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Isaiah Chapter 65: Sins of Israel, The Kingdom Come

Jan 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Isaiah, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

Although these are valuable lessons for the Christian, when verse 24 is considered in context, it shows that there will be prayer in the Kingdom Age. Jesus said, “It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer” (Matt. 21:13). Truly the Third Temple will be a “house of prayer for all people” (Isa. 56:7). While the Kingdom will be an age of sight and works, as opposed to the age of faith now, prayer will always be in order.

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What does “rejoiceth not in iniquity” mean?

Dec 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Questions You Ask (click for the full answer)

“Love is sincere. It does not rejoice in the disclosure of a fault in another person, nor is it disposed to find fault. To the contrary, love is glad when something good about a person is made manifest. It sincerely loves another person and is not fickle.

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Colossians Chapter 2: Warning about False Doctrines

Nov 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Colossians, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

In his Epistle to the Colossians, Paul was emphasizing the importance of Jesus’ role in his ministry of 3 1/2 years while here on earth in the flesh (Col. 1:19-22; 2:9). Paul talked of the risen Lord on other occasions, but his words here were particularly slanted to rebut the erroneous philosophy he anticipated would intrude into the class at Colosse. Some said that Jesus was only a messenger of truth and not the representative of God. They said he did not really suffer or die on the Cross, that his death was only a pretense. Proponents of this heresy looked down on those who were persecuted and/or poor temporally. Suffering for Christ and for righteousness’ sake was not seen as an evidence of faithfulness. In an effort to combat this error, Paul had to state that all of his sufferings and persecutions were marks of his apostleship.

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1 Corinthians Chapter 6: Taking Christians to Court, Judgment

Nov 10th, 2009 | By | Category: 1 & 2 Corinthians, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

Paul’s questions suggest that the Corinthians were still babes in Christ in spiritual matters. They were inclined to go to worldly courts because they did not trust the judgment of the ecclesia. Suppose, for example, the class was divided into three groups, and each group voted differently. Each of the two parties in the grievance, feeling he was right, feared that the judgment would not come out to his favor. This strife was creating such a problem that the parties wanted to go to an unbiased outside element, and that thinking was logical from a worldly standpoint.

Since the Little Flock will judge angels, then “how much more [Christians should be able to judge] things that pertain to this [present] life.“ If we hope to be judges of the fallen angels and mankind in the future, we cannot go through the present life without thinking about, analyzing, and preparing for this role. We should be keenly observing things in view of the future office. After all, would the Lord put somebody on the throne to judge in matters great and small who does not weigh issues in the present life? To do so would not make much sense.

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Judgment

Aug 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Character Studies, Doctrine, Miscellanious Topics, MP3 Sermons (Click on Sermon name)

To Judge or not to judge, that is the question? You will hear many quote the Word of God, “Judge not!” Then you will hear others quote the Word of God, “Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?”

So do we judge or don’t we? This discourse should clear up any problems understanding what, when, and whom we are to judge. “Just as there is a time for every purpose under heaven,” there is a time to judge, and as Christians it is our duty to understand these things and not be lazy when it comes to the Word of God and our understanding of it.

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Romans Chapter 2 Christian Accountability

Aug 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Romans, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

In many of these reasonings, a word is frequently used that may not be clear in our English translation of the Greek. For example, Paul said that a Jew “is one inwardly” and that true circumcision is “of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter [only],” yet we have to study the “letter” of the Word in order to get the spirit. A superficial knowledge of Scripture is different from a spiritual understanding of Scripture, but we have to hear the letter to get the spirit.

Many say, “I know that I love God, and I try to please Him,” but then they put the Word aside and try to use their own reasoning as to what God’s will is. They do not desire instruction.

A true spiritual Israelite’s “praise is not of men, but of God.” A natural human desire is to be recognized by fellowman, but how much better it is to receive praise and recognition from God. The praise of men is superficial and can be very misleading. The one who really obeys receives praise from God; outward obedience is only to please men.

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