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Children Study – 11 – Moses

December 5th, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Children, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

Children Study with Victor Torres

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Salt of the Earth

November 12th, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, salt, Topical Studies0 Comments

You are the Salt of the Earth

Study from Mobile AL conference by Mitch Kuhn

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Depression

October 23rd, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Depression, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

Depression

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More than Conquerors

October 16th, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, conquerors, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

More than Conquerors

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Wisdom is Better than Riches

October 2nd, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Riches, Topical Studies, wisdom0 Comments

Wisdom is Better than Riches

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Repent and Do the First Works

September 25th, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Repentent and first works, Topical Studies2 Comments

Repent and Do the First Works

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Sacrifice of Praise

September 11th, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Sacrifice of Praise, Topical Studies0 Comments

Sacrifice of Praise

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Seeking an Occasion

August 12th, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Seeking an Occasion, Topical Studies0 Comments

How the Lord seeks an occasion against our flesh (2017)

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July 22nd, 2017 | Filed Under: Aaron Lohman, Author, Gospels in Parallel, Topical Studies0 Comments

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Stubbornness

June 26th, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Stubbornness, Topical Studies0 Comments

Stubbornness

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Selfishness

June 19th, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Selfishness, Topical Studies2 Comments

Selfishness

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James – Study 01

June 12th, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Dennis Crabtree, James1 Comments

James Book Study – James 1:1-18

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Pride

June 11th, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Pride, Topical Studies0 Comments

Pride

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Humility

June 11th, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Humility, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

Humility

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Laziness

May 3rd, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Laziness, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

Laziness

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Greed

May 3rd, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Greed, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

Greed

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Jealousy

March 13th, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies2 Comments

Jealousy

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Envy

March 9th, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Envy, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

Envy

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Anger

February 24th, 2017 | Filed Under: Anger, Author, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

Anger

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How to Conduct Yourself in the House of God

February 7th, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Behavior in the Church, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

I have bounced around some topics, but always come back to these practical application themes, which seems the work the LORD has given for me to do. The one that has been on my mind a lot recently is: This idea of how to conduct yourself in the House of GOD.
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Reasonable Service

January 30th, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Service, Topical Studies0 Comments

Reasonable Service

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January 29th, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Miscellaneous, Mitch Kuhn4 Comments

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Children Study – 10 – Joseph

January 29th, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Children, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

Children Study with Victor Torres

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The Time is at Hand

January 15th, 2017 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Time is at Hand, Topical Studies2 Comments

The Time is at Hand

By Mitch Kuhn

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Numbers in Scripture (2016 version)

November 30th, 2016 | Filed Under: Author, Mike Vinson, Mitch Kuhn, Numbers, Topical Studies0 Comments

This study on Numbers will reveal their spiritual significance, both positive and negative, and help you to see the meaning behind the letters.

This is a new version by Mitch Kuhn on the study from Mike Vinson. The original audio files you can download below.

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Children Study – 09 – Jacob

November 8th, 2016 | Filed Under: Author, Children, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

Children Study with Victor Torres

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Colors in Scripture (2016 version)

October 31st, 2016 | Filed Under: Author, Colors, Mike Vinson, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

This study on colors will reveal their spiritual significance, both positive and negative, and help you to see the meaning behind the letters.

This is a new version by Mitch Kuhn on the study from Mike Vinson.

Here you can find the original series by Mike Vinson:
http://tryingthespirits.com/2012-01/colors-in-scripture/

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Is Investing for Your Future Unbiblical?

September 26th, 2016 | Filed Under: Author, Ayo Fabiyi, Investing, Mitch Kuhn, Pete Wilson, Q and A0 Comments

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Lift Up Your Head

August 1st, 2016 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Poetry0 Comments

Lift Up Your Head

by Mitch Kuhn

 

Lift up your head, your redemption draws nigh
Fire will come down from the sky

The world is indeed waxing worse and worse
Never before has it been so perverse
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Children Study – 08 – Isaac

June 7th, 2016 | Filed Under: Author, Children, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

Children Study with Victor Torres

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Children Study – 07 – Abraham

May 24th, 2016 | Filed Under: Author, Children, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

Children Study with Victor Torres

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Christians and Politics

April 12th, 2016 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Politics, Topical Studies6 Comments

I’d like to discuss is how the scriptures and Jesus himself handled political situations in his day. As disciples, this should be the example we follow.

Here is what Christ said to Pilate when he was being questioned.

(Joh 18:36 NKJV) Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.”

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Hope and Patience

February 3rd, 2016 | Filed Under: Author, Ayo Fabiyi, Hope and Patience, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies1 Comments

I will be combining two studies that are closely linked together to bring a greater clarity to the operation of God in all the trials we encounter.
The first study was on the “chains” that hedges us in and bind us to the things of this world. We will be covering what those chains are, who binds us in them, the means those chains are loosed and broken and what the Scripture reveals regarding the purpose of God behind them.

The second study was on “Hope and Patience”. Hope is a big study in itself as is this fruit of the spirit – Patience.
They are central to so many areas of godliness that they can both be studied side by side, both being closely intertwined.
This is seen in many of the Psalms and books of the Prophets. Their purposes are further revealed for us in the New Testament.

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January 3rd, 2016 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Money, Topical Studies0 Comments

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E-Sword Training

January 3rd, 2016 | Filed Under: Author, Miscellaneous, Mitch Kuhn0 Comments

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Avenge Not Yourselves

January 3rd, 2016 | Filed Under: Author, Avenge, Ayo Fabiyi, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

Dearly Beloved, Avenge Not Yourselves

Rom 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Rom 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
Rom 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Rom 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Rom 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Rom 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.


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Strange Fire

January 3rd, 2016 | Filed Under: Author, Ayo Fabiyi, Mitch Kuhn, Strange Fire0 Comments

Leviticus 10:1-2 (KJV)
1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the Lord, which he commanded them not.
2 And there went out fire from the Lord, and devoured them, and they died before the Lord.


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Genesis Study 120 – Key verses: Genesis 50:22-26

December 3rd, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 120 (Key verses: Genesis 50:22-26)

We conclude our discussions on foundational themes in Genesis with the final section of this book where the death of Joseph is detailed. The theme of death is indeed the story of the first Adam and here with the death of Joseph certain aspects of this theme are again highlighted for us. Joseph lived in Egypt since he was seventeen years old until the time of his death at the age of a hundred and ten years – in total he lived ninety three years in Egypt, which includes the eighty years as a ruler (Gen 37:2-36; Gen 41:46). The number eighty has the numbers eight and ten connected to it which in spiritual terms refers respectively to the new man in Christ and the completeness of flesh. It is indeed the new man who reigns over the flesh as Joseph also is a type of the elect and their time of rulership (Oba 1:21; 1Cor 6:2-3; Rev 20:4-15):

Gen 50:22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.

During his time of rulership in Egypt God also used Joseph to bring his own family down to Egypt. But all of that was initiated when his ten brothers sold Joseph to traders who in turn sold him as a slave in Egypt. But the natural man cannot see that all man’s thoughts and acts are caused by God, and everyone is actually contributing to fulfil God’s purposes whether through the good or the evil:
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Genesis Study 119 – Key verses: Genesis 50:14-21

November 26th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 119 (Key verses: Genesis 50:14-21)

The theme of death concludes the book of Genesis which brings such important spiritual aspects to the fore. Through the time of mourning, the preparations for the funeral and the burying of the dead corpse so much can be spiritually gleaned how we are to deal with our old man. The elect of God knows that through the baptism into the death of Jesus, dominion over sin and freedom from the bondages of our old man are indeed achieved (Rom 6:9-17):

Rom 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
Rom 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Rom 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Rom 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified [Greek aorist tense = an ongoing process] with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
Rom 6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

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Genesis Study 118 – Key verses: Genesis 50:4-13

November 19th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 118 (Key verses: Genesis 50:4-13)

The theme of death concludes the book of Genesis as we read about the deaths of two of its more prominent characters, namely Jacob and Joseph. First we read about the death of Jacob after he lived for seventeen years in Egypt:

Gen 49:33 And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.

In our previous discussions on this theme of death we touched on how we all are first “gathered unto [our] people” in spiritual death via the first Adam before we will be “gathered unto [God’s] people” in Jesus Christ by dying to that old man Adam in us (Gen 2:7; Jer 18:4; Rom 5:12; Rom 8:20; 1Cor 15:22-31). It is indeed through death that God ordained that His children will eventually “find” spiritual life through Jesus Christ:

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Children Study – 06 – The City of Babel

November 17th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Babel, Children, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

Children Study with Victor Torres

Last time, we finished our study of the story of Noah. Today we will look at the story of the city of Babel. This story is directly connected to what happened to Noah’s three sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth and their descendants. But before we do that, let’s look at God’s command to them after they got out of the ark.

Gen 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.

Gen 9:7 And you, be fruitful and multiply, increase greatly on the earth and multiply in it.”

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Genesis Study 117 – Key verses: Genesis 50:1-3

November 12th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 117 (Key verses: Genesis 50:1-3)

God is the only Creator of all things, including the evil and the darkness:

Isa 45:5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
Isa 45:6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.
Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil [Hebrew: “ra”]: I the LORD do all these things.

Gen 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil [Hebrew: “ra”].

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Genesis Study 116 – Key verses: Genesis 49:28-33

November 5th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 116 (Key verses: Genesis 49:28-33)

The book of Genesis opens with the record of the creation narrative, and in a sense it reveals a birth process which took six days (Gen 1:1-31; Exo 20:11). The beginning of physical life is also seen in two individuals namely Adam and Eve. But Genesis on the other hand closes with the record of the end of two lives, that of Jacob and Joseph. For the natural mind any book that concludes with death is indeed not a good ending for a book. But the theme of death is one of the most powerful themes in the book of Genesis and the entire scriptures. If we have been given eyes to see the plan of God with the first Adam we will also see that death is but a temporary creation of God through which He will bring forth a glorious new creation (Gen 2:7; Gen 3:19; Job 7:7; Ps 90:5-6; Ps 144:4; Jas 4:14; 1Cor 15:22-28). For them who can receive this truth it is clear that God has created death as a means by which the first Adam must live first, before God is bringing His splendid spiritual creation for all in Adam, for everyone in his own order:

1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
1Co 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
1Co 15:24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down [Hebrew: “katargeō” – to render something entirely useless] all rule and all authority and power.
1Co 15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
1Co 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed [Hebrew: “katargeō”] is death.

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Children Study – 05 – Noah

November 4th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Children, Noah, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

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Hello dear children. Today we will look at the story of Noah. Most of you, or even all of you have at least heard who Noah is and what happened to him. What is pretty rare today are children who are interested in the Bible. Even more uncommon are children who know the hidden lessons behind the stories in the Bible.

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Perfect Love, Fear, Torment and Boldness in the Day of Judgment

October 30th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Ayo Fabiyi, Love, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

1 John 4:17-18 (KJV)
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

The above verse written by apostle John was not penned down by impulse nor was it solely based on his own experience, as the Sum of the Word will reveal to us in this study.
Like all the prophets, it was all from the inspiration of the holy spirit of God, and they were moved to write it down for our admonition.

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Genesis Study 115 – Key verse: Genesis 49:27

October 29th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 115 (Key verse: Genesis 49:27)

Benjamin is the last son of Jacob whom he addressed before his death in Egypt:

Gen 49:1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
Gen 49:2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

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Genesis Study 114 – Key verses: Genesis 49:22-26

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

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 114 (Key verses: Genesis 49:22-26)
God declares the end from the beginning and as such He also works all things in between according to a perfect plan and purpose which nothing and no creature can alter. Everything works 100% according to His counsel and pleasure:

Isa 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

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Genesis Study 113 – Key verse: Genesis 49:21

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

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 113 (Key verse: Genesis 49:21)

In the final section of the book of Genesis we see Jacob living in Goshen in Egypt for seventeen years before his death (Gen 41:54-57). It was in the final days of his life here in Egypt that Jacob called his twelve sons to him to “tell [them] that which shall befall [them] in the last days”:

Gen 49:1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
Gen 49:2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

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Genesis Study 112 – Key verse: Genesis 49:20

October 8th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Georgie Taylor, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 112 (Key verse: Genesis 49:20)

God’s Word has a primary spiritual meaning which is the inward application for those who read, hear and keep these words because “the time is at hand” (Matt 4:4):

Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

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Trinity Question

October 4th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A, Trinity0 Comments

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In order to understand what Christ is staying in John 13, you must know that he is speaking in parables that are not plainly understood.

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Genesis Study 111 – Key verse: Genesis 49:19

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

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 111 (Key verse: Genesis 49:19)

The theme of “the last days” helps us to understand the time of the harvest or judgement in our lives when we are able to see the road behind us through which the Lord has brought us. This is also how the apostle John was enlightened when he heard the “great voice as of a trumpet” behind him and he was given to understand the revelation of Jesus in him:

Rev 1:12 And I [John] turned [Greek: epistrephō = changing direction / repent / convert] to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;

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Genesis Study 110 – Key verses: Genesis 49:16-18

September 24th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 110 (Key verses: Genesis 49:16-18)

In the final section of the book of Genesis we see Jacob living in Egypt for seventeen years until his death at the age of a hundred forty and seven years (Gen 47:28). Prior to his death he called his twelve sons together to tell them “which shall befall [them] in the last days”:

Gen 49:1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
Gen 49:2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

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Genesis Study 109 – Key verses: Genesis 49:14-15

September 10th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 109 (Key verses: Genesis 49:14-15)

We are busy discussing the theme of “the last days” as found in the final words of Jacob to his twelve sons:

Gen 49:1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
Gen 49:2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

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Genesis Study 108 – Key verse: Genesis 49:13

September 3rd, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 108 (Key verse: Genesis 49:13)

God’s Word has a primary spiritual meaning which is the inward application for those who can see that they live by every word that proceeded out of God’s mouth, even the words of scripture (Matt 4:4; Joh 6:63; Rev 1:3). Jacob’s final words to his sons are therefore important to take note of as they help us to understand our own lives:

Gen 49:1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
Gen 49:2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and listen to Israel your father.

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Genesis Study 107 – Key verses: Genesis 49:8-12

August 27th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 107 (Key verses: Genesis 49:8-12)

Nearing His death in Egypt, Jacob called his twelve sons to him to inform them “which shall befall [them] in the last days”:

Gen 49:1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
Gen 49:2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

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Genesis Study 106 – Key verses: Genesis 49:5-7

August 20th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 106 (Key verses: Genesis 49:5-7)

Jacob was in the process of dying and within his final days in Egypt it was the time to tell his sons “which shall befall [them] in the last days”:

Gen 47:28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.

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Genesis Study 105 – Key verses: Genesis 48:21-22; Genesis 49:1-4

August 16th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 105 (Key verses: Genesis 48:21-22; Genesis 49:1-4)

In the final section of the book of Genesis we see that Jacob is brought back into focus as Jacob lived with Joseph and the whole family in the country of Goshen in Egypt before his death (Gen 41:54-57):

Gen 47:28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.

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Genesis Study 104 – Key verses: Genesis 47:27-31; Gen 48:1-20

August 6th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 104 (Key verses: Genesis 47:27-31; Gen 48:1-20)

In the final section of the book of Genesis we see that Jacob is brought back into focus as he and his whole family were provided for by Joseph during the seven year famine which was on the whole world (Gen 41:54-57). Joseph’s whole family was drawn nearer to him to come and live in the country of Goshen in Egypt:

Gen 47:27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
Gen 47:28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.

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Genesis Study 103 – Key verses: Genesis 46:28-34; Gen 47:1-26

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

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 103 (Key verses: Genesis 46:28-34; Gen 47:1-26)

All things in the scriptures have both a negative and positive application and that helps us to understand that God is the sovereign Creator of both good and evil and that He works both of these to fulfil His purposes in this creation, even as we all live “by every word that proceeded out of the mouth of God” (Isa 45:5-7; Matt 4:4; Rom 11:36; Eph 1:11). This spiritual mystery is inherent in the way God uses His Word, even Jesus Christ, as revealed through the pillar of cloud during physical Israel’s wanderings in the wilderness (Col 1:15-20; Rev 1:8):

Exo 14:19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
Exo 14:20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.

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Romans 11:29 – Does God Take Away Gifts?

July 27th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Faith, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

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Genesis Study 102 – Key verses: Genesis 46:1-30

July 23rd, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 102 (Key verses: Genesis 46:1-30)

The book of Genesis provides a beautiful foundation for the whole process through which God will bring all in the first man Adam to spiritual maturity. This all starts off with the establishment of a physical six day creation which also reflects the spiritual work of God within this first Adam in each person which is all completed on the seventh day (Gen 1:1-31; Gen 2:1-3). Through the creation of heaven and earth two opposing dimensions were also established by God which replicates the two generational lines through Adam:

Gen 3:13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
Gen 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

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Children Study – 04 – Introduction to the Bible

July 21st, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Bible, Children, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

Children Study with Victor Torres

From our previous studies, you have been indirectly introduced to the Bible. We have learned from these previous studies that the Bible is the Word of God. It is very important that from a young age that we learn the Scriptures because this is how God tells us how to live our lives.

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Do Business Until I Come

July 20th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies, World6 Comments

The way to Christ is exceedingly narrow and few will find it in this life. This is true for every topic in scripture. There are always two sides of the road and we only find the narrow way by falling off of both sides.

(Mat 7:13 NKJV) “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.
(Mat 7:14 NKJV) Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

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Genesis Study 101 – Key verses: Genesis 45:1-28

July 16th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 101 (Key verses: Genesis 45:1-28)

Act 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
Act 3:20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:
Act 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

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July 14th, 2015 | Filed Under: Aaron Lohman, Author, Book Studies, Proverbs2 Comments

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Genesis Study 100 – Key verses: Gen 44:14-34; Gen 45:1-8

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

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 100 (Key verses: Gen 44:14-34; Gen 45:1-8)

The theme of spiritual glorification is highlighted for us in the life of Joseph in the book of Genesis. God’s elect is the first to be given spiritual glorification as they are also the first to be taken through the process of judgement (1Pet 4:17). This judgement was typified in Joseph’s life firstly through the hatred and jealousy from his ten brothers and also during the thirteen years of working as a slave and even imprisoned in Egypt. Joseph did nothing wrong which merited this treatment except openly confessing and living his righteous calling…it was all after the counsel of God’s will (Gen 45:7; Gen 50:20; Eph 1:11). For those on whom “the spirit of glory and of God resteth” this was written to show how the “reproach for the name of Christ” is linked to spiritual glorification:

1Pe 4:14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
1Pe 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.
1Pe 4:16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

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What Does It Mean To Be “Led By The Spirit”?

July 6th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Spirit, Topical Studies4 Comments


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Genesis Study 099 – Key verses: Gen 44:1-13

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

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 99 (Key verses: Gen 44:1-13)

In our theme of spiritual glorification as typified in the life of Joseph, the role which money or silver played in the interaction between Joseph and his brothers is very significant. The words “money” and “silver” appears 19 times in the interaction between Joseph and his brothers and in these instances both these words are translated from the one Hebrew word “keseph” (ref.: Gen 37:28; Gen 42:25; Gen 42:27-28 (2); Gen 42:35 (2); Gen 43:12 (2); Gen 43:15; Gen 43:18; Gen 43:21-23 (5); Gen 44:1-2 (3); Gen 44:8). The spiritual application of money or silver (“keseph”) helps us to see how we first live through the negative application of this “keseph” being ensnared by the spirit of the world:

1Jn 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

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Genesis Study 098 – Key Sections from Genesis chapters 41 to 43

June 25th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 98 (Sections from Genesis chapters 41 to chapter 43)

The life of Joseph as described in the book of Genesis is our type of spiritual glorification. It is indeed through much tribulation and being sacrificed on the altar that spiritual glorification in the kingdom of God is obtained (Exo 29:36; Acts 14:22; Rom 12:1; Heb 13:10; 1Pet 4; Rev 15:8). Within the theme of spiritual glorification we learn through the scriptures that God’s main objective at this time is to bring His elect to be the first to have rulership and dominion over flesh (Rom 6:1-14). This rulership is established in the revelation of who the Christ is and what the purpose and function of this Christ is in God’s plan to eventually bring all of this carnal creation to spirit life in Him, even all in the first man Adam (1Co 1:13; 1Co 6:15; 1Co 12:12; 1Co 15:22; Eph 4:10-15; 1Jn 2:20-25). But rulership in God’s kingdom is focussed on totally different aspects than the focus of the carnal mind, and these aspects are what the elect learn to apply firstly in themselves and then to discern with whom they can share it with:

Mat 20:25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes [Greek: “archōn” = rulers] of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
Mat 20:26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
Mat 20:27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
Mat 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom [Greek: “lutron” = a redemption price / and atonement] for many.

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Genesis Study 097 – Key Sections from Genesis Chapters 41 to 43

June 11th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald2 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 97 (Key sections from Genesis chapters 41 to chapter 43)

After suffering many trials and tribulations for seventeen years in Egypt, Joseph is given rulership in Egypt under the Pharaoh after Joseph gave him wise counsel concerning his two dreams (Gen 41:14-46). Pharaoh also acknowledged that Joseph was “a man in whom the Spirit of God is” and that he was indeed “discreet and wise” (Gen 41:38-39). In the first seven years of plenty in Egypt under Joseph’s rulership, he stored up food from every part of the country and the corn was “as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number” (Gen 41:47-49). This great provision period links to the symbolic thousand year period when the elect will reign on the earth after they were part of the first resurrection (Rev 20:4-6). It is also within the time of Joseph’s rulership that the seven years of famine came on the whole earth which forced all the countries to come to Joseph to buy food:

Gen 41:56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.
Gen 41:57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

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Genesis Study 096 – Key verses: Genesis 41:39-57; Gen 42:1-24

June 4th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 96 (Key verses: Genesis 41:39-57; Gen 42:1-24)

The life of Joseph provides us with a beautiful picture of what the elect of God is to endure to eventually reach their place of rulership over their flesh and all its pride and lusts (Rom 6:14). This rulership of God’s elect will also be fulfilled in the symbolic thousand year reign on earth and through the work of the elect being the lake of fire for all the rest of humanity (1Cor 6:2-3: Rev 20:4-15). Within this theme of spiritual glorification we see that we are ordained by God to suffer at the hand of our brothers and to be placed into slavery and captivity in our Egypt, which all points to our time in bondage or prison of flesh (Exo 2:23; Exo 20:2; Pro 5:22; Rom 6:20; Rev 11:8). In the final section of Joseph’s story we see him being summoned to appear before the Pharaoh:

Gen 41:14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.

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Children Study – 03 – Adam and Eve

June 2nd, 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.

You are welcome to join the children study on Mondays at 7:30 pm ET. Click here for your local time.
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Genesis Study 095 – Key sections from Genesis 37 – 41

May 28th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 95 (Sections from Genesis 37 – 41)

Within this theme of spiritual glorification we are confronted with many aspects God’s elect must endure within the process of being seated together with Christ in rulership over the earth and the heaven (Matt 20:28; Eph 2:6; 1Cor 6:2-3; Rev 20:4-15). One of these aspects is physical confinement or imprisonment, even in terms of its spiritual application in this age. This concept of physical imprisonment firstly appears in the scriptures in the life of Joseph. Many people mentioned in the scriptures also experienced physical imprisonment – a few names that come to mind includes Samson and some of the prophets in the Old Testament like Jeremiah, Micaiah, Zedekiah and Daniel. In the New Testament we read about physical imprisonment in the lives of John the Baptist, Peter, James, John, Silas, Paul, Epaphras, Aristarchus, Junia…even Jesus was physically laid hands on and incarcerated:

Mat 26:50 And Jesus said unto him [Judas], Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they [the “great crowd with swords and clubs, being sent from the chief priests and elders of the people”], and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

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Genesis Study 094 – 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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Genesis Study 093 – 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 092 – 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 091 – 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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Genesis Study 090 – 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 089 – 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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Children Study – 02 – We are God’s Creation

March 31st, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Children, Creation, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

Children Study with Victor Torres

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
(Genesis 1:1)

The word genesis actually mean the beginning, the start or the birth.

You are welcome to join the children study on Mondays at 8:15 pm ET.  Click here for your local time.
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Genesis Study 088 – Key chapters: Gen 33 and Gen 36

March 26th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Jacob was initially described in the scriptures as a deceiver and manipulator, but in the process of serving Laban for twenty years for his two daughters and securing a flock of animals for himself, Jacob is taken through a process of sanctification to become the type of the true servant of God, Jesus Christ. The theme of sanctification helps us to see how we are positioned by God to take up the proper place to be of service to God and His church, and to all in the first Adam eventually (Act 26:13-18; 1Cor 12:4-7; 1Cor 6:2-3; 1Pe 2:9; Rev 20). This includes the process whereby the old man in us is being supplanted by the new man in Jesus Christ (Rom 5:10-21; 2Co 5:15-17; Col 1:13). This is the prayer and purpose of Jesus for His elect in this age (Rom 15:15-16; Eph 5:26-27; 2Ti 2:21):

Joh 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
Joh 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Joh 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

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Genesis Study 087 – Key verses: Gen 32:1-32

March 19th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Under the theme of sanctification through servanthood, the life of Jacob is one of the examples given to typify how God works this process to set His elect apart to bring them to be truthful servants to Him and His people (Exo 28:41; Exo 29:44; Joh 17:17; Eph 5:27; Col 3:24; Rom 12:1; 1Th 1:3-5).

We meet Jacob in the scriptures as a deceiver and manipulator and with this carnal frame of mind Jacob was not ready as yet to be of service to God and his people. Jacob manipulated Esau out of the rights of the firstborn and also received the blessing of the inheritance of the firstborn from his father Isaac through evil scheming with the help of his mother Rebekah (Gen 25:29-34; Gen 27:6-29). But taking possession of the inheritance is a trying and painful process as Jacob also discovered. He had to leave Canaan to flee from Esau who wanted to kill him, and Jacob lived in Haran in Mesopotamia where he worked for his uncle Laban for 20 years for his two daughters, Leah and Rachel, and also to establish his own flock (Gen 27:42-45; Gen 31:4-7; Gen 30:25-43). Jacob again had to flee, this time from Laban to cross over the river Euphrates to get back into the land which God promised to Abraham and his offspring, even to Jacob (Gen 15:18; Deu 11:24):

Gen 31:3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

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Genesis Study 086 – Key verses: Gen 31:1-55

March 12th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 86 (Key verses: Gen 31:1-55)

The foundational theme of sanctification is helping us to see our own road from being created a marred vessel of clay with a deceitful heart to be conformed in the spiritual image of God having His mind (Gen 2:7; Jer 17:9; Jer 18:4; Rom 8:20; 1Cor 15:22-28; 2Ti 2:21). Jacob is given to us as one of the types of this process of sanctification as he started off as a deceiver and manipulator to be taken through his time of service for his two wives and for his flock to become God’s trusted servant (Gen 2:19; Gen 25:29-34; Gen 27:6-29; Gen 27:42-45). Every aspect of our lives will go through this Jacob-process as it will be repeated several times throughout our lives to get all aspects of the old Adam’s carnal heart in us exposed and supplanted by the new heart of Christ (Eze 11:19; Eze 36:26; 1Co 2:9-10). After Jacob worked fourteen years for the two daughters of Laban, Leah and Rachel, he also arranged to work another six years to build up his own flock (Gen 29:25-30; Gen 30:27-36). God ordained that Jacob supernaturally bred a huge flock through the unusual brown, ringstraked, speckled and spotted offspring from the flock of Laban, which Jacob received in a dream but only told this revelation from God to Rachel and Leah just before they left Haran:

Gen 31:7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.
Gen 31:8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstraked.
Gen 31:9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.
Gen 31:10 And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.
Gen 31:11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.
Gen 31:12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.
Gen 31:13 I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.

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Children Study – 01 – Parents and Children

March 10th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Children, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

Parents and Children
by Victor Torres

Parents should teach their kids to obey them and God, to do what is right and fair

Gen 18:19 I have chosen him (Abraham) in order that he may command his sons and his descendants to obey me and to do what is right and just. If they do, I will do everything for him that I have promised.”

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Genesis Study 085 – Key verses: Gen 30:25-43; Gen 31:9-13

March 5th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 85 (Key verses: Gen 30:25-43; Gen 31:9-13)

The life of Jacob was written down for us to see our own road of being sanctified to be God’s true servants. Jacob’s name means “heel catcher” or “supplanter” because that is the way he came out of the womb of his mother, Rebekah, holding on to the heel of his twin brother, Esau. In the scriptures a name relates to the nature of that person and this nature of being a supplanter in Jacob was further manifested when Jacob took away the rights of the firstborn from Esau, and also with the help of his mother, Rebekah, received the blessing of the inheritance of the firstborn (Gen 2:19; Gen 25:29-34; Gen 27:6-29; Gen 27:42-45). Fleeing from the fury of Esau, Jacob was sent to Haran to Rebekah’s brother, Laban, to also look for a wife there (Gen 27:43; Gen 28:2; Gen 28:10). On His way to Haran, God appeared to Jacob in a dream where God confirmed the promise of a land and an offspring to Jacob, as God also made this covenant with his grandfather Abraham, and his father Isaac:

Gen 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
Gen 28:13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
Gen 28:14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Gen 28:15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

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Genesis Study 084 – Key verses: Gen 29:31-35; Gen 30:1-24

February 26th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 84 (Key verses: Gen 29:31-35; Gen 30:1-24)

Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

God loves the world, pointing to all in the first Adam as they are all linked to the process of eventually being conformed to the spiritual image of the last Adam, Jesus Christ, who is the ultimate focus of this love of God (John 3:6; Rom 8:29; 1Cor 15:22). God created the first Adam, and all in him, in a marred condition and they will all receive spirit life through the gift of the faith of the last Adam, Jesus Christ, whom the Father appointed as the Saviour of all in the world of the first Adam (Jer 18:4; Eph 2:8-9; 1Ti 4:10; Tit 2:11-13; Tit 3:3-6; 1Jn 4:14). God does not love the natural man and all in this physical creation the way He loves the new man in Christ and He advises His elect to have the same focus:

1Jn 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1Jn 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1Jn 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

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Genesis Study 083 – Key verses: Gen 29:14-30

February 19th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 83 (Key verses: Gen 29:14-30)

We are discussing the foundational theme of sanctification through servanthood for God’s elect as typified in the life of Jacob. Jacob had to leave his family in Canaan because of the threats on his life from his twin brother Esau, because Jacob robbed Esau from the rights of the firstborn, and also with the help of his mother, Rebekah, received the blessing of the inheritance of the firstborn (Gen 25:29-34; Gen 27:6-29; Gen 27:42-45). Rebekah however gave another reason to Isaac when she asked him to send Jacob to her brother Laban to be protected from the women of Canaan, to which Isaac agreed (Gen 27:46; Gen 28:1-5). But Jacob will learn that taking possession of the inheritance will only come through a painful process of sanctification through which God sets His elect apart for service to Him and His people (Exo 28:41; Exo 29:44; Joh 17:17; Eph 5:27; Col 3:24; Rom 12:1; 1Th 1:3-5). Jacob’s selfish and deceitful nature needed purging:

2Ti 2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these [selfish deceitful nature and all the “profane and vain babblings” (false beliefs)– 2Tim 2:16-20], he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

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It Is Written – A Virgin Will Conceive and Bear a Son

February 18th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Topical Studies, Victor Torres, Virgin0 Comments

2Ti 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

In this study, we will go through some New Testament verses which directly quote an Old Testament verse and Lord willing, see how they are profitable for us for doctrine, for reproof, for correction or instruction in righteousness.

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Genesis Study 082 – Key verses: Gen 29:1-15

February 12th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 82 (Key verses: Gen 29:1-15)

“In times past” the elect of God has indeed “walked according to the course of this world” being ruled by an evil and deceptive heart and mind which God created in this marred vessel of clay (Gen 1:1-2; Gen 2:7; Isa 45:7; Jer 18:4; Rom 8:6-7; Rom 8:20):

Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Eph 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

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Genesis Study 081 – Key verses: Gen 28:10-22

February 5th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 81 (Key verses: Gen 28:10-22)
Abraham is given to us in scripture as a type of how spiritual justification is obtained only by the faith of Jesus (Gal 2:16; Gal 3:22). Jesus is the true Father of all nations in the generation of the first Adam (Rom 4:16-17):

Rom 4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Rom 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference.

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Genesis Study 080 – Key verses: Gen 27:41-46; Gen 28:1-9

January 29th, 2015 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 80 (Key verses: Gen 27:41-46; Gen 28:1-9)

Rulership in both earth (the “visible”) and heaven (the “invisible”) is the powerful inheritance of God’s firstborn, Jesus Christ (Matt 28:18; Rev 3:14; Col 1:15-16). This rulership is what Jesus also promised to all His spiritual sons, even in the thousand year reign on earth, and the time of judgement over those in the spiritual age in the lake of fire (Rev 20:4-15). These sons are the symbolic twenty four elders seated with Christ in judgement (Deu 7:6; Luk 12:41-44; Eph 2:6; 1Pet 2:9). The number twelve spiritually represents foundations and these sons of God will have authority over the foundations of the earth and the foundations of heaven (Gen 17:20; 1Cor 3:11):

Luk 22:29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
Luk 22:30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

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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.

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Genesis Study 079 – 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 078 – 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 077 – 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 076 – 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 075 – 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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Genesis Study 074 – Key verses: Gen 25:12-18

December 4th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 74 (Key verses: Gen 25:12-18)

The book of Genesis is named after the Greek word “genesis” which has its Hebrew equivalent in the word “tôledâh” which appears at least 13 times in the book of Genesis and is translated as “generations” (Gen 2:4; Gen 5:1; Gen 6:9 (2); Gen 10:1; Gen 10:32; Gen 11:10; Gen 11:27; Gen 25:12-13 (2); Gen 25:19; Gen 36:1; Gen 36:9; Gen 37:2). Generational lines are given to help us understand God’s way of working with mankind. First of all the created generations which God works with are divided into two opposing dimensions called heaven and earth:

Gen 1:1 In the beginning [Hebrew: rê’shı̂yth = first in order / firstfruit] God created the heaven and the earth.

Gen 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.

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Genesis Study 073 – Key verses: Gen 25:1-11

November 27th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 73 (Key verses: Gen 25:1-11)

Abraham is revealed to us in the scriptures as one of the main examples of what the faith of Christ causes in those few who are first called out to receive the spiritual inheritance of the Father through Jesus – the “eklektos” are called out of the “klētos” (2Co 6:17; Rev 18:4):

Mat 22:14 For many are called [Greek: “klētos”], but few are chosen [Greek: eklektos].

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Wait on the Lord – Poem & Study

November 25th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, patience, Poetry, Topical Studies0 Comments

Gone is the life we once had, whatever it was..big or small.

The way of Christ is slow, often lonely, as we are learning to bear our own burden.
We have the saints, the body of Christ, but our faith must be our own.
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Leaders – Bishops and Elders Part 5- Not Greedy

November 23rd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Elders, Leaders, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

Ministers of the gospel are worthy of wages, but are not greedy of filthy lucre. This study will explain the difference.
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Leaders – Bishops and Elders Part 3- Vigilant, Sober, and Good Behavior

November 23rd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Elders, Leaders, Mike Vinson, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

A study on the qualifications for Bishops and Elders in the Body of Christ. This part covers vigilant, sober and good behavior.
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Leaders – Bishops and Elders Part 4- Hospitality and Apt to Teach

November 23rd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Elders, Leaders, Mike Vinson, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

 

A study on the qualifications for Bishops and Elders in the Body of Christ. This part covers hospitality and Apt to Teach.
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Leaders – Bishops and Elders Part 2- Blameless

November 23rd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Elders, Leaders, Mike Vinson, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

A study on the qualifications for Bishops and Elders in the Body of Christ.
This part covers blameless.

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Leaders – Bishops and Elders Part 6- Patient

November 23rd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Elders, Leaders, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

1Ti 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient (G1933), not a brawler, not covetous;

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Leaders – Bishops and Elders Part 7- Not a Brawler

November 23rd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Elders, Leaders, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies2 Comments

1Ti 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient (G1933), not a brawler, not covetous;

A study on the qualifications for Bishops and Elders in the Body of Christ. This part covers ” not a brawler”.

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Leaders in the Body of Christ

November 23rd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Leaders, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

(Rom 1:20 NKJV) For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,

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Leaders – Bishops and Elders Part 1- Introduction

November 22nd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Elders, Leaders, Mike Vinson, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies2 Comments

A study on elders in the body of Christ.
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Genesis Study 072 – Key verses: Gen 24:62-67

November 20th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

The book of Genesis reveals mankind’s biggest needs which consume his whole life from beginning to end. The first man Adam was created void of spirit life and was formed in a corruptible earthy body of sin and death (Gen 1:2; Gen 2:7; Ps 51:5-7; Jer 18:4; Mat 6:19; Mat 7:17; Act 13:33-34; Rom 1:23; Rom 6:6; Rom 7:24; 1Cor 15:45). But God also places inside the heart of all mankind the hope of receiving spirit life and He will not disappoint anyone in that hope:

Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope.

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Genesis Study 071 – Key verses: Gen 24:29-61

November 13th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 71 (Key verses: Gen 24:29-61)

The wedding supper of the bridegroom, Jesus Christ, and all the preparations the Father is making for that feast, is the most beautiful love story ever told. Finding a wife is indeed a good thing and that opens the favour of God, especially for the bride of Christ, His church (Pro 18:22; 1Cor 11:3; Eph 5:31-33). The coming together of Christ and His church fills our hearts with great joy and gladness even through the severe trials we have to endure to get into that elected and faithful initial few:

Mat 22:2-3 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding….

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Elders and Bishops can be Single

November 11th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Elders, Leaders, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies2 Comments

The purpose of this study is to establish proper doctrine regarding elders and bishops in the church. Coming to understand the truth of God’s word is a process, which requires many trials and experiences to have our senses exercised to discern good from evil.

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Why Do We Pray To The Father And A Question About The Trinity

November 9th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Prayer, Q and A, Trinity0 Comments

If the Father has delegated all authority and sovereignty of the earth to the son Jesus, why do we pray to the Father for our daily bread along with the deliverance from evil and other requests? If Jesus is the I AM of this world then why do we pray to the Father?

We are also promised that the Holy Spirit will come upon us, that he (a person from the Trinitarian point of view) will comfort, protect guide and intercede for us. If the Holy Spirit is just the spirit of the Father and not a person, then who does the holy spirit intercede to for us?

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Genesis Study 070 – Key verses: Gen 24:11-28

November 6th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 70 (Key verses: Gen 24:11-28)

In Genesis chapter 24 we see the longest chapter in the book of Genesis which will be divided into four segments for the purpose of our discussions:

• Verses 1 to 10: Abraham gives specific instructions to his servant about a wife for Isaac;
• Verses 11 to 28: the servant of Abraham went to find this wife and meet Rebekah;
• Verses 29 to 61: the servant of Abraham meets the family of Rebekah;
• Verses 62 to 68: Isaac meets Rebekah and takes her as his wife.

In our last discussion we covered verses 1 to 10 of this chapter where Abraham at a mature age gave specific instructions to the elder servant in his household in connection with the special task of acquiring a wife for Isaac. This servant is not named in this chapter, but some suppose it to be Eliezer of Damascus which was mentioned in Genesis 15 as a very trustworthy servant for Abraham (Gen 15:1-2). Abraham, as a loving father to Isaac, typifies our heavenly Father who sends His servants throughout the history of the church to bring the bride to Christ, as Christ is also typified by Isaac (Mat 22:1-3; Rev 19:7; Rev 20:4-6; Rom 9:7; Gal 3:29). All of this displays the faith of Abraham which he also instils in this servant to fulfil the task at hand. It is the faith of Christ in us which the Father sends in our hearts through His Word to draw us to Christ and His bride, His true church (Rom 10:17; Gal 2:16; Rom 4:16-22; Gal 2:16; Gal 3:6-9; Php 3:9; Heb 11:8-10):

Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

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Regard no one after the Flesh

November 5th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Partiality, Topical Studies0 Comments

(2Co 5:16 NKJV) Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.
(2Co 5:17 NKJV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

(1Sa 9:2 NKJV) And he had a choice and handsome son whose name was Saul. There was not a more handsome person than he among the children of Israel. From his shoulders upward he was taller than any of the people.

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Genesis Study 069 – Key verses: Gen 24:1-10

October 30th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 69 (Key verses: Gen 24:1-10)

The faith of Christ is a foundational truth of the doctrine of Christ, but faith also abides now and is in the end an essential part of the mature fruit of the spirit, if we are to please God (Heb 11:6):

Heb 6:1-3 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3 And this will we do, if God permit.

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Genesis Study 068 – Key verses: Gen 22:20-23; Gen 23:1-20

October 23rd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 68 (Key verses: Gen 22:20-23; Gen 23:1-20)

In our previous discussion we saw how God intervened to save Isaac’s life after God revealed Abraham’s obedient heart of faithfulness to His commandments. The scripture says Abraham received Isaac back from the dead in a figure as he already accepted Isaac’s death (Heb 11:17-19). After this event on mount Moriah as recorded in Genesis 22, the scriptures added a few names in the last section of this chapter which seem to have no relation to this trial of Abraham’s faith. But this all prepares us for what is about to take place in Abraham’s household:

Gen 22:20-24 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor; 21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram, 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham’s brother. 24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

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He has Created Every Winged Fowl

October 21st, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, fowl, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

2Ti 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
2Ti 3:17 that the man of God may be perfected, thoroughly furnished to every good work.

So for every verse of Scripture that we read, we should ask ourselves what we are being told. What instruction or correction is being laid before us. We should meditate in how a particular verse or set of verses are profitable to us and how they would furnish us into every good work.

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Genesis Study 067 – Key verses: Gen 22:1-19

October 17th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 67 (Key verses: Gen 22:1-19)

The foundational theme of “faith toward God” is beautifully revealed through the faith of Abraham as one of the types given in the scriptures to show us how the faith of Christ in us works and takes us to spiritual maturity through the chastening grace of God (Heb 6:1-2; Rom 4:16; Php 3:9; Eph 2:8-10; 1Cor 13:13):

Tit 2:11-12 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching [Greek: “paideuō” = discipline by punishment] us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.

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Numbers 13 – Spies Sent into the Promise Land

October 14th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Spies, Topical Studies0 Comments

Numbers 13 – Spies Sent into the Promise Land

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Genesis Study 066 – Key verses: Gen 21:14-34

October 9th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 66 (Key verses: Gen 21:14-34)

We are discussing the foundational theme of faith as we are learning from Abraham as God’s Old Testament type of the route the faith of Christ will take us on. The faith of Christ opens up His refreshing waters through His Word as Christ and His Word is the true well of living water (Joh 7:37-39):

Joh 4:13-15 Jesus answered and said unto her [the woman at the well of Jacob], Every one that drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up unto eternal life. 15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come all the way hither to draw.

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Genesis Study 065 – Key verses: Gen 21:1-13

October 2nd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 65 (Key verses: Gen 21:1-13)

The faith of Christ is an assurance of things hoped for and a conviction of things not seen, as the scripture declares (Heb 11:1). This faith works as a contrast to all natural and worldly reasoning and inclinations. Even in type the faith of Abraham helped him to hope against hope that God will fulfil His promise to give them an offspring through Sarah which will be in number like the stars in the heaven (Rom 4:17-22; Gen 15:5-6). In this sense Abraham represents the Old Testament example of the Christ as the Saviour through whom the “great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues” will be saved (1Cor 15:22-28; 1Tim 4:10; Rev 7:9):

Gal 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

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Rest in the Lord

September 30th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Rest, Topical Studies0 Comments

(Gen 2:2) And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.
(Gen 2:3) Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

Heb 10:1 For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect.
Heb 10:2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins.

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Genesis Study 064 – Key verses: Gen 20:1-18

September 25th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 64 (Key verses: Gen 20:1-18)

God created the generation of the fleshly Adam to be given an evil experience first and afterward He will conform all in that Adam into the spiritual image of His Son, Jesus Christ, through a lengthy spiritual judgement process (Gen 2:7; Gen 3:19; Jer 18:4; Rom 8:20):

Ecc 1:13 CLV I applied my heart to inquiring and exploring by wisdom concerning all that is done under the heavens: it is an experience of evil Elohim has given to the sons of humanity to humble them by it.

1Co 15:45-46 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

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1 John 2:19

September 22nd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

There are many that have been a part of our fellowship who we called brothers who have left us, in which this verse is referring.

(1Jn 2:19) They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.

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Doubtful Disputations- Romans 14:1

September 22nd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Doubtful Disputations, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments

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How should we respond when being verbally or physically attacked?

September 22nd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Defense, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments

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Genesis Study 063 – Key verses: Gen 19:1-16

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

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 63 (Key verses: Gen 19:1-16)

In our discussion on the foundational theme of faith, we come to Chapter 19 of Genesis where the focus is placed on Lot, the nephew of Abraham, and the ultimate judgement of God on the city where he and his family live, namely Sodom. Lot moved with Abraham from Ur in the Chaldees to Canaan. In this whole process he also, like Abraham, became rich in goods, even after their stay in Egypt, which caused them to split because of the limited pasturage and water holes:

Gen 13:8-9 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. 9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

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Godly Jealousy

September 14th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Jealousy, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

This letter below was sent to the e-mail list and I thought it would be beneficial to post my response for all to see.

Should we forgive adultery

September 13th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments

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Did people in the Old Testament have the Spirit of God?

September 13th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments

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Genesis Study 062 – Key verses: Gen 18:1-33

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

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 62 (Key verses: Gen 18:1-33)

We are discussing the foundational theme of faith as it is typified in the life of Abraham. As we develop spiritually through the faith of Christ working in us, the communication with God, especially our prayers, also grows in maturity. Prayer is basically a two-way communication with God which He works in totality – He always initiates prayer and also brings His conclusion or answer to that prayer according to His will (Mat 6:10; Jas 4:15; 1Jn 5:14):

1Jn 5:15 And if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

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Matt 18:17 – Let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican

September 10th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Matthew 18:17, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

Matt 18:17 – Let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican
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Genesis Study 061 – Key verses: Gen 17:1-27

September 4th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald2 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 61 (Key verses: Gen 17:1-27)

In our discussions on the foundational theme of faith we are given the life and sojourning of Abram in the Old Testament as a type of our own growth in the gift of the faith of Christ (Eph 2:8-10; Rom 4:16; Gal 3:7-9; Gal 3:29). It is through these written records that we learn how to be patient within this whole salvation process and to know that we are not the first or the only ones going through this. As the faith of Christ grows in us our hope also strengthens as we learn progressively how to inherit the promised land, which is the spirit life of God, the Father through His Son, Jesus Christ (Joh 17:3; 1Cor 13:13):

Rom 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

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Free Will and Choices

September 4th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Free Will, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments

Hi E,

You Asked:

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Unity – Submit Yourselves One to Another in the Fear of God

September 3rd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Topical Studies, Unity, Victor Torres0 Comments

About 4 months ago, I taught a study called “I and the Father are one”. It is about the unity or oneness of the Father and His Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In that study, I said these:

“The only way true unity is achieved is by the body’s total subjection to the head. The Father, who is the Head, says and does everything through Christ, His body. Christ did not seek His own will (Joh 5:30, Joh 6:38), but lived His life in the flesh for the sole purpose of glorifying His Father (Psa 40:8, Joh 17:4). Christ did not say or do anything that the Father did not want Him to say or do (Joh 4:34). Our Lord recognized His Father as the only true God (Joh 17:3) and everything that He has as coming from the Father (Joh 7:16, Mat 11:27, Dan 7:14)”

Joh 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

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How to Properly Function as a Body

August 31st, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Body of Christ, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

In this study I’m going to explain how the Body of Christ is supposed to function properly by every member doing their assigned role by God, and why this is such an important part of God’s plan to save all mankind.

(Eph 4:16 NKJV) from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

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Genesis Study 060 – Key verses: Gen 16:1-16

August 28th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 60 (Key verses: Gen 16:1-16)
Our natural mind is made to be ruled by spiritual darkness by God’s design and purpose, and we are naturally destitute of the wisdom of God (Psa 69:5; John 1:5; 1Co 1:20; Jer 17:9). God created the darkness first in us before He brings the Light (Gen 1:2-4; Isa 45:7; Jer 18:4; Rom 8:20; 2Pe 1:19). In this darkened state of mind we joyfully follow our own foolish counsel, also referred to as the “wisdom of this world” (Pro 12:23; 1Co 1:20; 1Co 2:6; 1Co 3:19):

Pro 15:21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

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Genesis Study 059 – Key verses: Gen 15:7-2

August 22nd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 59 (Key verses: Gen 15:7-21)

The generation of “the first man Adam” is God’s crown of this physical creation as He is in the process to make all in this Adam to be conformed to His spiritual image in “the last Adam”, Christ Jesus (Gen 1:26; 1Cor 15:22-50; Eph 1:7-10):

Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make [Hebrew imperfect tense of this verb is pointing to an action which is incomplete] man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

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Genesis Study 058 – Key verses: Gen 15:1-6

August 15th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 58 (Key verses: Gen 15:1-6)

This is our sixth discussion relating to the foundational theme of faith, as we are focussing specifically on the life and journeys of Abram (only later called Abraham). The faith that Abram displayed from his initial calling in Ur in the land of the Chaldees is a type of the faith of Jesus Christ which we receive to please God and to gain access to his spirit and his mind (Rom 4:1-12; Heb 11:6; Mar 11:20-26). Through the faith and life of Christ in us we are given guarantees through His word that we will be overcomers and be faithful until the end (1Tim 6:12; 1John 5:4; Heb 12:2; Gen 15:1):

Rom 4:16-17 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. 17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

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Genesis Study 057 – Key verses: Gen 14:1-24

August 8th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 57 (Key verses: Gen 14:1-24)
This is the fifth part in our discussion on the foundational theme of faith. We learn so much of what the faith of Christ is about through what has been written and typified in the life and journeys of Abram (only later called Abraham). The faith of Abram typified this faith of Jesus as Abram obeyed God without question or murmur and left his city of Ur in the land of the Chaldees to be a sojourner and stranger in the land of the Canaanite (Acts 7:1-5). Abram was looking for a city whose builder and maker is God, but that spiritual city is only reserved for those who can receive the promises of the faith of Christ, which Abram and all others in the Old Testament “not having received the promises” (Heb 11:8-10; Heb 11:4-13):

Heb 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

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I Will Teach You the Fear of the LORD

August 6th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Fear, Topical Studies, Victor Torres5 Comments

I Will Teach You the Fear of the LORD
by Victor Torres

* updated with part 2 on Aug 06, 2014

Psa 34:11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

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Genesis Study 056 – Key verses: Gen 12:5-8; 13:1-4; 13:14-18; 22:1-19

July 31st, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 56 (Key verses: Gen 12:5-8 Gen 13:1-4; Gen 13:14-18; Gen 22:1-19)

In the fourth part of our discussions on the foundational theme of faith we will touch on another important aspect of the gift of the faith of Christ and its development and application in us (Eph 2:2-9; Php 3:9). The faith of Christ comes through many examples and types in the Old Testament although all of them “died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off” (Heb 11). But through the life and journeys of Abraham, the faith of this man is given by God as the prime example for us to learn from (Rom 1:20). From his initial city of Ur in the Chaldees to the cave of Machpelah in Canaan, Abraham’s life is “written for our learning” and we truly live by these words in our appointed time (Gen 11:26Gen 25:10; 1Cor 10:11; Rom 15:4; Matt 4:4):

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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Ages (Eons)- Ages of Ages

July 29th, 2014 | Filed Under: ages, Author, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

This is a study on ages also call eons, and the phrase ages of ages.

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Genesis Study 055 – Key verses: Gen 12:4-5; 12:9-10; 13:1-11; 14:1-16; 19:1-38

July 24th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 55 (Key sections in Genesis for this discussion: Gen 12:4-5; Gen 12:9-10; Gen 13:1-11; Gen 14:1-16; Gen 19:1-38)

God’s revelation of Jesus starts off with the unveiling of our old man or the things in the natural and their purpose in the plan of God (Rev 1:1; 2Thes 2:1-5). Although the natural things are just the total opposite of the spiritual things of God, it is through the spiritually dead things that we are firstly introduced to the invisible spiritual things of God as we live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God (1Co 15:45-46; Matt 4:4):

Rev 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last.

Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

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July 22nd, 2014 | Filed Under: 2 Samuel 11, Author, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

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Song of Solomon 8:4

July 20th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Fornication, Marriage, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A2 Comments

Hi E____,

I got your text. Here is what I see in the scriptures on this subject.

That warning in Song of Solomon is actually given three times.
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Ephesians 4:26

July 20th, 2014 | Filed Under: Anger, Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments

Hi G____,

I wanted to share a thought about Eph 4:26

(Eph 4:26 KJV) Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

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Genesis Study 054 – Key verses: Gen 11:31-32 to 12:1-3

July 17th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 54 (Key verses: Gen 11:31-32 to Gen 12:1-3)

We continue with our theme relating to the faith of Christ which was typified in the life and journeys of Abraham. We will walk slowly through the life of Abraham to pick up the key elements and aspects which relates to our own walk in the faith of Christ and its growth in us. This foundational theme of faith helps us to appreciate God’s work of grace by which we are being made accepted in the beloved Christ, to be a pleasing sweet savour to God (Eph 1:6; Php 3:9; Heb 11:6; Eph 2:8-9).

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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I Have Become All Things to All Men through Mercy

July 15th, 2014 | Filed Under: All Things to All Men, Author, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

I Have Become All Things to All Men through Mercy
By Mitch Kuhn

*updated post on July 15, 2014 with part 3

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Genesis Study 053 – Key verses: Gen 11:26-30

July 3rd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 53 (Key verses: Gen 11:26-30)

We all descended from Adam through the three sons of Noah whose offspring were distributed and separated by God according to diverse languages after the global flood (Gen 9:1; Gen 10:5; Gen 11:1-9). The first eleven chapters of Genesis prepare us for what the rest of the Scriptures will focus on. From chapter 12 of Genesis and for the next fourteen chapters the Bible brings one man and his generation into our focus, namely Abraham and his family. Through Shem, the one son of Noah, Abraham is the person whom God will use to introduce the vital aspect of faith in our spiritual life which will be the theme of our discussions for the next few weeks, God willing:

1Ch 1:24-27 Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah, 25 Eber, Peleg, Reu, 26 Serug, Nahor, Terah, 27 Abram; the same is Abraham.

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Genesis Study 052 – Key verses: Gen 11:1-9

June 26th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 52 (Key verses: Gen 11:1-9)

Genesis 11 is a very significant chapter in the Bible because it highlights once more the one and only division with which the elect of God is concerned – that of the division of darkness and light (Gen 1:1-5; John 1:1-14). This division contrasts two totally opposing mind-sets that God has instituted by which all in the first Adam will also live by (Matt 4:4). The first nine verses of the chapter summarise the fatal flaws and marred condition of the mind of our natural man which relates to the darkness God created (Isa 45:7; Jer 18:4). This is the ‘world order’ under which all mankind are subjected to, even “by reason of Him who subjected [them all] in hope” of a new spiritual ‘world order’ in Christ (Rom 8:20). The rest of Genesis chapter 11 focuses on the offspring of one of Noah’s sons, namely Shem, and sets the stage of the true new ‘world order’ of the Lord and His Christ which comes through faith and obedience to His commandments. This latter ‘order’ is what all the Scriptures focus on when those with the mind of the Lord can see God’s perfect plan for humanity typified by one man and the faith he was given. That man is Abraham, who is the type of Christ and the faith which will please the Father by which “all will be blessed” (Gen 12:1-3). Through the mind of the Lord “the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God” is unveiled in all its splendour and beauty (1Co 2:10; 1Co 2:15-16):

Rom 11:33-36 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? 35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? 36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

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Are Physical Ailments Demonic?

June 23rd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Demons, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A3 Comments

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Genesis Study 051 – Key verses: Gen 10:21-31; 11:10-28; 1Chr 1:17-27

June 19th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 51 (Key verses: Gen 10:21-31; Gen 11:10-28; 1Chr 1:17-27)

The spiritual meaning of the number three in Scripture relates to spiritual progression to maturity. Natural life on earth is a shadow of that process because the natural reflects a parable of the spiritual (Rom 1:20; Heb 11:3). For those interested in natural things the spiritual things of God are foolishness and not worth spending much time and effort on (1Cor 2:14). The natural is indeed applicable in its own time and context, and a very important first step in us becoming in the spiritual image of God eventually (Gen 1:26; Jer 18:4; 1Cor 15:22-28).

The three sons of Noah are indeed the progenitors of all people living on the earth today and the Scriptures are clear about that (Gen 6:7-10; Gen 9:1). But these three sons of Noah and their offspring also represent our own growth process to fill and rule the whole earth, meaning we are to overcome every evil in our own lives by the indwelling Christ – and that is a lifelong war (Isa 45:7; Rom 8:20; 1John 2:16; Rev 17:14; Rev 12:10-11). God’s covenant after the flood also conveys His commitment with all flesh through these three sons of Noah that all in the first Adam will be made new through a work of grace by the spirit of God in Christ (Gen 9:9-17; 1Cor 15:22-28; Tit 2:11-12; 1Cor 3:13-15). Noah’s prophecy regarding his sons is also very insightful as through those words the continual interrelatedness between these sons and their offspring are indicative, even as they typify our own inward spiritual realms:

Gen 9:24-27 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son [Ham] had done unto him. 25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. 26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. 27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

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What do the Scriptures say about Birth Control?

June 17th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Birth Control, Larry Groenewald, Mike Vinson, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

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Genesis Study 050 – Key verses: Gen 10:6-19

June 12th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 50 (Key verses: Gen 10:6-19)

The revelation of Jesus Christ starts off with the unveiling of the first man of sin and all its inward evil and darkness as created by the Potter (Isa 45:7). The one place where we can find all the evil is really not so far away and that is indeed shocking to find out! Jesus Himself said these words which few can receive in this age:

Rev 1:11a Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last….

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Maturity – And the third day I shall be perfected

June 11th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Numbers, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

Luk 13:32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.

This is a study of the spiritual meaning of the number three. My hope is that this study would complement a brother’s study of the same topic that he taught a few years ago. From that study, we have learned that the number three signifies the process of spiritual completion or maturity.
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Genesis Study 049 – Key verses: Gen 9:28-29; 10:1-5

June 5th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 49 (Key verses: Genesis 9:28-29 Gen 10:1-5)

The flesh and its carnal spirit in man is the enemy of the spirit of God and naturally we reject spiritual things, even the very truth of God (Rom 8:5-8; 2Thes 2:2-10-12; John 14:17; 1Cor 2:14). Spirit life is the extreme opposite to what physical life entails and the natural man cannot even properly understand or control his own physical environment, neither his own mental state, nor anything to do with “earthy things” (John 3:6, 12; Gal 5:17). The things of the spirit of God are therefore impossible to receive by the natural man – it is all foolishness to his puffed up mind:

1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

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Trinity – Is Jesus God – part 2

June 5th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A, Topical Studies, Trinity, Trinity2 Comments

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Trinity – Is Jesus God?

June 4th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A, Topical Studies, Trinity, Trinity2 Comments

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Genesis Study 048 – Key verses: Gen 9:20-27

May 29th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 48 (Key verses: Gen 9:20-27)

We have seen in our last discussion that the three main family lines of all physical nations on earth today came forth from the three sons of Noah as they all form part of one family or generation in the first man Adam (Gen 9:1; Act 17:26). The three sons of Noah and their offspring were given diverse attributes which sadly lead to much raging about vain things which actually all unite them to “take counsel together against the Lord and against His anointed” (Ps 2:1-2; 1Cor 15:45-50; Gal 5:17; John 3:6; 1Co 6:17; Eph 2:18; Eph 4:4). The flesh is of one mind which is a type of the one mind of the spirit of God, but the two minds are in total opposition to each other (Rom 1:20; John 3:6; Gal 5:17; Amos 3:3; 2Cor 6:14). The flesh and all its nations supply the all-important resistance and persecution to the spiritual elect of God. Like the physical nation of Israel in type, all God’s spiritual elect must first be delivered from their immature journeys in the wilderness (of murmurings and contentions against God) to finally face spiritual warfare in the promised land (Ex 13:17-18; Deu 8:2-3):

Jdg 3:1-2 Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan; 2 Only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the least such as before knew nothing thereof.

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Genesis Study 047 – Key verses: Gen 9:1; 18-21

May 22nd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 47 (Key verses: Gen 9:1, 18-21)

For those who can receive and know the truth, the Word of God is the only solid foundation for knowledge which gives understanding in all things, even much more concerning life eternal. Only through the Word of God faith is given and only through the same Word, that faith can grow (Heb 5:12-14; Rom 1:17; Rom 4:20-21; Heb 11:6):

Joh 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

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Symbolism of Matthew 24:40-41

May 22nd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Matthew 24:40-41, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments

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And I Will Give Unto My Two Witnesses

May 20th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Numbers, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

This study is inspired by two things: a study about the Scriptural significance of the number two given by a brother a few years ago (a link is provided in the reference section) and an email discussion about why the Lord Jesus Christ charged His apostles to “tell no man” about certain things and some of the people He healed to also keep it a secret of who healed them.

The purpose of this study is to chew the cud on the spiritual meaning of the number two. Let’s review what chewing the cud is:

Chewing the cud is meditating on God’s Word day and night so that we may observe to do according to all that is written therein (Jos 1:8). It is looking for the spiritual meaning behind the letter, for it is the Spirit that gives life and the flesh profits nothing (Job 33:4, Joh 6:63). It is for those who delight in the law of God after the inward man (Eze 36:27, Rom 7:22), for those who keep the sayings of the prophecy of this book for the time is at hand (Psa 119:48, Rev 1:3). We ruminate on His Word in order to love God with all our heart, and with all our soul and with all our mind (Deu 6:5, Mat 22:37)

Psa 119:15 (NKJV) I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways.

1Ti 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
1Ti 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

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Genesis Study 046 – Key verses: Gen 9:1-17

May 15th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 46 (Key verses: Gen 9:1-17)

God instituted various covenants in the Scriptures to add to our understanding of His ultimate purpose to bring all in the generation of the first man Adam to be spiritually perfect through Jesus Christ (Rom 1:20; 1Cor 15:22-28; Php 2:9-11; 1Cor 12:3; 1Thes 5:9-10). All physical covenants mentioned in the Scriptures are types of God’s one spiritual covenant which is binding on all in Adam:

Deu 29:14-15 Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath; 15 But with him that standeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day.

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Does God coerce Us to Love Him?

May 10th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A4 Comments

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Where did sin come from?

May 9th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A, Sin0 Comments

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Genesis Study 045 – Key verses: Gen 9:2-9; 17:7; Lev 17:11, 14

May 8th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 45 (Key verses: Gen 9:2-9; Gen 17:7; Lev 17:11, 14)

The foundational theme of covenants which we find in the book of Genesis helps us to understand important spiritual aspects which forms an integral part of the one “everlasting covenant” of God with all mankind through Christ (Rom 1:20; 1Cor 15:22-28; Heb 8:6-7; Heb 13:20-21). The Hebrew and Greek words for covenant which are “berı̂yth” (meaning: to cut) and “diathēkē” (meaning: to set out or making arrangements for possessions after death) respectively is very significant to further deepen our understanding relating to some of the aspects we briefly covered already, which included:

• the cutting of flesh (typified by the killing of animals during covenant making as it points to a separation from our own flesh and carnal thinking);

• the cataclysmic changes or metamorphosis covenants bring about (bringing about the new spirit life through fiery judgements in us);

• the promise of blessing in the covenants within the spiritual restitution of all in Adam to be in Christ;

• the commandments connected to covenants which can only be obeyed with the indwelling Christ – the hope of glory.

(ref. 2Cor 3:18; Rom 12:2; Gen 9:1; Gen 17:5-8; Matt 6:31-34; Act 3:19-21; 2Cor 2:14; Heb 8:6; Heb 10:34; Heb 11:16; Heb 11:40; Heb 12:24; Gal 5:22).

In the covenant which God made with Noah we see that this covenant applies to all in the first Adam via Noah’s generations, no matter the “bounds of their habitation” (Act 17:26):

Gen 9:9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you [Noah], and with your seed after you.

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Pagan Origins of the Nicene Creed

May 6th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A, Trinity0 Comments

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Genesis Study 044 – Key verses: Gen 9:9-11; 17:5-8

May 1st, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 44 (Key verses: Gen 9:9-11; Gen 17:5-8)

We are continuing with the theme of covenants as they appear in the Scriptures which all help us to understand a few important spiritual aspects involved in this theme. All these aspects are included in the one “everlasting covenant” of God to make all in Adam spiritually perfect in Christ. (Rom 1:20; Eph 2:11-12; Heb 8:6-7; Heb 13:20-21). Some of the aspects we briefly covered included the cutting of flesh (typified by the killing of animals during covenant making) and the cataclysmic changes or metamorphosis covenants bring about (2Cor 3:18; Rom 12:2). The first time the word “covenant” appears in Scripture is in relation to the flood in Noah’s days where things on the earth were changed to usher in a brand new world for the eight people who were inside the ark. That flood was used by God as a type to show us how the spiritual or everlasting covenant will be applicable through the death of the first man Adam in all of us (Rom 6:3-11; Heb 13:20; Gal 2:20).

1Pe 3:20-22 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: 22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

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Praying in the Spirit vs. Speaking in Tongues

April 27th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A, Tongues0 Comments

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Genesis Study 043 – Key verses: Gen 6:17-22; 8:20-22; 9:9-11; 15:9-17

April 24th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 43 (Key verses: Gen 6:17-22; Gen 8:20-22; Gen 9:9-11; Gen 15:9-17)

We will continue with the theme of covenants in Scripture after our discussion last week where certain aspects pertaining to covenants were covered. We already established that all physical covenants mentioned in the Scriptures are types of the new spiritual or everlasting covenant (Heb 13:20-21; Heb 10:1; Jer 31:31-33; Deu 4:13). These various aspects within the numerous covenants mentioned in the Old Testament all help to increase our understanding of the one true everlasting covenant God made with Himself through Christ Jesus before the foundation of the world concerning the salvation process of all in the first man Adam (Gen 26:28-29; Gen 31:50-52; Ex 23:32; 1Sam 11:1-2; 1Sa 18:3; 1Ki 15:18,19; 1Ki 20:34; Pro 2:17; Mal 2:14; Eph 2:11-12; Heb 8:6-7; Heb 13:20-21). The temporary physical things indeed helps us to understand the eternal and invisible things of God although the physical is also the total opposite to what the spiritual is all about (Rom 1:20; John 1:17; Gal 5:17; Deu 9:9-11; Heb 8:6; Heb 9:4; Php 1:10; 2Cor 5:17; Mat 24:35). A shadow is indeed dark and cannot display the detail and full splendour of the object it represents (Heb 8:5-13; Col 2:17). One important aspect of covenants we discussed last week was that covenants involved the sacrificing of animals and the cutting of flesh. This relates not only to the roles and commitment of the different parties involved in a covenant, but also to the total destruction of “the world of the ungodly” in our own flesh and its carnal mind to obtain the spiritual things of God (1John 2:16; 2Pet 3:7-10; Matt 10:28):

2Pe 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood [Greek: “kataklusmos”] upon the world of the ungodly.

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Unity – I and the Father are One

April 22nd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Topical Studies, Unity, Victor Torres2 Comments

This study is about the spiritual meaning of the number one in the Holy Scriptures. There is another study that deals with the same topic given by a brother about 8 years ago and, Lord willing, this study would complement and serve as “chewing the cud” of that study (a link is provided at the end).

Chewing the cud is meditating on God’s Word day and night. It is looking for the spiritual meaning behind the letter, for it is the Spirit that gives life and the flesh profits nothing (Job 33:4, Joh 6:63). It is for those who delight in the law of God after the inward man (Eze 36:27, Rom 7:22), for those who keep the sayings of the prophecy of this book for the time is at hand (Psa 119:48, Rev 1:3). It is for those who love God with all their heart, and with all their soul and with all their mind (Deu 6:5, Mat 22:37)

Jos 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

1Ti 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
1Ti 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

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Prayer and Fasting

April 22nd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Fasting, Mitch Kuhn, Prayer, Q and A2 Comments

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Genesis Study 042 – Key verses: Gen 8:20-22; 9:1-17; 15:9-17

April 17th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 42 (Key verses: Gen 8:20-22; Gen 9:1-17; Gen 15:9-17) The theme of God making a covenant with humanity is central to all that God is doing in and through the generation of the first man Adam. Covenants appear throughout the Scriptures which all combine to give us very important aspects involved in this foundational theme. All physical covenants which we find in the Old Testament help us to understand God’s one spiritual and “everlasting covenant” to make all in Adam spiritually perfect in Christ (Rom 1:20; Eph 2:11-12). The new covenant is the one true covenant and it is more excellent and much more glorious because God has promised that He will indeed make all things, all in the generation of the first Adam, new in spirit through Christ Jesus (Jer 31:31-33; Deu 4:13; Deu 9:9-11; Heb 8:6; Heb 9:4; Php 1:10; 2Cor 5:17). The old (in all its various details, including the ten commandments) is indeed just a shadow and the exact opposite of the new and is used by God as a “schoolmaster” to bring us to the “the good things to come” (John 1:17; Heb 10:1; Gal 3:23-25; Gal 5:17).

Heb 13:20-21 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting [Greek: “aiōnios” = age binding] covenant, 21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

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Genesis Study 041 – Key verses: Gen 8:1-19

April 10th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 41 (Key verses: Gen 8:1-19)

The natural mind in the generation of the first Adam was made by God to focus on natural things, and God deludes the carnal mind to think he has a “free” will by which man determines the means of survival within the physical environment, independent from God (Gen 2:7; Matt 16:23; 2Thes 2:11; 1Cor 1:20; 1Co 2:14; Jas 3:15).

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The Spiritual Significance of Birthdays

April 8th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Birthday, Topical Studies, Victor Torres0 Comments

Birthday celebrations are mentioned three times in the Holy Scriptures. Two times in the old testament and one time in the new. One of my brothers said in a fellowship that in all of these three events, someone died. When I mentioned this to someone who celebrates birthdays, he said that that is just a coincidence. These conversations are what inspired me to study these birthday celebrations. I used the following principles to study God’s Word:

1Co 10:11 And all these things as types did happen to those persons, and they were written for our admonition, to whom the end of the ages did come,

1Co 2:13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual with spiritual.

Luk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you

Rev 1:3 Blessed is the one who reads and hears the Words of this prophecy, and the ones keeping the things written in it, for the time is near.

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How does God Speak to Us?

April 7th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A, Spirits2 Comments

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Genesis Study 040 – Key verses: Gen 7:6-24

April 3rd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 40 (Key verses: Gen 7:6-24)

The global flood in “the days of Noah” helps us to understand how God lifts and strengthens us through the very things He takes away from us through judgement (Isa 9:6-7; Isa 2:2-4; Dan 2:34-35; 2Thes 1:3-5; Php 1:28).
The theme of spiritual elevation or spiritual growth is foundational to our understanding of the dynamics involved in the process of salvation for all in the generation of the first man Adam (1Cor 15:22-28; Php 2:9-11; Col 1:15-20; Php 1:6; Eph 1:10).
This very important historic event of the flood typifies God’s spiritual judgement in “the days of…the coming of the Son of man” when everyone in Adam will learn that His righteousness will be established in all (Mat 24:37-39; Luk 17:26-27; 1Pet 3:20; Isa 26:9; 1Cor 10:11; 1Cor 4:6).
The waters in Noah’s day also typify the cleansing fire of God’s wrath on the old man, the first Adam in all.
It points to the one baptism through which spiritual life comes to all who sleeps and are dead in the generation of the first Adam, as all in Adam are appointed to obtain a spiritual awakening to live in Christ (Ecc 9:2; Eph 5:26; Rom 6:3-4):

Eph 4:5-6 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

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April 1st, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Marriage, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

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Milk Doctrine 2 – Faith Toward God

March 31st, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Ayo Fabiyi, Milk Doctrines, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

Are we saved by our own faith? This study will explore what faith is, where it comes from, and how it plays a role in our salvation.
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Genesis Study 039 – Key verses: Gen 6:17-22; 7:1-5

March 27th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 39 (Key verses: Gen 6:17-22; Gen 7:1-5)

God is working his perfect one plan of salvation of all within two generational lines which is a natural Adam first, and “afterward” all in that natural man will be made new in the spirit man, Jesus Christ (1Cor 15:22-28; 1Cor 15:45-50). Right in the beginning of the book of Genesis (the Greek word for generations) these two lines are established being the two opposing sides of the darkness (which refer to all carnality and physical things), and the light, which is God’s spirit or eternal things (Gen 1:1-5; Isa 45:7; Gen 3:15; John 3:6; Gal 2:3; 2Ti 2:20):

Gal 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh. And these are contrary to one another; lest whatever you may will, these things you do.

Gal 4:29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

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Genesis Study 038 – Key verses: Gen 6:14-18; Exo 2:1-10; Exo 37:1-9

March 20th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 38 (Key verses: Gen 6:14-18; Exo 2:1-10; Exo 37:1-9)

“…..by him [that is Christ] all things consist” and everyone in the first Adam “have [their] being”, and through Him God’s purpose with everything in this creation is also fulfilled (Col 1:17; John 1:1-3; Rom 11:36; Rev 1:8):

Act 17:27-28 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

Eph 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him.

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The Salvation of All

March 17th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn0 Comments

by Mitch Kuhn

The vast majority of Christians today believe that God is going to burn many people in hell by torturing them for all eternity. It is actually considered a great heresy by many that God would have mercy upon all men and eventually bring all to salvation. I firmly believed this doctrine of eternal torment, and was very motivated to tell others what I thought was the good news of the gospel of God. The Gospel that some will be saved and some will burn forever in hell is not good news, but rather a twisted and heretical view of God’s glorious plan of salvation.

The truth is that from the very beginning, God planned to redeem every person he ever created in addition to the spirit realm: angels, demons, and even Satan himself. In this study I’m going to show you in great detail from the scriptures, how God has hidden this plan to restore all things behind the types, shadows, and symbols of the Old Testament.

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Here is a list of the audios and videos of this study:

How to Deal with Satan and Demons

March 15th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Demons, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A, Satan2 Comments

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For When I am Weak

March 15th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Poetry2 Comments

We so badly want to succeed, to accomplish, to win

We want to earn our blessing and overcome our sin

We want to be strong, to lift up others, to rise above

But life is about the glory of God, and not of us
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Gratitude and Grumbling

March 13th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Gratitude and Grumbling, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

We all must live by every word of God, so we will have seasons of both grumbling and gratitude. We all start off as slaves to sin just like Israel was in slavery in Egypt, and we cry out for deliverance from the heavy yoke of bondage.

(Exo 3:7 NKJV) And the LORD said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.

When we are slaves to sin we do not reap good fruit, but rather only death.

(Rom 6:20 NKJV) For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.
(Rom 6:21 NKJV) What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.

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Coming out of Babylon vs Sending us into the World

March 6th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Babylon, Q and A, World0 Comments

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Lust

March 6th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Lust, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies2 Comments

The scriptures have been inspired by God in such a way that it is impossible for the carnal mind to understand the truth hidden behind the letters.

(1Co 2:14 NKJV) But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

God sends strong delusion upon the whole world by making his word impossible to understand on our own.
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The Difference between Sin and Evil

March 1st, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Evil, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A, Sin0 Comments

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Why did Christ’s disciples not fast?

February 20th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Fasting, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A2 Comments

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Genesis Study 037 – Key verses: Gen 6:10-16

February 20th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 37 (Key verses: Gen 6:10-16)

All in the first Adam was made subject to vanity and all flesh is still completely under the process of corruption in the hand of the Potter. This is the physical and spiritual state of the first “vessel…to dishonour… [and] of wrath…fitted to destruction”, by God’s design (Rom 9:21-22):

Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay [“dust” / “out of the earth” / “earthy”] was marred [Hebrew: “shâchath” = ruin] in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

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Milk Doctrine 3 – Doctrine of Baptisms

February 18th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Ayo Fabiyi, Milk Doctrines, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

Is water baptism really necessary for salvation? This study will reveal the true meaning of baptism and what is required to be saved.
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What is fasting?

February 16th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Fasting, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A5 Comments

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Genesis Study 036 – Key verses: Gen 6:1-9

February 13th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald2 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 36 (Key verses: Gen 6:1-9)

The theme of the sons of God is central and foundational in Scriptures as God progressively channels the focus to His elect. It is through this elect that He is going to bring forth all in the first man Adam to be conformed to the spiritual image of the last Adam, even Jesus Christ (Rom 8:29; 1Cor 15:45-49). But within this whole process God works and uses all things and every moment to fulfil that one purpose (Eph 1:11). Everything God created is functional and purposeful as they have a “very good” purpose, even if it is just temporal in this regard:

Gen 1:31a And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.

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Resist Not Evil vs. Resist the Devil

February 10th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Evil, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A2 Comments

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The Kingdom of Heaven and Parables

February 9th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Heaven, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments

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Seated in Heaven with God

February 9th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Heaven, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments

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Genesis Study 035 – Key verses: Gen 6:1-7

February 7th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 35 (Key verses: Genesis 6:1-7)

The theme of generations runs throughout this book of beginnings or origins, namely Genesis. “Genesis” is a Greek word for “generation” or “origin” and the equivalent Hebrew word “tôledâh” appears 13 times in Genesis alone (Gen 2:4, Gen 5:1, Gen 6:9 (2), Gen 10:1, Gen 10:32, Gen 11:10, Gen 11:27, Gen 25:12-13 (2), Gen 25:19, Gen 36:1, Gen 36:9, Gen 37:2). But God also made clear distinctions between the generations which basically fall into two lines which brings one of the main themes of all Scripture into focus:

Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

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Questions about Sin

February 5th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A, Sin2 Comments

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Genesis Study 034 – Key verses: Gen 4:25-26; Gen 5:1-32

January 30th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald2 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 34 (Key verses: Gen 4:25-26; Gen 5:1-32)

The generation of the first fleshly Adam is a shadow of the true generation whom God is going to bring forth in the last Adam, Jesus Christ (Matt 19:30). The flesh and all outward things also serve as an adversary or opposition to our spiritual development and refinement – until all fleshly things will finally pass away (Col 2:16-17; Heb 8:5; Heb 10:1; Matt 4:16; Gal 5:17; Isa 48:10; Zec 13:9). These spiritual principals are given to us right in the beginning in the book of Genesis. The first earthy Adam is therefore an essential part of the revelation of Jesus (1Co 15:45-47):

Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

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Genesis Study 033 – Key verses: Gen 4:17-24

January 23rd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 33 (Key verse: Genesis 4:17-24)

The natural is our first experience of life, and through this natural we learn so much about God’s spiritual works in the generation of the first Adam (1Co 15:46; Rom 1:20). However everything in the physical is just a shadow of the spiritual, meaning God is using the physical as a contrast and opposition to the spirit of God (Col 2:16-17; Heb 8:5; Heb 10:1; Matt 4:16):

Gal 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

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Why was Christ Born of a Virgin

January 22nd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies, Virgin2 Comments

In order to understand the things of the spirit and the depths of God’s word we need to realize that he uses the physical things to teach us about the spirit.

(Rom 1:20 NKJV) For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,

Christ is the Word of God, so every word of the scriptures is spoken to us in a spiritual language.

(Joh 6:63 NKJV) It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

Every verse of scripture has a deeper spiritual meaning that applies to our lives personally. To illustrate this principle we’re going to study Christ being born of a virgin and see how it reveals God’s work in our lives.

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How to deal with evil spirits

January 17th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Demons, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A2 Comments

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Genesis Study 032 – Key verses: Gen 4:8-16; Lev 17:11

January 16th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 32 (Key verses: Gen 4:8-16; Lev 17:11)

The theme of blood is foundational to our understanding of the work of Christ in the generation of the first Adam. The Bible has been called “the book of blood” because of this particular theme running right through it. Killings and shedding of blood make the Scriptures unattractive to the natural man who always selfishly wants to survive as long as possible. But the natural blood given to the first man Adam is but a type of the real spiritual blood which the last Adam, Jesus Christ, will give to all eventually. The first man Adam and all in his generation are from the ground and all given the same earthy blood or carnal “breath of life”:

Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

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Genesis Study 031 – Key verses: Gen 4:1-8

January 9th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 31 (Key verses: Genesis 4:1-8)
God’s unveiling of Jesus includes the progressive unmasking of the man of sin (the first man Adam) by the brightness of His coming in spirit and truth in us (2Thes 2:1-8; 1Co 15:45). It is through the natural (or “the first”) that we can understand and be “seated” in the invisible spiritual things of God (Eph 2:6; Col 2:12; Eph 1:3):

Php 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Should women wear a head covering and long dresses?

January 2nd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A, Women, Women0 Comments

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Genesis Study 030 – Key verses: Gen 3:22-24

January 2nd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald2 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 30 (Key verse: Genesis 3:22-24)

It is impossible for a good tree to bring forth evil fruit and it proves that Adam and Eve, and the serpent, were never “good trees” to begin with. The evil and corrupt condition of this creation is mercifully only of a temporary nature and will eventually be destroyed:

Mat 7:18-19 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

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Patience

January 2nd, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, patience, Topical Studies0 Comments

Patience is absolutely essential to us being made like Christ.

(Luk 21:19 NKJV) By your patience possess (G2932) your souls.

The word for “souls” above is better translated as “life”. We all start off with an old life that is the life of our old man. This old man is crucified with Christ, which paves the way for Christ to dwell within us.

(Rom 6:6 NKJV) knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.

(Rom 6:7 NKJV) For he who has died has been freed from sin.

(Rom 6:8 NKJV) Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,

(Mat 10:39 NKJV) He who finds his life (G5590) will lose it, and he who loses his life (G5590) for My sake will find it.

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Genesis Study 029 – Key verses: Gen 3:17-19

December 26th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis

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Genesis Study 028 – Key verses: Gen 3:16-18

December 19th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 28 (Key verses: Gen 3:16-18)

The visible things which God created in the natural world, including “our days on the earth”, are temporary “shadows” as we walk as strangers (flesh) before God (spirit) in “the valley of the shadow of death” being “bound in affliction and iron” – all ordained by God (Rom 1:20; Ps 107:10; Isa 9:2; Amos 5:8):

Psa 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

1Ch 29:15 For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.

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Path to Peace

December 18th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Peace, Q and A0 Comments

Hi ______,

I wanted to show you some verses, so that you know the advice I give you and the things I say to you come straight out of the bible. I was listening to the book of Haggai in the Old Testament today and it says exactly what I was telling you this morning.
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Blessed First Resurrection – Part 2

December 18th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, First Resurrection, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

Regardless of your circumstances, the only right thing to do is beg God for mercy and the strength to obey. Any thoughts of running to idols of the world to get temporary satisfaction or avoid persecution are lies from the devil.
The way is narrow and full of persecution, but there is no other way to life. You will either go down it now or you will go down it later. The longer you wait, the worse the judgment, because you are like the servant who knows his master’s will and does not do it….many stripes await.

(Mar 10:29 NKJV) So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s,
(Mar 10:30 NKJV) who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life.

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Judgment Questions

December 12th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, judgment, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies2 Comments

Genesis Study 027 – Key verse: Gen 3:14-15

December 12th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – study 27 (Key verse: Genesis 3:14-15)

The book of Genesis gives us not only the truth of the creation of a physical world, but it uses these visible things to give us an understanding of the invisible things of God, for those who can receive that. The physical world reflects the spiritual types of God’s works within us:

Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.

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Blessed First Resurrection – Part 1

December 10th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, First Resurrection, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

Blessed First Resurrection
Part 1 By Mitch Kuhn
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Judgment in the Lake of Fire

December 10th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Lake of Fire, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments

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Blessed First Resurrection

December 6th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, First Resurrection, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

Blessed First Resurrection
By Mitch Kuhn
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Genesis Study 026 – Key verses: Gen 3:12-13

December 5th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – study 26 (Key verses: Genesis 3:12-13)

Jesus said these words which reveal the depths of spiritual darkness in our natural hearts which is the “darkness…upon the face of the deep” (Gen 1:2):

Mat 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

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Correction within the Body of Christ – Part 4

December 4th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Body of Christ, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

The Day of the Lord, Judgment, comes upon us when we are caught up in sin like a thief in the night. We do not see it coming and the Lord takes things away from us. We do not realize that the thief is for our good until we are children of the day and come to see that it is God who sent the evil spirit, and the trials that take things away from us. The judgment of the Lord takes our life away that we may find true life.

Mat 10:39 (NKJV) He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.

Joh 12:24 (ESV) Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

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Genesis Study 025 – Key verse: Gen 3:10

November 28th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald2 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – study 25 (Key verse: Genesis 3:10)

Not one person in the generations of the first man Adam can be separated from the love of God, not even the nakedness of flesh with all its inherent evil as created by the Potter (Isa 45:7; Jer 18:4; Rom 8:20):

Rom 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

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Correction within the Body of Christ – Part 3

November 27th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Body of Christ, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

The Process of Correction

Step #1: First, examine your own life. Be sure that you are living to the standard that you are judging others by.

Mat 7:1-5 (ESV) “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

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Genesis Study 024 – Key verses: Gen 3:8-9

November 21st, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 24 (Key verses: Genesis 3:8-9)

Gen 3:8-9 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves [Hebrew: “châbâ”] from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

The words “hid themselves” in verse 8 here comes from the Hebrew word “châbâ” and it has to do with secrecy or to withdraw oneself in order to protect oneself. The word “châbâ” comes from “châbab” which means to cherish or love fervently. This is when we get wrapped up by our own natural way of thinking which of course will be shown as futility and inadequate which was outwardly manifested in the covering Adam and Eve made for themselves (Gen 3:7). We know that God knew exactly where Adam and Eve were and what they had done. So the question “where art thou?” is written from the perspective of the natural mind of the first Adam when we cannot see that God knows and causes all things and He is not far from anyone at any stage (Eph 1:11: Ps 139:1-16):

Act 17:27-28 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

Jer 23:23-24 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? 24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.

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Correction within the Body of Christ – Part 2

November 20th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Body of Christ, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

A wise man receives correction well.

Pro 9:9 (ESV) Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Pro 13:1 (ESV) A wise son hears his father’s instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

Pro 19:25 (ESV) Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge.

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New Heavens New Earth and 144,000

November 19th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Heaven, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments

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Genesis Study 023 – Key verses: Gen 3:21; 4:1-5

November 14th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 23 (Key verses: Genesis 3:21; Gen 4:1-5)

When the eyes of Adam and Eve were opened after their disobedience to God’s commandment, they discovered that their flesh was naked and not suited for the holy presence of God. They hid themselves from God and like all natural minds they came up with what seemed good and right in their own eyes (self-righteousness) to cover their flesh. But God sees our righteousness as filthy and stinking rags:

Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

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Genesis Study 022 – Key verses: Gen 3:7, 21

November 7th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – Study 22 (Key verses: Gen 3:7 and Gen 21)

Every human comes naked from the hand of the Potter which refers directly to our marred and sinful condition for which God Himself takes full responsibility:

Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

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Correction within the Body of Christ – Part 1

November 5th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Body of Christ, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

From the moment we are conceived we begin to grow and mature. This is a physical example of what is taking place within us spiritually. When a baby is born, its parents do virtually everything to take care of them. The only thing they can drink is milk. Over time the baby grows and matures, begins to eat solid foods, and eventually starts to learn about right and wrong. Loving parents see the benefits of disciplining and teaching their children, and recognize that it is crucial to their child maturing and gaining wisdom.

This process takes a long time and a great deal of patience and perseverance. Children often do not want to take instruction from their parents and often despise the wisdom that their parents are offering to them.

We all start off as spiritual babies and go through the exact same process spiritually. God our Father uses many different things in our lives to teach us and help us mature and gain wisdom. He works within us through the Spirit, teaches us through our experiences, and uses other members of the body of Christ to teach us as well. Today we’re going to look at this process in scripture.

During this process we will all fall short and miss the mark. The “falling” which we experience will eventually lead to our completion.

Pro 24:16 (ESV) for the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.

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Genesis Study 021 – Key verses: Gen 2:25; 3:7

October 31st, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – study 21 (Key verses: Genesis 2:25; Genesis 3:7)

God has not given it to the natural man to understand or accept that He is causing or working all things, the good and the evil, in His creation and that He is righteous in all of this (1 Cor2:14;Rom 9:19-21). Spiritual blindness is indeed a work of God (Psa 107:8;1 Cor 1:27-29;1 Cor 2:7; Rom 11:25; Col 1:26):

Isa 29:14-16 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. 15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us? 16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?

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Meaning of Life – Part 2

October 29th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Meaning of Life, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies2 Comments

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.

If we are going to worship God, we have to understand who he is and have faith in his promises. God is pleased when we are obedient and appreciate who he is and what he does.
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Meaning of Life – Part 1

October 23rd, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Meaning of Life, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies2 Comments

Why? It is such a small word that asks a very deep question. As we go through our lives, we experience so many different things, such as pain, pleasure, happiness, sadness, joy, sorrow and so on.
At some point everyone needs to ask the question, why? Why is this happening to me? Why am I here? What is the point of all of this?

Theologians, philosophers, and common people have all asked these questions for centuries. Understanding the reason for doing something is such a key part of motivation. Parents often tell their children to do this or that because “I said so”.
The child has no understanding, they just obey because they are told and under authority. At some point, the child wants to know why. It is vitally important that children learn “why” so they can mature and become wise.

The same is true for us as a follower of Christ. We do things because God says so for a season, but at some point we need to understand why. This gives us a better understanding of His character and a deeper appreciation for his master plan for all of creation. God tells us in the scriptures his reasons for everything he does. We may not know the specific reason for a given event, but we can know the intent of his grand plan and the end goal.

Before we can understand the meaning of life, we first must be given faith in the one true God and his son Jesus Christ.

(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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Meaning of Life – Study Notes

October 19th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Meaning of Life, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies2 Comments

by Mitch Kuhn

Introduction

Why? It is such a small word that asks a very deep question. As we go through our lives, we experience so many different things, such as pain, pleasure, happiness, sadness, joy, sorrow and so on. At some point everyone needs to ask the question, why? Why is this happening to me? Why am I here? What is the point of all of this?
Theologians, philosophers, and common people have all asked these questions for centuries. Understanding the reason for doing something is such a key part of motivation. Parents often tell their children to do this or that because “I said so”. The child has no understanding, they just obey because they are told and under authority. At some point, the child wants to know why. It is vitally important that children learn “why” so they can mature and become wise.

(Click here to read the complete study in pdf format or right click to download)

Salvation of All Part 4

October 16th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Salvation, Topical Studies2 Comments

Salvation of All in the New Testament

I have already dealt with most of the problematic passages in my other study, Hell is Not Endless Punishment, so I’m just going to focus on the verses that proclaim the true Gospel, the salvation of all.

The Gospels

Mat 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
Mat 18:12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
Mat 18:13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
Mat 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

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Genesis Study 020 – Key verses: Matt 4:1-11; Jam 1:13-17

October 10th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – study 20 (Key verses: Matt 4:1-11; James 1:13-17)

In our last discussion on the theme of temptation the thought came up of how we actually tempt God seeing that God cannot be tempted with evil:

Jas 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

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Salvation of All Part 3

October 10th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Salvation, Topical Studies0 Comments

In God’s plan of salvation there is an order in which all are saved. There are three steps to this process that are foreshadowed in the feasts that Israel was to keep each year.

Exo 23:14 Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.
Exo 23:15 Thou shalt keep (1) the spring harvest the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty.
Exo 23:16 (2) The summer harvest at pentecost And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and (3) The fall harvest at the feast of tabernacles the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.
Exo 23:17 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD.

Through these three harvests, the whole of the yearly harvest is brought in. The analogy of sowing and reaping is prevalent throughout the New Testament.

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Genesis Study 019 – Key verses: Gen 3:1-6; Matt 4:1-11

October 3rd, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – study 19 (Key verses: Genesis 3:1-6; Matt 4:1-11)
The theme of temptation is foundational to our understanding of God’s work in the generation of the first man Adam. Without the right and solid foundations no building will stand. Jesus Christ is our foundation and builder and what He starts He also finishes to perfection, as His Father ordained it unto Him (Matt 25:34; 1Cor 3:10;1Tim 6:19; 2Tim 2:19; Heb 1:10; Heb 11:10). He also created evil and darkness which is “all that is in the world” of the first Adam (Gen 1:2: Matt 4:16; Matt 6:23):

Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

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Salvation of All Part 2

October 1st, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Salvation, Topical Studies0 Comments

The book of Exodus is about Israel being set free from their bondage and slavery in Egypt. They cried unto the Lord in their distress and he saved them.

Exo 1:14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.

Exo 2:23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt
died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and
they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the
bondage.
Exo 2:24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant
with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
Exo 2:25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

Exo 6:6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:

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Genesis Study 018 – Key verses: Gen 2:17; 3:1-6

September 26th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – study 18 (Key verses: Genesis 2:17; 3:1-6)

The theme of temptation is very closely linked to our previous theme and discussion on the role of this subtle serpent (or evil) in God’s plan. Temptation is an important spiritual instrument which God is using since the beginning to make all in the generation of the first man Adam in His spiritual image:

Gen 1:27 CLV And creating is the Elohim humanity in His image. In the image of the Elohim He creates it. Male and female He creates them.

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Salvation of All Part 1

September 24th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Salvation, Topical Studies0 Comments

The vast majority of Christians today believe that God is going to burn many people in hell by torturing them for all eternity. It is actually considered a great heresy by many that God would have mercy upon all men and eventually bring all to salvation.

I firmly believed this doctrine of eternal torment, and was very motivated to tell others what I thought was the good news of the gospel of God. The Gospel that some will be saved and some will burn forever in hell is not good news, but rather a twisted and heretical view of God’s glorious plan of salvation.

The truth is that from the very beginning, God planned to redeem every person he ever created in addition to the spirit realm: angels, demons, and even Satan himself. In this study I’m going to show you in great detail from the scriptures, how God has hidden this plan to restore all things behind the types, shadows, and symbols of the Old Testament.

Act 3:20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:
Act 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

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Genesis Study 017 – Key verses: Gen 1:16; 3:1-5

September 19th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald, Topical Studies0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – study 17 (Key verses: Genesis 1:16; 3:1-5)
The theme of a serpent is foundational in our understanding of God’s works in “the book of the generations” of the first Adam (Gen 1:1; 2:4; 5:1). The first time this theme is directly addressed is in Genesis 3:

Gen 3:1 Now the serpent [Hebrew: “nâchâsh”] was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

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Stewardship Part 3

September 17th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Stewardship, Topical Studies0 Comments

Everything in this life is given to us by God as a stewardship. We are first caused to be evil stewards before we are judged and made into good stewards.
In the beginning God gave man the charge to subdue all that was in the earth and he also gave a command about how he was to conduct himself while subduing the earth.

Gen 1:28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

This is part 3, the last part.
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Genesis Study 016 – Key verses: Gen 3:1-5

September 12th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – study 16 (Key verses: Genesis 3:1-5)

In our last discussion we started with the theme of Satan, a spirit being who was first introduced to Adam and Eve as a serpent. He was created by God to be “more subtle than any beast of the field” (Gen 3:1; Isa 45:7; Pro 16:4). We touched on a few of his characteristics, especially how he intimately relates to the natural mind and heart in the generation of the first man Adam (Rom 8:6; Jer 17:9). This subtle serpent was the first animal which God brought to the close attention of Adam and Eve before they had eaten of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. At that stage they had no discernment to determine whether this serpent had good or evil intentions. They were not given the necessary armour to “stand against the wiles” of this “old serpent” or “devil” (Rev 12:9):

Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles [Greek: “methodeia” – cunningness, trickery, deceit, craftiness] of the devil.

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Stewardship Part 2

September 10th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Stewardship, Topical Studies2 Comments

Everything in this life is given to us by God as a stewardship. We are first caused to be evil stewards before we are judged and made into good stewards.
In the beginning God gave man the charge to subdue all that was in the earth and he also gave a command about how he was to conduct himself while subduing the earth.

Gen 1:28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

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Genesis Study 015 – Key verse: Gen 3:1

September 5th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – study 15 (Key verse: Genesis 3:1)

The book of Genesis is the book of the first things or beginnings as far as the generation of the first man Adam is concerned. If we cannot see God’s work “from the beginning” in the true light, the Word of God will remain dark sayings (John 8:25; Rev 21:6; Ps 78:2). In our previous two studies we saw how the plant life which was created by God on the third day helps us to appreciate God as the spiritual husbandman working both the evil and good fruit in His garden, even in the generations of the first man Adam. In today’s study we will briefly discuss the other part of God’s creation – the animal life. God created all things for His purpose and that also includes the animal world. But the visible things are all types and shadows of things that “do not appear” – these are spiritual realities (Rom 1:20; Heb 11:3). One particular animal’s character and modus operandi is brought to our attention in Genesis 3:

Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil [subtle] than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

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Genesis Study 014 – Key verse: Gen 2:17

August 29th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – study 14 (Key verse: Genesis 2:17)

Last week we saw how the theme of a garden is assisting our understanding of God’s works in the generations of the first man Adam to make him (and all in him) in the image of God, even Jesus Christ (1Cor 15:22; Rom 8:29). God is working in His garden in the generations of the first Adam so that all of them will eventually bear “the fruits of righteousness…by Jesus Christ” at their appointed time (John 5:17-18):

Php 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

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Stewardship Part 1

August 27th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Stewardship, Topical Studies0 Comments

Everything in this life is given to us by God as a stewardship. We are first caused to be evil stewards before we are judged and made into good stewards.
In the beginning God gave man the charge to subdue all that was in the earth and he also gave a command about how he was to conduct himself while subduing the earth.

Gen 1:28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

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Contradictions Q&A

August 26th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Contradictions, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A2 Comments

Christ is Revolutionary

August 24th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Christ, Mitch Kuhn2 Comments

Jesus started a revolution of love. Most think that love is an emotion, but it’s not.

(1Jn 5:3 NKJV) For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.

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John 20:22

August 24th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, John 20:22, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

John 20:22 is very confusing to many. The English translation makes it seem like the disciples receive the Spirit before Pentecost. The sum of God’s word reveals that this Spirit was not given at this time. This is confirmed in the proper understanding of the Greek verb for “receive” in this verse.

Joh 20:22 NKJV And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit.
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Genesis Study 013 – Key verses: Gen 2:5-8, 15

August 22nd, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – study 13 (Key verse: Genesis 2:5-8, 15)

Earthy man was formed from the same ground as all the other things of the earth which was needed for the first man Adam. Adam and Eve were placed in a garden by God and the theme of a garden runs throughout the Scriptures:

Gen 2:5-8 and verse 15 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. 7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden (Hebrew: “gan” – a protected enclosure; hedged in) of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

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Atlanta Georgia December 2013 Conference

August 21st, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Music4 Comments

Dates: Saturday December 21st – Sunday December 29th.

Videos of the conference:

I Will Wait featuring Train Whistle

Click here to go to a shared folder on Dropbox with more music of the conference (and more).

Click here to watch the videos of the study about patience by Mitch Kuhn.

 

Satan – Who and What is Satan?

August 20th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mike Vinson, Satan, Topical Studies2 Comments

In this post you can find a compilation of articles and e-mails about Satan.
by Mike Vinson

Satan.pdf | Satan.docx (Click to open or right click to download.)

*updated: 22-8-2013*

Song of Solomon- the Spiritual Meaning

August 20th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Marriage, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A4 Comments

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Stewardship – Study Notes

August 18th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Stewardship, Topical Studies2 Comments

Everything in this life is given to us by God as a stewardship. We are first caused to be evil stewards before we are judged and made into good stewards.
In the beginning God gave man the charge to subdue all that was in the earth and he also gave a command about how he was to conduct himself while subduing the earth.

Gen 1:28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Click here to read the complete study in pdf format or right click to download

Click here to watch or listen to the biblestudy by Mitch Kuhn about this topic

Genesis Study 012 – Key verses: Gen 2:1-3

August 15th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – study 12 (Key verses: Genesis 2:1-3)
God made all in His physical creation good for His purpose (Gen 1:4,Gen 1:10,Gen 1:12,Gen 1:18,Gen 1:21,Gen 1:25,Gen 1:31).
That means everything fits exactly in the place and time appointed by God (Ecc 3:1).
Nothing happens outside of God’s one will which is His one plan, as we live “by every word” from God’s mouth (Mat 4:4)
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Marriage vs. Remaining Single Part 2

August 14th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Marriage, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

The Body of Christ has been created to reveal the Glory of God to all of His creation in due time. A part of this manifestation is accomplished through marriage and a part of it through some remaining single. This brief study is going to explain the function of marriage and singleness.
I will also discuss how to be content being single, if the Lord grants you this gift.
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Genesis Study 011 – Key verses: Gen 1:24-27

August 8th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis – study 11 (Key section: Genesis 1:24-27)
Jesus Christ was appointed by God, the Father, to be the Creator and God of this physical universe:

Joh 1:1-5 and Joh 1:14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

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Marriage vs. Remaining Single Part 1

August 7th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Marriage, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

The Body of Christ has been created to reveal the Glory of God to all of His creation in due time. A part of this manifestation is accomplished through marriage and a part of it through some remaining single. This brief study is going to explain the function of marriage and singleness. I will also discuss how to be content being single, if the Lord grants you this gift.
The world always has everything completely backwards. In most societies today, it is shameful to be single. If you are in your 30s and especially 40s and are not in a serious relationship or married, people start to wonder… what’s wrong with you? Personally, I’m quickly approaching 30 and others are beginning to press me more on this topic.
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Gifts, Ministries, and Operations Part 07- Powers/ Miracles

August 1st, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Gifts Ministries and Operations, Larry Groenewald, Mike Vinson, Topical Studies0 Comments

The Workings of Powers (Miracles). This spiritual gift gives the ability to go beyond or bypass our natural mind’s abilities or limitations and believe the Word of God.
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Genesis Study 010

August 1st, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis: Study 10
All the days of the physical creation recorded in Genesis are showing that God alone is sovereign, even over the evil things in His creation. How many are given the faith to believe this verse of Scripture?

Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

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Free Will and the Fall of Man Part 2

July 31st, 2013 | Filed Under: Fall-of-man, Free will, Mike Vinson, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

Free Will and the Fall of Man Part 2.
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Baptism, Tongues, and the New Jerusalem

July 31st, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Baptism, Mitch Kuhn, New Jerusalem, Q and A, Tongues0 Comments

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Free Will and the Fall of Man Part 1

July 30th, 2013 | Filed Under: Fall-of-man, Free will, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies8 Comments

This is Part 1 of a series entitled One Lie Leads to Another. All of the lies taught by the Church of this world are connected, starting with free will and then going onto the fall of man and the Trinity. These short discussions will cover these topics. Part 1 will discuss Free Will and the Fall of Man.
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Hell Is Not Endless Punishment – Part 5

July 30th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Hell, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

This study shows that Hell is not endless punishment. The doctrine of endless punishment was not Jewish, but rather a pagan Egyptian doctrine that Jews and Christians adopted.
This is part 5, the last part.

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Food and the Body Part 3

July 27th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Health, John McDowell, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

We have to carefully examine the doctrine we believe as well as the food we eat, otherwise we will be sick both spiritually and physically.
This is part 3 of the study about Food and the Body

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Food and the Body Part 2

July 25th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Health, John McDowell, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies6 Comments

We have to carefully examine the doctrine we believe as well as the food we eat, otherwise we will be sick both spiritually and physically.
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Genesis Study 009

July 25th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis: Study 9
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which the Father alone gives, includes and starts with the revelation of the first man Adam:

Rev 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

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Food and the Body Part 1

July 25th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Health, John McDowell, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies4 Comments

This is a study on food in the bible, and how we should handle food and our bodies both physically and spiritually. By Mitch Kuhn and John McDowell
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Gifts, Ministries, and Operations Part 06- Healing

July 24th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Gifts Ministries and Operations, Larry Groenewald, Mike Vinson, Topical Studies2 Comments

Gifts of healing.
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Hell Is Not Endless Punishment – Part 4

July 23rd, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Hell, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

This study shows that Hell is not endless punishment. The doctrine of endless punishment was not Jewish, but rather a pagan Egyptian doctrine that Jews and Christians adopted.
This is part 4

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Introduction to E-Sword

July 22nd, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Miscellaneous, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A2 Comments

 

Click here to watch this instruction video on vimeo

Gifts, Ministries, and Operations Part 09- Tongues

July 21st, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Gifts Ministries and Operations, Larry Groenewald, Mike Vinson, Topical Studies0 Comments

What does it mean to speak in tongues? This study will expose the false doctrines and teach the truth.
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Genesis Study 008

July 18th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis: Study 8
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which the Father alone gives, includes and starts with the revelation of the first man Adam:

Rev 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

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Hell Is Not Endless Punishment – Part 3

July 17th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Hell, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

This study shows that Hell is not endless punishment. The doctrine of endless punishment was not Jewish, but rather a pagan Egyptian doctrine that Jews and Christians adopted.
This is part 3

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Genesis Study 007

July 4th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis: Study 7
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which the Father alone gives, includes and starts with the revelation of the first man Adam:

Rev 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

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Hell Is Not Endless Punishment – Part 2

July 2nd, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Hell, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

This study shows that Hell is not endless punishment. The doctrine of endless punishment was not Jewish, but rather a pagan Egyptian doctrine that Jews and Christians adopted.
This is part 2

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Gifts, Ministries, and Operations Part 05- Faith

June 30th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Gifts Ministries and Operations, Larry Groenewald, Mike Vinson, Topical Studies0 Comments

This study covers the gift of Faith.
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Are Christ and God Equal

June 29th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Godhead, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A2 Comments

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Hell Is Not Endless Punishment – Part 1

June 29th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Hell, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies4 Comments

This study shows that Hell is not endless punishment. The doctrine of endless punishment was not Jewish, but rather a pagan Egyptian doctrine that Jews and Christians adopted.
This is part 1

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Genesis Study 006

June 27th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis: Study 6

Through the physical creation process God reveals that He is the one who predetermined all things even in His book of the generations of the first Adam (Psa 139:16), but that spirit life is only received through the last Adam, Jesus Christ:

1Jn 5:12 He that hath the Son (Jesus, not the first Adam) hath (spirit) life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

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Genesis Study 005

June 20th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis: Study 5

In the book of Genesis God gives very important foundational themes on which the whole revelation of Jesus is built.
We must never think that there is no physical application in the Scriptures, but that is not the focus of the spiritual mind of Christ.

The visible things are spiritual types by which we come to an understanding of the invisible things of God (Rom 1:20), but it is only through the gift of faith we can get revelation of what these things mean to ourselves and how they apply within our lives.
The focus is therefore not the acquisition of knowledge, but how that knowledge brings spiritual understanding and wisdom which is applicable in our lives in relation to God’s purposes for us and others.

If the creation story in Genesis 1 and 2 is only speaking of God as the creator of physical things applying to this planet and our physical life, then we have not been given eyes to see beyond the fleshly veil:
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Genesis Study 004

June 13th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

Foundational themes in Genesis: Study 4

We are busy discussing themes in the opening book of the Bible, the book of beginnings or generations, called Genesis.
Although God created a physical creation for all with physical senses to experience, the word of God is not bound by its physical application as there is so much more to see for those God is giving spiritual eyes to see:
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Tithing Part 2

June 11th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Tithing, Topical Studies0 Comments

This study shows how we are no longer subject to the laws of tithing and reveals that cheerful giving is the new way of the New Covenant.
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Genesis Study 003

June 6th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald, Topical Studies0 Comments

The book of Genesis: Study 3

The title of this book “Genesis” is from the Greek word “genesis” (Hebrew “tôledâh”) which is translated as “generations” in several verses in Genesis (ref. Gen. 2:4; Gen. 5:1; Gen. 6:9; Gen. 10:1; Gen. 10:32; Gen. 11:10; Gen. 11:27; Gen. 25:12; Gen. 25:19; Gen. 36:1; Gen. 37:2).
We are concentrating on various themes in our study in the book of Genesis and last week we touched on the most important theme in the scriptures, namely the Godhead. In Genesis the relationship in the Godhead between God, the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ, proves that there was no trinity “from the beginning”. The general theme of “genesis” or “generations” is intimately tied to the theme of relationships, as the Godhead demonstrates.

We will discuss the theme of “generations” in today’s study. Everything that exists in this creation is of God, the Father, through or by the Lord Jesus, which includes ‘the book of the generations of Adam’:
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Does God have elect in every Generation?

June 5th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Elect, Mike Vinson, Q and A0 Comments

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Tithing Part 1

June 4th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Tithing, Topical Studies0 Comments

This study shows how we are no longer subject to the laws of tithing and reveals that cheerful giving is the new way of the New Covenant.
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Genesis Study 002

May 30th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

The book of Genesis: Study 2

We are starting today with Chapter 1 of the book of beginnings, namely Genesis.

Genesis 1 gives a very broad view of creation with many hidden spiritual secrets which we will, God willing, reflect on in these studies as to its intense spiritual significance to our lives.

What is written in Genesis is founded in the truth as it links intimately with the rest of the Word of God:
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Genesis Study 001

May 23rd, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Genesis, Larry Groenewald0 Comments

We know that Genesis is the book of beginnings or generations.

The title “Genesis” is a transliteration of the Greek word “geneseos” (Hebrew word is “toledoth”) which is translated as “generations” and this word “toledoth” appears in several verses in Genesis

The Hebrew name for the book is “bereshith”, the first word in the Hebrew text, which is translated in English as “in the beginning”

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Shame Part 3

May 21st, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Shame, Topical Studies0 Comments

Here is a modern definition of shame:

A painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong for foolish behavior. – Dictionary.com

This is part 3, the last part, of the Study about shame.
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One Lie Leads to Another

May 20th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mike Vinson, One Lie Leads to Another, Topical Studies0 Comments

One Lie Leads to Another – From ‘Free Will’ to the ‘Fall of Man’ to the ‘Trinity’
By Mike Vinson

The doctrine of the ‘fall of man’ is completely unscriptural. Neither Christ nor any of his apostles ever mention “the fall.” The reason is that all the New Covenant writers understood that:

Romans 8:20 For the creature was made [right from the hand of the Creator] subject to vanity, not willingly [not by choice, not by a ‘fall’], but by reason of him [God, not by Adams fabled ‘free will’-Read After The Counsel Of His Own Will] who hath subjected the same in hope,

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Salvation of All – Study Notes

May 16th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies10 Comments

The Salvation of All

by Mitch Kuhn

The vast majority of Christians today believe that God is going to burn many people in hell by torturing them for all eternity. It is actually considered a great heresy by many that God would have mercy upon all men and eventually bring all to salvation. I firmly believed this doctrine of eternal torment, and was very motivated to tell others what I thought was the good news of the gospel of God. The Gospel that some will be saved and some will burn forever in hell is not good news, but rather a twisted and heretical view of God’s glorious plan of salvation. (more…)

Shame Part 2

May 14th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Shame, Topical Studies0 Comments

Here is a modern definition of shame:

A painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong for foolish behavior. – Dictionary.com

This is part 2 of the Study about shame.
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Milk Doctrine 6 – Eternal Judgment Study Notes

May 11th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Ayo Fabiyi, Milk Doctrines, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies1 Comments

Eternal Judgment is wrongly translated in most bibles, hiding the true meaning God’s judgment. Every is going to be judged and made righteous, saving all mankind.
In this post you can find the study notes of Milk Doctrine 6 – Eternal Judgment read by Tony Cullen
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Hell is Not Endless Punishment

May 10th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Victor Torres12 Comments

The teaching of hell being eternal punishment is a false doctrine that originated in Egypt. This study will demonstrate that the Jews were corrupted with this false doctrine, and then it spread to early Christians. You will also learn the true meaning of the Greek and Hebrew words translated as hell, as well as what Jesus and the apostles mean when they spoke of hell.

Hell is Not Endless Punishment (PDF)

You can find a summary of the study here: Hell is Not Endless Punishment Summary (PDF Document)

Here is a list of the audios and videos of this study:

Shame Part 1

May 7th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Shame, Topical Studies0 Comments

Here is a modern definition of shame:

A painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong for foolish behavior. – Dictionary.com

The truth is that we are all created naked, which is symbolic of our sinful condition.
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Tithing is Not Biblical Under the New Covenant

May 6th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Tithing, Topical Studies0 Comments

This study shows how we are no longer subject to the laws of tithing and reveals that cheerful giving is the new way of the New Covenant.
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Are Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob already in the kingdom of God?

May 3rd, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A, Second Resurrection0 Comments

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How do we deal with Anger?

April 23rd, 2013 | Filed Under: Anger, Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments

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Syracuse NY Conference April 19-21 2013

April 22nd, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Music, Nicholas Bogosian2 Comments

Recordings from the Syracuse NY Conference on April 19-21, 2013

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Fear Not

April 22nd, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Fear, Mike Vinson, Topical Studies0 Comments

“Fear Not” by Mike Vinson
Bible study given on the Syracuse NY Conference April 19-21 2013

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Obedience

April 22nd, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Obedience, Topical Studies2 Comments

Study in two parts by Mitch Kuhn on Obedience
given on the Syracuse NY Conference April 19-21 2013

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Self-Righteousness and Good Works

April 16th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Good Works, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A, Righteousness0 Comments

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New Local Dallas TX Meeting

April 14th, 2013 | Filed Under: Announcements, Author, Mitch Kuhn0 Comments

Do you have doubts or questions about the teachings of the Church? This group is a safe place for you to ask questions about the bible and search out the truth of the scriptures. Have you ever doubted what you have been taught about hell, the Trinity, tithing, free will, or any other church doctrine? I left my Church back in 2007 because no one would study these difficult topics with me to see what the bible actually teaches. Let’s get together and deeply study the scriptures. We will study the original Greek and Hebrew to see if our modern translations have been distorted by established Church doctrine. We’ll leave the traditions of man behind and take a fresh look at God’s word.

The first meeting will be Sunday May 12th from 3-5pm CST.
Click Here to Register

Gifts, Ministries, and Operations Part 04- Word of Knowledge

April 14th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Gifts Ministries and Operations, Larry Groenewald, Mike Vinson, Topical Studies0 Comments

This study covers the Word of Knowledge.
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Esther Study

April 12th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Bettie Rogers, Fannie Wright, Topical Studies, Women0 Comments

This is a study by Bettie Rogers and Fannie Wright that they did for the women in our fellowship.

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Shame Study Notes

April 12th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Shame, Topical Studies0 Comments

A study on Shame.
by Mitch Kuhn

Study Notes:

Study notes: PDF Document

The Winter Will Soon Be Gone

April 4th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Poetry9 Comments

A Poem about the seasons we experience in the spirit
by Mitch Kuhn
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Antichrist- Who Is The Antichrist

March 27th, 2013 | Filed Under: Antichrist, antichrist, Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A, Topical Studies0 Comments

Who is the Son of Perdition and the Antichrist?

by Mitch Kuhn
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Gifts, Ministries, and Operations Part 03- Word of Wisdom

March 24th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Gifts Ministries and Operations, Larry Groenewald, Topical Studies0 Comments

This study covers the Word of Wisdom.
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Gifts, Ministries, and Operations Part 02- The Body/ Is Was and Will Be

March 21st, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Gifts Ministries and Operations, Larry Groenewald, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies2 Comments

This study covers the “is, was and will be” nature of the Word of God; The use of “The Body of Christ” in scripture and how we become a part of Christ’s Body.
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Women in the Body 08 – Sister, Wife and Mother

March 16th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mike Vinson, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies, Women0 Comments

A study on the progression from a daughter, to sister, wife and mother. This study will cover being a sister, wife and mother.
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Gifts, Ministries, and Operations Part 01- Introduction

March 15th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Gifts Ministries and Operations, Larry Groenewald, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

This an introduction to a group discussion on Larry Groenewald’s study about Gifts, Ministries, and Operations in the body of Christ. Spiritual gifts and the roles within the body of Christ are often misunderstood and abused. This study will expose the lies and reveal the truth on this topic.
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Gifts, Ministries, and Operations Part 13- Teachers, Helps, Governments, Evangelists

March 13th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Gifts Ministries and Operations, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

The ministries of the teacher, helps, governments, evangelists.
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Gifts, Ministries, and Operations Part 12- Prophecy

March 12th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Gifts Ministries and Operations, Mike Vinson, Topical Studies0 Comments

The ministry of the prophet is also a gift from ‘the same Lord’ (1Cor 12:5) and are given to ‘some’ for the perfecting (maturing) of the saints and for the edifying of the body… The true prophet of God does not speak “presumptuously”, but through edification, exhortation and comfort of the written Word alone the prophet speaks and confirms “the things which are written”:
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Words Fitly Spoken Part 2

March 12th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies, Words Fitly Spoken0 Comments

The words we speak are very important because they manifest what is in our heart. I hope to show in this study how paying close attention to the words we speak will help us see the wickedness of our heart, repent, and be healed.
Once this healing takes place, we will be able to speak good words that edify and comfort others. There is no escaping this process, we must first speak evil words from a wicked heart, before we can speak good words from a new heart.

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March 11th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Steve Crook0 Comments

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Words Fitly Spoken Part 1

March 11th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies, Words Fitly Spoken0 Comments

The words we speak are very important because they manifest what is in our heart. I hope to show in this study how paying close attention to the words we speak will help us see the wickedness of our heart, repent, and be healed.
Once this healing takes place, we will be able to speak good words that edify and comfort others. There is no escaping this process, we must first speak evil words from a wicked heart, before we can speak good words from a new heart.
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Who is Jehovah of the Hebrew Scriptures

March 4th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Godhead, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments

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Gifts, Ministries, and Operations Part 11- Apostles

February 27th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Gifts Ministries and Operations, Larry Groenewald, Mike Vinson, Topical Studies0 Comments

The ministry of the Apostles lays the spiritual foundation for us, and help the body of Christ grow to maturity.
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Church Conduct Discussion

February 24th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Body of Christ, Mike Vinson, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

A discussion about how to conduct ourselves with the Church and how to handle those that leave the fellowship.

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Women in the Body 07 – Regarding the Role of Women in The Church

February 20th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Ayo Fabiyi, Topical Studies, Women0 Comments

Regarding the Role of Women in The Church by Ayo Fabiyi

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Fear Part 2

February 19th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Fear, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

The concept of fear is very prevalent in scripture. The word fear appears 385 times, while the word joy appears only 155 times. This life is very difficult, and often frightening. Hopefully this study on fear will shed some light on what fear is and how we are to deal with it.

This is Part 2 of 2.
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Women in the Body 05 – Must Women Keep Silent? Q & A

February 17th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Ayo Fabiyi, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A, Topical Studies, Women, Women2 Comments

Discussions and letters about the question: Must Women be Silent in the Church?

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Women in the Body 04 – Male and Female Roles in the Body Part 2

February 16th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Larry Groenewald, Mike Vinson, Topical Studies, Women0 Comments

The relationship between the husband and wife (giver and receiver):
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Women in the Body 03 – Male and Female Roles in the Body Part 1

February 14th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Larry Groenewald, Mike Vinson, Topical Studies, Women0 Comments

Many believe that because ‘in Christ there is neither male nor female’ so there is no need to distinguish between the genders in the church. This is false.
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Fear Part 1

February 14th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Fear, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

The concept of fear is very prevalent in scripture. The word fear appears 385 times, while the word joy appears only 155 times. This life is very difficult, and often frightening. Hopefully this study on fear will shed some light on what fear is and how we are to deal with it.

This is part 1 of 2.
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Women in the Body 02 – Must Women Keep Silent? Part 2

February 13th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Larry Groenewald, Mike Vinson, Topical Studies, Women0 Comments

Many overemphasize that women must keep silent in the church. This study will explain truth of women keeping silent.
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Women in the Body 01 – Must Women Keep Silent? Part 1

February 13th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mike Vinson, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies, Women0 Comments

Should women be silent or prophecy? This study gives a biblical answer.
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Bearing with the Weak in Faith

February 12th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies, Weak in Faith0 Comments

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A Little Leaven

February 5th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Leaven, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies2 Comments

God has created this physical world to teach us about the spiritual as Paul explains in Romans 1:20. Life teaches us that everything big has a small beginning.
Our human bodies are drastically effected by bacteria and viruses that are invisible to the human eye. One little virus can cause anything from common cold to a very serious illness which could possibly lead to death.
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The Beast And False Prophet

February 1st, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Ayo Fabiyi, Beast and False Prophet, Q and A0 Comments

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Why Am I Significant Part 2

January 29th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Meaning of Life, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies2 Comments

All of humanity has to deal with the question of, “why are we all here on this earth”. Even if someone does not ask the question that directly, there is a deep seeded desire to feel significant, that our life must have some purpose, that we must have some kind of value.

This is part 2 of the study ‘Why am I significant?’

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Book compilation January 2013

January 27th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Ayo Fabiyi, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

This post contains a pdf with a compilation of studies of Mitch kuhn and Ayo Fabiyi
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James Berini’s Testimony

January 27th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Testimonies0 Comments

I was brought up by parents that loved me but did not teach me anything about God, women, sports, or basic ways of caring for the body – meaning no education in the fundamentals, at all. My first language was Spanish and my parents were the only people I spoke it with as everyone else I spoke to was in English once I started school. I was never taught to read or write in Spanish so the only words in Spanish I could use to communicate with them were words I learned from them leaving a big barrier in being able to express myself fully to my mom and dad.
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Questions about heaven

January 23rd, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Heaven, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments

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Why Am I Significant Part 1

January 15th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Meaning of Life, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies0 Comments

All of humanity has to deal with the question of, “why are we all here on this earth”. Even if someone does not ask the question that directly, there is a deep seeded desire to feel significant, that our life must have some purpose, that we must have some kind of value.
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1 Corinthians 01:30 Part 3

January 3rd, 2013 | Filed Under: 1Corinthians, Author, Book Studies, Mitch Kuhn0 Comments

1Co 1:30 But of him are ye in (G1722) Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

This study covers redemption.

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Substitutionary Atonement- Mystery of the Kingdom

January 1st, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Justification, Mitch Kuhn3 Comments

This study will expose the false doctrine of substitutionary atonement and show from the scriptures how we are justified by Christ in us.

by Mitch Kuhn
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Desmond Taylor’s Testemony

December 31st, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Testimonies0 Comments

Whilst I was doing my Masters in 2005 nothing was going my way. I was disillusioned and I just woke up every morning and prayed. I picked up my Bible and read knowing I did not understand what I was reading.
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Seven Steps of Salvation

December 26th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mike Vinson, Topical Studies0 Comments

God had a plan for all of mankind. God’s plan was complete “before the world began, and it included “all [who are] in Adam”.

1Co 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

2Ti 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

Tit 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

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1 Corinthians 01:30 Part 2

December 13th, 2012 | Filed Under: 1Corinthians, Author, Book Studies, Mitch Kuhn0 Comments

1Co 1:30 But of him are ye in (G1722) Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

This study covers righteousness and sanctification.

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1 Corinthians 01:30 Part 1

November 22nd, 2012 | Filed Under: 1Corinthians, Author, Book Studies, Mitch Kuhn0 Comments

1Co 1:30 But of him are ye in (G1722) Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

This study covers: “But of him are ye in (G1722) Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom”.

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Trinity Discussion Part 4

November 20th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies, Trinity0 Comments

A Discussion on the question: Is God a Trinity? Part 4 by Mitch Kuhn
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Trinity Discussion Part 3

November 13th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies, Trinity4 Comments

A Discussion on the question: Is God a Trinty? Part 3 by Mitch Kuhn
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For Whom Should We Pray?

November 9th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Prayer, Q and A0 Comments

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Fruit of the Spirit

November 9th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Music0 Comments

An instrumental inspired by reaping the fruit of the spirit. by Mitch Kuhn
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1 Corinthians 01:29

November 8th, 2012 | Filed Under: 1Corinthians, Author, Book Studies, Mitch Kuhn0 Comments

God will not have flesh glory in his presence.

1Co 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

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Trinity Discussion Part 2

November 5th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mike Vinson, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies, Trinity0 Comments

A Discussion on the question: Is God a Trinty? Part 2 by Mitch Kuhn
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Timeline of Events

November 5th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Book Studies, Mike Vinson, Mitch Kuhn, Revelation, Topical Studies0 Comments

This is a timeline of biblical events.

Study Notes:

Trinity Discussion Part 1

October 31st, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies, Trinity3 Comments

A Discussion on the question: Is God a Trinty? Part 1 by Mitch Kuhn

2Co 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

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Camp, Court, Tabernacle, Levites and Preists

October 28th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Camp Court and Tabernacle, Mike Vinson, Topical Studies0 Comments

What The Camp, The Court, And The Tabernacle Of Israel Foreshadow
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What and Where Is Heaven?

October 28th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Heaven, Mike Vinson, Topical Studies0 Comments

This study covers ”What and Where Is Heaven?” by Mike Vinson (2012)

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

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Do Ghosts Exist?

October 26th, 2012 | Filed Under: Afterlife, Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments

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Friends of the Mammon vs Friendship of the World

October 26th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A, World0 Comments

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Strong Delusion Part 6

October 22nd, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Strong Delusion, Topical Studies0 Comments

Strong Delusion Part 6
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1 Corinthians 01:28 Part2

October 21st, 2012 | Filed Under: 1Corinthians, Author, Book Studies, Mitch Kuhn0 Comments

God uses the base things of the world to shame those that think they are something according to the flesh
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The Harvest

October 2nd, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Music2 Comments

An instrumental guitar piece by Mitch Kuhn.
This song was inspired by the joy we experience
when we share the gospel with others and they
bear fruit.
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Sow to the Spirit

September 20th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Poetry0 Comments

A poem about sowing the the spirit and reaping the benefits.

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1 Corinthians 01:28 Part 1

September 19th, 2012 | Filed Under: 1Corinthians, Author, Book Studies, Mitch Kuhn0 Comments

God uses the base things of the world to shame those that think they are something according to the flesh
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1 Corinthians 01:27 Part 2

September 13th, 2012 | Filed Under: 1Corinthians, Author, Book Studies, Mitch Kuhn0 Comments

God will use the weak and foolish things of the world to shame the wise and mighty in the flesh.
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Who Should We Pray To?

September 12th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Prayer, Q and A0 Comments

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Strong Delusion Part 5

September 12th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mike Vinson, Mitch Kuhn, Strong Delusion, Topical Studies0 Comments

The truth about the unpardonable sin.
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Why is Jesus Called our Father?

September 12th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Godhead, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A, Trinity0 Comments

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1 Corinthians 01:27 Part 1

September 5th, 2012 | Filed Under: 1Corinthians, Author, Book Studies, Mitch Kuhn0 Comments

God will use the weak and foolish things of the world to shame the wise and mighty in the flesh.
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Strong Delusion Part 4

September 3rd, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mike Vinson, Mitch Kuhn, Strong Delusion, Topical Studies0 Comments

This study the purpose and function of grace as well as moving beyond the milk of the word.
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1 Corinthians 01:25-26

August 30th, 2012 | Filed Under: 1Corinthians, Author, Book Studies, Mitch Kuhn0 Comments

God works with the weak, and our weakness is our strength.
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Strong Delusion Part 3

August 27th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mike Vinson, Mitch Kuhn, Strong Delusion, Topical Studies0 Comments

It is possible to be a carnal Christian and be deceived. This very thing happened to all of the disciples of Christ. This study also includes a discussion on keeping the holidays and traditions of the world.
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What is a Right Attitude Towards Sin?

August 25th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments

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1 Corinthians 01:24 Part 2

August 16th, 2012 | Filed Under: 1Corinthians, Author, Book Studies, Mitch Kuhn0 Comments

The Power of God.
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Strong Delusion Part 2

August 16th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mike Vinson, Mitch Kuhn, Strong Delusion, Topical Studies0 Comments

A study on how God sends strong delusion upon his people.
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Christ Washing Our Feet

August 12th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Feet, Tom Piecyk0 Comments

A short article about what it means for Christ to wash our feet.
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