Jesus Teaches Nicodemus 3 1Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” 3Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.[P] ” 4“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” 5Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[Q] gives birth to spirit. 7You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[R] must be born again.’ 8The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”[S] 9“How can this be?” Nicodemus asked. 10“You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? 11Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. 12I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 13No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.[T] 14Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,[U] 15that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”[V] 16For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. John Testifies Again About Jesus   22After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized. 23Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were coming and being baptized. 24(This was before John was put in prison.) 25An argument developed between some of John’s disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing. 26They came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan—the one you testified about—look, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him.” 27To this John replied, “A person can receive only what is given them from heaven. 28You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’ 29The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. 30He must become greater; I must become less.”[W] 31The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. 33Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. 34For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God[X] gives the Spirit without limit. 35The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. 36Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
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The For the wife (3:1-6) Peter continues the conversation of submission to authority from the previous chapter. Instead of a employee-emp... Read More
The For the wife (3:1-6) Peter continues the conversation of submission to authority from the previous chapter. Instead of a employee-employer relationship, he now focuses on the martial relationship. In this case, he instructs wives to be subject unto their husbands, even husbands who are not Christians. A non-Christian husband may not treat his wife well. However, there is no Biblical doctrine for suffering wives to leave their husbands and remarry another person. Instead, wives are admonished to respond to unbelieving husbands with moral conduct combined with respect for their authority as husbands. Peter addresses the matter of orderly personal grooming for Christian women. The adornment of the inner person is more important than enhancing one's physical appearance. Peter is not forbidding the use of jewelry, nice clothing, or well-arranged hair, but rather he wants Christian women to focus others' attention, not on their bodies, but on Christ whose characteristics are reflected in their lives. The greatest impression Christians--both men and women--should have on others is that they belong to Christ. Being stylish, physically fit, attractive, or wealthy should not be your primary concern. Paul echoed this in his letter to Timothy (1 Tim. 2:9-10). Dress yourself with good works and righteous living. The Virtuous Woman (Prov 31:10-31) God gives us an example of the ideal woman in Proverbs. The virtuous woman is pleased to do the work of the homemaker and does not consider those tasks to be demeaning or menial (Prov. 31:13-15,21-22). The virtuous woman is filled with good will toward her husband. She maintains the best of intentions toward him in their relationship together. She earns the confidence of her husband and shows appreciation for his labor by being resourceful with family resources (Prov. 31:11-12). A virtuous woman completes her husband. A godly wife can make a good man a great man (Prov 31:23,31). Being in subjection to a husband does not imply shame or suggest inferiority. Except for God the Father, everyone is subject to another (1 Cor. 11:3; Heb. 13:17; Eph. 6:1). Wives should be pleased to fulfill their God-given roles as Christ fulfilled His role God set for Him in the salvation of mankind. Women Working Outside the Home? The virtuous woman is enterprising. She is not afraid of taking on additional responsibilities as time permits (Prov. 31:16-19,24). So, can a Christian woman work outside the home? Many Bible women performed duties that are not directly tied into being a mother or wife. At the same time, there are commands in the Bible that women take care of their responsibilities in the home. Lydia was a "seller of purple" (Acts 16:12-16). A good woman with a household also had a business in this text. Aquila and Priscilla are often described as being a good Christian couple in the early church. Priscilla had a job as a tent maker (Acts 18:1-3). There were women that labored with Paul--work not directly related to being a homemaker (Phil 4:2-3; Rom 16:1-3). Deborah, a judge of Israel, was a married woman. Being a judge of Israel is not directly related to being a homemaker. In today's society, most married women work outside of the home by choice. Under what conditions can a Christian woman work outside of the home? When she has fulfilled her duties of being a homemaker and managing the house (Titus 2:3-5; 1 Tim. 5:14). For the Husband (3:7) Men are required to be in subjection to authority and patiently endure injustices in whatever role they find themselves. In this context, husbands must recognize their subjection to the will of God in the treatment of their wives. No man is permitted to be a dictator in his home, nor view himself as the center of the family. God is the central being in the family. The closer a husband and wife draw to God, the closer they draw together. Man is not permitted to make one decision in the home that does not first meet God's approval. God linked husbands and wives eternal inheritance to how they treat one another in marriage (John 3:22). How Should Man Treat His Wife? (1) God ordained that husbands be the providers for the home (Gen. 3:17-19; Eccl. 5:18-20). Men are to work and provide for their families (1 Tim. 5:8; 2 Thess. 3:10). (2) God set men to the task of being protectors of their families. Just as Christ was willing to give His life for the church, so must men stand ready to suffer and die for their families (Eph. 5:25). Good husbands do not allow their wives to go unprotected. (3) God assigned husbands the duty of being the spiritual leader of the house. They are order to be the heads of their families, a responsibility they may not delegate to their wives (Gen 3:16). Additionally, man's authority is not to be used as a whip to hold over his wife's head. There is never an acceptable excuse for a man to beat his wife. (4) Treat your wife as Christ treats the church (Eph 5:25,28-29). (5) God commanded husbands to be loving and tender towards their wives (Luke 18:16, John 8:7, Gal. 5:22-23). Husbands, it is a blessing from God to have a wife. Cherish that blessing; treat her with honor.
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Read Luke 16:19-31 1) The lost are burden by sin Read 2 Cor 4:3-4 Because of sin, they are... > blinded to their own sin >blinded to t... Read More
Read Luke 16:19-31 1) The lost are burden by sin Read 2 Cor 4:3-4 Because of sin, they are... > blinded to their own sin >blinded to the sins of others whom they influence >blinded to the road they are traveling and where it will lead them 2) The lost are crippled by sin Read Luke 3:11-17 3) The lost are bypassing heaven Read John 3:5 >They are going to miss an inheritance that is incorruptible >They are going to miss the singing of songs of redemption 4) The lost are bound for hell Read Matt 25:31-46 Are we praying for the lost?
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June 28, 2015 Jake Richardson *God is consistent all the time.* I. The Grace of God Brings Salvation A. We ... Read More
June 28, 2015 Jake Richardson *God is consistent all the time.* I. The Grace of God Brings Salvation A. We are rich in God's love. B. We enjoy sin for a short time. C. Sin looks wonderful, but then bites like a viper. D. No one cannot serve 2 masters. E. Salvation is offered to EVERYONE!!! F. Say no to ungodliness, for good reasons. G. Sin has unfortunately become more & more acceptable. H. Our hope is in the Lord. I. The world won't be around forever. J. Pray for our nation and pastors. *Have you experienced the forgiveness of sins?*
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Where do we all start? Dealing with a sin nature. Romans 3:10-12 Notice how Paul says and notice how he speaks of the effects of sin upo... Read More
Where do we all start? Dealing with a sin nature. Romans 3:10-12 Notice how Paul says and notice how he speaks of the effects of sin upon mankind's desires (heart), thoughts (mind), and choices (will). The other verses explain why men do not know God: Pride Deceit We love darkness,over light. We are evil.
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6/21/15 Jake Richardson *Romantic- Eros (Husband & Wife) *Brotherly-Phila (Brothers & Sister's in ... Read More
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Tudo o que tem vida louve o Senhor! Aleluia! (Salmos 150:6 | NVIP) Porquê devemos louvar ao Senhor? 1) Porque somos seus escolhidos (Vs.... Read More
Tudo o que tem vida louve o Senhor! Aleluia! (Salmos 150:6 | NVIP) Porquê devemos louvar ao Senhor? 1) Porque somos seus escolhidos (Vs. 13), 2) Porque ao louvar os a Deus estaremos a anuncia-Lo aos outros (Vs. 8-9,23-24), 3) Porque Deus é Grande e Poderoso (Vs. 14, 25-26), 4) Porque Deus mantém a promessa que fez ao Seu povo (Vs. 15-18), 5) Porque Deus fornece protecção divina aos Seus escolhidos (Vs. 19-22) "[...] porque todo o que tocar em vocês, toca na menina dos olhos dele’ (Zacarias 2:8c | NVIP) 6) Porque o nosso Deus reina (Vs. 31) 7) Porque Deus é bom e o seu amor dura para sempre (Vs. 34) "Porque Deus tanto amou o mundo que deu o seu Filho Unigênito, para que todo o que nele crer não pereça, mas tenha a vida eterna." (João 3:16 | NVIP)
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