Posts Tagged ‘ Scriptures ’

#160 One Aspect of Bearing the Weight of Holy Responsibility Philippians 2.14

Jun 11th, 2012 | By | Category: The Basics (click on Article name)

We all have our opinions and we all think they are right, like the Country Western song with the words, “That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!” We want to stand for truth. Yet at times we may be standing for our opinion. At times we may be more focused on proving our view to be right rather than to investigate the scriptures to see what is true.

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Jeremiah 17: Sin of Judah, Comforting Texts

Nov 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Jeremiah, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

In the midst of a corrupt people, Jeremiah prayed to God for his personal salvation. He reasoned, “I declared your message to the nation as faithfully as I could. Give me courage and strength of character so that I do not succumb to the tauntings, criticisms, and persecutions incurred because of proclaiming your message.”

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Trials from False Brethren

Nov 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Special Features (click on Article name)

Even disputation makes life an activity, and is better than a dead condition–not to care what is spoken or not spoken. Nevertheless, those who have zeal should be careful that they manifest the Spirit of the Lord, as above indicated–gentleness, patience, meekness, brotherly kindness, love, humility.

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The Epistle to Titus: Choosing Pastors , Christian behavior, Sound Doctrine, Faith/Works, Heretics

Sep 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Titus, Verse by Verse --Studies led by Br. Frank Shallieu (Click on Book name)

Many brethren think it is unchristian to stop someone’s mouth, yet Paul was telling Titus, who was not an apostle, to do that very thing. Doctrines that are pernicious and damaging to true Christianity should be boldly opposed and stopped, not democratically debated. One should not be timid about opposing a harmful doctrine, nor should such a doctrine be tolerated. Rather, it should be stopped in its tracks.

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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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Breath of Life

Mar 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Miscellanious Topics

When does life begin? Is it at the moment of conception or with the “breath of life”? What does the Word of God say on that subject? What are the scriptural evidences to support the view?

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