Tag Archives: 1 john

A New Hope

The title of the first Star Wars movie released in 1977.  It opens up with the “good guys” being overtaken by the Evil Empire.  The Empire had just developed a weapon that no one could combat.  There was No Hope of surviving the destruction that this weapon  (Death Star) would bring.

But then you see, that there is Hope. There is a way to defeat their adversary.  There was a plan delivered and a way to obtain the victory.  They now had:

A New Hope!

This film as all others is based on one of only a handful full of different themes that are found in the Bible:

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9

In this podcast we are looking at one of these themes:

  • The Empire is represented by the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4).  The weapon is sin;  In the first four chapters of Romans, we see Man’s need for Salvation.  That man is a sinner and under the wrath of God.  We’ve Also seen that man can do nothing to battle this weapon.

Then God’s plan shows up!  In Romans 4 we see how that God will impute his righteousness onto us by Continue reading A New Hope

The Wrong Arm of the Law: Episode 5

Tell me, yLegalisme that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? -Galatians 4:21

In this Podcast, we discuss the fact that:
  • Rules and Standards are not “bad”
  • The Application of those rules can, however, get out of control
  • How to navigate between personal convictions and Legalism

Continue reading The Wrong Arm of the Law: Episode 5

Get Serious About Prayer

Read Genesis 32:9-12

Here we find the 1st recorded prayer in the Bible. Sure we have instances where Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, and others have spoken to God, but this is the first recorded prayer, which makes this passage significant.

Any time in your Bible study that you come across the 1st instance of something; you should take note. Continue reading Get Serious About Prayer

The 4 C’s of Fellowship with God: (Lesson #2)

 

The 4 C’s of Fellowship with God are as follows:

1. Conditions for Fellowship

2. Conduct for Fellowship

3. Characteristics of Fellowship

4. Consequences of Fellowship

Read 1 John 1:3-7

As we discussed in our previous Lesson on The Conditions for Fellowship with God, The first 2015 02 14_Washington Township Park_2246_edited-1step is to ensure that you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  Once that is settled, then you may turn your attention towards maintaining and/or improving your fellowship with him.(Philippians 3:10)

You will notice that in the passage that you have just read, the issue at hand is NOT salvation, but rather is FELLOWSHIP with your Saviour. In the first two verses we read 3, That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
4, And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. 

Continue reading The 4 C’s of Fellowship with God: (Lesson #2)