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|01/02||Romans 10:20-21||If you are seeking God, you are seeking him for your own personal reason. You are seeking after your own ideas of who he is.
Isaiah 65:1-7 1 John 3:11
|01/03||Romans 11:1-6||The profits of Baal called upon the God in whom they believed. We do the same thing when we put the name of God on our own ambitions, desires, and ideas. Baal is the God of your understanding.
1 Kings 18:15-40 I Kings 19:1-2
|01/04||Romans 11:5-10||Until your eyes are opened, you'll see as you see, not as God sees. You will call good ‘evil' and evil ‘good'. Dark will be light and light, dark.
Isaiah 29:8-14 Isaiah 5:8-24 Luke 16:15 2 Corinthians 3:12-18, 4:1-7
|01/07||Romans 11:8-10||If you apply the good to you, to the flesh, you will be in error. The purpose for time and space is to discover what is making you a debtor to the flesh.
Psalms 69:13-28 1 Corinthians 15:53-58 Revelation 21:1-3
|01/08||Romans 11:11-12:2||A ‘doer' of the word is one who looks into the perfect law of liberty and remains there. Christ is now your source of energy and direction. It is Christ in you that is doing it. We have no part, no role to play other than repentance.
|01/09||Romans 11:33-12: 2||To ‘present' your body as a living sacrifice means to offer without condition. The sacrifice is you, the living is Christ. As long as you think any part of you has merit, the cross cannot do its work.
Matthew 13:1-23 Colossians 1:3-21
|01/10||Romans 12:1-2||The meaning of ‘presenting' yourself to the Lord is revealed in the order of the Levite, the priesthood. It means that your life is not of this world; even your own self is abandoned for him. All that you are and all that you do is service to God.
Luke 2:21-23 Numbers 3:5-13 1 Thessalonians 3:11-4:6 Acts 15:15-29
|01/11||Romans 12:1-2||The supreme service is to offer your self as the living sacrifice. No matter who you are or where you are -- when you come to the end of yourself, Christ is there. He doesn't come to you; he's always been there.
Hebrews 8:3-13 Hebrews 9:1-28 Hebrews 10:1-2
|01/14||Romans 12:2||Conforming to this world is the sum of all the compromises you've ever made. The warfare is not with somebody else or something else; it is internal, with you.
1 John 4:4-6 II Corinthians 10:3-6
|01/15||Romans 12:2-3||John 3:16 I John 2:15-27 Luke 4:1-6 John 7:6-17|
|01/16||Romans 12:2||Making provisions for the flesh is rebellion. The only way to walk in the spirit is by total abandonment of self, total emptying of self.
Romans 13:11-14 Romans 6:6-12 Galatians 5:13-18 Zephaniah 2:1-3 Matthew 11:11-19 2 Corinthians 10:3-7
|01/17||Romans 12:2||We are constantly conforming ourselves outwardly in order to gain some advantage in life. This is the same as masquerading as the angel of light. The only good, acceptable and perfect will of God is Jesus Christ. If you don't know that he is in you, then there is nothing more important than to find that out.
Romans 6:1-9 1 Corinthians 11:12-15
|01/18||Romans 12:2||We are transformed by the renewing of our mind. The mind of Christ empties itself to the will of the Father. The emptying is impossible until you see the futility of your own ideas and effort.
Philippians 2:5-7 John 3:3 2 Peter 3:1-13
|01/21||Romans 12:1-3||God has already given every man the capacity to abandon himself, which is his measure of faith. To not think more highly of yourself is contentment. When you think more highly of yourself, you are leaving the moment and you're getting off the altar. When you present yourself a living sacrifice, you have moved from the world to the Kingdom of God.
John 5:17-19,30 John 17:1-26
|01/22||Romans 12:3||When you think that anything should be different then it is, you are thinking highly of yourself. Having your own righteous opinions is sweet as honey to you. The human race is in a state of starvation because all that the world can offer is dust.
Proverbs 25:27 Isaiah 55:1-10 1 John 4:1-7 Romans 10:1-9 1 Corinthians 10:1-12
|01/23||Romans 12:4-8||The body of Christ is made of many parts; you're not alone. Your office in the body of Christ and the ability to perform that office is not your business, it is God's. In the body, when one suffers, all suffer, when one rejoices, all rejoice.
1 Corinthians 12:1-27
|01/24||Romans 12:6||What is prophecy? Until John the Baptist there was need to tell of future events. Now Christ is here, and there is nothing to foreshadow, nothing to predict. In the New Testament, prophesy no longer means telling the future. The purpose for prophecy now is to reveal the idolatry that is in the heart of man.
Matthew 11:12-13 Ezekiel 14:1-11 Deuteronomy 13:1-3 Deuteronomy 18:15-22
|01/25||Romans 12:5-7||True prophecy flows effortlessly and without deliberation of consciousness. Ministry is meeting needs. You don't invent things to do; you wait until God presents it to you.|
|01/28||We're going to talk about homologio. To confess is, to ‘say the same thing.' Do we openly confess our faults, one to another?
Matthew 10:27-33 John 12:42 Philippians 2:9-11 James 5:14-16 James 1:22-25
|01/29||Romans 12:7-8||Don't invent things to do. Respond to what God puts before you. All gifts are simply the fruit of the spirit, they can't be faked. Exhortation causes a state change.
Romans 15:18 Romans 1:11 Luke 3:9-11 1 Thessalonians 2:8
|01/30||Romans 12:8||Exhortation is not criticizing. You exhort one another to return to the mercy seat and back to that place
of rest. You exhort to expose idolatry and deceit.
Hebrews 3:1-19 Hebrews 2:16-4:3
|01/31||Romans 12:8||To exhort is to produce a change from one state of being to another. It is not criticizing, nagging or denigrating. Simplicity is purity of mind.
2 Corinthians 1:9-12 2 Corinthians 8:1-2 2 Corinthians 9:9-12 2 Corinthians 11:1-15 Galatians 1:6-10
|02/01||Romans 12:9||When life isn't going your way you say, "God has forsaken me." Love cannot be expressed unless there is emptying; otherwise it becomes conditional, it becomes acting.
Ezekiel 8:5-12 1 Peter 1:13-25 Matthew 15:1-9
|02/04||Romans 12:8||Luke 18:9-14|
|02/05||It is critical to understand the meaning of exhortation.
John 16:1-17 1 Timothy 6:3-16 1 Corinthians 15:42-55 Romans 2:1-7 2 Timothy 1:8-11
|02/06||Romans 12:9||Matthew 11:12-17|
|02/07||Romans 12:9||To abhor evil is to abhor yourself. As long as you see anything good about you, repentance is impossible. To cleave to the good is to cleave to God. Only the Father is good.
Matthew 7:6-11 2 Thessalonians 2:1-7
|02/08||Romans 12:10||To love God is to give importance only to Him. This is the position of Jesus. To love another is to prefer his interests above your own because this is the character of Christ.
Philippians 2:1-4 Hebrews 13:1-2 1 Peter 2:11-17, 5:1-7
|02/11||Romans 12:11||The opposite of love is slothfulness. You are slothful when you think that you are not yet ready and you're waiting for another day. You need to know that the longsuffering of God will eventually end.
Judges 18:9-10 Numbers 13:17-14:24
|02/12||Romans 12:10||Philippians 2:1-7 Hebrews 13:1-2 I Peter 2:9-17 I Corinthians 9:19-27|
|02/13||Romans 12:11||Acts 6:1-3 Luke 2:41-52 I Thessalonians 4:8-11 Romans 16:1-2|
|02/14||Romans 12:11-12||Hebrews 10:12-20 Luke 10:17-20|
|02/15||Romans 12:12||Luke 10:17-24 Galatians 2:11-21|
|02/18||Romans 12:12||Joshua 1:1-8 Psalm 19:7-10 Psalm 63:1-11 Psalm 77:7-14 Psalm 119:9-24, 41-48, 73-80, 145-152|
|02/19||Romans 12:12||Titus 2:11-13 I Thessalonians 2:19 I Peter 1:3 Acts 28:18-20 Luke 21:19 Romans 5:1-5 Ezekiel 8:12|
|02/20||Romans 12:12||II Corinthians 10:3-5 Leviticus 10:1-3|
|02/21||Romans 12:13||I Corinthians 16:1-4 I Timothy 3:1-2 Romans 12:14|
|02/22||Romans 12:14||Matthew 5:38-48 Romans 12:15-16 Jeremiah 44:26-30, 45:1-5 Luke 16:15|
|02/25||Romans 12:16||Isaiah 61:1-3 James 4:9-10 I Peter 5:1-7 Isaiah 50:8-11 Isaiah 57:1-21|
|02/26||Romans 12:17-18||What does it mean to live peaceably with all men? Peace is like moving with the eye of the hurricane. We are not of the world but of Christ. Luke 2:8-14 Deuteronomy 8:18 3 John 1:1-3 Luke 19:37-42 Mark 9:50|
|02/27||Romans 12:18||The position of peace is on the mercy seat in Christ. What can take you off the mercy seat? The peace of the kingdom is not the peace of the world, not subject to the senses or circumstances. Haggai 2:6-9 Numbers 6:22-279 Psalms 122:1-9, 29:9-119 Isaiah 8:22, 9:1-7, 28:26, 26:9-13|
|02/28||Romans 12:18||Peace cannot be separated from Christ. He is joy and peace. Micah 5:1-5 Luke 2:7, 2:49-51 1 Thessalonians 5:22-23 Romans 15:9-18, 30-33 John 14:27|
|02/29||Romans 12:14-18||Conflict avoidance only leads to hypocrisy. Repressing the conflict, rather than open communication and honest repentance, is the most evil you can do. To “agree to disagree” is the way of the world; it is not the way of the Kingdom. 2 Corinthians 8:9-21 1 Peter 1:3-12|
|03/03||Romans 12:18-21||If we don’t feel at peace, the answer is to repent. To live peaceably doesn’t mean to compromise or arrive at a truce. The Bible is talking about the peace within. Jeremiah 14:1-23 Leviticus 19:16-18 Deuteronomy 32:35|
|03/04||Romans 13:1-2||What is the relationship between the Christian and political authority? There is no power but that of God.|
|03/05||Romans 13:1-5||What is a ‘good work’? The only definition of good work is believing on him whom He has sent. Is there really such thing as a ‘truth seeker’? Truth does not change with time. Titus 2:11-14|
|03/06||Romans 13:5-7||Refusing to be subject to social government is rebellion against God. Personal entitlement or opinions have no place in the heart of a believer. Matthew 22:15-21|
|03/07||Romans 13:7-8||Our rulers are God’s ministers. They are doing His work whether they know it or not. If there is the slightest debt, you cannot love. Without love, you cannot fulfill the law. Your sense of debt to the world will be evident in your response to the world. Hebrews 8:1-2|
|03/10||Romans 13:8||Financial debt is only one kind of debt. There is parental debt, there is debt that is enticed by friends and relatives. Deuteronomy 13:6-10 Matthew 12:46 Luke 14:25-26|
|03/13||A great deception in the modern church is that of free will. The will of God is always emptying of self. The will of Satan is self-for-self, self-realization. The ultimate apostasy is the sanctification of self-seeking. Revelation 12:7-10, 13:1-3, 14:12-13|
|03/14||Since the fall we live in our illusion of control and accomplishment. Yet, we are obligated to fulfill the whole law. You are either the vessel for the prince of this world or for Christ. There is no middle ground. James 2:5-10 Romans 3:9 2 Corinthians 5:14|
|03/17||The debt owed by every human being is so massive you can never pay it. We are not debtors to the flesh. Galatians 3:1-11 Romans 8:5-20|
|03/18||Romans 13:8||Another form of debt is self-image debt. This kind of debt comes from comparison. You are exactly as He made you and thus you have no basis for comparison with anyone else. The nature of the self is to maintain a negative self-image. Mark 8:34 1 Corinthians 13:9 Galatians 6:12 James 1:22-24|
|03/19||You must shed all debts. The debt cannot be brought into the Kingdom of God. Luke 1322-27 Matthew 7:21-23 Jeremiah 1:5-19, 2:1-23|
|03/20||The greatest debt of all is your religious debt. It is all of your ‘how to’ ideas -- how to tive, how to be holy, how to sacrifice, and how to be sanctified. Cause-and-affect is the religion of the world. Revelation 13:1-12, 17:1-9, 18:1-4, 12:7 2 Corinthians 6:14 Matthew 6:24-34|
|03/21||Romans 13:8||The prosperity gospel preaches a form of debt. They tell you that if your life isn’t the way you want it, then you haven’t done enough. Every issue in your life is a result of thinking that you have something to do. Job 1:1-9, 22:21-30, 23:1-8 Romans 4:20-21 1 Thessalonians 5:24|
|03/24||Romans 13:8||When you accept that God has wrought all his work in you, your debt becomes His responsibility. You know the freedom that is in the glorious law of liberty. The government of your life is on his shoulders, now and always. Job 23:14 1 Kings 6:9 Psalms 57:1-11, 138:1-8 Isaiah 9:2-7 Jeremiah 1:12|
|03/25||The zeal of the Lord will perform it. For us it is over and finished and there is no debt. All that is left is to wait on him. Jeremiah 29:4-10 Ezekiel 12:1-28 Romans 4:16-21 1 Thessalonians 5:24|
|03/26||Romans 13:8||We comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. We sometimes do a fair job of the first but we rarely do the second at all. Who is our neighbor? If it’s a code of conduct or a how-to, it’s not grace. Leviticus 19:18 Matthew 22:34 Luke 10:25-37 Galatians 5:1-6|
|03/27||Romans 13:8||This morning’s Bible study is going to hurt. Who is your enemy and who is your friend? When you withhold from someone you are making him your enemy. If you know everything about him and you like him anyway, that is a friend. Matthew 5:43 John 15:15 Deuteronomy 23:17-19 Galatians 5:1-14|
|03/28||Romans 13:8||The presence of a Christian will always upset the world system. If you think you have something to lose and a self to protect, you cannot love. James 4:1-4 Ephesians 6:10-16|
|03/31||Romans 13:8||Love shows itself in a body of believers. Do you go to the church that has people just like you? To love is to exist equally for all men without respect to persons. Do you have the courage to exist in total light? James 2:8 John 3:18-21|
|04/01||Romans 13:8||Our primary task as believers is to love one another. Loving God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind does this. Revelation 14:12-13|
|04/02||We’re talking about the New Jerusalem. The earthly matron is the bride; the heavenly matron is the bridegroom. When the two meet, it’s finished. Isaiah 52:1-3 Revelation 21:1-3 Hebrews 8:8-11 Galatians 4:21-26|
|04/03||Romans 13:8||We’re still talking about what it means to love your neighbor. You can’t love by looking at; you love by seeing through, into the law of liberty. 1 Corinthians 1:17-18 Acts 26:13-18 Genesis 3:9-15 Matthew 25:31-46|
|04/04||Romans 13:8||You cannot be a respecter of persons and love your neighbor. We partake of the divine nature by abiding in Him. We abide in him by emptying. Hebrews 3:7-13 2 Peter 1:1-4 John 15:1-4|
|04/16||Words on Passover.||God looks at the religion that is going on inside of you. 2 Kings 22:1-11 23:1-24 Ezekiel 8:1-18|
|04/17||Hezekiah’s Passover.||We never do it right. It’s time to destroy the idolatry, the groves, and the high places. Be not conformed to this world. 2 Chronicles 29:1-36, 30:1-20|
|04/18||Passover||Who is the rich young ruler? Matthew 19:16-26 John 11:1-46|
|04/21||Passover||This is Trinity’s 32nd Passover. The revelations that accompanied Ole’s conversion: The love of God is not centered in the human race but in his son. Eternity is not a very long time; it is no time at all. The antichrist is you and I. The human mind is the enemy of God. There is no dispensation; God is the same always. When born again, you are seated on the mercy seat with Christ. The law is not to make you a better person; it is to shut you up. Salvation is not our business; we witness and destroy idolatry. The idea of "accepting Jesus as your personal savior" is nowhere in scripture. The Bible is only about Christ. Repentance is not a feeling of remorse; it is leaving all of you behind. The Kingdom of God is not, and never will be, on earth. Christianity is not comic book theology. We are perfected by one offering -- there's nothing for you to do. Cause-and-affect is the enemy of faith. The 'great commission' is not a command; it is simply what happens when a true disciple goes forth. 2 Peter 2:1-3|
|04/22||What took place in Israel during Passover? God alone walked the covenant. Christ died, in your place, not, for your benefit. We’ve been weighed in the balance and are forever found wanting. Genesis 15:1-17 Galatians 3:11-20 Daniel 5:1-28|
|04/23||Passover||We are taking a look at the bride being prepared for God. Passover is about the espoused bride of Christ, the marriage supper of the Lamb. Isaiah 54:1-8 2 Corinthians 11:1-3 Revelation 21:1-3, 9:9-10|
|04/24||Passover||Egypt is the type of the world. Passover is the celebration of your exodus from the world system. The natural man, who is of the world, always attempts to use God for his own purposes. The spiritual man, who is of the Kingdom, lives for God’s purposes. Exodus 10:1-3, 13:6 Isaiah 21:12 Psalms 139:1-12, 74:12 Colossians 1:12 Ephesians 1:15, 3:8-23|
|04/29||Romans 13:11-12||We have been in the night of the last day since the crucifixion of Christ. The only work left is to believe on him. Instead, his people have been in continuous rebellion even since the cross. There is no issue that cannot be handled by giving it to our eternal Father and waiting on him. John 9:4 2 Peter 3:1-11|
|04/30||Romans 13:12-13||If you have an investment in the outcome, you are doing it for yourself. Walk in the spirit and, you will not fulfill the desires of the flesh. Mark 1:14 Galatians 5:16-17|
|05/01||Romans 13:13||To be drunk on the wine of Ephraim is self-absorption and self-intoxication. Why do we glorify and worship those that show the worldly manifestations of success? We even make them religious idols. Isaiah 28:1-13, 57:3-8, 50:4-11 Ezekiel 23:26-35|
|05/02||Romans 13:13-14||To ‘put on’ Christ is to flow into him, as in our baptism. The ‘new’ man is not an improved version of you. Galatians 3:19-29 Ephesians 4:17-24 Colossians 3:1-10|
|05/05||Romans 14:1||All we do should be for the purpose of edifying without doubtful disputation. God’s purpose for the world is in the mystery of the bride. Luke 2:28-35, 5:21-22, 6:6, 9:41-44, 24:32-38 Hebrews 4:9-13, 5:6 Romans 1:20-22|
|05/06||Romans 14:1-3||If God accepts you, who are you not to accept another? Those weakest in the faith work the hardest to force conformity. Rather than the Holy Spirit they need converts to validate themselves. When you are investing in the outcome you are not living as unto the Lord. 1 Corinthians 10:12-24|
|05/07||Romans 14:3-8||To see God is to know that you can no longer seek to benefit yourself. No one can seduce you if you have no wants or ambitions. To the pure, all things are pure. Titus 1:15 1 Corinthians 10:33, 9:19-23 John 4:19-24|
|05/08||Romans 14:4-9||He is the God of the living and the dead. Time is not an issue with God. To leave another is spiritual murder. Who are you to judge another? You are not your business. There is no free will. What causes the desire to return to bondage? James 4:1-11 1 Corinthians 6:19, 15:50-58 Galatians 2:20-21, 4:8-11 1 Thessalonians 5:1-13 1 Peter 3:17-22, 4:1-6|
|05/09||Romans 14:11||God is in control. Nothing happens without him. He is not your personal provincial God. Every knee is bowing and every tongue is confessing that Jesus is Lord. Isaiah 45:1-25|
|05/12||Romans 14:10||How often do you discount or dismiss another? We must live each day as if it were the judgment day. Matthew 25:31-33 Zephaniah 1:7-18, 2:1-3 Luke 18:10-14|
|05/13||Romans 14:13||What does it mean to be a stumbling block of offense? To introduce self-realization to those of faith is the attempt to cause them to stumble. Isaiah 8:13-15, 9:6 Matthew 18:1-6 Mark 9:42 Revelation 2:12|
|05/14||Romans 14:13||The Gospel that is pleasing to men is another Gospel and an abomination. The Gospel is good news only from the perspective of the Kingdom of God. The only legitimate use of media is to bring forth fruit necessary for repentance. John 15:18 Galatians 1:6 Luke 16:13-15 Matthew 11:11-17 1 Thessalonians 2:1-6|
|05/15||Romans 14:13||We are talking more on stumbling block. The great transgression is minimized in modern theology. We focus rather on code of conduct, behavior, outward appearances and ethics. God looks, only at your inner religion. Psalms 19:12-13 Genesis 3:1-14 Philippians 3:17-19|
|05/16||Romans 14:13||When you have entered the rest your works do not lead you, they follow you. Personal ambition and agenda has no place in the Kingdom of God. These things are but, spots on the garment, which is Christ. Revelation 18:21-24, 19:1-9, 12:7-12 Matthew 21:33-46, 22:1-14|
|05/19||Romans 14:13||We’re talking more on the stumbling block. To offend another is to indulge them in their own self-seeking and self-justification rather than preaching the cross. We are to profess the worthlessness of all human effort. The stumbling block is self-realization. Matthew 21:33-46 John 20:19-33, 21:1-23|
|05/20||Romans 14:13||Do you do works in the name of God? When it leads to self-righteousness that is the source of the greatest deception. We have no cloak for our sin, no excuse. Isaiah 57:1-10 Revelation 17:1-11 John 15:18-22 Psalms 19:1-14|
|05/21||Romans 14:14||The earth is full of his glory. There is nothing in the universe that is unholy to God except the human mind. To the pure, everything is pure. Mark 7:1-23 1 Corinthians 10:23-31 Titus 1:15-16|
|05/22||Romans 14:14-15||What does it mean to eat things offered to idols? Anything that is perceived to sustains you or gives you worth, other than Christ, is an idol. Your response to people and situations will provide evidence of your idolatry. 1 Corinthians 8:1-13|
|05/23||Romans 14:14-23||Anything that is not of faith is sin. How much of modern Christianity has become a stage play?|
|05/27||Romans 14:23||Christ has spoken and we have no cloak for our sin. The Old Testament serves as allegory and example for us. Time is the instrument of the evil one to deprive you of your inheritance. John 15:18-22 1 Corinthians 10:1 Jeremiah 1:1-10, 20:7-11|
|05/28||Romans 14:23||Everything depends on where you dwell. Are you of the world or of the kingdom? Luke 17:20-21 Deuteronomy 26:1-2 Revelation 12:7-9, 13:3-14 Matthew 24:4 Romans 16:16 Isaiah 51:1-6|
|05/29||Romans 8:5-25||We are going to spend more time on, time.
Walking in the flesh is, living by sensory perception.
Walking in the flesh is, walking in time rather than, the kingdom which is, eternity. Romans 8:5-25
2 Corinthians 4:7-18 Hebrews 11:32-40, 12:1-2
|05/30||Revelation 10:1-7||We are talking more about, time.
What gives space dimension is, time.
We are to worship in spirit and in truth.
Truth and spirit, is not bound in time.
If you are born again, your life is spiritual.
1 Timothy 6:1-16 1 Corinthians 15:47
|06/02||Romans 15:1-4||The world is here to show you that, all you do is for your own benefit. Why did Satan leave Christ for a season? Luke 4:1-7|
|06/03||Romans 15:5||How is it possible for any group of people, to be of one mind? We think this means; hang out with people just like you. To be of one mind requires each to empty of self. Self is loneliness and isolation, to empty, is peace and unity. Philippians 2:1-10 Acts 4:1-33, 5:1-12|
|06/04||Romans 15:7-13||Jesus was sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
How did we gentiles get involved?
Matthew 15:21-28 2 Corinthians 1:20, 13:3-5 Isaiah 11:1-5
|06/05||2 Samuel 22:1-31||John Rutledge fills in for Ole Anthony
Did David die on Pentecost? Is repentance the answer to everything? Crying out to the Lord is the only way out. The only way to experience this large place is, to have a new identity. If you see that, you are in God’s hands then, you see that your way is perfect. By letting go of yourself, your way is perfect.
|06/06||Matthew 16:23||John Rutledge fills in for Ole Anthony
It did not appear that way to the world but Christ was delivered and, he is victorious. So it is, with us.
Outward appearance, does not determine inner reality. 2 Samuel 22:27-51, 23:1-7
|06/09||Romans 11:33-36, 12:1-2||Reading the letters of Paul is like listening to a one sided conversation.
There is a relationship between the events of Acts and, the letters to the
The act of offering your self a living sacrifice is Holy.
|06/10||2 Thessalonians 2:1-4||We are talking about Eschatology.
The three main views are: amillennialists, postmillennialists, and
premillennialists. What do the three main views have in common? Where do they diverge?
|06/11||We are still talking about Eschatology, end times.
It is not us, that are raised after death.
It is a new creation, completely unlike this one. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
1 Corinthians 15:35-57 Isaiah 29:1-13 2 Peter 3:10-14
|06/12||There are two ways to know, by experience, and by empathy.
Are you continuing with ‘him’, in his temptations or, do you still think it’s all up to you?
Do you respond instantly by spirit or, do you govern your self for your own
protection and self-gratification?
Hebrews 4:1-16 Luke 22:28 John 5:17-19, 5:30-31
|06/13||Are you continuing with him, in his temptations?
Satan does not tempt you to do wrong.
He tempts you to shift your point of view from God, to self. It is the nature of self, to do wrong.
James 4:1-5 Romans 7:1-9 John 8:31-59
|06/16||Are you continuing with him, in his temptations? (Continue)
If Jesus fed five thousand, why not feed five million? If he can raise one person from the dead, why not raise everyone? Christ saw his purpose from the perspective of the kingdom not, from the
world of men. John 6:28-66
|06/17||Continuing in his temptations.
Everyone shields himself or herself against something.
Some fear vulnerability, some fear inadequacy, some fear risk. We must bear our reproach outside the camp. If you seek first to protect your self and, seek first your own comfort, you are minding earthly things.
Hebrews 13:5-13 Psalms 91:1-2
|06/18||Are you continuing with him, in his temptations? (Continue)
If he is your life, you are in the kingdom, now. Christ is the light that is the light of all men.
John 1:1-12 Colossians 1:12-13 Romans 8:28-39
|06/19||What are your giants?
What is keeping you from the rest?
What is keeping you from self-abandonment?
|06/24||Until, Ole can see again, we are taking a break from Romans.
What is the difference between law and, grace? Ole explains with a metaphor of swimming.
Those that can’t swim at all, the Gospel is like a life saving raft. Those that swim a little will tire and again, the Gospel is the life saving raft. The expert swimmers will go a long time before they enter the raft. Those that are still swimming will resent those that are on the raft. It looks just to darn easy.
Matthew 11:25-30 John 4:21-26
|06/25||Can you give a true ‘testimony’ of Christ if, you are still the reference
Christ was tested, as son of man, in every way that we are but only he
Are you continuing with him, in his tests?
Luke 1:1-4, 2:41-52
|06/26||What happened during the quiet years of Christ?
These were the years between the age of 12 and, the age of 30. What does it mean to, fill up the affliction lacking in the body?
Hebrews 4:7-16 Colossians 1:5-29
|06/27||We’ve been talking about the quiet years of Christ and, what it means to
fill up the affliction lacking in the body.
Where there is no peace, there is either guilt or idolatry.
His peace, which surpasses all understanding, is the gift of God, in Christ
Luke 2:8-14 1 Thessalonians 5:16-25 Philippians 4:4-7 Galatians 6:12:13
|06/30||We’re going to talk about ‘peace’, for a while.
The peace of God is available to you, now.
The only obstacle is, the human mind.
Isaiah 26:1-13 Psalms 139:7-12 Ezekiel 8:4-12
|07/01||Until repentance is complete, the peace is still hidden from your eyes.
God is asking, ‘let’ this peace be in you.
This ‘peace’ comes in the person of Jesus Christ and, not by the world or,
Luke 19:38-44 John 14:15-27 Romans 5:6
|07/02||We’re still talking about this mystery of ‘peace’.
Health is physical peace, Virtue is moral peace and, holiness is spiritual peace. We’ve been liberated from the bondage of the world but do we now try to bring the world with us into the kingdom?
Haggai 1:1-15, 2:1-9 Micah 4:1-4
|07/03||We’re still talking about this mystery of ‘peace’.
The double-minded, will not see the peace of God. It doesn’t come in installments and, it can’t be mixed with anything of the world. Love God and, have fun.
Numbers 6:22-27 Hosea 4:15-19, 10:1-2 3 John 1-2 Psalms 29:1-11
|07/07||We’re still talking about this mystery of ‘peace’.
Without reconciliation to God, there can be no peace. There can be no reconciliation as long as there is separation. There is no peace, for the wicked one. The wicked one is, self.
Acts 10:9-42 Isaiah 57:10-15, 28:8-13
|07/08||We’re still talking about this mystery of ‘peace’.
Lack of forgiveness, will take you away from peace. In Christianity, to forgive, is a command, it’s not an option. If, you have not forgiven from the heart, God will not forgive you. Isn’t it time to deal with it, now?
Matthew 5:43-48 Deutoronomy 23:5 2 Corinthians 10:3-6
|07/09||We are continuing to talk about peace in the context of forgiveness.
The role of forgiveness is unique to Christianity. Many claim to forgive, then they will have nothing to do with you. What’s wrong with that picture?
James 4:1-3 Deuteronomy 13:1-10
|07/10||How much, you forgive another will never compare to, how much your heavenly
father has forgiven, you.
As long as you think there is some redeeming quality about you, forgiveness
will always be a struggle.
Matthew 18:21-35 Romans 3:10-20
|07/15|| We are talking about death.
The Hebrew concept of death is, separation from God.
To name a thing is, to separate from it. Who told you, you are naked?
Genesis 2:16-25, 3:1-11
|07/16|| We are talking about debt and, it’s many forms.
Owe no man anything but, love one another without hypocrisy.
Neither, are you in debt to your self.
Job 22:21-29, 42:1-9 2 Corinthians 13:3-8
|07/17|| We’re still talking about debt.
The heaviest form of debt is, religious debt.
The common factor in all religious debt is, cause-and-affect.
Revelation 18:1-7, 12:7-11, 13:11-12 2 Corinthians 6:13-17 Isaiah 52:1-15, 53:1-12, 54:1-17
|07/18|| We’re talking now on, generational debt.
The generational debt is due to the fall.
We can trust God with our eternal salvation but we won’t trust him with the
What’s up with that?
What makes us so stupid?
Through you, only as the empty vessel, will Christ uniquely express
Genesis 3:14-17 Romans 8:20 Galatians 3:10-11 James 2:8-10 Romans 3:19-21
Exodus 34:1-9 Ephesians 1:15-23, 3:14-21
|07/21|| We’ve been talking about debt but what does no debt, look like?
We are often, not conscious of the weighty nature of debt.
Our, state of debt, is revealed in our response to people and, situations.
Do everything in your power to get out of debt.
Mark 4, 8:27 Philippians 4:4 1 Thessalonians 4:13 Galatians 3:22
|07/22|| Are we merchandizing the gospel?
What does 'dead to self' look like, how does it show itself in you?
|07/23|| We’re spending one more day on the topic of, debt.
Today, we are talking about, self-image debt.
Self-image, whether good or bad, is still bondage. You need no self-image at all, you are free in Christ.
Isaiah 14:1-14 James 1:22-25
|07/24|| We’re still talking about self-image debt.
We love self-awareness because then, we can justify all manner of rebellion.
Repentance is not an act; it’s a way of life.
Repentance is also impossible if you still think there is anything
redeemable about you.
1 John 3:1-3 1 Corinthians 13:9-13 Hebrews 2:8-9
|07/25|| We’re talking about the debt of self-image and, shame.
Shame is a debt you can’t pay.
Christ took on your shame, in all its aspects. Now, you can despise the shame, as he did.
Galatians 5:26 Mark 15:1-34
|07/28|| The purpose for preaching is to bring you to that place where you know, you
are crucified to the world and, the world is crucified to you.
The shame is blotted out; it’s no longer visible.
There is no longer reason to be in bondage to shame.
Galatians 6:13-14 Colossians 2:8-14 Isaiah 26:9-13
|07/29|| The blood of Christ blots out the charges against you.
You alone, have the power to bring them back.
Psalms 103:10-12 Galatians 3:1-14 Hebrews 11:36-40, 12:1-2 Philippians 3:3 Romans 4:1-5
|07/30|| We’re still talking about debt.
In this culture, we have the debt of the rugged individualist.
There is the debt of ‘trying harder’, ‘do more’, ‘do your best’, ‘win’.
|07/31|| The mystery of God is not revealed by sensory perception.
The Gospel is preached to all men; Christ is accessible by all men.
The crucifixion gives us the picture of shame.
Shame binds us, exposes us, makes us powerless. Through shame, we live in fear of rejection, embarrassment and, abandonment. Christ despised the shame and, by his resurrection, shame is obliterated.
Titus 2:11 Romans 5:1-2 Hebrews 12:1-2 Mark 15:1-26
|8/1|| We don’t acknowledge, to our selves, that there is shame.
It’s all about being open.
Healing begins when; the hidden things are brought to the light, which is Christ.
Isaiah 54:1-5 Ephesians 5:25-27 1 Timothy 6:11-16 Hebrews 9:13-14 1 Peter 1:13-21 Colossian 1:19-21 2 Peter 3:9-14 Jude 1:11-25 Zechariah 3:1-4
|8/4||Romans 14:22-23|| We’re back to Romans.
What is it in you that cause you to be unhappy in that which you allow?
This is the Holy Spirit asking you to stop, consider, and repent. You have invented yourself.
When you see that, you do not want that which is good, you confess that the law is spiritual.
|8/5||Romans 15:1-3|| For edification and, for the glory of God, we are all things to all people.
Give none reason to discount you, as a spokesman for the Gospel.
Abandon your self; the rest is God’s business.
1 Corinthians 9:16-27, 1:26-29
|8/6||Romans 15:1-6|| Satan has succeeded in shifting the point of view of man, from God to,
Jesus was not about pleasing himself. The body is a symphony, Christ is the conductor.
Can you have harmony if, each go their own way?
Psalms 69:1-1-11 1 Peter 1:11-24 2 Timothy 3:10-17 Acts 2:40
|8/7||Romans 15:7-9|| Receive one another, whole-heartedly and, openly.
To believe that Jesus is the Christ is to confess that all is perfect.
1 John 5:1-2 1 Corinthians 12:1-3 Galatians 1:6-12 Matthew 15:21-24 Psalms 18:49
|8/8||Romans 15:10-13|| There is nothing, in the human mind that desires Christ.
The last of the seven mountains of your mind is the Jebusites, which is
As long as you have hope, you’re still hanging on, leaning still on your own
arm of understanding.
When you come to see the vanity of everything else and, abandon your self,
will his presence be known.
The only hope is, the resurrection of Christ, in you.
Psalms 18:49, 117:1 Isaiah 11:10, 53 Deuteronomy 32:43 Revelation17: 1:1-5
|8/11||Romans 15:4, 15:15||Is our understanding and, use of the word ‘hope’, scriptural?
Is ‘hope’ just an expectation of a favorable future event, just wishful
The Jebusites are still in Jerusalem today, the last vestige of the enemies.
Exodus 23:20-30 Joshua 15:63 Judges 1:21 Mark 1:14:15 Daniel 2:44, 9:21-27
|8/12||Romans 15:15-16||Do we see God as, all and, in all?
Or, do we still judge and compare, for our selves, what is good and, what is
There is no holy place, thing, or time.
Romans 6:12, 8:9, 11:19, 12:1-2 John 4:19-24, 15:18-26 Revelations 21:1-3 Hebrews 8:1 Isaiah 66:1-24
|8/13||Romans 15:16-17|| What does it mean to be sanctified by the Holy Ghost?
2 Corinthians 13:5 Galatians 1:11-16
|8/14||Romans 15:18||Waiting is the way that ‘logos’ becomes ‘rhema’.
Until it is worked out in you by Christ, it’s just your personal ideas and
To mind earthly things, is the fruit of the fall.
Romans 10:17 Philippians 3:18-19 Genesis 3:7-14 John 6:53-66
|8/15||Romans 15:18-19||We’re still talking about ‘logos’ and ‘rhema’.
Can you answer the question: what is the Gospel?
A Christian will stand out, not because of what he does but who he is.
Deuteronomy8: 1-3 Matthew 3:8-17, 4:1-4 Ephesians 6:10-16
|8/18||Romans 15:20-23||What was the life of the apostle Paul?
What does it mean to, preach the Gospel?
Isaiah 52:13-15 Galatians 1:8-24
|8/19|| (Gary Buckner fills in for Ole Anthony)
We’re going to talk about sacrifice. Reality is not your enemy but your imagination about reality, is.
Say what is there, have the courage to be a fool.
|8/20||Romans 15:23-24||What is baptism of the Holy Spirit?
What are the idols of today?
When you come against the established values of the culture, they will hate
you and, seek to kill you.
If they are religious, they will kill you and, say it is for God.
Acts 18-23-28, 19:1-32
|8/25||Rom. 15:30-33||What is prayer? When you pray, is it just a wish list? Can you pray that you remain at rest no matter the outcome?
Acts 12:1-17 Daniel 9:20-23 Phil. 4:1-7
|8/26||Romans 16:1-7||Who are the people that worked and lived with the apostle Paul?
Women, along with men, were all major players in the 1st century church.
Acts 18:1-27 1 Corinthians 16:13-19 2 Timothy 4:6-22
|8/27||Romans 16:1-7||What is the apostle?
Only when, one falls into the ground and dies, can the body of Christ form.
Ephesians 4:1-13 1 Corinthians 15:6-12, 9:1 1 Thessalonians 1:1-7
|8/28||Romans 16:7-8||We’re talking about the meaning of Apostle.
There were more than 12 apostles.
An apostle is a missionary but all missionaries are not apostles.
An apostle, works in and, is in service to, a community
Galatians 1:11-16 Jeremiah 1:1-12 Revelation 14:11-13 Luke 10:1-20
|8/29||Romans 16:9-14||We’re still talking about the apostles.
Mark 15:20 Acts 4:31-35 2 John 1:1
|9/2||Romans 16:15-18||Many of the members, of the church at Rome, were of the royal household.
To cause one to return to the world and, to self-seeking is the meaning of
Matthew 16:21, 18:3-8 Luke 17:1-3 Romans 9:1-3 Galatians 5:11 1 Peter 2:1-8
|9/3||Romans 16:17-18||To the world, Christ is an offense.
To those of the Kingdom, the world is an offense.
The belly symbolizes the human appetite for things of this world, which is
Philippians 3:18-19 Genesis 3:9-14
|9/4||Romans 16:19-20||The world has a different meaning of obedience then, does the kingdom of
Obedience is to remain under him, under all circumstances.
A Christian makes no decision, you wait until God does.
Even Jesus, as son of man, had to learn this kind of obedience through his
Hebrews 5:4-12 Matthew 10:1-7
|9/5||Romans 16:18||The body is a metaphor for the mystery of God, which is in Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:12-27 Matthew 6:25
|9/8||Romans 16:20-21||Who is the disciple Timotheus?
The disciples were people, like you and I.
Their day-to-day lives, revealed their faith.
Acts 14:6 Acts 16:1-2 2 Timothy 1:3, 3:14-15, 1:5-7 1 Timothy 4:6-16
|9/9||Romans 16:21-23||We are still talking about the various apostles of the first century church
The idols of today are not necessarily physical; they can be the ideas, in
our mind, that we worship.
Acts 17:1-9, 19:23-29 3 John 1:1-2
|9/10||Romans 16:23-25||We are still talking about the various apostles of the first century church
Who is Gaius?
Acts 20:1-4 1 Corinthians 1:10-15 1 Timothy 4:19-21
|9/11|| (Gary Buckner fills in for Ole Anthony)
What happens when you see your self as, others see you? The ego is a force unto itself and, is not your friend. Anything we worship, including the ego, we breathe life into it. When your own self-image is destroyed, your are free. Only, Christ in you, delights in the law of the Lord.
|9/12||Romans 16:25:27||The culture will always change with time.
Christ in you, is constant and, is unaffected by time and circumstances.
His ability is sure.
You might duplicate the work of God through your own latent power but in
this way, you will not produce the fruit of God. The only way back to Eden is, your death. In your death, Christ lives.
This concludes our journey through the book of Romans. This study began January 31, 2006.
|9/15||What is the meaning of covenant?
What is a contract, from a Biblical perspective?
The picture of Christ and, the crucifixion is foretold in the covenant.
God made the covenant with himself because; only he can meet his own
standards. Only, the Son of God, fulfilled the covenant, we failed, cannot, meet the
The zeal of the Lord will perform it, not you and I.
Genesis 15:7-21 Galatians 3:13-20 Hebrews 6:11-15
|9/16||We are still talking about the meaning of covenant.
The covenant is a blood contract.
The blood of Christ will, justify, cleanse, perfect, sanctify, redeem and,
1 Peter 1:13:21 Ephesians 1:7 Romans 5:9 Hebrews 13:12, 13:20-21, 9:14, 10:14 1 John 1:7
Revelation 1:5, 12:7 Colossians 1:20 Job 42:1-6
|9/17||We’re still talking about the meaning of covenant.
What would you think if, someone today, made the same claims that Jesus
Jesus claimed: to be the only begotten of God, immortality, inside knowledge
of heaven, all authority, to be redeemer of the world.
The human mind cannot accept the person of Jesus Christ.
We want to make him fit our expectations and desires, make him a champion.
The Jesus of popular culture has nothing to do with Jesus of Nazareth. How much of our knowledge of Jesus, comes from our culture?
|9/18||We’re still talking about the blood covenant.
Hebrew 5:10-14, 6:1-6 Romans 6:7-9
|9/19||What you resist, you empower.
You don’t say no to temptation, you say yes to Jesus.
Temperance is a gift, not a struggle.
Zephaniah 1:12 Hebrews 2:6-8 Colossians 1:20-22 1 John 3:1-4
|9/22||What is the meaning of the Levitical feasts?
Feasts are the set times of God.
Each of the feasts reveals the various points in the life of Christ.
Jesus himself is the Sabot.
Acts 2:1 Leviticus 23:1-30
|9/23||Today, we’re going to talk about Babylon.
Babylon is the symbol of our culture, the world, traditions and precepts of
men, and, cause-and-affect.
Daniel 3:1-7 Revelation 17:1-9 Joshua 7:13-26
|9/24|| We’re going to take a chronological journey through the letters from Paul to
the churches. We begin with Paul’s letter to the church at Thessalonica.
Prayer takes place in that hidden place, the pavilion.
Acts 17:1-9, 19:29, 27:1-3 Philippians4:15 Philemon 1:22 1 Thessalonian 1:1-2 Psalms 27:1-5, 31:19-20, 91:1-6 Matthew 6:5-6
|9/25||We’re talking more on prayer. Do we just pray to get something and, to change our circumstances? Do you pray to satisfy, your personal desires or, to discover God’s desire? Can you hear God when, your mind is full of internal chatter? The point of prayer is to get you back on the mercy seat. 1 Thessalonians1: 2 Matthew 6:9-12 1 John 2:12-16|
|9/26||There is nothing about the mystery of the Gospel that has a home in human nature. In time and space, the Gospel is available equally to all people. The elect, is defined by how you respond to the Gospel. God has seen the end of the movie; he has seen your response. 1 Thessalonians 1:3-6 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 Psalms 16:10|
|9/29||(Gary Buckner fills in for Ole Anthony) Many Christians use their religion as a safety net and, church becomes a place to hide out. You can’t go to heaven without the cross. Isaiah 65:1|
|9/30||You will always receive the word with affliction. The word will annihilate the ego, the self-created being. There is a fundamental difference between joy and happiness. Joy does not depend on external circumstances. 1 Thessalonians 1:6-10 Matthew 13:1-23 1 John 1:1-4 Galatians 5:22-23|
|10/1||1 Thessalonians 1:6-8||The Bible is about examples, types, and patterns. There is only the type of Christ and, everything else, which is anti Christ. The definition of Pharisee is, one who takes literally the pattern and, disregards the real thing. A Pharisee worships the shadow and, ignores the object. A mysterious thing happens, throughout the world, when the faithful manifest that faith. 1 Timothy 1:15-16 1 Corinthians 10:1-6 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 Hebrews 8:1-5 Romans 1:8, 10:14-18|
|10/2||1 Thessalonians 1:8-10||One offering has perfected you but your mind can’t accept it. You still want to think that there is something for you to do. Colossians 1:1-6,1:19-23 John 13:36-38, 14:1-4|
|10/3||1 Thessalonians 1:9-10||That which you give form to, is an idol. The human mind is an idols factory. The mystery of God in Christ is revealed in the heavens, the stars, and, in the signs of the zodiac. Genesis 11:27-30 Psalms 19:1-7|
|10/6||1 Thessalonians 1:9-10||What is heaven? Eternity is, as Truth is, that which does not change with time. Isaiah 52:1-2, 54:1-6 1 Corinthians 1:17-29|
|10/7||1 Thessalonians 1:10||We started yesterday, talking about heaven. You cannot speak of heaven without also speaking of hell. What does the Bible tell us about the place of heaven and, hell? 2 Corinthians 12:1-10, 11:1-3 1 John 2:15:17 Philippians 3:17-19|
|10/8||1 Thessalonians 1:10|
|10/9||1 Thessalonians 1:10||We’re still talking about heaven. What does the Bible tell us about heaven? What are, our resurrection and, our new body, all about? 1 Corinthians 15:34-57 John 15:16-27|
|10/10||1 Thessalonians 1:10||The dominant theme, of the first letter to Thessalonica is, waiting on God. We have been in the night of the last day for over two thousand years. Every great idea, new invention, and device of man, has been an attempt to flee this revelation. How long will you resist the divine impulse? Acts 7:54, 26:8-18|
|10/13||1 Thessalonians 1:10||Wrath|
|10/14||1 Thessalonians 2:1-2||Is gain, Godly? Is faith meaningful without demonstration of faith? Can faith be demonstrated, without affliction? Yet, without faith, it is impossible to please God. Acts 15:33-41, 16:1-40|
|10/15||1 Thessalonians 2:1-3||The Gospel is preached with much contention because; it is not good news for man. It is good news for the Kingdom of God. Nothing exists that is not for the expressed purpose of God. 1 John 4:1-6 1 Peter 4:12-18 1 Corinthians 12:1-3 2 Corinthians 2:14 John 1:1-4 Colossians 1:12-18|
|10/16||1 Thessalonians 2:3||How many of our Biblical concepts have been borrowed from the world? When the Gospel is peddled, as a commodity, it is by necessity, adulterated, and watered down. Even the members of the congregation become merchandise, counted and, accounted for. The mega church cater to the individual lust for self-esteem, self-indulgence and, self-preservation. We don’t want the sword of the word to cut into and, expose us. 2 Corinthians 2:14-16, 4:1-2 2 Peter 2:1-3 Isaiah 53:1-6 Jeremiah 48:10 Hebrews 12:1-12, 4:12-116|
|10/17||1 Thessalonians 2:4-6||Why was the apostle Paul insistent on the notion that the Gospel is not about pleasing men? The flesh is no more to be tested, the gig is up. The true Gospel, will never be acceptable by the world. Galatians 1:6-8 Matthew 3:1-8 Ephesians 6:4-6|
|10/20||1 Thessalonians 2:4-9||How far we have fallen. The apostle Paul went to great lengths to point out that, he did not appeal to men by flattery and enticement. 2 Corinthians 2:17, 11:1-8 Philippians 3:4-8 1 Corinthians 9:1-3|
|10/22||1 Thessalonians 2:8-14||In the 1st century church, there were no paid clergy, facility and administrative overhead. Resources, time, effort, and money, were used to meet the needs of your neighbors. The light, which is Christ, shines on you when, you are in him. Luke 4:5-7 Isaiah 60:1-5 Acts 22:1-9, 17:1-9|
|10/23||1 Thessalonians 2:13-14||The Jews were contrary to all people but, their own. Then, they became contrary to the Gospel. As in, much of the Christian church today, it became about, them and us. Ezra 4:11-16 Ester 3:1-6 Acts 16:19-21|
|10/24||1 Thessalonians 2:11-14||Christianity is not a philosophy, it’s life. Though you are adopted, when Christ dwells in you, you receive the fullness as the Son of God. 1 John 1:1-3 Galatians 1:8-10 Romans 8:6-16|
|10/27||1 Thessalonians 2:14-16||From the perspective of the Kingdom, the human race ended at the cross. We are born, dead. It's not about us anymore; it's only about, Christ in you. Luke 11:44-48 2 Corinthians 5:11-17|
|10/28||1 Thessalonians 2:16|
|10/29||1 Thessalonians 2:16||What is this reference to, the light? Romans 13:10-14 John 8:12, 9:4, 12:35 2 Peter 1:17 Isaiah 60:1-3 Daniel 9:21-24 Luke 23:26-44 Matthew 21:33-44|
|10/30||1 Thessalonians 2:16||What is the meaning of the phrase: 'this generation'? Narrow is the way that leads to life, few will find it. Matthew 12:38-42, 23:23-36, 22:1-14, 7:12-16|
|10/31||1 Thessalonians 2:17-18||This is a good time to take a close look at Satan and, daemons. They are reality but, from God's perspective, Satan is defeated at the cross. Genesis 1:1-2, 3:20-22|
|11/3||1 Thessalonians 2:18||We're talking more on Satan. The Gospels present Christ, in the garden of Gethsemane, in two ways. One, as the agonizing son of man and, powerful son of God. We tend to see Satan in two ways, in the flesh or, in spirit. The prince of this world has no interest in those that are of the Kingdom of God. Thus, if Satan is in your life, who invited him? Luke 22:39-44 John 18:1-4, 12:20-24, 14:27-28 Revelation 12:7-12, 14:12-16 Colossians 2:1-15 Hebrews 2:8-10|
|11/4||1 Thessalonians 2:18||Satan again|
|11/5||1 Thessalonians 2:19-20||To be a servant of God is not a career path, it's the way of life. The apostles lived daily among their children. To be in the presence of God, is to see his face. You cannot be in his presence and, live. 2 Corinthians 1:14 Zephania1:1-7 Acts 3:14:14-16 Hebrews 9:19-24 Jude 1:10-24|
|11/6||1 Thessalonians 2:19-20||We're talking more on, the presence of God and, the face of God. The 'vale' is, self. The only purpose for preaching is, to bring about repentance. 2 Corinthians 3:12-18, 4:1-7 Matthew 12:1-7, 6:9-10|
|11/7||1 Thessalonians 3:1-3||What is the basis of Christianity? Affliction is the means by which we learn faith and obedience. Nobody, in modern Christianity, wants to hear that, you are appointed to suffer and, experience affliction. We are, of the Kingdom and, are not moved by the affairs of this world, this flesh. Everything in the world will come against you to see what will pull you from the mercy seat. Hebrews 5:1-16 Matthew 11:7-21, 5:10, 10:16-18 1 Peter 2:20-24, 4:12-16 2 Timothy 3:1-12|
|11/10||1 Thessalonians 3:1-5||As a true Christian, your inheritance is contentment, peace and rest. But 'self', is evil and, cannot rest. If you hold judgments, the worse thing to do is, hold it in. This impairs the body. 2 Corinthians 4:3-12|
|11/12||1 Thessalonians 3:5-6||You do not need to be tempted to do evil, it's in your nature. The test is expressed by the question: Do you put the need and desire of man, before the will of the father? You don't run from this, you see the vanity, you see your death in sin and finally, you repent. Only after death, is there resurrection. Matthew 16:1, 19:1-3, 22:15-22, 22:34-46, 27:32 James 1:12-15 Genesis 2:21-24, 3:1-11 1 John 2:15-16|
|11/13||1 Thessalonians 3:5-6||Punishment, is the act of justice by a wrathful God, chastisement is an act of grace by a loving father. Your response will reveal to you, if it is punishment or, chastisement. The ultimate question is, are you depending and waiting, only on him or, do you lean on your own arm of understanding? Romans 8:1 Isaiah 30:1-19|
|11/14||1 Thessalonians 3:5-6||We are talking more on punishment verses chastisement. The blood of Christ has redeemed us, sanctified us, and perfected us. What the world sees as affliction, God sees as teaching and instruction. 2 Timothy 3:14-16 Philippians 2:5-8 2 Peter 2:1-3 Acts 14:19-22 Revelation 12:9-12 John 8:31-36|
|11/17||1 Thessalonians 3:5-6||You don't leave faith and rest when, the temptor is tempting you. You are being refined in the fire of our heavenly father so that, what is precious to him, is brought forth. 1 John 2:12-16, 4:1-4 Revelation 3:14-16, 12:7-12 Exodus 32:6-12 Job 23:8-10 Zechariah 13:1-9|
|11/18||1 Thessalonians 3:5-6||We're still talking abut the difference between punishment and, chastisement. Deuteronomy 4:15-20 Isaiah 47:1-15, 48:1-11|
|11/19||1 Thessalonians 3:5||The way of the flesh and, the way of the spirit are, mutually exclusive. When you’re fed up with the works of the flesh, you’re ready for repentance. In that state of continual repentance, the spirit can work. The love of God is available to all men but, the flesh will hide it. Galatians 5:16-26 Luke 9:26, 8:41, 13:11|
|11/20||1 Thessalonians 3:5-6||The words of the Old Testament profits were not meant, only for Israel, they are talking to us. Do you still think your relationship with God is about making you a better person, more successful? The love of God is always there, it’s your rebellion that obscures it. We are purified in the furnace of affliction, it isn’t pretty, safe, and comfortable. Ezekiel 22:6-22 Isaiah 57:1-10 1 Corinthians 3:11-15 Hebrews 1:5-8 1 Peter 1:3-12 Luke 12:49-50 Matthew 3:5-11|
|11/21||1 Thessalonians 3:5-6||Bad recording|
|11/24||1 Thessalonians 3:5||
We are talking more on the tempter. As son of man, Jesus endured the three great temptations. Attempting the Kingdom of God ‘on earth’ rather than, ‘in earth’, is the basis of much hypocrisy and, idolatry, in the modern church.
|11/25||1 Thessalonians 5||
We are talking more on the tempter and, the temptations of Christ. Do we put God to the test for the purpose of approving, him? When you bring trouble upon your self and then, ask God to get you out, you are putting him to the test.
|11/26||1 Thessalonians 5||
We are talking more on the tempter and, the temptations of Christ. Christ was tempted in all ways as we are but, was without sin. You overcome the evil one by, walking in continuous repentance.
|12/1||1 Thessalonians 3:5||
We’re still talking about the tempter. We must understand what he is tempting us to do. If you know that, the light is in you, it is not possible for the tempter to work in you. Christ is that light.
|12/2||1 Thessalonians 3:5||
We’re still talking about the tempter. You must come to the point, in life, where you must own, who you are. You were created to fail, own up to it. Quit trying to change everything to fit your ideas of, how they ought to be.
|12/3||1 Thessalonians 3:5||
We’re still talking about the tempter and, the meaning of temptation.
|12/4||1 Thessalonians 3:5||
We’re still talking about the tempter. The test is always about, what will pull you away from faith.
|12/5||1 Thessalonians 3:6-8||
We’re taking a look at the Apostle Paul’s sermon on Mars hill. Athens was full of idols and superstitious people.
|12/8||1 Thessalonians 3:7-8||
Christianity is not about the, state or events of the world, that are external to you. Your warfare is not with, the material, flesh and blood. What is going on in you as, the temple of the living God?
|12/9 - 12/22||No Recording|