Ten Lists Bible Plan 2020

For God So Loved the World

Years ago I had opportunity to listen to Dr. S. Lewis Johnson’s sermon on John 3:16. Highly recommend it either audio or text versions, he very clearly speaks about the “world”. https://sljinstitute.net/gospel-of-john/the-greatest-text-of-all/

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

16 οὕτως γὰρ ἠγάπησεν ὁ θεὸς τὸν κόσμον, ὥστε τὸν υἱὸν τὸν μονογενῆ ἔδωκεν, ἵνα πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων εἰς αὐτὸν μὴ ἀπόληται ἀλλʼ ἔχῃ ζωὴν αἰώνιον. John 3:16 (NA28)

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only son that everyone believing in Him should not perish but have life eternal.John 3:16 (translated from the NA28 Greek text)

The first verse I memorized in Sunday School as a child was John 3:16 from the King James Bible. This must have been sometime around 1956-1957 since I did not learn to read until the 1st grade. My mother even had a plaque made with that verse on it and put it on the wall over my bed. I still have the little white New Testament I got for memorizing the most verses in my class that year. So what? When I look back…

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Ten Lists Bible Plan 2020

2 Timothy 3:12  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Let's read that again... 2 Timothy 3:12  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.Old John Gill comments.. 2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus,.... All that live according to the will of God revealed in his word; and to the glory of God, as… Continue reading 2 Timothy 3:12  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

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Build Your House on the Rock

Wish I could be as articulate as you Mike. I do like the parallel text in Mat 7:13-8:1, adds a lot of context to Jesus’ words. but Luke captures the hard work required, at least in my KJV version. Luke 6:48  He is like a man which: built, digged deep, laid the foundation on a rock….

If one has ever dug near a stream bed, or in other hard rocky soil, (I remember my dad, who was and underground contractor, describing some of the worse of these) especially to dig deep enough to reach bedrock, you know this takes work and hard work.

No wonder many go a different way.

Mat 7:13  Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Mat 7:14  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

46 “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? Luke 6:46 (NASB) 

There is much controversy in the Church these days over some teaching from those who have made it a point to move their doctrine away from the Orthodox into a what used to be called liberalism. However, instead of rejecting everything spiritual as the liberals do, these new teachers claim that they are moving back to the origins of the Church with methods and doctrine that are more indicative of the early church rather than what is called Orthodox now. The followers of these teachers have, for the most part, rejected “church” with any hint orthodoxy in it.

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