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Colossians 1:9-18

Colossians 1:9-18 (NKJV) For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all might, according to His glorious…

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Some Teaching and Applications About Light in the New Testament

Matthew 4:12-17 (TCENT) Now when Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth, he went and dwelt at Capernaum by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 so that what had been spoken by Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled: 15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, 16 the people sitting…

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Do All For God’s Glory

1 Corinthians 10:31 (TCENT) So whether you eat or drink or do anything, do it all for the glory of God. This is one of the rules of Christ (Galatians 6:2). It applies to everything in life—eating, drinking, and/or anything else. There is one goal—do it for God’s glory. We don’t these things for our glory. If one has the gift of music, it is to be used to glorify God. If one has the…

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Repentance

The Greek word for repentance is (G3331) μετάνοια metánoia, which means a change of mind/heart/opinion, etc. This is a 180° change. Examples: King David raped Bathsheba and ordered her husband, Uriah, to be murdered. God, through the prophet Nathan, rebukes him. He confesses his sin, asks forgiveness, and never does it again. You can read his confession in Psalm 51. King Manasseh of Israel is evil, 2 Chronicles 33:9 (NKJV) “So Manasseh seduced Judah and…

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Good Friday 2024

Abraham was a liar that risked his wife’s purity (Genesis 20:1-13), yet God used Abraham to be the example of faith, the Father of believers, and to be the Father of nations. Isaac was a liar that risked his wife’s purity (Genesis 27:1-11), yet God blessed him with the blessings of Abraham. Jacob was a liar, schemer, cheat (Genesis 27:36, etc.), yet God blessed him with the blessings of Abraham and Isaac; and blessed him…

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Matthew 6:9-13 So then pray like this, Our Father who is in heaven, yours name is very holy. 10 Yours kingdom come; yours will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily food. 12 Forgive us our debt [of sin], even as we forgive our debtors [of their sins]. 13 Don’t let us be brought into temptation, instead deliver us from the evil. For yourss is the kingdom,…

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James 4:1-3

As James continues his letter to us, he mentions the source of personal wars and argument. Let us take heed and be careful of our attitudes and actions. God will help us. My translation and notes for James 4:1-3 James Chapter 4 Origin of Personal Wars and Arguing 1 Where do yourp wars of words and quarrels [come] from? [Don’t they come] from yourp lusts that are warring in yourp bodies? [Contrary to a life…

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James 3:13-18 Translation and Notes

James not instructs us on the two different systems of wisdom. One is from below (worldly and possibly demonic). The other is from above (God approved). My translation and notes on James 3:13-18 Different Types of Wisdom 13 Let him who is wise and experienced among youp prove it by his actions of good behavior with humbleness [that comes] from wisdom. [Wisdom entering our heart by the Word of God (Scriptures) grows the fruit of…

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2 Timothy 2:20-26

Paul continues to give practical advice to Timothy. He emphasizes holiness and dealing with various types of people. My translation and notes on 2 Timothy 2:20-26 Be God’s Servant 20 Now in a mansion there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and earth, some for honorable uses and some for dishonorable uses. [Paul is not referring to some Christians as being gold and silver and other Christians as wood…

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2 Timothy 2:1-13

Paul continues with his teaching to Timothy and by application pastors, church workers, and teachers. He encourages Timothy to persevere, reminding him of his dedication to the ministry. New leaders must be chosen and taught. They must be trustworthy, which sometimes may be difficult to assess in today’s evil, narcissistic culture. The Christian life is frequently difficult but continue. Paul uses the examples of soldiers, athletes, and farmers in dedication and pressing forward. Paul then…

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