Christian Topics Discipleship Doctrine Worldview

A Few Thoughts About Discipling Part 16

E6 Omnipresence F1 This is related to His trait of infinite. There is no place in the universe or outside it that He is not there. He knows our hearts and minds perfectly; we cannot hide. He knows every situation. He always knows where we are. Truly, He is the perfect leader, savior, comforter, source of all wisdom, knowledge, love, and assurance. F2 Psalms 139:7-13 GW Where can I go to get away from your…

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A Few Thoughts About Discipling Part 15

E4 Omni-communicator F1 The omni- expresses the idea of all (Latin) and communicate comes from the Latin word G1 communicatus which is the past participle of communicare to impart, make common, equivalent to commun(is) common + icare v. suffix. (Source) G2 communico which is share and impart. (Source) F2 The idea is that God has the attribute of being able to communicate perfectly whether prose, poetry, riddles, etc. F3 It also includes the idea of…

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Christian Topics Discernment Doctrine Pastoral

A Few Thoughts About Discipling Part 14

Incommunicable Traits D2 Incommunicable Traits These are those only God has. E1 Eternality F1 Defined: having no beginning and no ending. God was never created, nor can never die. There is only one being with this attribute—Yahweh. F2 Verses (also see here or here scroll down) G1 Genesis 21:33 LEB And he planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called on the name of Yahweh, the everlasting God. G2 Isaiah 40:28 BSB Do…

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A Few Thoughts About Discipling Part 13

E21 Reason F1 Defined G1 The capacity for logical, rational, and analytic thought; intelligence. (Source) G2 A legal definition: REASON. By reason is usually understood that power by which we distinguish truth from falsehood, and right from wrong; and by which we are enabled to combine means for the attainment of particular ends. 2. A man deprived of reason is not criminally responsible for his acts, nor can he enter into any contract. 3. Reason…

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Christian Living Discipleship Doctrine Worldview

A Few Thoughts About Discipling Part 12

E19 Wrath F1 The Hebrew word for wrath is אַף ʼaph. It means nostril in a plain sense of heavy breathing to exceptionally angry in an applied sense. F2 The Greek word for wrath is ὀργή orgḗ. It means: Wrath (3709) (orge from orgaô = to teem, to swell) conveys the picture of a swelling which eventually bursts, and thus describes an anger that proceeds from one’s settled nature. Orge does not refer to uncontrollable…

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A Few Thoughts About Discipling Part 11

E17 Slow to Anger F1 He does get angry, and it is for a reason. Mark 3:5 NIV He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. G1 God is slow to anger. Exodus 34:6 CSB The LORD passed in front of him and proclaimed: The LORD—the LORD is a compassionate and…

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Christian Topics Discipleship Doctrine Questions

A Few Thoughts About Discipling Part 10

E16 Righteous F1 The Lord Jesus states: John 17:25 NLT O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I do; and these disciples know you sent me. F2 Definitions G1 G1 Righteousness is perfection of living God’s way in thoughts, desires, words, and deeds. G2 In Hebrew means just, lawful, and righteous. See Genesis 7:1, Psalm 1:5-6, Proverbs 10:3, Proverbs 29:2, and Zechariah 9:9. G3 In Greek means keeping God’s rules, guiltless, and approved by God. See John…

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A Few Thoughts About Discipling Part 9

E14 Mercy (opposite of cruelty and pitilessness) F1 Mercy is a compassion. Mercy is not to judge, not to punish, not to harm. God doesn’t want anyone to die and go to hell (Ezekiel 33:11), so he seeks the lost (Luke 19:10), opens their minds and eyes to the truth of each person’s sin (Psalm 119:130 and Acts 16:14), and offers salvation after freeing their will. F2 Mercy comes with conditions. God goes not just…

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Christian Living Discipleship Doctrine Worldview

A Few Thoughts About Discipling Part 8

E10 Kind F1 Definition G1 The Hebrew word is חֶסֶד cheçed. It means goodness, kindness, faithfulness. This is the way He is. He does not deviate from it. All God’s doings and decisions are based on love and wisdom. G2 The Greek word is χρηστότης chrēstótēs. It means moral goodness and kindness. F2 Bible verse G1 Nehemiah 9:17 NASB They refused to listen, And did not remember Your wondrous deeds which You had performed among…

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A Few Thoughts About Discipling Part 7

E8 Judgment F1 Definition G1 He is the Supreme Judge. G2 It is related to His justice (see below). G3 It is seen in His words (Deuteronomy 5:1), His deeds (Exodus 6:6), and His promise of future decisions. G4 God is judge of all beings: Acts 10:42 NLT And he ordered us to preach everywhere and to testify that Jesus is the one appointed by God to be the judge of all—the living and the…

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