Jottings – The Casual Leads To The Habitual

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Commenting on Acts 20:21b “The forgetting of God which is casual becomes the forgetting of God which is habitual.”

 

G. Campbell Morgan. Westminster Pulpit, Vol. III. Sermon 163 – Acts 20:21 – The Conditions of Renewal. Originally published 1915. Digital edition.

 

 

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Jottings – God Does Not Despise Our Personalities

 

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God does not despise our personalities… the problem is that sin twists our personalities. God has a plan for your life and your personality was custom designed by God to fit His will. Do not let sin hijack the personality God gave you.

 

Paraphrased. Gary McBride, Mentions Of The Phrase ‘The Man of God’ In The Scriptures. Series of Addresses at Greenwood Hills First Family Conference, June 28 – July 5, 2014.

 

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Jottings – God Is Not A Subject

 

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“God is not a subject to learn but a person to know.”

 

Joe Mikhael, The Appearances of Christ Before His Birth and After His Resurrection: The Theophanies and Christophanies. Series of Addresses at Greenwood Hills First Family Conference, June 28 – July 5, 2014.

 

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J Dwight Pentecost, 1915-2014


 

I just learned that one of my favorite authors and Bible teachers, J Dwight Pentecost, has been promoted to glory. I have benefited from a number of his books including his seminal work on prophesy: Things to Come, A Study in Biblical Eschatology. I look forward to meeting him someday.

 

 

Dallas Theological Seminary’s J Dwight Pentecost memorial page.

 

Thanks Jesse!

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Jottings – The Trinity of Truth

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“God is called the ‘God of truth’ (Isaiah 65:16). The Holy Spirit is the ‘Spirit of truth’ (John 16:13). Christ said, ‘I am…the truth’ (John 14:6). No one can have fellowship with the holy trinity who does not walk in the truth (2 John 4; 3 John 4). God desires truth in the inward parts (Psalm 51:6). Falsehood of every kind is hateful to Him. There is nothing that so manifests the alienation of the natural man from God as his tendency to falsehood. Of the wicked we are told that they go astray from their very birth speaking lies (Psalm 58:3). Satan himself is the father of lies (John 8:44). It is he who injects the venom of untruthfulness into the heart of man (Acts 5:3). Only by the new birth can this lying spirit be overcome. It is as the regenerated man yields himself to God as one alive from the dead that he learns to delight in the truth objectively revealed, and to walk in the truth subjectively.”

H.A. Ironside, The Continual Burnt Offering: Daily Meditations on the Word of God. Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1994. Nov. 3.

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Video: The Uniqueness of Christianity

 

 

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1 Corinthians 3:16 – A Church or a Temple?

 

 

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 KJV

 

Here is an amazing factGod actually is with us whenever we meet as a local church.

This truth should blow our minds away but it often seems to pass us by. Imagine what church meetings would be like if it really gripped our souls that God was present every time we meet. It would make a vast difference.

May God help us to appreciate this great truth.

 

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Jottings – What God Bestows He Gives Not To Be Hoarded

What God bestows He gives not to be hoarded, but to be used for His glory in the benefit of others.

W.E. Vine, Collected Writings of W.E. Vine: 1 Timothy. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson.)

 

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Jottings – The Revelation of God and from God

Commenting on John 1:14-17, 28-43; 1 John 2:23:

 

“In order that we might truly and really know God and the Father, there was a twofold kind of revelation necessary — not only one kind, but two kinds. That is to say, we needed a revelation of God, as really as we needed a revelation from God. We need both. A revelation from God we have in all its precious blessedness in the written word, which we call the scriptures; but the revelation of God we have in the incarnate Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. And therefore it is that no one can really know God or the Father except in the Son. To be without the Son is to be without the Father.”

 

W T Turpin, The Revelation of God and from God. An address delivered in London, October 1885.

 

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Jottings – Serious Business

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Referring to Malachi 2:1-9: “The penalty for failing to hear and respond to God was strong: three times the text mentions a curse that God would bring on the priests for their disobedience and unbelief. God’s name is serious business, and nothing pollutes it more than the misconduct of those whose business is to honor it.”

Walter C. Kaiser, The Preacher’s Commentary Series, Volume 23 : Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson Inc., p. 477.

 

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