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Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
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Sun, Mar 04, 2018
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56 mins 8 secs
In Col. 2:16-23, Paul mentions three threats that we must be aware of if we are going to keep our freedom in Christ. They are, namely, the teachings that emphasize submission to Old Testament Law; the teachings that emphasize the authority of spiritual experiences; and the teachings that emphasize legalism.
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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52 mins 8 secs
After speaking about the fullness of deity in Christ and our fullness in him, Paul begins to teach further about what makes Christ sufficient and therefore should keep us from falling into some type of slavery. According to Paul, in his letter to the Colossians, the fourth way by which we can remain free is by understanding our deliverance from sin in Christ.
Sun, Feb 11, 2018
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Followers of Christ have been set free from slavery to sin, the world, and the devil. However, it is entirely possible for them to again come under a yoke of slavery. The primary slavery Paul is referring to in this text is false doctrine (Col. 2:8).
Sun, Feb 04, 2018
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Scripture clearly teaches that he who the Son has set free is free indeed (John 8:36). However, Scripture also teaches that it is entirely possible for a Christian to again come under a yoke of slavery (Romans 6:16).
Sun, Jan 28, 2018
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Romans 6:3-14 answer the question, how do those of us who are under grace live without being characterized by sin? Paul answers logically. First, by understanding the nature of our identification with Christ (Romans 6:2-10). For Paul, what a believer understands is terribly important. The key word in Romans 6:3-10 is “know,” which occurs three times (Romans 6:3, 6, 9). Above all, Paul wants us to know or understand the nature of our union with Christ. To help us, he employs the powerful metaphor of baptism. For Paul, a believer’s baptism symbolizes wondrous realities.
Sun, Jan 21, 2018
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1 hr 8 mins 29 secs
Man is enslaved by sin and all the consequences of it. He cannot keep from sinning; therefore, he bears the consequences of sin: guilt, shame, hurt, pain, sorrow, suffering, destruction, devastation, brokenness, death, and judgment. For man to be freed, he must fulfill two conditions. The first condition is belief or faith in Christ (John 8:30; cp. John 1:12-14; Rom. 10:9-11). As the gospel was proclaimed, they listened. They did not slumber or sleep, nor allow their minds to wander. They allowed no distraction whatsoever. They heard and "believed on Christ"; therefore, their hearts were stirred and they reached out for Jesus (cp. John 3:3; 1 Peter 2:2-3). The second condition is continuing or abiding in the Lord's Word. The idea is that of dwelling, just as a person dwells at home. Very simply, what Jesus was saying is that a person who really believes will continue both to study and to do the Word (2 Tim. 2:15).
Sun, Dec 31, 2017
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In Acts 3:21, Peter, in his sermon at Solomon’s Colonnade spoke about the time when God would restore everything. The Person through whom this restoration will be accomplished is none other than the Messiah Himself, the Lord Jesus Christ, and it will take place at His Second Coming. In the final chapter of his book, Zechariah describes in detail six key events that will take place in the periods known as the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord when Christ returns to earth in visible power and glory to establish God’s kingdom throughout the world. The first event Zechariah described concerns Israel during the Great Tribulation, namely, the attack of Jerusalem (14:1-2).
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