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Seek First the Kingdom of God

January 28th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Kingdom, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies2 Comments

(Mat 6:31) “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
(Mat 6:32) For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
(Mat 6:33) But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
(Mat 6:34) Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

The Gentiles are contrasted with God’s people the Jews, and are a symbol of
disobedience, rebellion, and seeking after the idols of this present evil age.

*updated January 28, 2015 part 2
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Genesis Study 79 – Key verses: Gen 27:14-41

January 22nd, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 79 (Key verses: Gen 27:14-41)

In our last discussions on the theme of sonship in Genesis the focus was slowly shifting away from Isaac, the son of Abraham, to Jacob. In his old age Isaac was losing his vision physically, but spiritually he also could not distinguish the true elected son, namely Jacob. Isaac attached himself to Esau instead and became progressively more dependent on his earthly desires and senses. Spiritual maturity is measured by how we have grown (“because of use”) to distinguish truthfully between right and wrong, good and evil, the called and the chosen. This all important discernment is restricted by God through His extremely strong and powerful work called delusion, which is now witnessed in Isaac (2Co 10:7; 2Co 11:14-15; 2Thes 2:11). Isaac depended on his earthly senses and could not eat the solid food of spiritual discernment:

Heb 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, even those who because of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

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Oh Ye of Little Faith

January 22nd, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Faith, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies2 Comments

The importance of faith cannot be overstated. Without it we cannot please God and will not go on to perfection.

(Heb 11:6 NKJV) But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

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Genesis Study 78 – Key verses: Gen 27:1-14

January 15th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 78 (Key verses: Gen 27:1-14)

In Genesis 27 we read about a very sad time which occurred in the household of Isaac and Rebekah. What started off as one of the most beautiful love stories in the scripture is now turning into divisions and deceit. Although the two sons of Isaac and Rebekah, Esau the elder brother of Jacob, was already striving in their mother’s womb, this jostling intensified as time passed and as they grew older the separation between them increases as also in the parents’ love for these sons:

Gen 25:27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
Gen 25:28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

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Genesis Study 77 – Key verses: Gen 26:1-32

January 8th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

The foundational theme of sonship in Genesis helps us to appreciate and understand the deep spiritual privileges God bestows on those to whom He gives undeservedly this highest honour. Spiritual sonship is by invitation from the Father only to be conformed to the spiritual image of Jesus Christ, whom was given preeminence or headship in this regard (1Ch 29:18; John 6:44; Col 1:18). These sons of God, who are the house of God in His firstborn Jesus Christ, are progressively given possession and control of their own “vessel” with all its lusts and pride in this carnal age, even as they will also judge others in the lake of fire in the spiritual age to come (Gen 22:17; Exo 23:29-30; 1John 2:16; Rev 20:11-15):

Rom 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

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A Diligent Inquisition

January 1st, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Ayo Fabiyi, Diligence, Topical Studies0 Comments

Ezra 7:23 (KJV)
” 23 Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be diligently done for the house of the God of heaven: for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?”

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A Time for Everything

December 23rd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Seasons, Topical Studies0 Comments

(Ecc 3:1 NKJV) To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
(Ecc 3:2 NKJV) A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted;
(Ecc 3:3 NKJV) A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up;
(Ecc 3:4 NKJV) A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance;
(Ecc 3:5 NKJV) A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
(Ecc 3:6 NKJV) A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away;
(Ecc 3:7 NKJV) A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;
(Ecc 3:8 NKJV) A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace.
(Ecc 3:9 NKJV) What profit has the worker from that in which he labors?
(Ecc 3:10 NKJV) I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied.
(Ecc 3:11 NKJV) He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.
(Ecc 3:12 NKJV) I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives,
(Ecc 3:13 NKJV) and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.

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Genesis Study 76 – Key verses: Gen 25:22-34

December 18th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 76 (Key verses: Gen 25:22-34)

Spiritual sonship is a theme in the scriptures which highlights God’s purpose with mankind, which in this life is reserved for those few whom He is conforming to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ (John 1:1-4; Col 1:15-19; Rev 3:14). Jesus is God’s preeminent creation as He is above everything and He alone has immortality or spiritual perfection at this stage with the Father (1Tim 6:15-16; Eph 1:13-14). This glorious conforming process in the few elected ones is marked with fiery trials and much tribulation to make these sons of God perfect (Rom 8:29; 1Pet 4:12; Acts 14:22; Heb 2:10; Heb 12:4-7):

Rom 8:22-25 (Phillips NT) It is plain to anyone with eyes to see that at the present time all created life groans in a sort of universal travail. And it is plain, too, that we who have a foretaste of the Spirit are in a state of painful tension, while we wait for that redemption of our bodies which will mean that at last we have realised our full sonship in him. We were saved by this hope, but in our moments of impatience let us remember that hope always means waiting for something that we haven’t yet got. But if we hope for something we cannot see, then we must settle down to wait for it in patience.

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Jude, the Servant of Jesus Christ

December 16th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Jude, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Ti 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

We will go through the book of Jude and Lord willing, we will see how every verse is profitable for us, for doctrine, for reproof or correction, for instruction in righteousness with the end goal of being completely molded into the image of Christ.

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Genesis Study 75 – Key verses: Gen 25:19-21

December 11th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 75 (Key verses: Gen 25:19-21)

The scriptures call Abraham “the father of us all” and in that Abraham is a type of our heavenly Father who inspires us to seek Him through the faith of Jesus and obediently follow in His righteousness which comes through that faith (Rom 3:22; Rom 4:12; Rom 9:7-8):

Rom 4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all.

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