For Reading and Meditation: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28
We continue meditating on the importance of looking at life "steadily and whole". I venture to suggest that people who are not Christians are unable to see life as a whole. How can they, when their thinking takes place only on the level of the natural? Natural thinking is notoriously partial and incomplete....
Bible Verses: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-282 Corinthians 4:1-16Proverbs 20:27Ecclesiastes 12:7
We should never forget that the gospel is the good news of the glory of Christ. True, it concerns the One who was crucified and who was buried. But He is no longer on the Cross, no longer in the Tomb. He has risen, has ascended to heaven, and is the glorified Man at God's right hand.
We do not present Him as the humble Carpenter of Nazareth, the suffering Servant or the Stranger of Galilee. Neither do we present Him as the effeminate do-gooder of modern religious art.
Bible Verses: 2 Corinthians 4:4
It is important to know the devices of our enemy, the Devil. Otherwise he is likely to take advantage of us.
We should know that he is a liar, and has been from the beginning. In fact, he is the father of lies (John 8:44). He lied to Eve by misrepresenting God, and he has been doing it ever since.
He is a deceiver (Revelation 20:10). He mixes a little truth with error. He imitates or...
Bible Verses: 2 Corinthians 2:11John 8:44Revelation 20:102 Corinthians 11:14-152 Thessalonians 2:92 Corinthians 11:3John 8:44John 10:101 Peter 5:8Revelation 2:10Revelation 12:102 Corinthians 2:7-11Mark 8:31-332 Corinthians 4:4
In explaining the way of salvation to others, it is tremendously important to "make the message clear and plain," avoiding anything that might confuse them. They are usually confused enough already because Satan has "blinded the minds of them which believe not." (2 Corinthians 4:4).
Let me give an example of how we can say things that are real earstoppers to the unconverted. We begin witnessing to a young man whom we have just met for the...
Bible Verses: Acts 18:262 Corinthians 4:4James 1:27
No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. § [Jesus is] the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person. § The god of this age has blinded [their minds], who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.Make Your face shine upon Your servant; save me for Your mercies’ sake. Do not let me be ashamed, O Lord, for I have called upon...
Bible Verses: Numbers 6:25Numbers 6:26John 1:18Hebrews 1:32 Corinthians 4:4Psalms 31:16Psalms 31:17Psalms 30:7Psalms 89:15Psalms 29:11Matthew 14:27
The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. § No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him … And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. § He who has seen Me has seen the Father. § The brightness of His glory and the express image of His person. § God was manifested in the flesh.In whom...
Bible Verses: 2 Corinthians 4:4Isaiah 40:5John 1:18John 1:14John 14:9Hebrews 1:31 Timothy 3:16Colossians 1:14Colossians 1:15Romans 8:291 Corinthians 15:49
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