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Our Life As A Believer Should Be Filled With Confidence

Our Life As A Believer Should Be Filled With Confidence

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
     How many times as a believer do you find your self doubting your salvation?
     God through HIs word makes it possible for all believers not to doubt
Philippians 1:6 “that he” – God
     Who begins the good work in you? God
     How does God do that?
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
Romans 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
     What did we believe?
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:”
          Philippians 1:6 Consider three things in Philippians 1:6:
“hath begun a good work in you”
     What is that good work? Salvation (Past)
     We were justified – We were declared righteous when we believed the gospel
Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Romans 11:6”And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace.”
     Grace is the absence of works
“will perform it”
     Progressive sanctification (Present)
     We want to live now based on who we are in Christ
Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
     How is it being done in us?
1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because,. when ye received the word of God which ye heard 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.
God will work in you by His word if you will: Read, Study, Rightly Divide His word
“until the day of Jesus Christ:”
     Glorification – Rapture (Future)
Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
Conclusion: We as believers should not have confidence in the flesh. Philippians 3:3”and have no confidence in the flesh.” I encourage all of you to believe the Bible as the word of truth. Spend time daily reading, studying, and rightly dividing the word of truth.

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

The Word Of Truth

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,     After we are saved, what should we do with the word of 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. 

We at Clear Springs Bible Church will have our annual Bible Conference March 24 – 26. This will be a time of Bible Study to teach you how to rightly divide the word of truth, and to learn Bible doctrine. Look on our website and read about our speakers and times of the Bible Conference.

 

 

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