Posts Tagged ‘ rebuke ’

Established, Strengthened, Settled

Jun 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Special Features (click on Article name)

The above words were penned by the Apostle Peter who after years of experience in the Master’s service and under his discipline, through much tribulation, had evidently reached the blessed experience of one established, strengthened and settled in the faith and in the practice of the principles of the gospel.

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2 Timothy Chapter 4: The Epiphania, Preach the Word, Crown of Righteousness

Nov 19th, 2009 | By | Category: 1 & 2 Timothy, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

Paul knew that he would not have an instantaneous resurrection. Henceforth a “crown of righteousness” was laid up for him, to be given “at that day [in the future]” and “unto all them also that love his [Jesus’] appearing.” Those who are truly and honestly looking forward to the appearing of the Lord in connection with his Kingdom, those who are true in conscience and spirit, will probably be especially those of the Little Flock class.

John used the same reasoning in 1 John 3:3, “And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” Those who really look forward to seeing Jesus will purify themselves. Paul described this attitude, the hope of seeing Jesus, as those who “love his appearing.”

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Scriptural Forgiveness

Mar 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Character Studies, Doctrine

The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. When it comes to forgiveness of one another we need not rely on our own understanding, God knows we might have the tendency to try to justify sin in others to cover our own behavior, or we might have the tendency to be unmerciful, thankfully He spells out how we are to forgive. Jesus gives us the steps of forgiveness of trespasses against us, as we have no business in forgiving sins against other people or against God. Scriptures show the responsibility of each individual to go to the one who has offended them and tell them. Scriptures show the responsibility of “marking” and “avoiding” ones who cause disturbances. Scriptures show the responsibility of the teachers (elders) of rebuking, reproving and exhorting each of the congregation when occasion arises, and to do so publicly if the matter calls for it. So in studying the Scriptural guides of Forgiveness we see how our hearts must be right before God if we are going to be strong enough to follow the course He has set before us.

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