“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and search the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” These that were “more noble” were the Jews in the city of Berea. The reason they were “more noble” was because they “received the word with all readiness of mind.” Here was a group of people that listened to what was being preached with eagerness. Notice that the passage says, … and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” How often do you take...Continue reading
“For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doeth he yet hope for? Hope has been described by one person as, “desire plus expectation.” There are some things that we desire and we expect them in the conclusion. Salvation from our sins is one of those things that we desire. The sins we have committed separate us from God. “Behold the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy that he cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated...Continue reading
Three times God the Father audibly spoke during the life of His Son. One was after His baptism (Matthew 3:17 “And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”) Another time is at the Mount of Transfiguration. Jesus has with Him Peter, James, and John. Peter acting like he did most of the time, spoke. He mentioned building three tabernacles: one for Him, one for Moses and one for Elias. This was a good thought as far as Peter was concerned. He was thinking of honoring...Continue reading
“For Demas hath forsaken my, having loved this present world, and it departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia” (2 Timothy 4:10). People quit the church with varying degrees. Some do quit the church altogether. The cause of this could be because of many some think reasons. The devil acted is some way to discourage these people so they gave up on God and what He has done for them; they quit! The devil works through people. “But he turned, and said unto Peter. Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offense...
When any one considers a word, this word must be considered in the context in which it is used. The word can then be discerned of the meaning, which the author had intended. Word can have different meanings. Let us consider the word “power.” First when dealing with different languages it is not always easy to translate from one language into another. The word “love” comes to mind for illustration. In English this word has several different meanings. We have others words that could come under the heading of love. The word, “charity” is an...Continue reading