Titus...Practical

By Oscar M. Baker

"Zealous of good works" (2: 14). A mark of a peculiar people. "Rebuke with all authority" (2:15). I hate to rebuke anybody. I haven't done very much of that. I don't like to be rebuked, do you? But when Titus is over bishops, deacons and so on, there's going to have to be a little of that to put folks in line. We're not exercising authority today, really. I'm not in the business of rebuking folks. I seldom do and if I do, I try to be positive rather than finding fault and maybe suggest there's a better way. I want to be helpful. I don't want to put anyone down. I want everyone who names the name of Christ to have a witness of some kind. And we can't be in the business of putting folks down and spoil their witness, what little they have might grow! I've known a lot of people who started out very weak sometimes we call it "on the wrong foot" and they turned out just fine! I'm so glad that I was friendly, and that I did try to help a little and didn't oppose.

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A Prayer For Us Today

By Oscar M. Baker

Although the prayer in Ephesians 1 is for the saints and faithful at Ephesus, nevertheless it is applicable to such folks today.  In 1:17 we note that the first thing necessary is that we have the gift of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ.  Trying to learn about the mystery without learning Christ is about as foolish as some who want the kingdom without the King.  The mystery of Christ can never be fully known without a grasp of the dispensation of the mystery.  Neither can the dispensation of the mystery be known without a full revelation of the mystery of Christ.  Study these two mysteries in 3:1-6.

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Complete Word Study New Testament

Complete Word Study New Testament

The Complete Word Study New Testament by Spiros Zodhiates, Th.D.  
One of the most useful reference books available for an in-depth study of the New Testament.  We have just begun to appreciate the value of the study of words, and since no one at our fellowship is a Greek scholar, this book has been an excellent resource.

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The Word of Truth for Today 7

By Joseph L. Watkins

In this paper we would like share a few suggested outlines for dividing the word of truth - Rightly.  Ask the next 100 saints in Christ Jesus you meet how we should divide the word of truth rightly, and 99 will start by saying the Old Testament should be divided from the New.  And yet out of the 6,000 years  that God has been working with mankind, only about 2,000 have anything to do with the Old or the New Testament, or we should say the old covenant or the new covenant.

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Transformed

Transformed

By George Feldman

Pictured above is a man who was known as Saul the Persecutor. He was sent from Jerusalem with authority from the High Priests to arrest all who followed Christ. But look at him now! He is secretly lowered outside the wall of Damascus, fleeing for his very life to elude those who would kill him on sight if he were caught. What happened? The background details are found recorded in Acts chapters nine and twenty six.

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The Sun

The Sun

By George Feldman

A topic about the sun may appear unusual, but the Bible does have some interesting references to it. In the creation account of Genesis 1 we are told the heavenly bodies of the sun, moon and stars were given for signs and for seasons, to rule the day and the night. However, the name "sun" or the "moon" are not so named in the creation account. They are referred to as the greater and lesser lights.

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The Warfare...The Whole Armor #1

By Oscar M. Baker

"Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." Eph. 6:11

Whenever we mention armor you know that there is a fight, warfare. The enemy in this case is the devil. He never fights fair, never abides by the rules. His way of fighting is not coming out in the open and matching strength for strength, he'd never do that.

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Lessons From The Eagle

Lessons From The Eagle

By George Feldman

Of all the birds known to us the eagle is no doubt outstanding and unique. For instance, the eagle never builds its nest in a tree as many birds do, but prefers some inaccessible place such as the face of a cliff. The nest is built large, woven together with great branches and weighs as much as half a ton.

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The Ark

The Ark

By George Feldman

A fragment of a meteorite from the planet Mars and supposedly containing evidences of life was the subject of a recent article in this paper.  The article concluded that more importantly we need to be concerned with "The Rock" the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the Creator and the only source of life in "The Whole Universe".

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The Christian Home

By Oscar M. Baker

There's nothing in all the world more beautiful than the Christian home. It's in such a home as that, that each member gets training for getting along with others in the world. If a family can get along under a Christian spirit, a person can go out and be meek and not quarrelsome and bossy in the world. They learn politeness, unselfishness, kindness, and all the other fruits of the spirit found in Galatians. Those are in a Christian home.

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Things Most Surely Believed As To - Redemption

By Joseph L. Watkins

After working on a fuller understanding and appreciation of the great subject and divine place of The Reconciliation Work of Christ Jesus for the past year or so, it seems very logical and right to move on to The Divine Subject of Redemption, and as always we seek only The Truth as only The One Teacher of All Truth can make it known - may He have His Way, always.

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Things Most Surely Believed As To - Redemption 2

By Joseph L. Watkins

As we continue our study of "The Great Redemptive Work of God in Christ Jesus" we ask you to read Ex. 8:5-8. Once again, take special notice of the "end" or "the fullness of the Lord's Redemption" in regard to His People Israel, which is..."to bring them in unto their heritage".

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The Warfare...The Whole Armor #2

By Oscar M. Baker

Satan would have you believe he is not an enemy, he doesn't want you to believe that! And he would convince you that he has no dishonest intentions, or that he would do you any harm, and so you could make peace on his terms and avoid all the difficult things that go with and stand for truth. Quite a temptation, isn't it? You might become a family outcast! So the devil's going to try to make peace on his terms and have you avoid all these unpleasant things -- that's the idea!

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Things Most Surely Believed As To - Redemption 4

By Joseph L. Watkins

In our studies of The Great Work of God in Christ Jesus in "The Reconciliation," we learned that all sin of all men had been borne away by Christ Jesus. The One Holy God of all creation is now fully "satisfied" as we read in 1 John 2:1-2: "Jesus Christ the righteous (One) 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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Things Most Surely Believed As To - Redemption 5

By Joseph L. Watkins

The Redemption or "The Recovery" of The New Creation of God in Christ Jesus, as we are want to say, is our "theme".

In our last paper we quoted C. H. Welch, "...many parts of the purpose of redemption can only be correctly understood in light of the greater purpose of the ages."  Berean Expositor Vol. 14, Pg. 17.

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Things Most Surely Believed As To - Redemption 6

By Joseph L. Watkins

Redemption, from man's point of view, has his resurrection to life in view. Redemption of His man from The Creator's point of view has His Age Purpose in view.

The man Adam was created in the likeness of God's Image, Christ Jesus. The sons of Adam are made in the likeness of Adam with a view to being created anew in Christ Jesus, with a view to being - The Image.

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