II Timothy 2:15

Rightly Dividing

A Believer Walking In The Light

                                                    A Believer Walking In The Light
Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Before you were saved
          8 – “For ye were sometimes darkness,” – Lost man in darkness
          8 – “but now are ye light in the Lord:” – When you were saved

 1 Corinthians 15:1 – 4 Is the gospelYou believed the gospel (Salvation)
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
After you are saved
Ephesians 5:8 “walk as children of light:”
After we believed the gospel and was saved, we became light in the Lord
5:8 “walk as children of light:”
How can we walk as children of light?
Psalm 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
The Word of God puts light in our inner man (Soul)
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
1 John 1:5 “God is light,”
Ephesians 5:8 “walk as children of light:”
God does not want us to walk in darkness after we are saved
Darkness – means ignorance of God
1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. – Notice two things in this verse:
“Who will have all men to be saved,”
“and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”
If a believer is going to walk as children of light, then we must come to the knowledge of the truth. How can we do that?
By the word of God – John 17:17 “thy word is truth.”
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thy self approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
Conclusion: As a believer, we should consider what Paul says in Romans through Philemon. I encourage you to consider what Paul says, read his letters, believe what you read, and learn to rightly divide the word of truth. As believers, I encourage all of you to walk in the light. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog!

Coming Unto The Knowledge Of The Truth

                                         Coming Unto The Knowledge Of The Truth
1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Note: God wants all believers to look in Paul’s letters to come to the knowledge of the truth. How are we going to do that?

 2 Timothy 2:7 “Consider what I say;”
     Who is doing the speaking? Paul
     Are you willing to consider what Paul says?
     Who is Paul? Romans 11:13″inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles,”

Ephesians 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye head of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Conclusion: Are you willing to consider what Paul wrote to us in Romans through Philemon? Would you be willing to read Paul’s letters, and believe what you read? Then would you be willing to study to show thyself approved unto God? Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 

The Coming Of The Lord

                               1 Thessalonians 4:15 – 17 The Coming Of The Lord
The Lord is coming for all believers that are saved and in the Body of Christ.
These verses will give comfort to all believers that will read them.

4:16 Resurrection
4:17 Rapture (“caught up together”)
4:17 Reunion
4:18 Renewing our minds
How? 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

2 Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

All believers should want to renew their minds daily in the word of God. We should read, learn how to study, learn how to rightly divide the word of truth, and walk by faith in the position that we have in Christ.

As believers we should be:

Waiting – “And to wait for his Son from heaven,” – 1 Thessalonians 1:10
Looking for that blessed hope – Titus 2:13
Listening for the “shout” from the Lord Jesus Christ – 1 Thessalonians 4:16
Pressing toward the mark – Philippians 3:14

The Work Of God

                                                       The Work Of God
1 Thessalonians 4:7 God has called us
How were we called? 2 Thessalonians 2:14”Whereunto he called you by our gospel,”
What is the gospel? 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
1 Corinthians 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
“Called” – is one title of a believer that describes our status
Romans 1:6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
1 Thessalonians 4:8 God has given unto us his holy Spirit
Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Romans 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
1 Thessalonians 4:9 God teaches us
How does God teach us? Through His Word
1 Corinthians 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Conclusion: I pray that this will be a rich blessing and help to you.

What Did Paul Preach?

                                              What did Paul preach?
A gospel that we can believe – 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
         1 “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you,”                     
         3  “how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;”
         4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
         Romans 1:16
A Bible that we can trust – 2 Timothy 3:15-16
A way to study the Bible that we can understand – 2 Timothy 2:15
A life that we can live – Galatians 2:20
A purpose that we can fulfill – 2 Corinthians 5:20
        We are ambassadors for Christ in this world of sin
        We represent the Lord Jesus Christ, and we bring His message to the world