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 Elder, can you help us, with Bible study at Home?
 
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How do we study Scripture, without church booklets, pamphlets?
There is nothing wrong with booklets and thing if one understands that a man has productes it. it is not the Bible, all one does need is in the bible already.  
 
Why do they have so many?
 
Why do they do this?
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From The Elder: Old Church of God of the New Covenant -Heb. 8:1-13-1 Cor. 1:2. An old way to look for a new understanding, is to just return to the Bible and what it says.
 
This is what we do as the church. Remember Mathew 18:20 anyone can have church where they are.
 
Please Understand , this type of Bible studies will do things for you, and teach you a very different view of what you now see . with this way Jesus can and will flow through you .
 
You will know that there is something broken inside you that this will fix. You will find your healing in Him. with this, Heaven will now feed your eyes , and with this you will have Jesus in every word you speak. “ Warring” when you study the Bible like this you will catch churches when they lie and teach false teaching, this is why many hate this old way of teaching. Why do they have so many booklets because they are trying to hide the early church and what it was?
 
They are making a one way to themselves! When men want the church to do their way, they step away for what God gave this world. Men always have a headquarters, a general office , a college, a school, always something that God never said in the Bible to have. The Sunday school teacher is just a mouth for someone who sent them the words to say. God said He would call His to teach , Preach but they have their way , and money is the end game.
 
Bible study is for the human to understand that God and Jesus is the way, and to see if the church Preachers are teaching what God has said in the Bible, just like the Bereans Acts 17:11 so one can keep down thing like 2 Peter 1:20 Bible studies , they put men in their place because God has said 2 Timothy 3:16 is the truth.
 
So I must ask a Question of all who read this? Does your church teach only one of these, and do you know why the one way they have is liked? Why do they preach this, and is it so you are the only one in the world saved. It is preached as just the only way as the understanding of what God says to your church? Are you one of these in your teaching and as your church doctrine?
 
Do you know why only one of these ways are preached by some men ?
 
But do you know that all of these times will come but in God’s time , not when men say it will come. Pre-Millennialism, Post-Millennialism or Amillennialism,  the Kingdom, 
 
Why do we  have churches that do made the key differences between the main schools of eschatological thought?
 
The church was not,  to change what God set for this world. but many have.
 
When we study the Scriptures we see that all of these will come so it shows men as fakes in the work of God.
 
if you read the bible this old way you will see this as the truth and it will set you free to serve the Lord. Why Is This Millennium in Question?
 
The Views Dispensational Premillennialism Historical Premillennialism Postmillennialism Amillennialism Kingdom now Living in the days of salvation All of these are in the bible, and all will be a part of Human History , but the one way is not, and their way is not.
 
This is why you give all that you have to them, and it is never enough. Begin and study the scripture just as God gave them to you , You already have His word, the Bible.
But you can read the book of Acts like this and see the early church as it was. Acts 1 Christ ascends/Disciples wait Acts 2 Pentecost Acts 3 Not gold, but health Acts 4 Peter and John on Trial Acts 5 Apostles Must Obey God Acts 6 Seven Table Servers Acts 7 Stephen Goes in Glory Acts 8 Saul’s Inquisition, Philip’s Ministry Acts 9 Saul’s Salvation Acts 10 Cornelius and Peter Acts 11 Peter’s Gentile Report Acts 12 James Killed, Peter Freed Acts 13 First Trip (Pisidian Antioch) Acts 14 First Trip (Paul Stoned) Acts 15 Jerusalem Council Acts 16 Second Trip, Philippi Acts 17 Second Trip (Thessalonica, Berea, Athens) Acts 18 Second Trip (Corinth) Acts 19 Third Trip (Ephesus) Acts 20 Third Trip (Miletus) Acts 21 Third Trip (Jerusalem Arrest) Acts 21 Third trip and Jerusalem Arrest--Ambiguities for Paul Acts 22 Paul’s First Defense Acts 23 Jerusalem conspiracy Acts 24 Caesarea Prison, Felix Acts 25 Caesarea Prison, Festus Acts 26 Caesarea Prison, Agrippa Acts 27 Shipwreck Acts 28 Malta and Rome This is the works of the early church in the scripture, and the Lord made it so anyone can read it believe it but live as once remove, that is none of the church pastors are matthew, Peter or John or any of those God used to product the Bible we have , they have come and went, the church is built upon the Foundation of the Apostles Eph. 2:15-20. And why do they do this?
 
The churches of this world are out for money and power, and abuse is in them. Men want others to see them as God. How do we study? Try this ! This is the way, Elders study, to see what God has said! This is the way we have Bible study in Church, and in the Home . . As the Old Church of God of the New Covenant . Let's use one of the Sixty six books, the book of Matthew! To show you what you can do. Read all of the books this way. The word of God has always been good enough for the needs of the Human Race, and it will always be. What is in the book of Matthew?
 
Read it as it is , believe it as it says!
 
Chapter 1
A. The genealogy of Jesus Christ (1:1-19)
B. The birth of Jesus Christ (1:20-25)
 
Chapter 2
A. The visit of the wise men (2:1-12)
B. The flight to Egypt (2:13-15)
C. Herod kills the children (2:16-18)
D. The return to Nazareth (2:19-23)
 
Chapter 3
A. John the Baptist prepares the way (3:1-12)
B. The baptism of Jesus (3:13-17)
                                                                                  Chapter 4
A. The temptation of Jesus (4:1-11)
B. Jesus begins his ministry (4:12-17)
C. Jesus calls the first disciples (4:18-22)
D. Jesus ministers to great crowds (4:23-25) Chapter 5-7 The sermon on the mount (5:1-7:29)
 
A. Chapter 5
a) The beatitudes (5:2-11)
b) Salt and Light (5:13-16)
c) Christ came to fulfill the Law (5:17-20)
d) Anger (5:21-26)
e) Lust (5:27-30)
f) Divorce (5:31-32)
g) Oaths (5:33-37)
h) Retaliation (5:38-42)
i) Love your enemies (5:43-48)
 
Chapter 6
 
a) Giving to the needy (6:1-4)
b) The Lord's prayer (6:5-15)
c) Fasting (6:16-18)
d) Lay up treasures in Heaven (6:19-24)
e) Do not be anxious (6:25-34)
 
                            Chapter 7
 
a) Judging others (7:1-6)
b) Ask and it will be given (7:7-11)
c) The Golden Rule (7:12-14)
d) A tree and its fruit (7:15-20)
e) I never knew you (7:21-23)
f) Build your house on the rock (7:24-27)
g) The authority of Jesus (7:28-29)
 
Chapter 8
 
A. Jesus cleanses a leper (8:1-4) Matthew
B. The faith of a Centurion (8:5-13)
C. Jesus heals many (8:14-17)
D. The cost of following Jesus (8:18-22)
E. Jesus calms a storm (8:23-27) F. Jesus heals two men with demons (8:28-34)
 
Chapter 9
A. Jesus heals a paralytic (9:1-8)
B. Jesus calls Matthew (9:9-13)
C. A question about fasting (9:14-17)
D. A girl restored to life and a woman healed (9:18-26)
E. Jesus heals two blind men (9:27-31)
F. Jesus helps a man unable to speak (9:32-34)
G. The harvest is plentiful, the laborers are few (9:35-38)
 
Chapter 10
A. The twelve apostles (10:1-4)
B. Jesus sends out the twelve apostles (10:5-15)
C. Persecution will come (10:16-25) D. Have no Fear (10:26-33) E. Not peace, but a sword (10:34-39) F. Rewards (10:40-42) IX. Chapter 11
A. Messengers from John the Baptist (11:1-19)
B. Woe to unrepentant cities (11:20-24)
C. Come to me and I will give you rest (11:25-30)
 
Chapter 12
A. Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath (12:1-8)
B. A man with a withered hand (12:9-14)
C. God's chosen servant (12:15-21)
D. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit (12:22-32)
E. A tree is known by its fruit (12:33-37)
F. The sign from Jonah (12:38-42)
G. Return of an unclean spirit (12:43-45)
H. Jesus' mother and brothers (12:46-50)
 
Chapter 13
A. The parable of the sower (13:1-9)
B. The purpose of the parables (13:10-17)
C. The parable of the sower explained (13:18-23)
D. The parable of the weeds (13:24-30)
E. The mustard seed and the leaven (13:31-33)
F. Prophecy and parables (13:34-35)
G. The parable of the weeds explained (13:36-43)
H. The parable of the hidden treasure (13:44)
I. The parable of the pearl of great price (13:45-46)
J. The parable of the net (13:47-50)
K. New and old treasures (13:51-52)
L. Jesus rejected at Nazareth (13:53-58)
 
Chapter 14
A. The death of John the Baptist (14:1-12)
B. Jesus feeds the five thousand (14:13-21)
C. Jesus walks on water (14:22-33)
D. Jesus heals the sick in Gennesaret (14:34-36)
 
Chapter 15
A. Tradition and commandments (15:1-9)
B. What defiles a person (15:10-20)
C. The faith of a Canaanite woman (15:21-28)
D. Jesus heals many (15:29-31)
E. Jesus feeds the four thousand (15:32-39)
 
Chapter 16
A. The pharisees and Sadducees demand signs (16:1-4)
B. The leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees (16:5-12)
C. Peter confesses Jesus as the Christ (16:13-20)
D. Jesus foretells his death and resurrection (16:21-23)
E. Take up your cross and follow Jesus (16:24-28)
 
Chapter 17
A. The transfiguration (17:1-13)
B. Jesus heals a boy with a demon (17:14-21)
C. Jesus again foretells his death and resurrection (17:22-23)
D. The temple tax (17:24-27)
 
Chapter 18
A. Who is the greatest? (18:1-6)
B. Temptation to sin (18:7-9)
C. The parable of the lost sheep (18:10-14)
D. If your brother sins against you (18:15-20)
E. The parable of the unforgiving servant (18:21-35)
 
Chapter 19
A. Teaching about divorce (19:1-12)
B. Let the children come to me (19:13-15)
C. The rich young man (19:16-30)
 
Chapter 20 A. Laborers in the vineyard (20:1-16)
B. Jesus foretells his death a third time (20:17-19)
C. A mother's request (20:20-28)
D. Jesus heals two blind men (20:29-34)
 
 
Chapter 21
 
A. The triumphal entry (21:1-11)
B. Jesus cleanses the Temple (21:12-17)
C. Jesus curses the fig tree (21:18-22)
D. The authority of Jesus challenged (21:23-27)
E. The parable of the two sons (21:28-32)
F. The parable of the tenants (21:33-46)
 
Chapter 22
A. The parable of the wedding feast (22:1-14)
B. Paying taxes to Caesar (22:15-22)
C. Sadducees ask about the resurrection (22:23-33)
D. The great commandment (22:34-45)
 
Chapter 23
A. Seven woes to the scribes and Pharisees (23:1-36)
B. Lament over Jerusalem (23:37-39) Chapter 24
A. Jesus foretells the destruction of the temple (24:1-2)
B. Signs of the end of the age (24:3-14)
C. The abomination of Desolation (24:15-28)
D. The coming of the Son of Man (24:29-31)
E. The lesson of the fig tree (24:32-35)
F. No one knows that day and hour (24:36-51)
 
Chapter 25
A. The parable of the ten virgins (25:1-13)
B. The parable of the tenants (25:14-30)
C. The final judgment (25:31-36)
 
Chapter 26
A. The plot to kill Jesus (26:1-5)
B. Jesus anointed Bethany (26:6-13)
C. Judas to betray Jesus (26:14-16)
D. The passover with the disciples (26:17-25)
E. The institution of the Lord's Supper (26:26-29)
F. Jesus foretells Peter's denial (26:30-35)
G. Jesus prays in Gethsemane (26:35-46)
H. Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus (26:47-56)
I. Jesus before Caiaphas and the council (26:57-68)
J. Peter denies Jesus (26:69-75)
 
Chapter 27
A. Jesus delivered to Pilate (27:1-2)
B. Judas hung himself (27:3-10)
C. Jesus before Pilate (27:11-14)
D. The crowd chooses Barabbas (27:15-23)
E. Pilate delivers Jesus to be crucified (27:24-26)
F. Jesus is mocked (27:-31) G. The crucifixion (27:32-44)
H. The death of Jesus (27:45-56) Jesus is buried (27:57-61)
J. The guard at the tomb (27:62-66)
 
Chapter 28
A. The resurrection (28:-10)
B. The report of the guard (28:11-15)
C. The great commission (28:16-20)
 
 
 
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 During And After the 20/20 coronavirus we need to answer the call of God’s wisdom and reject man's foolishness Wisdom: Where are you in doing God’s will? Wisdom where are You?
 
In this time of great destrest. The Plague of our time has had a great awakening in the Human Race. Where this pandemic Plague, that has claimed almost 50,000 American lives and is not over as of 4/26/ 20/20- and one in six U.S. jobs have been removed . What will you do?
 
                                        From the Elder : Old Church of God of the New Covenant:
 
Money troubles are on the way, to the world like we have never experienced before in our lifetime.. Those who are foolish will do without. Dear Brothers and Sisters do not let any of the boastful clergy talk you into a return to what they have been doing, and so , for the money they want, they will do anything, God has taken the power over the saved people from them. They have no power over death, Going back to church at this time is foolish, and if they have so much power why don't they stop this plague, why don’t they boast about it?
 
Anyone can lead you to death, God will not be mocked Gal. 6:7 God looks on the heart to see what we are , and we are what God says we are not what we think we are. And this Plague will get worse, ******Unemployment in the U.S. is swelling to levels last seen during the Great Depression of the 1930s, with 1 in 6 American workers thrown out of a job by the new coronavirus. More than 4.4 million laid-off Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. In all, roughly 26 million people — the population of the 10 biggest U.S. cities combined — have now filed for jobless aid in five weeks, an epic collapse that has raised the stakes in the debate over how and when to ease the shutdowns of factories and other businesses.
 
If you waste your money you will do without down the road. Why not stop now and set yours down and make a plan, with God at your View with what He has said for all to do , like stop the debt, stop giving what He bless you with, from going to someone other than what He said was to be first under His New Covenant way, and that is 1 Timothy 5:7-8 showing Him that to you and yours, are living and see that He is this Psalm 86:8 Will there be six more plague down the road? Prophecies will come true if we disobey God. He told us that this would happen ! Is there a better life? Yes . Has God stopped people before let's read and see? Genesis 12:17
 
Has God put a stop to things like this before? And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife. We are now a nation that let the government place same gender marriages without the clergy saying a word, why because of the 501-3 c What did the clergy of this country sell out for? What is this 501-3C Money and the Church- *****Answer**** To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may insure any private shareholder or individual.
 
In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates. Organizations described in section 501(c)(3) are commonly referred to as charitable organizations. Organizations described in section 501(c)(3), other than testing for public safety organizations, are eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170. The organization must not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, and no part of a section 501(c)(3) organization's net earnings may insure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.
 
If the organization engages in an excess benefit transaction with a person having substantial influence over the organization, an excise tax may be imposed on the person and any organization managers agreeing to the transaction. Section 501(c)(3) organizations are restricted in how much political and legislative (lobbying) activities they may conduct. The nation's clergy has in it retirement funds billions of dollars , but now they are boasting themselves as if they had nothing to do with why God has called an end to the way we live. Many are saying it is only nature doing this , why? Because this plague is taking the Priest, the Pastors and many others in our world.
 
The Clergy in the United States has lived large on the saved people of God, having their own flavor of God for sale, books for sale, Big jet planes, big homes , money money, more and more, we have many who want to take the states to court so they can return to the money game again . But this Plague has awakened the people of this world. People are now looking to God not man. Exodus 9:14 For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that [there is] none like me in all the earth. Leviticus 26:21 (*** He’s Back***)!!! And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.
 
Deuteronomy 28:59 Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, [even] great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. Deuteronomy 29:22 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it; Samuel-1 4:8 Woe unto us! Who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods?
 
These [are] the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness. Jeremiah 19:8 And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing; every one that pass thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof. Jeremiah 49:17 Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goes by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof. Jeremiah 50:13 Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues. Hosea 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes. Mark 3:10 For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.
 
Luke 7:21 God can return the love of Heaven! And in that same hour he cured many of [their] infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many [that were] blind he gave sight. Revelations 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, norwalk: Revelations 11:6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rains not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
 
Revelations 15:1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. Revelations 15:6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. Revelations 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled. Revelations 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. Revelations 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
 
Revelations 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong [is] the Lord God who judge   her. Revelations 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. Revelations 22:18 We were told but it was just money making work for so many. For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book,
 
If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: Psalms 89:39 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown [by casting it] to the ground. Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny [him], being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. Romans 1:22
 
What happened to the modern day Churches? Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, What can You and Yours do right now at this time ? Return to God for everything, in His ways live your life. Read chapters 8-9 of the book of Proverb for what God calls wisdom . This is a call for us to return to God’s wisdom. Remove you and you home from the wisdom of MAN!!! Man’s Wisdom is what to God?
 
The Bible calls man’s Wisdom, Worldly, Wisdom; it has become the boasting of the fake clergy. Schools have called them to the clergy, they have a college that made them the clergy when God has no such thing- He said that He would do the Calling in our day of the new Covenant -Jer. 3:15-16-Rom. 10:14-16, but no God and His word was not good enough for them. What is wisdom that is falling like rain in this plague? (General References to what God calls it) The wisdom of Man! Isaiah 29:14 Isaiah 47:10 Jeremiah 4:22 Ezekiel 28:4 Romans 1:22 1 Corinthians 1:19 1 Corinthians 2:6 1 Corinthians 3:19 1 Corinthians 3:20 2 Corinthians 1:20 Colossians 2:23 James 3:15 Fills with Conceit is those who have done things their own way.
 
God’s wisdom for living in God’s world? Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Theme of Proverbs: God’s Wisdom for Living in God’s World, is What ?
 
Think of someone who has seen and experienced much in his life—godly people and ungodly people, hard workers and lazy people, those who think and plan ahead and those who have no motivation and initiative, poverty and wealth, fame and dishonor, failure, success, discouragement, those who listen, think, and learn, and those who care nothing about learning, and everything in between. Let us begin ! The Old Testament book of Proverbs is the God-inspired record or notebook of accumulated experiences with all kinds of people and in all kinds of events. A Proverb is a short, clear, and often picturesque statement of a truth, and this statement takes the place of a long explanation.
 
A Proverb is a recommendation of what works or what will cause harm. Proverbs that are statements of human action and inaction, of human attitudes and speech are dependent upon man. These are not absolutes for every case, but they are true, all things being equal. A proverb that depends upon God is absolute if man meets the requirement. This kind of proverb depends upon God’s nature and character, **Proverbs 3:5-6. Proverbs was written and compiled to provide general instructions and wise statements that would promote godly living.
 
This what God says will work , man has nothing to do with doing it his way. We can summarize the purpose by saying that Proverbs encourages clear thinking and right choices. The clear thinking begins with a “fear of the Lord” or we might say a “believing reverence of the Lord.” Wisdom, the central theme of Proverbs. Wisdom refers to skill gained through 1) knowledge and understanding, plus 2) experience gained from the application and use of that knowledge and understanding. A wise person is a sensible person—one who lives skillfully because he has learned right and wrong through learning, observation, and experience ( Proverbs 1:2, 7; 2:2, 6, 7, 10; 3:13; 8:11).
 
The word wisdom, chokmah חָכְמָה , is found 42 times in Proverbs. Read each of the 42 wisdom (chokmah) verses in Proverbs. Read through selected wisdom (chokmah) verses in the Old Testament. True wisdom begins with the right relationship with God. The sequence is fear of the Lord à instruction, knowledge, instruction for wisdom àwisdom. The fear of the Lord is a learned volitional faith following of the Lord.
 
There is a danger when humans begin to read the proverbs , You will see that the churches have taken over your children at church when God told you to teach them, and Jesus said do not forsake the children from me in the services, but the big roosters of the church send them somewhere else during church services, because of just one thing about children is that they will catch the lies of Pastors. God’s wisdom is a sure thing! Wisdom was here before God ever made us !
 
Practically, all of this means that one has a right relationship with the Lord—a faith motivated biblical reverence and receptiveness to the Lord and his word. From there one gains a desire to know the Lord better by believing him, by learning from him and about him, and by faith obeying him. Instruction, knowledge, and wisdom result. Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord (yirat yehovah יִרְאַ֣ת יְ֭הוָה) is the beginning of knowledge. Fools despise wisdom (chokmah) and instruction.” Beginning is re’shith רֵאשִׁית first, beginning, best. Proverbs 9:10,
 
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (chokmah).” Beginning is techilah תְּחִלָּה, beginning point of time, at the start, first time in a sequence). Compare this with Proverbs 2:1-6. Proverbs 15:33, “The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom (chokmah).” Proverbs gives some spiritual requirements for gaining wisdom (chokmah): A strong desire (free will choice, volition) to gain wisdom (Proverbs 1:29; 2:2) Diligence (Proverbs 8:17, 2:4-5) Humility (Proverbs 11:2, 15:33) Reverence (Proverbs 9:10) Teachableness (Proverbs 9:9, 15:31, 19:20, 27) Uprightness (Proverbs 2:7) One with wisdom will then be able to make right decisions—decisions for honoring and serving the Lord and living God’s way in God’s world. We will see some of these right and wrong decisions in the book of Proverbs. A few examples: Work hard or be lazy (Proverbs 6:6-8)
 
Quarrel or listen to those wiser (Proverbs 18:1-2) Live a life of integrity or foul speech and foolish (Proverbs 19:1) Know when to talk and what to say (Proverbs 10:19-21). Say no to the wrong crowd (Proverbs 4:14-16) What about this book , who is the Author? Solomon ( 971-931 BC) is the author of most of the Proverbs. The indications of his authorship are noted in Proverbs 1:1, 10:1, and 25:1. Old Church of God Note that King Hezekiah’s scribes copied Proverbs 25-29 for inclusion in the canon (25:1). He was therefore the likely author of all the included material from Proverbs 25: 1-29. Solomon was famous for his wisdom (1 Kings 3:12; 4:30-31).
 
God gave him a “wise and discerning heart” so that he was wiser than those who preceded him and those who followed him. What will we learn from a return to God’s wisdom and this book? Proverbs of Solomon about wisdom, 1-9. Chapter 1. Beginning of knowledge, 1:7. Chapter 2, Deliver from evil, 2:12, 14. Chapter 3, Trust, fear, honor, accept the Lord, 3:5, 7, 9, 12. Chapter 4, Beginning of wisdom, 4:1, 5, 7, 11. Chapter 5, Reject the adulteress, 5:3, 8, 20. Chapter 6, Cosigner, sluggard, adulteress, 6:1, 6, 24. Chapter 7, The adulteress and the ox, 7:5, 10, 22. Chapter 8, Wisdom better than all, 8:1, 5, 11, 12, 14. Chapter 9, Wisdom calls, 9:1, 10.
 
Key Doctrines of God’s creed to His people of our day in this Book? It is the same as He has always required from the people who say they are His. God is looking at what we all do. Avoid sexual immorality Character—good and bad Fear of the Lord God’s Wisdom Learn and use God’s word Learning from Parents Parenting Speech and sins of the tongue Work Capable woman Lessons for Us Today!!! Successful life begins and progresses with a right relationship with God, called in Proverbs fear of the Lord.
 
Because mankind was created in God’s image, nothing else will bring the temporal and eternal honor to God and satisfaction to mankind. Learn God’s word and use God’s word and you will gain wisdom for successful living in God’s world. The organized life is one centered on God and God’s word. Proverbs repeatedly urges a person to prepare for one’s life, to organize one’s life, to diligently pursue life, and do one’s best. Parents are responsible to properly teach, to instill good character, and to train their children—about God, treating other people with respect and manners, morality, working hard at whatever one does, proper use of the tongue, avoiding the wrong people, and many others. A wife and mother has great responsibility and wonderful opportunities to bless others, both in and out of the home. Children and youth: respect, listen to, and learn from your parents.
 
Reject sexual immorality. The effects are devastating. Watch what we say. Speech can help or hurt, build up or destroy. Most of life is common sense. Do we use common sense? Abundant life for all of the human Race was and is God’s will, but He gave us Choice with a free will. Abundant life is what we all want—that extraordinary and supernatural and eternal kind of life in our day to day experience. We did have it, didn't we before this Plague we were living large. Peter wrote in 2 Peter 1.3-4 that God has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness. This life is ours to enjoy. God has given every believer the opportunity to live an abundant life; whether we experience this kind of life depends upon our day to day relationship with God and his Word. We often miss the opportunity to love life and to experience God’s day to day blessings. Jesus said in John 10.10, "I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly." Jesus uses the word "life" in three ways in John 10—eternal life, an abundant spiritual life in time, and physical life.
 
Peter wrote about the abundant spiritual life in 1 Peter 3.10; he quoted the Psalmist, "Let him who means to love life and see good days…." Both John and Peter have day to day life in mind—an abundant and fulfilling and enjoyable temporal life that is possible because believers possess eternal life.
 
To enjoy eternal life in time, the abundant daily experience of eternal life, we must continue to live in a growing and submissive relationship to Christ our Shepherd. John 10 includes four elements for the abundant life (John 10.3, 4, 9, 10, 14): A sheep-person must be a part of the shepherd’s flock (believe in Christ). The sheep-believer must follow the shepherd (listen to him and watch him). The sheep-believer must depend on the shepherd (trust him, believe him). The sheep-believer must obey the shepherd (faith application of the Word). The abundant life can be lived during days that are filled with routine or suffering or testing or success or prosperity because it does not depend on circumstances; it depends on the relationship with Jesus Christ our shepherd. Jesus taught the disciples, in John 13-17, the central truths that they would need to live the abundant life: occupation with Christ, knowledge of the Word, faith-rest, confession of sin, spirituality, prayer, and ministry.
 
Apollos was a Jewish believer born in Alexandria, Egypt. He had a wonderful knowledge of the Old Testament and, apparently, had also learned under the ministry of John the Baptist. He had only been baptized with the baptism of John, which meant that he believed John’s message that the kingdom promises were about to be fulfilled through Jesus, the promised Messiah (Mark 1.1-8; John 1.19-28). Apollos was a captivating speaker and was enthusiastic about the Lord Jesus. He spent some time in Ephesus in about AD 52 or 53.
 
He taught what he understood about the life and ministry of Jesus Christ to his audiences, even synagogue audiences (Acts 18.24-26). He was not very familiar with church age doctrine, the very creed that was the New Covenant way of life. including church age water baptism of believers, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the newness of life that each believer has through union with Christ and living by the power of the Holy Spirit. While he was in Ephesus, Aquila and Priscilla carefully took him aside and graciously taught him “in the way of God more accurately.”
 
The Bible does not specify which doctrines they taught him, but the contexts of Acts 18-19 and 1 Corinthians seem to indicate that Aquila and Priscilla instructed him on the distinctions between Israel and the church, about John’s baptism and church age believer’s baptism, about the eternal life gospel, about the doctrine of Christ, and possibly other basic Christian life doctrines. Apollos humbly received their instruction (Acts 18.26). As a result, in about AD 53, Apollos went to Corinth where he became more effective for the Lord (Acts 18.27). While in Corinth, he used Scripture to demonstrate to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ (Acts 18.28). Paul recognized Apollos as a leader and valuable fellow-worker for the spiritual growth of the Corinthian church (1 Corinthians 3.4-6, 22; 4.6).
 
Apollos became very prominent at Corinth, so much so that when the church split into factions, one faction claimed to follow Apollos (1 Corinthians 1.12-14). The carnal Christians became such a problem in Corinth that Apollos left; Paul encouraged him to return (1 Corinthians 16.12). Paul, near the end of his own life, spoke highly of Apollos (Titus 3.13). Apollos teaches us many things: The importance of humility Spiritual enthusiasm. Eagerness to learn Bible doctrine. A willingness to work together in the ministry with other believers.
 
The value of biblical preparation so that one may teach the Word of God—especially to demonstrate from the Scripture that Jesus is the Christ—and the value of a sustained ministry over many years. Spiritual growth and service for Christ thrive when a knowledge of Bible doctrine combines with graciousness, humility, willingness to learn, and enthusiasm for teaching the Word. Take time with your family at this time and return to the wisdom from God Read Proverbs Chapter 8-9, and then read all of the Proverbs . Live with, and by , this return to what He says.
 
 
 
 
  Request in this time Trouble: Please send this to anyone you can. Can we talk about a Personal Thing we can do in this time of Trouble! Isaiah 58: 1-14 is a choice given to any and all humans.
 
A Call To Fast in 20/20, From: the Elder of the Old Church of God of the New Covenant : We will seek God to take control, Seek Him to set our hearts on fire for those in need! This call is to all who have the health to do so: Are we here just for ourselves, or for all of those around us? Is it not us, that should step up first for the weakness and sickness of this country in the world. In this Fasting for Freedom;
 
The Poor among us need you! If we will not Fast who will? “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to lose the chains of injustice. It looks like the poor and needed in our country will not receive money and much needed help for the government of our nation. There seems to be a war against the poor in our world. and a Fast we will do seeking the Lord to untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?– Isaiah 8:6 of sickness in our world, We will seek more of Him and less of Us. Repentance is not an unreasonable request for the nation. “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Joel 2:12 Are we this as a Nation? Occasions fasting in this time of Trouble : This could be an Event that sets us free as a Nation: We are God’s People and we are here, we Believe Him , so let us seek Him. Praying for health: Is a Biblical understanding. "David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and went into his house and spent the nights lying on the ground" (2 Samuel 12:16) Do we not need Health at this time ? I think so . Praying for safety: Do we not have a need to be safe?
 
"There, by the Ahava Canal, I [Ezra] proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions" (Ezra 8:21). As an act of repentance: Should we not be ready to leave this world saved. Sometimes we think we have no sins but we are human and when we came to God through John 3:15-17 we did not become a God who can’t sins we were forgiven, we are His, He did make us more that all we were, but we can and do fall down, we do need to repent when we have sins.
 
"When they had assembled at Mizpah, they drew water and poured it out before the LORD. On that day they fasted and there they confessed, "We have sinned against the LORD." And Samuel was leader of Israel at Mizpah" (1 Samuel 7:6). As a sign of mourning: "They mourned and wept and fasted till evening for Saul and his son Jonathan, and for the army of the LORD and the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword" (2 Samuel 1:12).
 
Did those of the New Covenant Early Church Fast? They were all Christian and all New Covenant and under Grace, a Mercy that only a loving God could give to His humans of this world. For He is God to all even those who do not want Him, He loves them as well, can we love like He loves , yes we can, all we have to do is hurt when others have hurt, love those who will not love you back. Before making an important decision: "While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, 'Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.' So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off….Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust " (Acts 13:2-3; 14:23). Teachings on prayer and fasting in the Bible: Fasting is a personal event:
 
"When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you" (Matthew 6:16-18). Fasting In The Bible: as it was and as it is!
 
1-Normal Fast—abstaining from all food, but not from water
 
2-Partial fast—this is a limitation of the diet but not abstinence from all food (Dan.1:12; Mt.3:4)
 
3-Absolute Fast—no food or water (Ezra 10:6; Esther 4:16; Acts 9:9)
 
4-Supernatural Fast—no food or water for 40 days (Moses in Deut.9:9; Elijah in 1 Kings 19:8)
5-Private Fast—between a worshiper and God (Mt.6:16-18)
6-Congregational Fasts—when an assembly of believers fasts together (Joel 2:15-16; Acts 13:2)
7-National Fasts—when a whole nation fasts (2 Chron.20:3; Neh. 9:1; Esther 4:16; Jonah 3:5-8)
8-The Fast—Every Jew was to fast on the Day of Atonement (Lev.16:29-31; Acts 27:9)
9-Occasional Fasts—On special occasions as the need arises (2 Chron.20:3; Esther 4:16; Mt.9:15)
 
The Length Of Fasts In The Bible:
1-Fasts lasted one day or part of a day (Judges 20:26; 1 Sam.7:6; 2 Sam.1:12; 3:35; Neh.9.1; Jer.36:6)
2-One night (Dan.6:18-24)
3-Three days (Esther 4:16; Acts 9:9)
4-Seven days (1 Sam.31:13; 2 Sam 12:16-23
5-Fourteen days (Acts 27:33-34)
6-Twenty-one days (Dan.10:3-13)
7-Forty days (Deut 9:9; 1 Kings 19:8; Mat 4.2)
8-Fasts of unspecified lengths (Mt.9:14; Lk.,2.37; Acts 13.2, 14.2-3)
Reasons For Fasting: Going to God in a great time of need.
 
1-To Strengthen Prayer (Ezra 8:22-23)
2-To Seek God’s Guidance (Judges 20:26-28; Acts 14:23)
3-To Express Grief (Judges 20:26; 1 Samuel 31:13; 2 Sam 1:11-12)
4-To Seek Deliverance Or Protection (2 Chron. 20:3-4; Ezra 8:21-23; Esther 4:16)
5-To Express Repentance (1 Sam.7:6; Joel 2;12;Jonah 3:5-8)
6-To Humble Yourself Before God (I Kings 21:27-29)
7-To Express Concern For The Work Of God (Neh.1:3-4)
8-To Minister To The Needs Of Others (Is.58:6-7)
9-To Overcome Temptation And Dedicate Yourself To God (Mt.4:1-11)
10-To Express Love And Worship To God (Lk.2:37) Fasting:
1. Teaches Us Self-Discipline
2. Helps Us Understand How Much We Depend On God.
3. Gives Us More Time To Seek God.
4. Contributes To Spiritual Alertness.
5. Enables Us To Sympathize With The Hungry.
6. Saves Money so we can give to others in need .
7. Helps purify the body Old church of God of the New Covenant .
 
 
 But in this time at home don't Forget to have Fun and Joy!
 
 Don’t forget the Fun and Joy one can have with each other in this time of caution and social distance. Remember the laws of the land are there for a great reason .
 
From the Elder: Old Church of God of the New Covenant. Jesus said I love you all of you, with all of my blood, You are worth it, You little WhosoEver John 3:16 Mercy has changed you! Mercy will change the world it has already! This is a choice to Obedience, and unlike most will think when one does this it does not mean we cannot have fun anymore because we still can! So how much worth do you think He sees in you?
We rejoice all the time, consider it all joy when we encounter trials, have the peace of God that surpasses all understanding, and can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens us (Phil. 4:4, 7, 13; Jas. 1:2).
 
Besides this, we have God's promise for the present life and also for the life to come (1 Tim. 4:8). The promise for this life is to have the best possible life while living as a child of God (Eph. 6:3). And the promise for the life to come is eternal life (1 Jn. 2:25). One only has to John 3:16 to get that Heaven giving start.
 
The elders can’t save you , the church can’t save you only Jesus can. Salvation was given unto Him He alone is the savior. What can bring a person more joy than serving God on earth, and being with Him for eternity in heaven? Nothing. Truly, Christians have more fun. Fun is not a sin.
 
But sin is sometimes seen as Fun! Our God is a God of Pleasure and Joy, Don’t give up the fun that God gave you through choice, and liberty. God shows His endorsement of pleasure throughout the Bible. Zephaniah 3:17 says that God will rejoice over us with shouts of joy, while Deuteronomy 30:9 says He takes pleasure in the obedience of His children. In the Old Testament God instigated festivals and celebrations for the Jews as a means of remembering God's faithfulness—these were to be loud parties of rejoicing! God shows His love of pleasure in His designs for this world. God created taste buds so we could sample an innumerable variety of flavors and enjoy their individual uniquenesses. God created our ears so we can hear music and the beautiful singing of birds in the trees.
 
God made created sex with intricate bodily designs and sensations so a husband and wife can enjoy the most intimate expression of their love for each other. Instead of blocking our access to His creation, God gave us direct ways of experiencing and enjoying it. So how much do you think God cares for you? Don't limit your definition of joy. Let the Holy Ghost bring this Joy and fun in your life.
 
The saved do not have to look for somewhere to receive this; it is already in you.
 
What will this Holy Ghost bring as the Spirit's fruit :
 
The saved do not need a church, or Elder , Pastor, to bring this; it is what God is growing in you.
 
love (agape); joy (chara); peace (eirene); patience (makrothumia); kindness (chrestotes); faithfulness (pistis); gentleness (prautes); self-control (egkrateia).
The Holy Ghost Spirit What is He doing in us?----We are in the master's hands. How much do you think about Christmas?
 
When God made the choice to send His choice for the sins of this world The maker would come with a love like nothing ever send before, This Gift Luke 2:1-34 would be for the sin of anyone those He called the Who-so-ever John 3:16- the truth of the Gospel as paul would say is Col.1:3-10 the Grace of truth This Lamb of God would do away with the passed set free young and old by making them more than what they had done to others with forgiveness, make them more that what they had done to someone else.
 
This Gift would bring all who would receive it to that place of Romans 10:9-13 You can't be godly apart from the Spirit; you're just not that kind of good. As a matter of our nature, we are hell-bent on getting what we desire. Even the best side of you gets twisted by this inner drive. God has a very different way, and wants you to follow it. Since you can't, the Spirit grows you up, cleans you up, and makes good come from you, in the manner of Jesus Christ. Where there are the fruits of the Spirit, the Spirit is at work. You can put your trust in this truth.
 
Each person in the Spirit has the fruit of the Holy Spirit differently, and each fruit has a different shape in each person -- but all the spiritual fruits will show themselves in each Christian as he or she goes deeper into their walk of following Jesus. What is He the Holy Ghost doing in you?
 
Saintifitction seting you aside to have a work in you and have Great Joy so to have Godly fun. As Christians, it can be a bit too easy to limit God's definition of joy to reading the Bible, praying, meditating, and serving the less fortunate. While these are all good things—and we should definitely take pleasure in them!—God's vision for joy is so much broader. God has created each person with a different set of skills, desires, and relationships. These are gifts to be enjoyed and used for God's glory! The musician has been granted the gift of their ability to play an instrument to take joy in and play for their Creator. The artist has been granted the gift of their medium to praise and honor the Ultimate Artist. The scientist has been granted their intelligence and determined passion of a given subject to uncover more about God's creation. God has not condemned Doctors because they do help us.
 
Remember what's truly important… First in an all Christian all New Covenant saved person's life. Of course, it is also important to remember that we haven't been placed on this earth simply to be entertained. Life is not all about taking in pleasures. A love of pleasure's pleasingness can reflect a misplaced focus on the gift instead of on the Giver. We were made to delight, but that delight is to be in the Lord first- (Psalm 37:4). It's also critical to watch out for where we place our joy and from where we receive our pleasure.
 
While God has created many, many things good, the world has taken a lot of those things and twisted them into perverse and sinful affections. While sex between a husband and wife is good and pure, sex outside of marriage is condemned as immoral and against God's plan. Likewise, while wine is not condemned in the Bible, drunkenness is not condoned by God (Galatians 5:19-21; 1 Corinthians 6:12-17).
 
( Called to Obedience to God) / God is our master now! We have a new master, and need to oppose our former master (sin). Romans 6:6, 16-17, 22 The Holy Spirit now influences us in ways it didn't before - Romans 8:9 Spiritual growth, perseverance & godliness, . - 1 Peter 2:2-3 (compare 1 Peter 1:22-23); 2 Peter 1:5-7; 1 Timothy 4:8 (contrasted to 2 Timothy 3:5); Hebrews 12:14 As our mind is renewed / as God teaches us, we will better serve our new master. - Romans 12:1-2; Titus 2:11-13 Most likely, the battle will be more intense, than when both Flesh and Spirit were on the same side. But victory is guaranteed for those who have Christ in them. - Romans 8:10; Romans 7:14-25; 8:1+ Trusting God for growth and strength He will use all circumstances (good and bad) to accomplish good in our lives (Note: Some of the good won't be visible until eternity... but it is there.) - Romans 8:28+; 1 Peter 1:6-7
 
He will use discipline and training to direct and lead us. 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 12:5-13 The final outcome is righteousness and eternal life. Our spirits are now alive; our bodies will be given new (resurrection) life in the future - Romans 8:10-11
 
Reminder: salvation is an undeserved gift. - Romans 6:23b; 8:6b C. THE SAVED PERSON - IN THE FUTURE In this condition: Victory over the ways of death, because of our trust in Jesus (what he did on the cross) - 1 Corinthians 15:54-55, 57; 1 John 5:4 All sinful influences will be forever gone; no more " war against the flesh will end, and within the world " within us now is a great peace ! - but we do war against the things of the body.---Revelation 21:4, 8; 22:14-15 In this war against the flesh, each of us must decide which side we are going to fight for. Each of us must choose between the way of life and the way of death. Read Romans 8:13-14 and evaluate our own life.
 
What is your choice? If you choose to fight on the side of life, there could be an increase in the number of trials you experience. God does have trials to show us where we are. He does test, but does not tempt us , if we are tempted it is the devil or us wanting what god has said no to. What is God doing when He tests us? Being kept on a firm foundation... by God - 1 Peter 5:10 The background (the recurring theme in 1 Peter): God, the source of all undeserved kindness (grace), has called us to share in his eternal glory in Christ. And because this is true, we have the following promise to look to, when we are experiencing trials: 1 Peter 5:10 - After you have suffered for a while, God himself will restore, support, and strengthen you, and will establish you (= place you on a firm foundation).
 
Note that the source of our salvation (= God, who will enable us to share in Christ's future glory) is also the source of our strength (so that we can endure and overcome trials in this present life).
 
After all, the forces you were once following have now become your enemies. (Read Ephesians 6:12) Also, our own flesh is now fighting against you. But remember the One who died for you. How much did he suffer for you? How much are you willing to suffer for him? Read Romans 8:17+, to see what promises you can look forward to. When you are faced with sin, and it seems that you are constantly struggling and falling, remember that you are not alone. (God has not forsaken you - Hebrews 13:5-6.) Remember also that you are not the only one to experience such difficulties. (Romans 7:14-25 shows us how the apostle Paul struggled.)
 
When you fall, get back up; don't keep on the ground! Turn your focus back to Jesus (Hebrews 12:2-3) and return to the battle (Ephesians 6:13-18). There is a difference between loving sin and struggling with it, and the very fact that you are now struggling (rather than rejoicing in it) is a reason for you to have hope. So don't give-up! And one more thing: Do not fear weakness, for in weakness, God's strength becomes more visible (James 4:6-10; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; 12:9-10).
 
 
 
 
 
                        New for 20/20 
                   Sermons no one wants to preach today?
 
Because they show the human must follow God and Jesus, not man.
 
Someone can be just as a Fool in the Eyes of Jesus if they are out to please men Five times in the Bible Jesus chose to address people as "fools":
 
1.  The Careless Fool - Mat. 7:24-27
2. The Hypocritical Fool - Mat. 23:17-19
 
3. The Sleeping Fool - Mat. 25:1-8 4. The Materialistic Fool - Luke 12:16-20 5. The Unbelieving Fool - Luke 24:25
 
When this Christmas Gift became a man, and when He speaks to any trouble even death , it will obey Him. There are three people in the New Testament whom Jesus raised from the dead. One was a child, one was a young man, and one was an older man. As a picture of salvation, these three resurrections well illustrate the importance of being a person who has the Sunday Jesus as your savior.
 
Late but if it could be EARLY in life so as to be more free to serve God: When Jesus spoke to death it obeyed His voice!
 
1. The Twelve Year-Old Girl - Mark 5:35-42 She arose and walked
 
2. The Son of the Widow of Naim - Luke 7:11-15 He only sat up and spoke
3. Lazarus - John 11:43-44 He was bound hand and foot Why Did Noah Find Grace? Gen. 6:8 Noah found grace in the eyes of God because he was a human that loved what God asked of the people of the world He was of great character. This is evident in the following facts:
 
1. He walked with God in spite of surrounding - Gen. 6:6-13
2. He was obedient when appointed to a difficult task - Gen. 6:14, 22; 7:5 3.
 
He had faith to believe the unbelievable - Heb. 11:7; Gen. 2:5-6
4. He warned others of God's coming judgment - II Pet. 2:5 5. He remembered God on the mountain as well as in the valley - Gen. 8:20 Forgetting the Past - Philip. 3:13 the rules of God the Doctrine of truth says the Humans who come to Him must move on from what they were.
 
1. We need to forget all past guilt I Cor. 15:9-10 - Paul didn't worry about his past sins
2. We need to forget all past grief II Sam. 12:15-23 - David didn't dwell on his grief
3.
 
We need to forget all past grudges Eph. 4:31-32 - forgive one another
4. We need to forget all past glories Job 29:1-25 with 30:1 - Job's past victories couldn't help him in the present How Christians Can Be Holy - I Pet. 1:14-16 men will not preach this today.
 
1. The feeding of the Holy Scriptures - Psa. 119:9; John 15:3
2. The filling of the Holy Spirit - Eph. 5:16-18
3. The forgiveness of the Holy Sacrifice - Heb. 9:14; I Pet. 1:19; Heb. 10:29; I John 1:9 The Ways of a Backslider Pro. 14:14 with II Pet. 2:6-8 are to be preached so all can return to God and Christ. The life of Lot offers many "ways" of a backslider. You're probably back slidden if:
 
1. You walk by sight, rather than faith - Gen. 13:10
2. You make decisions without praying - Gen. 13:11
3. You are comfortable around worldly and wicked people - Gen. 13:12; 19:1
4. You are a continual burden to God's people - Gen. 14:11-16 (Lot was always a burden to Abraham.)
5. You seek to honor men rather than God - Gen. 19:1
6. You have experienced a compromise in moral standards - Gen. 19:8
7. Your testimony is not taken seriously - Gen. 19:14
8. You are not trying to win for your souls in your home and others - Gen. 19:15; 18:32 (Lot had won no one outside of his family.)
9. You linger about obeying God's word - Gen. 19:15-16
10. You deny God's word - Gen. 19:18-20 Do You Love Your Lord? Mat. 22:34-38 is what He says good enough for you?
 
When you love someone, it will show in your life. The same is true if you love your Lord. If you love the Lord Jesus Christ...
 
1. You enjoy hearing His words - John 14:23; 8:47
2. You enjoy His fellowship - I Cor. 1:9; I John 1:1-10
 
3. You do not enjoy the fellowship of His enemies - II Cor. 6:14
4. You enjoy praising Him - Heb. 13:15
5. You enjoy sacrificing for Him - Rom. 12:1-2; I Pet. 2:5 6. You enjoy thinking of His return - Rev. 22:20; I Thes. 4:18 How to Be A Good Follower of God , and show Him in your life. II Cor. 5:20
 
1. You must be a citizen of the nation you represent - Eph. 2:19; Gal. 4:26 do you belong to heaven
2. You must be appointed by your King - Mat. 28:20 did the Christmas Jesus save you through John 3:16, is this Sunday Jesus your king?
3. You must know the policies of your government - II Tim.
 
2:15 4. You must personally represent your King - Acts 1:8
5. You must maintain a good testimony - I Thes. 5:22 the saved person does hear and obey.
6. You must communicate with your home country - Luke 18:1 who are you in prayer to.
 
7. You must leave "the field" in times of war and danger - I Thes. 1:10; 5:9; 4:16-18 Our Command to Stand Eph. 6:10-19, men will not teach that God calls His to stand. Why does He want His make a stand? What does it do for the little human? The Maker is God and He will test us , do you know why?
 
1. A Test of Our Character - I Sam. 12:24 Gen. 18:17-19
2. A Test of Our Strength - Prov. 24:10
3. A Test of Our Courage - Josh. 1:8-9
4. A Test of Our Love - John 14:15
5. A Test of Our Faith - Heb. 11:1,
6 Things to Do Today in this time of human salvation!! This we must preach to this world. Notice the following items in the Bible that are said to be today’s responsibilities:
 
1. Get saved - II Cor. 6:2
2. Give yourself to God - Luke 9:23; Rom. 12:1-3
3. Read your Bible - Acts 17:11; Psa. 119:97 4. Pray - Mat. 6:11 (emphasis on "this day")
5. Rejoice and be glad - Psa. 118:24
6. Praise God - Psa. 35:28; 145:2
7. Serve God - Mat. 21:28 Things a Christian Can Lose All humans can have their names taken out of the book of life but only Jesus and God can do this, so to worry about losing his or her salvation, one only has to stay with Jesus to be safe. There are several things that CAN be lost if we aren't careful:
 
1. You can lose your assurance - Isa. 32:17 \
\2. You can lose your joy - Psa. 51:12 Gal. 5:22
3. You can lose your testimony - Gen. 19:14 (Like Lot)
4. You can lose your health - I Cor. 11:30-32
5. You can lose your life - I Cor. 11:30; I John 5:16
6. You can lose your rewards - II John 8
 
7. You can lose your inheritance - Gal. 4:1-7 The Christian Life II Cor. 5:17 all the way until the end of human life!
 
1. Living IN Christ is Salvation - Eph. 2:10; I Cor. 15:22
 
2. Living WITH Christ is Fellowship - I John 1:1-10
3. Living BY Christ is Fruit-bearing - John 15:5; I Cor. 3:6-7
4. Living FOR Christ is SERVICE - I Cor. 3:13 Rules for Judging John 7:24 we are to Judge not so we won't be judged Christians are expected to judge not people, but , places, and things and ourselves in God, and His ways. (I Cor. 2:15), but there are certain rules that we must follow:
 
1. Judge scripturally - Isa. 8:20
 
2. Do not judge when God's word is silent - Col. 2:16
 
3. Do not respect persons in judgment - Pro. 24:23
4. Pray for good judgment ability - I Kings 3:5-12
5. Judge in truth - get the facts - Jer. 5:1
 
6. If you have to judge, judge mercifully - Mat. 7:1-2
7. Don't forget to judge yourself - I Cor. 11:30-31 Why is our time today? Today is the day. The time of humans is the time for salvation of humans .
 
1. God commands it - II Cor. 6:2; Acts 17:31
2. You can start earning heavenly rewards - Mat. 6:19-20
 
3. You will get a reason for living - to glorify God - Gal. 2:20
4. You can be personally identified with a winning team - the saints of God - Heb. 11:24-25
5. You can escape the damnation of Hell - Rom. 5:1; John 3:36 God's Great Work Neh. 6:1-4 "I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down." Any work of God is a "great work," so we need to remain faithful in the "great work" that God has given us:
 
1. Building and maintaining a good Christian home is a great work - Josh. 24:15
2. Being faithful in the work of the church is a great work - I Cor. 15:58
 
3. Building and maintaining your Christian testimony is a great work - Heb. 11:5
4. Maintaining private devotions with God is a great work - Mark 1:35; Rom. 14:10-12 God does the calling of Christian Service Judges 6:11-7:7 In the person of Gideon, we find several qualifications for a serious servant of God:
 
1. He was busy when God called him - 6:11
2. He had God with him - 6:12-14
3. He was humble - 6:15
4. He believed in sacrifice - 6:18-21
5. He had peace with God - 6:22-24
6. He stood against false religion - 6:25-27
7. He was able to make tough decisions - 7:2-8
8. Today we see Him calling as He said in Jer. 3:15-16-Rom. 10:14-16 and God who would do the calling. Are You doing with God's Words? II Chron. 34:21
 
1. Are you keeping them in your heart? Psalm 119:11
 
2. Are you keeping them in your mouth? Psalm 119:43
3. Are you keeping them in your ears? John 8:47
4. Are you keeping them in your hands? Psalm 149:6; Heb. 4:12 When this Beast of Rev. 13:1-18 comes how is his? Why will the world follow this wicked man?
 
1. The massive confusion - II Thes. 2:3-12
2. The mandatory compliance - Rev. 13:15-17; 20:4
3. The many conveniences - Rev. 13:16-17 Noah's Ark: what do we see in it today besides the history of it?
 
1. The ark was made according to God's specific instructions - Gen. 6:14-16 we are to do what God calls for.
 
2. The ark was made available to everyone - II Pet. 2:5; I Pet. 1:20 all they had to do was repent.
 
3. Only those inside the ark were saved - 7:16 when He says no , a human is out of his grace
4. The ark's shelter was rejected by most - I Pet. 1:20 some do not want God. they have a choice of free will.
5. One couldn't get into the ark without giving up the world - James 4:4 we must be new and give up the old.
6. God judgment struck the world, and even the ark, but not those inside. Gen. 7:17 says the ark was "lifted up" - like Christ (John 3:14). When we come to God through Jesus we are what He says we are, and He lifts us up.
 
7. A whole new life was found by those who entered the ark - Gen. 8:20-9:1 a new life is for the person who John 3:16. How to Glorify God Isa. 43:1-7
 
1. With good fruit and good works - John 15:8
2. With a holy life - Rom. 12:1 & I Cor. 6:19-20
 
3. With spiritual unity - Rom. 15:5-7
4. With Christian suffering - I Pet. 4:12-16
5. With verbal praise - Psa. 22:23; Heb. 13:15 Gen. 1:26-27. God is against the abuse of women but she had a place in this world with men.. Notice how God is glorified by the Christian woman in the family as she fulfills her role as a woman.
 
1. The woman is a great comforter - John 14:16
2. The woman is the joy of the home - Rom. 14:17
3. The woman is a great teacher - John 14:26
4. The woman guides the home - John 16:13
5. The woman is a help and encouragement - I Cor. 12:28
6. The woman is often unrecognized and unappreciated - Eph. 4:30
7. The saved woman does not glorify herself - John 16:13 Why People Will Not Receive Christ
 
1. Some just will not believe - John 16:8-9
2. Some are unwilling to repent of sins - Luke 13:3
3. Some think Christianity is for losers - I Cor. 1:18
4. Some are proud - unwilling to humble themselves - Mat. 18:4
 
5. Some give in to the pressures of society - Tit. 2:12
6. Some believe they are already saved - I Tim. 4:1-2
7. Some do not understand - II Cor. 4:4; Acts 8:30-31 Why the Church Will Not Go Through the Great Tribulation Mat. 24:21
 
1. The Church is not found anywhere on earth in Revelation chapters 6 through 19.
2. The Church is waiting for the Lord, not for the Tribulation - I Thes. 1:10
3. The Church is not appointed unto wrath - I Thes. 5:9; 1:10
4. The Church, consisting of Spirit-filled believers, must be removed before the Antichrist can be revealed - II Thes. 2:1-11
 
5. The Tribulation is a Jewish time known as Daniel's seventieth "week" (Dan. 9:24-26), and the "time of Jacob's trouble" (Jer. 30:7)
6. The Church returns from Heaven with Christ at the end of the Tribulation - Rev. 19:11; Jude 14 God's Rules For Happiness Psalm 1:1-3 True happiness can only be found in the will of God:
 
1. You must be separated from the world - vs. 1
 
2. You must be saturated with the word - vs.
2
3. You must be situated by the waters - vs.
 
3 Repentance Mat. 4:12-17 the way God records what He calls Repent
 
1. repentance involves sorrow - II Cor. 7:9-10
 
2. repentance involves separation - John 5:14; 8:11
3. repentance involves submission - I Thes. 1:8-9; Acts 26:19-20 The Great light of the day. II Sam. 23:1-4; Psa. 19:1-6; 89:36; Mal. 4:1-2 What does God call the Sins of the Tongue James 3:1-6; Mat. 12:36?
 
1. Lying - Pro. 6:17; 25:18
2. Flattery - Psa. 5:9; Pro. 6:24
3. Proud speaking - Psa. 12:3-4; Pro. 10:31; Isa. 54:17
4. Too much speaking - Ecc. 5:3; Pro. 12:13; 18:6-7
5. Swift speaking - James 1:19; Pro. 18:13
6. Talebearing - Pro. 18:8; Lev. 19:16
 
 
 
 
 
 
 7. Backbiting - Pro. 25:23; 6:19; Rom. 1:30 8. Cursing - Psa. 109:17-18; Rom. 3:13-14 9. Hurting others - Pro. 12:18; Col. 4:6; Tit. 2:8 10. Remaining silent about Christ - Acts 1:8 Why the Humans Do Not Understand the Bible Hos. 4:6; Mat. 22:29
 
1. Some do not believe it - Luke 24:25-27; Heb. 3:18-19
 
2. Some lack a desire to learn - I Pet. 2:2
3. Some are too lazy to study - II Tim. 2:15 Why have the humans lost World Peace? Isa. 2:2-4? When we do not keep God in our lives we will not have peace.
 
1. People are not keeping God's commandments - Lev. 26:3-6, 14-17
2. People are not seeking the truth - I Kings 22:27-28; Mal. 2:6; Mark 5:33-34
3. People are not seeking the Kingdom of God first - Mat. 6:33; Rom. 14:17
4. Peace is reserved only for God's people - Psa. 29:11; 85:8
5. People do not love God's law - Psa. 119:165
6. Jerusalem does not have peace - Psa. 122:6; 128:6; Hag. 2:9
7. People do not fear God - Psa. 147:11-14; Rom. 3:17-18
8. People have no wisdom and understanding - Pro. 3:13-17
9. People's minds are not on God - Isa. 26:3
10. The Prince of Peace hasn't arrived yet - Isa. 9:6
11. God, not man, is the Author of peace - Isa. 45:7; Jer. 16:5
12. People are not receiving Christ, who paid for their peace - Isa. 53:5
13. Man doesn't know the way of peace - Isa. 59:8; Rom. 3:17
14. The United Nations cannot establish peace - Zeph. 3:8-9
15. False prophets are speaking of peace - Jer. 14:13-15
16. There is no glory to God in the highest - Luke 2:14
17. Jesus said there would be wars - Mat. 24:6-7 Flee, Follow, and Fight I Tim. 6:1-12
 
1. Flee like a saint - 6:11; 2:23
2. Follow like a servant - 6:11; Luke 9:33
3. Fight like a soldier - 6:12; II Tim. 2:3-4 Why? we have to stay with God’s bible, for the Ways of God Isa. 55:6-9?
 
1. God's words are not as our words - Num. 23:19
2. God's vision is not as our vision - I Sam. 16:7
3. God's patience is not as our patience - II Pet. 3:8-9
4. God's love is not as our love - Rom. 5:6-10
5. God's wrath is not as our wrath - Rev. 20:11-15; Luke 16:23 Salvation ?
 
1. Salvation is like taking a bath - Rev. 1:5
2. Salvation is like being healed of a deadly disease - Mat. 9:12
3. Salvation is like quenching your thirst - John 4:14; Mat. 5:6
4. Salvation is like taking a vacation - Mat. 11:28-30
5. Salvation is like restoring a relationship - Col. 1:21; Luke 15:11-32
6. Salvation is like making a new start - I Cor. 5:17
7. Salvation is like getting out of trouble - II Cor. 5:21 Why Does God Allow Suffering? Are you having trouble with sickness or just trouble? Job 5:7; Gen. 3:16-19; Rev. 21:4
 
1. So that souls may be saved - Luke 18:35; Mat. 8:12
2. Because of God's chastisement - Rev. 3:19; I Cor. 11:31-32
3. To learn valuable lessons - II Cor. 12:7; Rom. 5:3; II Cor. 1:3-4
4. For serving the Lord - I Pet. 2:19-23; 4:12-16 Capital Punishment: What Saith the Scriptures?
 
1. The death penalty honors God - Gen. 9:6; 1:26
2. The death penalty deters crime - Ecc. 8:11
3. The death penalty is good for the environment - Num. 35:16-21, 30-31, 33-34
4. The death penalty draws the blessings of God - Deut. 19:11-13; Pro. 24:23-25
5. The death penalty is supported in the New Testament - Acts 25:11; Rom. 13:1-4; Rev. 13:10 Many today don’t want a human to have feelings , but look at are read this. Facts, Faith, and Feelings Acts 8:26-39
 
1. Facts allow you to be sure -The Eunuch had the facts
2. Faith allows you to be saved - The Eunuch believed
3. Feelings allow you to be satisfied - The Eunuch was rejoicing How Satan Attacks a Ministry Neh. 4:1-6:16
 
1. He attacks by mockery - 4:1-6
2. He attacks by conspiracy - 4:7-9
3. He attacks by extortion and greed - 5:1-9
4. He attacks by compromise - 6:1-4
5. He attacks by slander - 6:5-9
6. He attacks by treachery - 6:10-14 So what does the Ministry do?
 
1. Stay in Visibility - Rev. 3:17-18
2. Be in a Durability way - II Tim. 2:1-7
3. Dependability - I Cor. 4:1-2
4. Flexibility - I Cor. 9:19-22 5. Accountability - Rom. 14:10-12 Workplace I Thes. 4:9-12 lover of Christ.
 
1. Don't nag - Num. 11:1; Philip. 4:11
2. Don't brag - I Cor. 10:31; Col. 3:23; James 3:5-6
3. Don't lag - Pro. 18:9; II Thes. 3:10 What Jesus calls wrong doing in the workplace and in life. It is what we are doing that He calls sin.
 
1. Do you often fight with other Christians?
 
2. Are you somewhat shallow in your knowledge of the Scriptures?
3. Do you enjoy being the center of attention?
4. Are you easily offended?
5. Are you spiritually dependent on others?
6. Do you clam up and sulk when things aren't going your way?
7. Do you have a habit of complaining about things?
8. Do you tend to be self-centered?
9. Do you have lots of trouble staying out of sin?
10. Do you become jealous over the success of others? Do you understand the path we are to take. Jer. 6:16; Isa. 58:12
 
1. The old path of morality and virtue - Tit. 2;1-8
2. The old path of plain Bible preaching - Neh. 8:8
3. The old path of toughness and contentment - II Tim. 2:4; Philip. 4:11
4. The old path of courtesy and politeness - Tit. 3:1-4; James 3:17
5. The old path of hard work and dedication - II Thes. 3:10 What is The Preeminence of Jesus Christ Col. 1:15-19?
 
1. Jesus is preeminent in the gospel message - vs. 1-8
2. Jesus is preeminent in the cross - vs. 13-14
3. Jesus is preeminent in creation - vs. 15-17
4. Jesus is preeminent in the church - vs. 18-19
5. Jesus is preeminent in Paul's ministry - vs. 24-29 The cause of Worry ?
 
1. Don't worry about problems - Philip. 4:6-7
2. Don't worry about daily needs - Mat. 6:25-34
3. Don't worry about having success in life - Josh. 1:8
4. Don't worry about the wicked - Psa. 37:1-5; Psa. 73
5. Don't worry about going to Hell - John 5:24; I John 5:11-13 Heaven as the place one can go! Everyone gets to Heaven by the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, but we actually choose our course through this world:
 
1. First Class Serving from the heart - sold out to God - Pro. 23:26
 
2. Second Class Compromisers - serving, but not lawfully - II Tim. 2:3-5
3. Third Class Backsliders - saved, but gave it up by not serving - Jer. 3:12, 14, 22 Buy of God and sell not? Luke 12:16-21 To become a wise investment: 1.
 
 
Invest in God's word - Psa. 119:127
2. Invest in God's people - Exo. 19:5
3. Invest in wisdom - Pro. 16:16
4. Invest in a good name - Pro. 22:1
5. Invest in humility and fearing God - Pro. 22:4
6. Invest in faith - James 2:5
7. Invest in good works - I Tim. 6:18 Who can remove themselves from God’s eyes. Or to Hide from Him ? Rev. 20:11 Since Genesis 3:8, sinners have been "hiding" from God:
 
1. Some hide behind ignorance - II Pet. 3:3-5
2. Some hide behind infidelity - John 20:25
3. Some hide behind their intelligence - I Cor. 1:18-29
4. Some hide behind idealism - Col. 2:8
5. Some hide behind indifference - Acts 8:12-17 The saved must Fight II Tim. 2:1-7
 
1. Your family - Gen. 18:17-19
2. Freedom - Pro. 29:2
3. Righteousness - Pro. 14:34
4. God's word - Job 23:11-12
5. The Lord Jesus Christ - Acts 1:8 Have no Fear, just stay with the Lord. Mat. 10:28
 
1. Fear is forgetful - Isa. 51:12-13
2. Fear is devilish and fleshy - II Tim. 1:7-8
3. Fear is hereditary - Gen. 26:7 with 20:1-13
4. Fear is contagious - Deut. 20:8
5. Fear shows a lack of faith - Mat. 8:26
6. Fear limits Christian service - Pro. 29:25 7. Fear confounds good judgment - Num. 13:30-31 8. Fear causes fretting - I John 4:18 9. Fear shows a lack of wisdom - Pro. 9:10 10. Fear causes weakness - I Cor. 2:3 Word as the word of God to us. Psa. 68:11
1. Some will believe it - I Thes. 2:13
2. Some will obey it - II Chron. 11:2-4
3. Some will laugh at it - II Chron. 30:10
4. Some will disregard it - I Kings 18:21
5. Some will partially obey it - II Kings 17:39-41
6. Some will become angry at it - Acts 7:54-58 7.
 
Some will change it - Gen. 3:2-3 with 2:16-17 Sermons we still preach at the Old Church of God of the New Covenant .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Backbiting - Pro. 25:23; 6:19; Rom. 1:30 8. Cursing - Psa. 109:17-18; Rom. 3:13-14 9. Hurting others - Pro. 12:18; Col. 4:6; Tit. 2:8 10. Remaining silent about Christ - Acts 1:8 Why the Humans Do Not Understand the Bible Hos. 4:6; Mat. 22:29 1. Some do not believe it - Luke 24:25-27; Heb. 3:18-19 2. Some lack a desire to learn - I Pet. 2:2 3. Some are too lazy to study - II Tim. 2:15 Why have the humans lost World Peace? Isa. 2:2-4? When we do not keep God in our lives we will not have peace. 1. People are not keeping God's commandments - Lev. 26:3-6, 14-17 2. People are not seeking the truth - I Kings 22:27-28; Mal. 2:6; Mark 5:33-34 3. People are not seeking the Kingdom of God first - Mat. 6:33; Rom. 14:17 4. Peace is reserved only for God's people - Psa. 29:11; 85:8 5. People do not love God's law - Psa. 119:165 6. Jerusalem does not have peace - Psa. 122:6; 128:6; Hag. 2:9 7. People do not fear God - Psa. 147:11-14; Rom. 3:17-18 8. People have no wisdom and understanding - Pro. 3:13-17 9. People's minds are not on God - Isa. 26:3 10. The Prince of Peace hasn't arrived yet - Isa. 9:6 11. God, not man, is the Author of peace - Isa. 45:7; Jer. 16:5 12. People are not receiving Christ, who paid for their peace - Isa. 53:5 13. Man doesn't know the way of peace - Isa. 59:8; Rom. 3:17 14. The United Nations cannot establish peace - Zeph. 3:8-9 15. False prophets are speaking of peace - Jer. 14:13-15 16. There is no glory to God in the highest - Luke 2:14 17. Jesus said there would be wars - Mat. 24:6-7 Flee, Follow, and Fight I Tim. 6:1-12 1. Flee like a saint - 6:11; 2:23 2. Follow like a servant - 6:11; Luke 9:33 3. Fight like a soldier - 6:12; II Tim. 2:3-4 Why? we have to stay with God’s bible, for the Ways of God Isa. 55:6-9? 1. God's words are not as our words - Num. 23:19 2. God's vision is not as our vision - I Sam. 16:7 3. God's patience is not as our patience - II Pet. 3:8-9 4. God's love is not as our love - Rom. 5:6-10 5. God's wrath is not as our wrath - Rev. 20:11-15; Luke 16:23 Salvation ? 1. Salvation is like taking a bath - Rev. 1:5 2. Salvation is like being healed of a deadly disease - Mat. 9:12 3. Salvation is like quenching your thirst - John 4:14; Mat. 5:6 4. Salvation is like taking a vacation - Mat. 11:28-30 5. Salvation is like restoring a relationship - Col. 1:21; Luke 15:11-32 6. Salvation is like making a new start - I Cor. 5:17 7. Salvation is like getting out of trouble - II Cor. 5:21 Why Does God Allow Suffering? Are you having trouble with sickness or just trouble? Job 5:7; Gen. 3:16-19; Rev. 21:4 1. So that souls may be saved - Luke 18:35; Mat. 8:12 2. Because of God's chastisement - Rev. 3:19; I Cor. 11:31-32 3. To learn valuable lessons - II Cor. 12:7; Rom. 5:3; II Cor. 1:3-4 4. For serving the Lord - I Pet. 2:19-23; 4:12-16 Capital Punishment: What Saith the Scriptures? 1. The death penalty honors God - Gen. 9:6; 1:26 2. The death penalty deters crime - Ecc. 8:11 3. The death penalty is good for the environment - Num. 35:16-21, 30-31, 33-34 4. The death penalty draws the blessings of God - Deut. 19:11-13; Pro. 24:23-25 5. The death penalty is supported in the New Testament - Acts 25:11; Rom. 13:1-4; Rev. 13:10 Many today don’t want a human to have feelings , but look at are read this. Facts, Faith, and Feelings Acts 8:26-39 1. Facts allow you to be sure -The Eunuch had the facts 2. Faith allows you to be saved - The Eunuch believed 3. Feelings allow you to be satisfied - The Eunuch was rejoicing How Satan Attacks a Ministry Neh. 4:1-6:16 1. He attacks by mockery - 4:1-6 2. He attacks by conspiracy - 4:7-9 3. He attacks by extortion and greed - 5:1-9 4. He attacks by compromise - 6:1-4 5. He attacks by slander - 6:5-9 6. He attacks by treachery - 6:10-14 So what does the Ministry do? 1. Stay in Visibility - Rev. 3:17-18 2. Be in a Durability way - II Tim. 2:1-7 3. Dependability - I Cor. 4:1-2 4. Flexibility - I Cor. 9:19-22 5. Accountability - Rom. 14:10-12 Workplace I Thes. 4:9-12 lover of Christ. 1. Don't nag - Num. 11:1; Philip. 4:11 2. Don't brag - I Cor. 10:31; Col. 3:23; James 3:5-6 3. Don't lag - Pro. 18:9; II Thes. 3:10 What Jesus calls wrong doing in the workplace and in life. It is what we are doing that He calls sin. 1. Do you often fight with other Christians? 2. Are you somewhat shallow in your knowledge of the Scriptures? 3. Do you enjoy being the center of attention? 4. Are you easily offended? 5. Are you spiritually dependent on others? 6. Do you clam up and sulk when things aren't going your way? 7. Do you have a habit of complaining about things? 8. Do you tend to be self-centered? 9. Do you have lots of trouble staying out of sin? 10. Do you become jealous over the success of others? Do you understand the path we are to take. Jer. 6:16; Isa. 58:12 1. The old path of morality and virtue - Tit. 2;1-8 2. The old path of plain Bible preaching - Neh. 8:8 3. The old path of toughness and contentment - II Tim. 2:4; Philip. 4:11 4. The old path of courtesy and politeness - Tit. 3:1-4; James 3:17 5. The old path of hard work and dedication - II Thes. 3:10 What is The Preeminence of Jesus Christ Col. 1:15-19? 1. Jesus is preeminent in the gospel message - vs. 1-8 2. Jesus is preeminent in the cross - vs. 13-14 3. Jesus is preeminent in creation - vs. 15-17 4. Jesus is preeminent in the church - vs. 18-19 5. Jesus is preeminent in Paul's ministry - vs. 24-29 The cause of Worry ? 1. Don't worry about problems - Philip. 4:6-7 2. Don't worry about daily needs - Mat. 6:25-34 3. Don't worry about having success in life - Josh. 1:8 4. Don't worry about the wicked - Psa. 37:1-5; Psa. 73 5. Don't worry about going to Hell - John 5:24; I John 5:11-13 Heaven as the place one can go! Everyone gets to Heaven by the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, but we actually choose our course through this world: 1. First Class Serving from the heart - sold out to God - Pro. 23:26 2. Second Class Compromisers - serving, but not lawfully - II Tim. 2:3-5 3. Third Class Backsliders - saved, but gave it up by not serving - Jer. 3:12, 14, 22 Buy of God and sell not? Luke 12:16-21 To become a wise investment: 1. Invest in God's word - Psa. 119:127 2. Invest in God's people - Exo. 19:5 3. Invest in wisdom - Pro. 16:16 4. Invest in a good name - Pro. 22:1 5. Invest in humility and fearing God - Pro. 22:4 6. Invest in faith - James 2:5 7. Invest in good works - I Tim. 6:18 Who can remove themselves from God’s eyes. Or to Hide from Him ? Rev. 20:11 Since Genesis 3:8, sinners have been "hiding" from God: 1. Some hide behind ignorance - II Pet. 3:3-5 2. Some hide behind infidelity - John 20:25 3. Some hide behind their intelligence - I Cor. 1:18-29 4. Some hide behind idealism - Col. 2:8 5. Some hide behind indifference - Acts 8:12-17 The saved must Fight II Tim. 2:1-7 1. Your family - Gen. 18:17-19 2. Freedom - Pro. 29:2 3. Righteousness - Pro. 14:34 4. God's word - Job 23:11-12 5. The Lord Jesus Christ - Acts 1:8 Have no Fear, just stay with the Lord. Mat. 10:28 1. Fear is forgetful - Isa. 51:12-13 2. Fear is devilish and fleshy - II Tim. 1:7-8 3. Fear is hereditary - Gen. 26:7 with 20:1-13 4. Fear is contagious - Deut. 20:8 5. Fear shows a lack of faith - Mat. 8:26 6. Fear limits Christian service - Pro. 29:25 7. Fear confounds good judgment - Num. 13:30-31 8. Fear causes fretting - I John 4:18 9. Fear shows a lack of wisdom - Pro. 9:10 10. Fear causes weakness - I Cor. 2:3 Word as the word of God to us. Psa. 68:11 1. Some will believe it - I Thes. 2:13 2. Some will obey it - II Chron. 11:2-4 3. Some will laugh at it - II Chron. 30:10 4. Some will disregard it - I Kings 18:21 5. Some will partially obey it - II Kings 17:39-41 6. Some will become angry at it - Acts 7:54-58 7. Some will change it - Gen. 3:2-3 with 2:16-17 Sermons we still preach at the Old Church of God of the New Covenant .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Message to the Seven Churches,
 
News:: From the Old Church of God of the New Covenant: Description. According to Revelation 1:11, on the Greek island of Patmos, Jesus Christ instructs John the, last Apostle of the Church, and on the island of Patmos to: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamum, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea." We teach the truth about the Seven churches in the book of Revelation. The letters are to churches that have been in the past but are not here anymore.
 
But we can learn from them. It is crucial for every believer, when reading the Bible, to rightly divide the Word, and to clearly separate what belongs to the old covenant of law and what belongs to the new covenant of grace. When people quote Old Testament passages without appropriating the cross of Jesus in their interpretations, they make it seem as though the cross of Jesus Christ made no difference at all, leading to much misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the Bible. What Jesus did on the cross created the new covenant, and made the first covenant—the covenant of the law—obsolete (Hebrews 8:13). In this new covenant, Jesus has already fulfilled for us the righteous requirements of the law (Romans 8:3–4), so that we are no longer under law but under grace (Romans 6:14). Hence, we need to learn to rightly divide the covenants—by studying and reading all scripture in the light of the cross.
 
This was the apostle Paul's advice to his young apprentice, Timothy: "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15) But they were to the Old Church of God of the New Covenant back in the day when there was, not many different Christian churches on the earth. All of then they were Old Churches of God of the New Covenant .
 
But all the people of God do learn from the past . The humans Race is now some Two thousand year past the time of the churches in this book John was telling them then and the churches can be placed on a map of where they were. The new covenant people today should not let anyone today place them under one of these churches. Do you want the all Christian all New Covenant Church / If you do just be it.
 
Do not let anyone take His freedom and Liberty from you. Beware of the door to door people with a Jesus who is not the savior, The Christmas , Sunday Jesus. The Easter Jesus is alive! The Book of Revelation addresses seven letters to seven churches in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey) (Revelation 2-3). Each letter, as proclaimed by Jesus and recorded by John the Apostle, declares the triumphs and failings of the recipient churches and warns each congregation to repent. Daily all Humans under the New Covenant must repent of their sins. The advice in these letters are prophetic, forewarning present-day all Christian all new covenant churches of the snares that can lure us away from our faith. And some are the fake teachers of our time.
 
Why send the letters to them ? Because they were His Churches the Church of God. Ephesus the Old Church of God that went some other way. The Church that Has Abandoned Its Love for Christ and His Teachings (Revelation 2:1-7) But of false apostles (Revelation 2:2-3). It could not see. Despite its hard work and doctrinal integrity, Christ faults the community for having “forsaken the love [they] had at first” (Revelation 2:4).
 
This “forsaken love” can mean that the Ephesians had become less devoted to Christ or that the work they did was no longer motivated by love for one another. The letter to the Ephesian church does offer the church hope if they repent and rekindle their love for Christian living (Revelation 2:5-7). The lesson in the letter to Ephesus teaches that truth and love must go hand-in-hand. A church that upholds Creed doctrinal purity of God at the expense of showing love is just as flawed as a church that upholds congregational harmony at the expense of truthful teachings. Instead, Jesus reveals that a church fashioned in His image must teach God’s Truth in love. That is it is God’s love first and Him as Lord not the church as Lord. Smyrna and the Old Church of God of the New Covenant and the letter. The Church of God that Remains Faithful Amidst Persecution (Revelation 2:8-11) Smyrna was home to a large Jewish old covenant people hostile to Christians of the New Covenant . The Bible notes that slanderous accusations by Jews against the All Christians, all New Covenant people had led to Christian persecution by Roman authorities (Acts 14:2, 19: Acts 17:13).
 
Christ’s revelation to Smyrna:: commends the New Covenant people for its material poverty but spiritual wealth and acknowledges its wrongful persecution (Revelation 2:9). Christ does not reprimand this church but warns of impending imprisonment for some of its members, urging them to remain faithful “even to the point of death” and remember the promise of their “victor’s crown” (Revelation 2:10). But since the time of this letter the Old Church of God of the New Covenant up until this day has been persecuted worldwide in obvious and insidious ways. This letter warns all Christians that although we may suffer greatly, the length of tribulation will be short compared to the promise of eternal life. Pergamum The Old Church of God , Church that Compromises Its Beliefs (Revelation 2:12-17) trouble can be in a church. The city of Pergamum was renowned for its pagan practices. The letter to the church there lauds the congregation for upholding its faith despite the city’s pervasive pagan influences (Revelation 2:13).
 
The letter then addresses the church’s sin by denouncing some of its members for following false teachings that brought about religious and moral compromise (Revelation 2:14-15). The Lord calls on the old church of God to repent or risk the judgment that will emanate from the “sword of [His] mouth” (Revelation 2:16). Those who repent will be given the “hidden manna” that is the grain of Heaven (Psalm 78:24), and a “white stone” or clean slate with a new identity in Christ (Revelation 2:17). Like the Christians in Pergamum, it’s easy to normalize the non-Christian behavior of those around us and allow that behavior to dilute our values (1 Corinthians 15:33). All churches under the New Covenant must have the values of Jesus as the Christ. But the Bible urges us to “not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewal of our minds in accordance with God’s Word (Romans 12:2). This where sanificitions comes in to the Christian who John 3:16. Thyatira gets the letter and a map of where they should Go!!
 
The Old Church of God that Follows False Prophets (Revelation 2:18-29) Thyatira was a wealthy commercial city. Jesus’ letter to Thyatira praises the church for having grown in faith and service (Revelation 2:19). The church’s downfall was its devotion to a false prophet that led some members to commit idolatry and immorality (Revelation 2:20). Although the false prophet remained unrepentant, Jesus affirms that the congregation can still repent by turning away from the prophet’s ways (Revelation 2:21-22). The Lord reminds us in this revelation that He will repay each of us according to our deeds , and that we are not a human God. (Revelation 2:23).
 
The payment for sin is death. A God cannot see death. Those who persevere in faith, however, will receive a share of Christ’s messianic authority over all nations and triumph over death (Revelation 2:26-28). Just as some in Thyatira’s old church of God were led astray by a false prophet, Christians today fall prey to cult leaders, fake end time churches and church who take the old covenant and put themselves in it, they say they have a power that only the Apostles had. They see not Jesus but occult practices, and other false teachings.
They return to the ways of Moses away from the Savior. To share in Christ’s victory, we are to avoid these “so-called deep secrets” of Satan (Revelation 2:24) and hold firm to Christ’s teachings, and Him as Lord and savior with Him alive. Sardis the Old church of God that no church today wants to be . The Church that is Spiritually Dead (Revelation 3:1-6) Sardis was a city that had endured two surprise attacks despite its fortifications. Our Lord faults the church in Sardis for maintaining an outward appearance of being “alive,” while actually being spiritually dead (Revelation 3:1). The church people today can see if the pastor is the real thing and must see if where they are is where God wants them to be. Christ Jesus Here is Alluding to the city’s history of prior surprise attacks, Jesus warns the congregation to “wake up” and repent, lest he “come like a thief” to bestow His judgment (Revelation 3:2-3).
 
No person knows when God the Father will send Jesus back , but many say they have some back door way to know , but this is a fake Preacher. Those in Sardis who heed Christ’s warning will be “dressed in white,” a symbol of purity and victory, and will be acknowledged in Heaven’s Book of Life (Revelation 3:5). Jesus and God puts our names in that book and only they can take it out. Today, Christians can fall into the trap that ensnared the church in this same way that Sardis did, if we merely go through the motions of practicing our faith without really feeding our spirit. We can avoid becoming “the living dead” by engaging in our faith through Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. Philadelphia the Old Church of God of the New Covenant so many today say they are! This was an Old Church of God of the new Covenant people who did it God’s way in Jesus. The Church that Patiently Endured Despite Weaknesses (Revelation 3:7-13) Every church that wants to be the big Rooster over the People of earth, will say this is them. And the very reason many say that the seven churches are to come in the last days. BUT---Philadelphia was home to a synagogue of old covenant people hostile to Christians of the New Covenant that were the churches of God. Christ the Head of His church, praises the Philadelphians for remaining faithful in the face of trials despite their limited strength (Rev. 3:8).
 
Jesus does not reproach this congregation but condemns its persecutors. (Revelation 3:9). Christ promises that if Philadelphia’s congregants remain faithful to Him, He will protect them from the “hour of trial” and make them pillars in God’s heavenly temple (Revelation 3:10-12). Anyone can see why so many want this Church to be them today, it is easy to make the hour of trial , the end time trial, but one must see that. The, all Christian all new Covenant people will be removed from earth before the trials of the last days come , that is the Promise of Jesus to His whosoever John 3:15 In Matthew 24, Jesus' disciples ask Him what will be the sign of His return, and Jesus answers with not one but a number of signs - wars, famines, pestilences, earthquakes, persecution of Christians, a proliferation of false prophets, lawlessness, a pervading lack of love, and the Gospel being preached in every nation.-17.. The second coming should also be the understanding of the saved people with the event referred to as the Rapture.
 
The Rapture refers to a time when Jesus Christ will come to remove all believers from the earth (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:50-54). The many churches of our day holds many positions on the rapture, But we do teach it as a truth , and a fact to come to past before the end time troubles for this world. The message to Philadelphia shows us the blessings that come when we maintain our faith despite life’s tribulations. In fact, those who persevere despite weaknesses will stand strong as pillars in Heaven. Laodicea the church that no one will say is theirs. But is was an Old Church of God of the New Covenant Church people. Many say, now this is a letter for someone back in the days before us. The Church with a Lukewarm Faith (Revelation 3:14-22) Laodicea was a prosperous industrial and commercial center. Jesus’ letter to this church wastes no time denouncing the Old Church of God of the New Covenant congregation for its lukewarm faith, threatening to “spit” the congregation out of His mouth (Revelation 3:16). Christ scolds this church for allowing its economic prosperity to cause it spiritual bankruptcy and reveals that, despite its economic wealth, only He can provide spiritual wealth (Revelation 3:17-18).
 
Those in Laodicea’s church of God who opened the door to Christ will share in His Heavenly banquet and have the right to sit with Him on His throne (Revelation 3:20-21). Where were these churches, and can one go there today and see them? Yes any person who has the money can see them today. Where were the seven churches located, and where are they today? Before we look at these letters as a whole, let’s briefly look at the seven cities where the recipients lived can we find them in the Bible?.
1. Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7) A messenger coming from Patmos—where John wrote—would reach Ephesus first, so Ephesus makes sense as the first letter. Ephesus was also a prominent city in the province: more powerful than Pergamum politically, and more favored than Smyrna for the imperial cult. The letter to Ephesus warns against false teachers and evil in the world and admonishes for having forsaken their first love.
 
2. Smyrna (Revelation 2:8-11) For three centuries Smyrna had been one of the most important cities in Asia Minor. Jesus’ message to Smyrna highlights contrasts: the one “who is the First and the Last,” who was dead but came to life, speaks to those who are impoverished yet rich, persecuted by those who claim to be Jews but are not, and will, like Jesus, find life in death.
3. Pergamum (Revelation 2:12-17) Pergamum was a famous city that had long prospered. It included between 120,000 and 200,000 inhabitants. The citizens of Pergamum had the foresight to take the lead in joining Rome to defeat the other kings of the eastern Mediterranean, thereby securing for themselves special favor.
 
4. Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29) If Ephesian Christians were tempted by rigidity and lovelessness, Smyrnean Christians by persecution, and Pergamum’s Christians by persecution and prophets of compromise, economic pressures were inviting compromise on the part of Thyatira’s Christians.
 
5. Sardis (Revelation 3:1-6) This letter addresses Sardis, a “dead” church. Jesus’ oracle to Ephesus challenges a loveless church; his oracle to Smyrna encourages a persecuted church; his oracle to Pergamum addresses both persecution and compromise; his oracle to Thyatira challenges compromise. But Jesus’ word to Sardis summons a sleeping church to wake up.
6. Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13) The Philadelphian church had only a “little strength,” but has proved successful in standing in that strength. Although closer in location to Sardis, the Philadelphian Christians’ situation resembles that of their fellow believers in Smyrna, roughly sixty miles to the west.
 
7. Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22) Perhaps the most well-known of the seven letters addresses the church in Laodicea. Laodicea lay in Phrygia’s Lycus Valley, ten miles west of Colosse and six miles south of Hierapolis. Pagan worship, especially of Zeus but also of numerous other deities flourished there.
We know from Acts 13:14–50 and 14:15 that a significant Jewish community lived in and around Laodicea. However, they seem to have blended into Greek culture in many respects. We know this because, by the third century, illustrations on some coins had mixed together Jewish and pagan versions of the Flood stories. Laodicea boasted great resources, but had a poor water supply. Ancient sources state that it was full of sediment, and excavation of the city’s terra cotta pipes reveal thick lime deposits, which suggest heavy contamination. Because Laodicea had to pipe in its water, it grew lukewarm by the time of its arrival.
 
The point of lukewarm water is simply that it is disgusting, in contrast to the more directly useful “hot” and “cold” water. Jesus thus finds the church in Laodicea to be other than what he desires ( Isa. 5:2–6). In today’s English, he is telling the self-satisfied church in Laodicea: “I want water that will refresh me, but you remind me instead of the water you always complain about.” Yet the book of Revelation is to all people . Like all John’s audience (1:3; 13:9; 22:17), each church must “hear,” what God says not what some humans, may think.; the particular expression likely echoes Jesus’ original teachings (Mark 4:9) can you hear, if not .
Return to the Sunday Christmas Jesus if one is in doubt of where one stands. Each church is also summoned to “overcome,” which implies endurance in the coming trial depicted in much of the book (Rev. 21:7); you were forgiven but you are not a God who does not, or can not sin. the invitation to change the ways we think as humans, especially if believers appear as God’s saved people. Each church shares the hope promised to the other churches; when the churches have heard this through to the end, they will recognize that the promises to all the churches, and all humans , who are His made that He loved, are fulfilled in His will as in the book’s closing vision of the coming world ( Revelation 21–22). Change repent and live is the word given to all humans.