Posts Tagged ‘ Household of faith ’

Thoughts on the Memorial Season

Mar 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Special Features (click on Article name)

We are to feed on Christ as the Jews fed on the literal lamb. Instead of the bitter herbs, which aided and whetted their appetites, we have bitter experiences and trials which the Lord prepares for us, and which help to wean our affections from earthly things and to give us increased appetite to feed upon the Lamb and the unleavened Bread of Truth. We, too, are to remember that we have here no continuing city; but as pilgrims, strangers, staff in hand, we are to gird ourselves for our journey to the Heavenly Canaan, to all the glorious things which God has in reservation for the Church of the First-borns, in association with our Redeemer, as kings and priests unto God.

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Galatians Chapter 6: Restoring a Brother, Christian Walk

Jan 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Galatians, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

Verse 2 is related to verse 1. In the spirit of meekness, we are to be sympathetic with the trials and temptations of others. If we have that consideration, we can be helpful to the brethren. If others sense this spirit in us, they will be more apt to rightly receive and benefit from the help, correction, and advice we give them. As Paul said in Galatians 5:14, “All the law [toward others] is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” This law about loving our neighbor applies both in and out of the Church.

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What can I do to visit the fatherless and the widows?

Dec 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Questions You Ask (click for the full answer)

The widows or fatherless are easily forgotten as are our elderly who are stuck in nursing homes. I remember my mother finding out there was an elderly sister in a nursing home in our town–when she went to see her, the sister cried, “I thought God had forgotten me!” We should never let our brethren think God has forgotten them.

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Living Sacrifice

Nov 28th, 2009 | By | Category: The Basics (click on Article name)

The practical import of all this is, that we sin not, keeping the body under subjection to the law of the spirit, the new nature in Christ Jesus, and so bring forth fruit unto holiness. This kind of dying is indeed a painful process, but it is a voluntary sacrifice which is required…. “Ye are not your own, ye are bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are His.” He is Lord and Master we are called upon to admit his claims, and thus be at agreement with God. “Be ye reconciled to God,” may be applicable to the unconverted, but it was addressed to Christians. See 2 Cor. 5:20

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1 Peter Chapter 4: Suffering for Christ

Nov 12th, 2009 | By | Category: 1 & 2 Peter, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

The consecrated go before the judgment seat in the present life, for they are on trial for life now. Those who commit the sin unto Second Death receive their judgment now, for they will not be awakened from the grave in the future to hear their judgment of permanent extinction. For those who are not Christ’s in the Gospel Age, their judgment is held in reserve for the Kingdom Age. Their time for going before the judgment seat is future; our time is now. In other words, Jesus, like a refiner of silver and gold, is looking into the crucible of our hearts to see our motives and intentions. He assesses whether or not we really love the Lord our God. Our problem is to make sure we are not self-deceived in the examination process. Once we expire in the present life, the judgment is set as to whether our destiny is the Little Flock, the Great Company, or Second Death. As for the world, although their judgment is future, certain of their words and deeds are being recorded, especially the more heinous acts.

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A Living Sacrifice

Sep 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Special Features (click on Article name)

WHILE the Apostle Paul was a wonderful logician, and in his writings has set forth the elements of Christian faith along doctrinal lines more than has any other Apostle, yet we notice that he is in pursuit of a certain object. He is not beating the air, not discussing theological points for the sake of making an argument or of showing his own ability. His arguments along doctrinal lines lead the reader in every instance onward and upward, as a stairway, to a grand upper room of perfected Christian character.

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Feeding the Hungry

Sep 29th, 2009 | By | Category: The Basics (click on Article name)

The same generous heart which had compassion upon the multitudes, declaring that they were as sheep having no shepherd, and following blind guides, and about to fall with them into the ditch of Israel’s great calamity, and who taught them, healed them and fed them, is the same yesterday, today and forever.

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True Fasting And Feasting

Jul 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: The Basics (click on Article name)

Fasting, like baptism, may either be a mere form, injurious rather than beneficial, or it may be observed with spiritual profit. Just as a man might be sunk five fathoms deep into the ocean without being baptized, so he might voluntarily die of starvation without having fasted from the divine standpoint. No honest person, for instance could have the least sympathy for the man who affected an outward countenance of the Lenten restriction to one cup of coffee by providing himself on the occasion with a bowl which really held two cups. And this is but an illustration of how forms of godliness are observed while the heart is far from a fasting attitude in the Lord’s sight. To the class called in the Scriptures, “New Creature” in Christ Jesus, the essence of fasting in any event must be measured in the Lord’s sight by the condition of the heart.

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Our Advocate, The World’s Mediator

Jul 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Booklets (click on booklet name), Christian Doctrine, Prophetic Studies

God tells us that Jesus our Ransom will be mediator of a New Covenant to be testified in due time. As Christians, Jesus is our Advocate and not our Mediator, because through him and by him we have a standing with God and are not at odds. When will this New Covenant take effect? How many covenants are talked about in the Scriptures and when are they applicable? This booklet takes a look at the various covenants and also the sin offerings of the Day of Atonement and their true significance.

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