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Genesis Study 94 – Key verses: Gen 37:12-17; Gen 38

May 21st, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

The theme of spiritual glorification is intimately connected to the caring for God’s flock and the salvation of all, as we also see typified in the life of Joseph. The following words come from the mouth of Joseph as written in scripture. These words Joseph spoke to his brothers after they sold him to slave traders who brought him to Egypt where he eventually through much tribulation ended up as ruler in Egypt under the Pharaoh:

Gen 45:5
(BBE) Now do not be troubled or angry with yourselves for sending me away, because God sent me before you to be the saviour of your lives.

(GNB) Now do not be upset or blame yourselves because you sold me here. It was really God who sent me ahead of you to save people’s lives.

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Does God have a secret will or multiple wills?

May 20th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Free Will, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments

Hello E_____,

You asked:

I’ve heard about this supposed “secret will” and “multiple wills” before. It is true that we do not know the exact details of what will happen tomorrow.
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Children Study – 3 – Adam and Eve

May 13th, 2015 | Filed Under: Adam and Eve, Author, Children, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

Children Study with Victor Torres

We will learn how God created the first humans: Adam and Eve. We will also learn what happened to them in the garden of Eden.

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Genesis Study 93 – Key verses: Gen 37:3-11

May 7th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 93 (Key verses: Gen 37:3-11)

Genesis is the book of beginnings or the book of generations and here God established certain principles which are foundational in our spiritual growth. We know that the end of a thing is better than its beginning, but the beginning initiates the process (Ecc 7:8). Through the first man Adam God focusses on the generations of certain individuals in this book – among these the names of Noah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob stand out before we come to the last section of Genesis. In this last section of Genesis we meet one of Jacob’s sons, namely Joseph, and all this man had to endure to reach rulership. Genesis highlights the process in us of being brought from spiritual darkness to the marvellous light of Christ of which the first chapter gives us a general overview (Jer 18:4; Joh 1:1-5; Act 26:18; 1Cor 15:22; Eph 1:17-23; Eph 5:8). Here are the first five verses of chapter 1 of Genesis which introduce this whole salvation process through Christ, the beginning and end of this process (Col 1:13-17; John 1:1-4; Rev 1:8; Rev 3:14):

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Gen 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

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Genesis Study 92 – Key verses: Gen 37:1-4

April 30th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

The theme of spiritual glorification in scripture as revealed through the life of Joseph in the Old Testament, helps us to understand elected rulership in God’s kingdom (Rom 5:2; 2Co 3:18; Col 1:27; Eph 1:4-6; Rev 4:4-6). To be seated on the thrones in God’s kingdom is reserved for His elected sons whom He foreknew and predestined to rule on earth in the symbolic thousand years and also to be the judges in the lake of fire (Mat 19:28; 1John 3:2; Rev 20:4-15; 1Cor 6:2-3):

Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Rom 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Rom 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified [Greek aorist tense].

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Genesis Study 91 – Key verses: Gen 35:21-29: Gen 37:1-2

April 23rd, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald2 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 91 (Key verses: Gen 35:21-29: Gen 37:1-2)

The book of Genesis starts with a general picture of the creation of this physical world with the focus on one individual, the first man Adam. All of these physical things or visible things of creation are used by God to serve as types of an inward spiritual process which He is working to bring His spirit life through another individual, the last Adam, even Jesus Christ, through whom all things actually have their being from the beginning to the conclusion of this process (Rom 1:20; Rom 5:14; Acts 17:28; John 1-1-5; Col 1:15-19; Rev 1:8):

1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

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Traditions in Heaven

April 19th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Heaven, Topical Studies, Traditions, Victor Torres0 Comments

Php 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

2Th 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

I got the title of this study from the two verses above. We are citizens of Heaven and we do have our own traditions that we hold, just like the people of this world have their own traditions.

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April 19th, 2015 | Filed Under: Aaron Lohman, Author, Book Studies, Proverbs2 Comments

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Genesis Study 90 – Key verses: Gen 35:1-20

April 9th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

The theme of sanctification runs throughout the scriptures, but is especially focussed in the life of Jacob for our learning (1Cor 10:11; Rom 15:4). On the instruction of God, Jacob returned to Canaan after twenty years in Haran.

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Genesis Study 89 – Key verses: Gen 34:1-31

April 2nd, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 89 (Key verses: Gen 34:1-31)

The theme of sanctification in scripture deals with the perfecting of the elect of God to be a “vessel unto honour…and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work” (2Ti 2:21). Through this process of sanctification we are being separated for ministry in the service to God and His church first and foremost, but also being prepared to be of service to the rest of humanity in due time (Jer 1:5; Act 13:2; 1Cor 12:1-31; Eph 4:1-24; 1Cor 6:2-3; Rev 20). The apostle Paul is also testifying about this sanctified position through which the elect of God is made whole in every aspect (Ecc 12:13; Rom 6:18; Rom 12:1; 2Co 3:18; Php 1:6; Php 3:21):

Rom 1:1 (ESV) Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,

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