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Colossians: Do All Things As Unto the Lord

Submitting for the Benefit, Colossians 3:18-25

Submitting –  placing or arranging yourself to stand under the control of another, to yield

A Military Term

Willingly submitting for the benefit it brings

Christ submitting to Mary and Joseph, Luke 2:51

The flesh not willing to submit to the law of God, Romans 8:7

Israel not submitting to the righteousness from God, Romans 10:3

Submitting because of order or rank

The demons submitting to the name of Christ, Luke 10:17

All things will be brought into subjection to Christ, 1 Corinthians 15:28

Submitting to the Authorities of Human Institutions, 1 Peter 2:13-15

Within the Body of the Christ (The Church)

Submitting to each other, Ephesians 5:21

Expressing Love Towards Other Saints

Submitting to Those who Work and Labor in the Word, 1 Corinthians 16:16

Not Submitting to False Teaching, Galatians 2:5

Submitting with Respect, Ephesians 5:21

Unto Christ as The Head, Ephesians 5:24

Wives to Their Husbands, Colossians 3:18

They are to be subject to their own husband, not all men, Titus 2:5

As unto the Lord, Ephesians 5:22

Christ is the head of the Church, Ephesians 1:22-23

Marriage Represents the Mystery of Christ and the Church, Ephesians 5:32

As the Husband Expresses Love, Ephesians 5:28

She is not a Servant, but the Master of the House, 1 Timothy 5:14

Husbands to their Wives, Colossians 3:19

Seeking the Best for Them

Not being bitter towards your wife

Same word used for Wormwood in […]

Colossians: Do All Things As Unto the Lord2023-12-14T08:25:51-08:00

It is God’s Desire that All Are Saved

This is proper and acceptable before the face of God, Who desires all men to be saved and come to a full experiential knowledge of the truth – 1 Timothy 2:3-4

God has not determined that some would perish, but rather is longsuffering towards all so that they can make room for a change of the mind (Repentance).

The Lord is not slow of promise as some regard slowness, but is longsuffering unto you, while not determining some to perish, but all to make room unto repentance. – 2 Peter 3:9.

However, this does not mean that humans can force God to save them by their works, for salvation is God’s choice, not by the desirous will of humans. He showed this through the selecting of Jacob over Esau before they were born. Rather than giving Esau the birthright to the promise given to Abraham, God chose Jacob before either one had done good or bad for the purpose of showing that it is not about what humans want, but God’s choice (Romans 9:11). This was done to prove a point, it is not the one who desires or the one who runs, but God who chooses to give mercy (Romans 9:16).

How God chooses to provide salvation is His choice, not ours. God states today that to be saved we are to take Him at His Word and believe that Christ died on behalf of our sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

God did determine that certain things would happen. He chose that Christ would die and be raised from the dead (1 Peter 1:20). He chose that all who would be in Christ would have their bounds […]

It is God’s Desire that All Are Saved2023-12-14T08:14:28-08:00

2 Corinthians The Things That Are Not Seen Are Eternal

We Speak Because We Believe, 2 Corinthians 4:13-15

Having the same Spirit of faith according to what was written, 2 Corinthians 4:13

Referring to Psalms 116:10

The Author of the Psalm expresses His belief in God

He called out to God, and God saved Him

We Speak Because We Believe

Faith Always Goes Back to a Promise, Hebrews 11:1

The Reason Paul Speaks is Because He Believes God

Not a Belief Built on Presumption, but Actual Fact and Promises From God

Christ was Actually Raised from the Dead on the Third Day According to the Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 15:4

God Really Created a New Man in Which Christ is the Head and the Church is the Body, comprising of Both Jew and Gentile, 2 Corinthians 5:17

We Actually Possess Eternal Life and Therefore All Things Pertaining to Life and godliness, 2 Peter 1:3-4

God Will Raise Us Along with Jesus, 2 Corinthians 4:14

We Don’t Have an Experiential Knowledge Yet, For We Are Not Resurrected

When We See Him We Will Be Like Him, 1 John 3:2

We are Given The Holy Spirit as a Guarantee of Our Full Redemption, Ephesians 1:13-14

The Grace Super Abounding Unto Thanksgiving, 2 Corinthians 4:15

Grace Exists in Abundance

Grace is God’s Attitude Whereby He Gives a Benefit Without Consideration of Merit

Grace Increases Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an Attitude of Gratitude

The Things Not Seen Are Eternal, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Although The Body Is Decaying We are Not Cowards, 2 Corinthians 4:16

We Do Not […]

2 Corinthians The Things That Are Not Seen Are Eternal2023-12-14T08:17:17-08:00

The Methods of Satan – Cowardice in Spiritual Things

When faced with the possibility of persecution, ridicule, or even discrimination we can be tempted by Satan to deny our faith.

Peter, who was so willing to die to defend Christ on the night in which He was betrayed was used as an example for us on how Satan can manipulate the situation so that we negatively react when facing opposition.

Just prior to the betrayal of Christ, Satan had made a request to sift all the disciples; however, he was given permission to only sift Peter.

And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has asked for you, to sift as wheat. But I have supplicated concerning you, in order that your faith should not fall and when you return to support your brethren – Luke 22:31,32

Peter was not a coward and was willing to even die for Christ.

And he said to Him, “Lord, I am ready to be with you and unto prison and unto death to go.” – Luke 22:33

However, Peter would not even make it through the night without denying Christ three times.

And He said, “I say to you, Peter, the rooster will never crow before you deny to know Me three times – Luke 22:24

In the end Peter did just as the Lord has said and denied he knew Him three times before the rooster crowed, even though he was in no danger. This broke Peter’s heart, but would later, after the Lord restored him, be used for our benefit because in the letters he wrote to the Church we learn a lot about defending ourselves against Satan.

Protecting the sensitive part of the mind

Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest […]

The Methods of Satan – Cowardice in Spiritual Things2023-12-14T08:46:50-08:00

Why do we need salvation?

To understand why we need salvation we need to go back to the beginning when God created humans. He created Adam in His image and likeness and built Eve from his side1. Adam was given a commandment by God that he was not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. In the day in which he ate of it the punishment would be death2. Not just physical death, but also spiritual death – dying you will die. Although Eve was thoroughly deceived and transgressed the law, Adam was not deceived and chose to disobey God. The result was spiritual separation from God and now he is subject to physical death. Did God setup Adam and Eve to fail? Absolutely not. He gave them all they needed to success. Satan deceived Eve into eating the fruit from the tree; however, Adam was not deceived at all and of his own free will chose to eat, knowing he was disobeying God3.

So what does this have to do with us and why we need […]

Why do we need salvation?2023-12-14T11:16:16-08:00
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