth/#respond Wed, 27 Mar 2019 01:52:17 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5755 Do you want to be right or do you want the truth?

So many have their focus onΒ being rightΒ — that is, winning arguments and debates — and are inflexible when it comes to the possibility of being wrong. Many stubbornly dig in their heels and just want … ➑

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Do you want to be right or do you want the truth?

So many have their focus onΒ being rightΒ — that is, winning arguments and debates — and are inflexible when it comes to the possibility of being wrong. Many stubbornly dig in their heels and just want … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ How They Shine! ✨ https://revivedlife.com/how-they-shine/ https://revivedlife.com/how-they-shine/#respond Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:45:18 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5754 Years ago, while preaching the Word, I noticed a young lady in one of the front pews who wasn’t listening to a word I was saying.

I could understand, however, for evidently she had just become engaged to be married. Her eyes were focused on the ring on the … ➑

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Years ago, while preaching the Word, I noticed a young lady in one of the front pews who wasn’t listening to a word I was saying.

I could understand, however, for evidently she had just become engaged to be married. Her eyes were focused on the ring on the … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Repentance or Grace for Us? https://revivedlife.com/repentance-or-grace-for-us/ https://revivedlife.com/repentance-or-grace-for-us/#respond Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:31:06 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5752 When the sinner is convicted by the Holy Spirit of the seriousness of sin and of judgment to come, and cries to the Lord to save him, he has, of course, repented, orΒ changed his mind, as the Greek word signifies. Many of God’s servants, however, considering only … ➑

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When the sinner is convicted by the Holy Spirit of the seriousness of sin and of judgment to come, and cries to the Lord to save him, he has, of course, repented, orΒ changed his mind, as the Greek word signifies. Many of God’s servants, however, considering only … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Why God Waits https://revivedlife.com/why-god-waits/ https://revivedlife.com/why-god-waits/#respond Fri, 22 Mar 2019 04:29:54 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5750 St. Peter was not wrong when he declared at Pentecost that the last days had begun (Acts 2:16,17). They had indeed begun, but God had a secret plan to give the world a period of grace before putting down its rebellion and sending Christ to reign.

This secret purpose … ➑

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St. Peter was not wrong when he declared at Pentecost that the last days had begun (Acts 2:16,17). They had indeed begun, but God had a secret plan to give the world a period of grace before putting down its rebellion and sending Christ to reign.

This secret purpose … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Payday Someday https://revivedlife.com/payday-someday/ https://revivedlife.com/payday-someday/#respond Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:29:27 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5749 While our children were growing up, by God’s gracious provision, our family had a small janitorial business to supplement our financial needs. We always took the children even if all they were able to do was gather the wastebaskets. One day, the girls were less than enthusiastic about their … ➑

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While our children were growing up, by God’s gracious provision, our family had a small janitorial business to supplement our financial needs. We always took the children even if all they were able to do was gather the wastebaskets. One day, the girls were less than enthusiastic about their … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Forgiveness That Cannot Be Revoked https://revivedlife.com/forgiveness-that-cannot-be-revoked/ https://revivedlife.com/forgiveness-that-cannot-be-revoked/#respond Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:06:23 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5748 Centuries before Christ, the Psalmist said:

β€œIf thou, Lord, shouldst mark iniquities… who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with Thee…” (Psa. 130:3,4).

It is doubtful whether the Psalmist understood the basis upon which a just God, through the ages, has so graciously forgiven sins, but this has since … ➑

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Centuries before Christ, the Psalmist said:

β€œIf thou, Lord, shouldst mark iniquities… who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with Thee…” (Psa. 130:3,4).

It is doubtful whether the Psalmist understood the basis upon which a just God, through the ages, has so graciously forgiven sins, but this has since … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Prophesied vs. Testified https://revivedlife.com/prophesied-vs-testified/ https://revivedlife.com/prophesied-vs-testified/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 01:56:00 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5747 “If it was Paul who revealed that Christ gave Himself a ransomΒ ‘for all’ (1 Tim. 2:6) as opposed to the “many” in Israel (Matt. 20:28),Β how do we explain John 1:29?”

“…John seeth Jesus…and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

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“If it was Paul who revealed that Christ gave Himself a ransomΒ ‘for all’ (1 Tim. 2:6) as opposed to the “many” in Israel (Matt. 20:28),Β how do we explain John 1:29?”

“…John seeth Jesus…and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Do You Say ‘You’re Welcome!’? https://revivedlife.com/do-you-say-youre-welcome/ https://revivedlife.com/do-you-say-youre-welcome/#respond Sat, 09 Mar 2019 19:35:42 +0000 https://revivedlife.com/?p=5744 When I was a boy, I was taught that if someone says “thank you,” the polite way to respond is to say, “You’re welcome.” In recent years I have noticed that “you’re welcome” has been replaced by “no problem,” or “not a problem.”

I’m not sure why this vexes … ➑

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When I was a boy, I was taught that if someone says “thank you,” the polite way to respond is to say, “You’re welcome.” In recent years I have noticed that “you’re welcome” has been replaced by “no problem,” or “not a problem.”

I’m not sure why this vexes … ➑

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