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The scriptural principles regarding fellowship are as clear as any other subject. However, clarity of scripture does not change the fact of hardened hearts. Some receive others into fellowship when they have no authority to do so, and some refuse to receive others into fellowship when they have the obligation to do so. Both actions …

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This is the last section of the epistle before Paul concludes with his final greetings. It is that which follows the foundation laid by Paul concerning Christ’s preeminence (1:15-23), the negative remarks concerning the Colossian heresy (2:1ff), and the applications concerning the Christian’s duties before the Preeminent One (3:1-4:6). After emphasizing their need to do …

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As was noted previously, fellowship with God and man is contingent upon one thing. It is that which inheres in the term “fellowship.” “God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth” …

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Having just described his attitude of pressing on to the “goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (v. 14), Paul encouraged the brethren to follow his example. He does not mean he is the standard, but as he wrote to the Corinthians, “Imitate me, just as I also imitate …

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“Now Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor asked Him, saying, ‘Are You the King of the Jews?’ Jesus said to him, ‘It is as you say’” (Matthew 27:11). “When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the …

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“The famine was over all the face of the earth, and Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians. And the famine became severe in the land of Egypt” (Genesis 41:56). Genesis 40 and 41 record the fulfillment of Joseph’s interpretation of Pharaoh’s dreams concerning the famine. By his authority, the storehouses of …

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“Do not let your heart envy sinners, but be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day; For surely there is a hereafter, and your hope will not be cut off” (Proverbs 23:17-18). As God’s people, our energy and zeal should not be focused on the prosperity of the world, and jealousy of …

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Exodus 25 records God’s command that Moses make a request before the Israelites that they bring free-will offerings to God for the building of the sanctuary. Exodus 35 and 36 record their fulfillment of this request. We can learn from the liberality and willingness in their Offerings for the Sanctuary. Ppt: Offerings for the Sanctuary …

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The Bible gives guidelines for our speech and actions. They must both be governed by Christ’s authority (cf. Colossians 3:17). As Christians, we must ensure that our saying is consistent with our doing. They must both be in the name of the Lord, and they must not contradict each other. Ppt: Saying and Doing Outline: …

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John 8:1-11 records an event in which the Pharisees and scribes used a woman caught in adultery in a conspiracy to find something of which to accuse Jesus. The account is severely abused by some. This record is examined. Ppt: Three Deaths at Calvary Outline: Three Deaths at Calvary Download: mp3

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