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How to Study the Bible – Hermeneutics – Spirit Filled Podcast Episode 113

How to Study the Bible – Hermeneutics – Spirit Filled Podcast Episode 113. This class was taught In Pilot Point Texas at the Pilot Point Church of Christ.

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How to Study the Bible in Depth – Context is King – Spirit Filled Podcast Episode 112

How to Study the Bible in Depth – Context is King

  1. Know what you are reading.

A.The inspired word of God – what does inspired mean? Jewish  interpretation 

B. What is the Focus of the Bible.

C. The Bible is a Jewish book

D. Latter-day revelations and Apocryphal books

E. Translations.??? Transliterations- Figures of Speech Used in the Bible

G. Bible helps

F. How to find out what the original Hebrew or Greek actually says. — You don’t need a library.

2. Commentary – friend or foe?

A. Knowing the doctrinal slant. (internet) Eating the meat & spitting out the bones                                                    

B. The problem with relying on commentaries

C. Cultural commentary- Makes the Bible come alive.

3. Context is King.

A. There should be a law against quoting scripture without context – proving     

           B.  Studying the occasion (background) of every Letter/Epistle/book

           C.  There are no contradictions, just different contexts.

4. Bible Study Methods.

A. The Magic 8 Ball Approach- The Xanax Approach -The Pinball -The Telephone

Game Approach — The Jack Sprat Approach (JEN WILKIN)

     B.   Theology then application

     C.   Topical – exegetical – mediational.

     D.  strengths & weakness

Studying the occasion (background) of every book/letter of the Bible.

  • “Whoever has been born of God does not sin.” (New King James Version)
  • Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning.” (New Living

Translation)

  • We know that no one who is born of God sins; (NASB)
  • The Greek text actually says “does not sin.”
  • Context is King—1 John background (Gnosticism)

Gnosticism –

  • Special knowledge from God
  • Our physical bodies are sinful and will not be saved

1. Does not matter what the body does -sin

2. Jesus did not have a body, He was a Spirit

  • Jesus was not the Son of God/Christ He was a Spirit
  • This false doctrine caused their church to split
  • John setting them straight with the truth also encouraging them

1 What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life— 2 and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the

Father and was manifested to us— 3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete. God Is Light

5 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; 7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.

2 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an [a]Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; 2 and He Himself is the [b]propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

3 By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is

not in him;5 but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: 6 the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.

18 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that [d]it would be shown that they all are not of us.20 [e]But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know. 21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and [f]because no lie is of the truth. 22 Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the [g]Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. 23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.24 As for you, let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.

26 These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to  deceive you. 27 As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just

as it has taught you, [i]you abide in Him.

5 You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. 6 No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or [b]knows Him. 7 Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; 8 the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil [c]has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. 9 No one who is [d]born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is [e]born of God. 10 By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: [f]anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.

4 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. 4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 5 They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 This is the confidence which we have [l]before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we

ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this. 17 All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not leading to death.

Rom 8: 1-2

Two Laws Systems:

  • Law of Sin and Death
  • Law of Spirit of Life in Christ

1 John 5

13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 This is the confidence which we have [l]before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we

ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this. 17 All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not leading to death.

18 We know that no one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him. 19 We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. 20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

21 Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

Hebrews 10

King James Version (KJV)

26 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

26 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

Heb 10 (NASB)

23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; 24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

26 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a terrifying expectation of judgment and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES. 28 Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY.” And again, “THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE.” 31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

IN CHRIST

EPH 1

7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

Romans 8:38

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Galatians 5:4 You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.

2 Peter 3

as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, 16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.

17 You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

3. Context is King.

A. There should be a law against quoting scripture without context – proving    

    B.  Studying the occasion (background) of every Letter/Epistle/book

    C.  There are no contradictions, just different contexts.

4. Bible Study Methods

   A. The Magic 8 Ball Approach- The Xanax Approach -The Pinball -The Telephone Game Approach — The Jack Sprat Approach (JEN WILKIN)

  B. Topical – exegetical – mediational.

  C. strengths & weakness.

Bible Study Methods

A. The Magic 8 Ball Approach- The Xanax Approach -The Pinball -The Telephone Game Approach — The Jack Sprat Approach (JEN WILKIN)

Theology then application

B. Exegetical —Topical –– meditational.

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The Names and Titles of Jesus – Jesus Our Divine Advocate

The Names and Titles of Jesus – Jesus Our Divine Advocate – Episode 106

This series of the names and titles of Jesus will give us a more in-depth understanding of Jesus Christ our Lord. This is 14thin the series.

1 John 2: 1-2 (NAS)

2 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; 2 and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world

 

1 John 1

4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light,

and in him is no darkness at all.

6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the

blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all

unrighteousness.

10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

 

1 John 2

3 We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. 5 But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: 6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. 10 Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble.

 

1 John 2: 1-2 (KJV)

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

 

Christ is Our Mercy Seat

The word for “propitiation” in the original Greek text is hilasterion, which actually means “mercy seat”

 

Ex 25:22

There I will meet with you, and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim that are on the ark of the testimony….

 

1 Samuel 6

19 He struck down some of the men of Beth-shemesh because they had looked into the ark of the LORD. He struck down of all the people, 50,070 men, and the people mourned because the LORD had struck the people with a great slaughter. 20 The men of Beth-shemesh said, “Who is able to stand before the LORD, this holy God?…

 

Luke 12:5

But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after h has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!

 

Romans 3 (NIV)

26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

 

1 John 4 (NIV)

9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

 

1 John 2: 1-2 (KJV)

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

 

Romans 8 (NIV)

33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

 

Hebrews 7 (NIV)

24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. 25 Therefore he is able to save completely[c]those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

 

Exodus 28

“[And] Aaron [who was the first high priest] shall bear their names [the names of the people] before the Lord on his two shoulders . . . [and] on his heart, when he goes into the Holy Place, to bring them to regular remembrance before the Lord”

 

1 John 2: 1-2 (KJV)

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

 

John 3 (NIV)

16 For 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..

 

John 3 (NIV)

36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.

 

1 John 2: 1-2 (KJV)

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

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The Names and Titles of Jesus – The Great I Am

The Names and Titles of Jesus - The Great I Am, Bible Study, PodcastThe Names and Titles of Jesus – The Great I Am – Episode 91

This new series of the names and titles of Jesus will give us a more in-depth understanding of Jesus Christ our Lord. The following is an outline.

Jesus – Name Above Every Name

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God

1. God (Elohim) is the plural of EL – “in the beginning, God created the heavens and earth” Genesis 1:1

2. God (Elohim) = A term describing essence

3. The name of GOD YHVH Exodus 3:15 “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM”: and he said, “Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”

9 Now, therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
10 Come now, therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
14 And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.
15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name forever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

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“It is to be God’s name forever, my memorial unto all generations” see Exodus 3:15-16

Exd 20:7 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold [him] guiltless who takes His name in vain.

Psa 72:17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and [men] shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

YHVH appears 6800 times in the Old Testament. But it’s not translated YHVH LORD = YHVH (Adonai) Lord = Master (Adonai)

GOD= YHVH   God= (Elohim)  EL = short
Jehovah = YHVH
Yahweh = YHVH
YAH = YHVH

Exd 20:7 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold [him] guiltless who takes His name in vain. I AM = eternal

Micah 5:2 states that Israel’s Messiah would come from Bethlehem, and He is described as He “whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” This states not only His preexistence but the fact that He has existed from eternity.

The term “from everlasting” is, according to A.R. Fausset, “the strongest assertion of infinite duration of which the Hebrew language is capable.”1 The term is also used in Psalm 90:2.

Psalm 90:2
Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

In Isaiah 9:6, Israel’s Messiah is described as the “everlasting Father” or, as it is better rendered, “Father of eternity”. This also points to His existence from eternity past.

John 5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
39You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; 40and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.

YHVH YHVH LORD = YHVH (Adonai) Lord = Master (Adonai)

LORD = YHVH (Adonai)

Lord = Master (Adonai)

GOD= YHVH   God= (Elohim) EL = short

Jehovah = YHVH

Yahweh = YHVHYAH = YHVH

Yahushua הוֹשׁוּﬠְי
1 The first element is YAH, which is the commonly accepted abbreviated form of YHVH

2) The interesting word group that starts with YAH then the Hebrew verb (shua), meaning to be saved or delivered.

Yahshua is the name Joshua is a compilation of two elements.

Isa 26:3 You will keep [him] in perfect peace, [Whose] mind [is] stayed [on You], Because he trusts in You.

Isa 26:4 Trust in the LORD forever, For in YAH, the LORD, [is] everlasting strength.

Isa 12:2 Behold, God [is] my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For YAH, the LORD, [is] my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’ “

Yahushua הוֹשׁוּﬠְ י  I AM the I AM that saves

Who am l?

Exodus 3:15 “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”

Jehovah -Jireh (I AM Will Provide) Genesis 22:13,14

Jehovah -Raah (I AM My Shepherd) Psalm 23:1 Jehovah – Rapha (I AM That Heals) Exodus15:26

Jehovah – Nissi (I AM My Banner) Exodus 17:15

Jehovah – Shalom (I AM our Peace) Judges 6:24

Jehovah – tSidkenu (I AM our Righteousness) Jeremiah 23:6

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Our Righteousness.

Jer 23:5 “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; And He will reign as king and act wisely And do justice and righteousness in the land.

Jer 23:6 “In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell securely; And this is His name by which He will be called, ‘The LORD (I AM) our righteousness.’

Yahshua

2 Corinthians 5:21God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

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Do You Have a Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ? – Spirit Filled Podcast Episode 60

Do You Have a Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ?

This podcast is a copy of a sermon that I preached on Sunday, July 31 at the 150-year-old Pilot Point Church in Pilot Point Texas.

What does it really mean to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? We talk about that but do we really understand what that means?

In this sermon, I describe what that personal relationship with Jesus Christ is all about.

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Please Don’t Give Me Justice –

Is emotion and mercy the same? Does mercy come natural in this world? How do I know if I merciful? Listen to this podcast and find out as we look at the fruit of the blessed life, being merciful.