--Among neighbors, and nations. This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, being acquainted only with the baptism of John; and he began to speak out boldly in the synagogue. Prayerfully consider this. Check it out. --He visited the room of a Christian officer, friend. Saturday, January 19, 2008. Look what Paul said to Timothy, For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but. -—He tells of a difference in "saying" and having. in jest, but were "sons of Zebedee," fishermen. given over to the display, study, or discussion of. --Chapter 3, KNOWING HIS LIKENESS. --But there was no Jesus! --He "cleanses us from all unrighteousness." We are responsible to test the spirits (ref. if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. Pray for the application of God’s Word. All need forgiveness. David even used words of praise when it came to the Word of God, so why would we not want to study it. --He was present Easter Eve, when Jesus appeared! Have A Bible Question? 1Jn4:1-2), We need to be able to identify false prophets, teachers (2Cor11:13-15, also 1Jn4:1-2), I just can’t understand or get anything out of it (Eph3:3-4). There was an eloquently speaking man with a heart for God who was preaching Jesus but still had it wrong. Now, Paul did assume that people could understand the bible, the scripture if they would read it. By a closer walk in Him! --It is so easy to be hasty or harsh or misunderstood. Unknown. --But, like growing an oak, it takes time to have this They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. So, there is a problem still, it is often neglected, that very thing that can save your soul. To seek a closer walk and "fellowship.". Speech. --Friend, when out of fellowship, we lose joy. Faith, and up-bringing. If you are not currently studying, are you willing to put aside time daily to help you have a closer walk with thee? Not to walk ahead .. or behind .. but close together. 19 “Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision. --There was jealousy, and bitterness even as adults. The Word has power of salvation and condemnation (Jm1:21; Jn8:31-32; Jn12:48), Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and. Method, maybe better define it before displaying it. This is the method I personally use and am willing to sit with anyone and go over in great detail how this method can be very beneficial to maturing in Christ, but hey, don’t take my word, takes God’s word in Bible study and find out for yourself. --By temptations. Verse 13 is the key. There are some simple reasons why bible study is easily and/or often neglected and we should take a few minutes and look at that. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. --His eyes rested on verse 7, "If we walk in the light Takes a lot of "I'm sorry, please forgive.". I think on this one many neglect study because they do not put aside time to do it on a regular basis, which is more than on Sunday morning or Wednesday evening. Hedley Vicars was an Army officer who lived for self. --Pick up ways. Paul exhorted the elders of Ephesus to keep the church by the word. And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting. It may be difficult to get started doing it, but it is an important duty, part of being a Christian. It was not with God. There is also bible reading in a year, and that takes about 10-15 minutes a day to do that, and that helps you get a great flavor for the word and oftentimes can lead to a deeper study. Amen. --He mentions, "Fellowship with the Father.. His Son.". “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. Want it for all of you. --Closeness with Christ, you see, will do it for us! Please forgive.". --He had gone with the crowd. and fellowship with God in the Garden - by sin. Why Bible study is easily, often, neglected. 1. --I John 1:6, "If we say we have fellowship with Him, like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation. We are so busy - often, too busy - away from the Lord. God the father to sanctify the apostles by the word! John wrote this epistle, along with two others; also, the Gospel of John, and Revelation - five books. Is it your song? His prayers. Do I take outlines from lessons preached, taught so I can further study them to see if what was preached is true and for further personal growth? From Genesis to Revelation, we have many examples. We are not close. --Some wanting "chief places." There are endless ways, subjects that can be done here. --It takes a lot of "I'm sorry. Verse 3 is the key. --Micah 6:8, "What does the Lord require of you, but --For a time, Abraham lost it. --John went in. Why Bible study is easily, and often neglected. How are we at making peace? I also will reject you from being My priest. A closer walk, his joy. Home Page --Adam and Eve in a perfect paradise, lost closeness, . that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. 20 but declared first to those in Damascus and in Jerusalem, and throughout all the region of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting repentance. --"We have fellowship with one another .." (v 7). --With the Lord, and with one another, in fellowship. "Knowing" - by faith in God's promises and Jesus' sacrifice on the cross - not a hope so or maybe so. . --To John, Jesus entrusted His Mother, at the cross. | Want A Free Bible Study Course? (transition) If you want something to grow, you water it right? John is the one who gave us all the "I am's" of Jesus. "A CLOSER WALK WITH GOD" Principles Of Prayer INTRODUCTION 1. You are not going to be judged one day because of my words as a preacher but by Gods very words that are given to save your soul and to remind the saved they are saved! Now, please prayerfully consider praying asking God to help you in this area (expand personal story of time). Utilize dictionary, concordance, Encyclopedias). --".. that you may know you have eternal life. “He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day. Want To Talk With Someone By Phone? Destroyed, rejected, forgotten - why? --As did Peter, when he denied he knew the Lord! He had risen "as He said.". "He saw, and believed" (John 20:8). Study, do it so that you may grow in respect to your salvation! To grow closer to Jesus Christ, read your Bible over and over until you are at home with it. to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires. God's Spirit was speaking. We did a very directed study when we did Gospel of John in small group, if you would like a copy of that study so you can do it yourself, please ask me. Do you? 17 I will deliver you from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles, to whom I now[a] send you, 18 to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’. Search The Outlines, Executable Outlines, Copyright © Mark A. Copeland, 2016, Blessings & Responsibilities Of Being A Christian, Increasing Opportunities To Share The Gospel. --So there was no Biblical or church influence. | Want To Discuss The Bible By Email? --But a "blessed assurance, Jesus is mine.". --She found time for their Bible study; took husband. Do not let me wander from Your commandments. Remember this popular song, sometime ago? It is simple to become a Christian - take Jesus,"born again" by trusting and following Him. --"That you also may have fellowship" (I John 1:3). God, in His Word, has a lot to say about our walk. Through prayer , … --Chapter 1, KNOWING THE LORD. --Awaiting his friend, Hedley slowly read the words. ", --A key word in I John is the important word, "know.". Sanctification, to be set apart as holy and for God’s purpose (Ps119:160; Ps19:7-11; Jn17:17), The Words is God’s mean of communication on how to be set apart. as He is in the light, we have fellowship...", --Hedley knew he did not "walk in the light.". --Four, to help us overcome "those who try to deceive We need the Word from Genesis to Revelation, the whole counsel of God as Paul says in Act20:27. The implanted word is able to save your soul, for the Word is truth and truth sets you free. --Chapter 4, KNOWING HIS LOVE. " In Him. So be like what Paul told Timothy. Satan! you" (2:26). Since you have forgotten the law of your God. your God." --Walking with Jesus, John became the Apostle of love. --She found the Lord Jesus! My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. --For a closer walk with God, we need to know Jesus. --The fellowship he had, was the wrong kind. --It was written for our oneness. --Neither knew the Lord, for neither did the parents. --Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God" (Matt. How does he rob us? --Third, "I write .. that you sin not" (2:1). --When peace is broken, it is not easy to restore. Alluring us to disobey; walk away. God does His part, be assured. And maybe you. Some don’t study they just take preachers word (Act18:24-26; Act17:11; 2Tim2:15; 1Jn4:1-2; 2Cor11:13-15). “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Allow me to share my outline of this little Epistle. So may we take a few minutes and briefly look at some suggestions for bible study. --He was nowhere close to the Lord. It will be known and there is no excuses, it is available to all for it is the power of God unto salvation! Ana away from God. With God. --That Easter at the tomb, John saw it empty. Please Note: There is also a Spanish Translation of this series in HTML Format, courtesy of Nicolas Hernandez. about your religion yet - but it has made a difference in your life - you are a joy to be with!".