Psalm 89:26 says, “He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation’” (NKJV). Many other religions acknowledge that Jesus was a good teacher, but they strip Him of His Deity. With the Word of God as our source, we can see that Jesus is just as much God as the Father and Spirit. In Phil. 2:5-11 Paul gives us a very clear picture of Jesus’ deity “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage…” (NLT).
An Exegesis of 1 Cor. 11:17-34 Unity and love are inseparable terms, they are both important as each other, and one cannot exist without the other they are “married”. The Lord Treasures unity and love than any other thing, he hates the opposite of the two and would not tolerate such in the body of Christ. In the Epistle to the Corinthians (1Cor 11:17 - 34) the Apostle Paul brings out three exhortations for the church to follow. The entire body of Christ in worship (1Cor 11:17 - 22) In these entire six verses the Apostle Paul sharply address the issue of division in the Corinthian church.
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to iv do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy god?” Again, do you find any mention of any church in what the Lord requires of
Hebrews 12:5-6 quotes Proverbs 3:11-12 in describing this responsibility and act of love that the Lord imparts. This passage specifies that the children God receives as His own are disciplined. Those who are without discipline could be cast off for they are not like sons of God. Children grow in obedience and righteousness when they are chastised, which draws them to holiness. Additional benefits received is the love and compassion of a father, from the heavenly Father as stated in 1 John 3:1, “Behold what manner of love the Father hat bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore, the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.” He provides everyday needs (Matthew 6:32) and bestows the privilege in heaven of being a part of His kingdom (Revelation 2:26-27.
The father and the many bystanders question the power of God when even the disciples cannot help the boy. This leads Jesus to utter the aforementioned quote about the importance of having faith. This proves that Jesus believes that anyone can be saved, if he has faith in God. This could even extend to the rich man. If the rich man had faith in God, he too could be saved.
He ends by urging them to practice certain virtues where he prefixes ‘whatever things’ are true….think about those things (Philippians 4:1-8). Believers must learn to have an ideal model of a Christian believer, live a converted life and practice godly virtues, being ready to suffer for the gospel. The believer should mirror the exemplified behavior of those who went
Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no good food or clothing, and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”- but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?” This verse is essential to understand why we should serve others, our words can do nothing for those who lack the physical. There are many times in our day to day walk that we can be like this person in James, we walk by and smile but, do
It says in Romans 2;12 (NIV) “All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law.” People need to turn from their sin and follow God before it is too late. God wants everyone to be repent and be saved, but they have to choose Him for themselves. No one can make someone believe in God. One day Jesus will return and when He does it will be too late for those who refused to believe. We do not know how much time we have so we need to witness to others whenever we get the chance.
In Romans 8:28 it said, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” In Isaiah 41:10 it said “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” I could feel God’s voice-- soft and pleasant. It seemed like God was soothing me with His words. God surely solved my life
I have learned how to have joy in suffering, to see purpose in the mundane of life and to have peace in trials. For instance, during the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, my neighborhood did not have power. Life for everyone cut to the bare minimum; things got difficult and people became short tempered. However in this, I lived out the truth of 2 Corinthians 12:9 and experienced Christ’s sufficiency through my trial. Even though life around me was unusual and no one knew when normal life would return, I found myself already living in a perfect peace.