Studies in the Word

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Composed of the following:

Section I Section II Section III Section IV Section V

 

Psalms 119:105  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Psalms 119:130  The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Matthew 4:4  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

* A Study in Godís Word, will give the Christian a solid foundation pertaining to their faith and wisdom for every choice, that he or she must make, in every day life.

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Section I

1. The Authority of Jesus Christ

Matthew 28:18 Jesus came and spake unto them saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Revelations 1:18 I am he that liveth and was dead and behold, I am alive forever more, amen, and have the keys of hell and death.

Hebrews 2:14 Foreasmuch then, as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same, that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.

1 Peter 3:22 Who is gone into heaven and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers, being made subject unto him.

Colossians 2:15 Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Ephesians 1:21-22 Far above all principality and power and might and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.

Vs.22 And hath put all things under his feet and gave him to be head over all things to the church.

Philippians 2:9-11 Wherefore God hath highly exhalted him and given him a name, which is above every name.

Vs.10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things in earth, and things under the earth.

Vs.11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the father.

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2. The Name of Jesus

1. Above Every Name

Philippians 2:9-10 Wherefore God also hath highly exhalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.

VS.10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.

2. His Name in Salvation

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

3. His Name in Prayer

John 16:23-24 ...Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you.

VS.24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

4. Authority in His Name

Mark 16:17-18 And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

VS.18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power ( authority ) is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

VS.19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

VS.20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.

Examples

Acts 3:6-7 Then Peter said, silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee:

In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

VS.7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

Acts 16:16-18 And it came to pass, as they went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:

VS.17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, these men are servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.

VS.18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

5. His Name in Baptisms

Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

6. Anoint in His Name

James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

VS.15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he hath committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

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3. Jesus our High Priest

Hebrews 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be make like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

Vs.15 For we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities but was in all points tempted like as we are yet without sin.

Hebrews 6:20 Whither the forerunner is for us, entered, even Jesus, made an High Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Hebrews 7:26 For such an High priest became us who is Holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners and made higher than the heavens.

Hebrews 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken, this is the sum, we have such an High Priest who is sat on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens.

Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemmeth; it is Christ that died, yea rather that is risen again, who is ever at the right hand of God. Who also maketh intercession for us.

1 John 2:1-2 My little children these things write I unto you, that ye sin not, and if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

Vs.2 And he is the propitiation for our sins and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

Hebrews 3:1 Wherefore holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus.

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4. Jesus Christ Our - - -

Wisdom - Righteousness - Sanctification - Redemption

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

A. Wisdom

1 Corinthians 1:24 But unto them which are called both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

B. Righteousness

Romans 10:4 Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believes.

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Philippians 3:9 .. and be found in him not having my own righteousness which is of the law but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God through faith.

C. Sanctification

Hebrews 10:10 By the which will, we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Hebrews 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood suffered without the gate.

D. Redemption

Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 1: 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood even the forgiveness of sins.

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Section II

5. Some things that Jesus did

1. Gave His Life For Us

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister and give his life a ransom for many.

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but quickened ( made alive ) by the Spirit.

2. Redeemed Us

1 Peter 1:18-19 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things as silver and gold from your vain conversation received by traditions from your fathers;

Vs.19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb, without blemish and without spot.

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

3. Died For Us

Romans 5:8-10 But God commended his love toward us, in that while we re yet sinners

Christ died for us.

Vs.9 much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Vs.10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God, by the death of his Son much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

4. Delivered Us

Colossians 1:13-14 Who delivered us from the power of darkness and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son,

Vs.14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.

5. Defeated Satan

Hebrews 2:14-15 Forasmuch, then, as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he

also himself likewise took part of the same, that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is the devil,

Vs.15 And deliver them who, through fear of death, were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

7. Seated Us With Him

Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

8. Made Us Citizens of Heaven

Ephesians 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

9. Made Us Children of God

Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

Galatians 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

10. Given us an Inheritance

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

11. Made us Righteous

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

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6. Delegated Authority

Christ Gives Authority to His Disciples

Matthew 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Mark 16:17-18 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

* Some Examples

Luke 10:17,19..Lord even the devils are subject unto us through thy name

Acts 3:6...Peter said "in the name of Jesus Christ rise up and walk

Acts 16:18...In the name of Jesus Christ come out of her..

The Name of Jesus

Philippians 2:1-11 Vs.9 ..given him a name above every name

1. In Salvation - Acts 4:12  no other name given...whereby we must be saved...

2. In Prayer - John 16:23 ..whatsoever ye ask the Father in my name...

3. Matthew 28:19 - baptize in the name...

4. James 5:14 - ...Anoint with oil in his name..

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7. Children of God

John 1:12 But as many as receive him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.

Romans 8:15-16 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba Father.

Vs.16 The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.

Galatians 3:26 For ye are all children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying Abba Father.

Philippians 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.

1 John 3:1-2 Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

Vs.2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

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8. Identity

A. Man created in Godís Image

Genesis 1:26-27 And God said, Let us make 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 every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

VS.27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

When Adam and Eve sinned, they no longer reflected Godís image. Jesus Christ made it possible by faith in him, to receive a new birth; whereby his image is reflected in Godís children, from glory to glory.

Because man has lost the image of God, he will seek to identify with something, or someone. ( careers, sports, hobbies, religions, people, fads, etc. )

B. Christians are being Conformed to the Image of Jesus Christ

Romans 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.

Jesus: the only begotton Son of God, is the image, that God is conforming us to be like. ( those who have accepted Jesus Christ, as their Lord and Savior, those that have been born again )

C. A Maturing Work

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

D. Tools That God Uses

1. The Holy Spirit

2 Corinthians 3:18 The above scripture...even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

2. The Word of God

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God..

John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Ephesians 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.

James 1:22-24 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

VS.23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what the word says is like a man who looks at his face in the mirror

VS.24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

3. Five Fold Ministry

Ephesians 4:11-13 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

VS.12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

VS.13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the fullness of Christ.

4. All Things

Romans 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.

E. Completed

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

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Section III

9. In Christ - Blessings

Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace though the redemption that is in Christ.

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Vs.2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Romans 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.

1 Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ, shall all be made alive.

2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ; and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Galatians 2:4 And because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out are liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage.

Galatians 3:26 For ye are all children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.

Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Colossians 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.

Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.

Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fullness 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.

Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heared the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.

Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel.

Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

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!0. Some Benefits

A. An Inheritance

Ephesians 1:11 In whom we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who works all thing after the counsel of his own will.

Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father which has made us meet ( able ) to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.

Vs.13 Who has delivered us from the power of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.

James 2:5 Hearken my beloved brethren has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to them that love him.

Ephesians 1:13-14 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. In whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise.

Vs.14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession unto the praise of his glory.

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.

Romans 8:17...and if children then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if so be that we suffer with him that we may be also glorified together.

Galatians 3:29...and if ye be Christs then are ye Abrahamís seed and heirs according to promise.

1 Peter 1:4 To an inheritance uncorruptible and undefiled and that fades not away reserved in heaven for you.

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B. Some Present Benefits

Galatains 3:2,14 Receive ye the Spirit by works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Vs.14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Galatains 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us, for it is written, cursed is every one that hangs on a tree.

John 3:16 God so loved the world ( humanity ) that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

John 10:10 I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Colossians 1:13 Who has delivered us from the power of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.

Ephesians 1: 22...And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church.

Ephesians 1:3 who hath blessed us, with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Galatians 3:26 For ye are all children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus Christ the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5...weapons of warfare..

Romans 3:21...the righteousness of God...

1 Peter 2:9...ye are a Royal Priesthood...

Romans 5:5...The love of God ..shed abroad in our hearts..

Romans 5:17...reign in life by one, Christ Jesus

Mark 16:15...these signs shall follow them that believe

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C. Some Future Benefits

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Philippians 3:20-21 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

Vs.21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working by which he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18...vs.16 ..dead in Christ shall rise first;

Vs.17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

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11. The New Man

Romans 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.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things have passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the

Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created unto good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 4:24 ..and that you put on the new man, which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

Colossians 2:10 ..And you are complete in him, who is the head of all principality and power.

Colossians 3:9 ..And have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of him who created him.

2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart, even though the outward man perish, yet the new man is renewed day by day.

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Section IV

12. Righteousness - Sanctification - Holiness

Righteousness

The righteousness of God, is all that God demands and approves, to be in good standing with Him; and is found only in Jesus Christ. By saving faith in Jesus Christ, the righteousness of God is imputed unto the believer( added to the believers account ).

Romans 3:21-22 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is manifested, being witnessed by the prophets.

Vs.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.

Romans 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness, that he might be just, and the justifier of him that believeth in Jesus.

1. The Example of Abraham

Romans 4:3 For what saith the scripture, Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

2. The Example of David

Romans 4:6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man unto whom God imputeth righteousness apart from works.

Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one who believes.

3. The Example of Paul

Philippians 3:7-9 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

VS.8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do but count them but dung, that I may win Christ.

VS.9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.

 

Sanctification

1. Positional

1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Hebrews 10:10,14 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Vs.14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

2. Progressive

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

PHILIPPIANS 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that he which began a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

3. Completely

Philippians 3:20-21 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

Vs.21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

John 3:2 Beloved, now are ye the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. ( 1 Cor. 15:51-54 1 Thess. 4:13-18 )

 

Holiness

The quality of conduct, character, and lifestyle, of born again believers, as they submit unto God and resist the devil, ( James 4:7 ) which is the out living of our right standing with God, ( righteousness ) which is by faith in Jesus Christ: as we grow in grace, knowledge and the truth of God; being conformed to the image of Jesus. ( Romans 8:29, 2 Corinthians 3:18 )

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.

1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

2 Peter 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, the ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the spirit of the Lord.

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13. The Chastening of God

Hebrews 12:6-11 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

Vs.7 If ye endue chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

Vs.8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Vs.9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

Vs.10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

Vs.11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

Psalms 94:12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law.

Proverbs 3:11-12 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction:

Vs.12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Revelations 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Self judgment and repentance averts the chastening of God

1 Corinthians 11:31-32 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

Vs.32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

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14. Healing

A. Old Testament

Exodus 15:26...I am the Lord that healeth thee..

Exodus 23:25...I will take sickness away from the midst of thee..

Deuteronomy 7:15...And the Lord shall take away from thee all sickness..

Psalms 91:10...Neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling..

Psalms 103:3...(The Lord ) who healeth all thy diseases..

Psalms 107:20...He sent his word and healed them..

Malachi 4:2...But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings..

1. Other Healings

Genesis 20:17...God healed Abimelech

1 Kings 13:6...Kings hand was healed

1 Kings 17:21-22...a child is healed ( Elijah )

2 Kings 5:9-14...Naaman is healed

2 Kings 20:5-6...Hezekiah is healed

B. New Testament

1. Jesus Christ

Luke 4:18...anointed me to preach...to heal

Matthew 9:35...Jesus went about teaching...preaching...healing

Acts 10:38...God anointed Jesus...doing good...healing all that were oppressed of devil

Matthew 8:16-17...He took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses

1 Peter 2:24...By his stripes ye were healed

( many others )

2. Disciples

Matthew 10:1-8.......gave disciples power to heal cast out devils..

Luke 10:1-17.......gave disciples power to heal...cast out devils

Acts 3:6-8.......Lame man healed

Acts 6:8.......Stephen did wonders and miracles

Acts 15:12-16.......signs and wonders done through hand of Apostles

Acts 8:6- .......by Philip...miracles he did

Acts 5:15, 9:33.......by Peter

Acts 14:8-, 15:12-, 19:11-, 28:8-9.......by Paul

Mark 16:17-18.......these signs shall follow them that believe

James 5:15-......call elders of the church, anoint with oil...prayer of faith...save the sick

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Section V

15. Holy Spirit Ability

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A. Example of Jesus

Luke 4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

Luke 4:18 -19 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Vs.19. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

Matthew 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

 

B. Works of Jesus - Church will do

John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

Mark 16:17-18 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

 

C. Early Church Examples

Acts 3:6-8 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

Vs.7. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

Vs.8. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

Acts 6:8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

Acts 8:5-8 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.

Vs.6. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.

Vs.7. For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.

Vs.8. And there was great joy in that city.

Acts 9:35-34 And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.

Vs.34. And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.

Acts 9:40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

Acts 12:7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

Acts 13:11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

Acts 14:9-10 The same heard Paul speak: who steadfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,

Vs.10. Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.

Acts 16:18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

* The Holy Spirit enables us to do the works of Jesus.

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 16. A Christian's body

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Vs.20 For ye are bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are Godís.

2 Corinthians 6:16 What agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Romans 6:11-12 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Vs.12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

Vs.13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

1 Corinthians 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:

Vs.4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor.

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17. Our Words

A. Well Chosen

Matthew 5:37 Let your communication be yea yea, nay nay, for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

Proverbs 17:27 He that has knowledge, spareth his words and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Titus 2:8 .. Sound speech that cannot be condemned that he that is the contrary part may be ashamed having no evil thing to say of you.

James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man and able also to bridle the whole body.

Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there lacks not sin

B. A Time to Keep Silent

Proverbs 23:9 Speak not in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

Proverbs 29:11 A fool utters all his mind, but a wise man keepeth it till afterwards.

Ecclesiastics 3:7 A time to rend, and a time to sew, a time to keep silent and a time to speak.

Proverbs 18:13 He that answers a matter before he hears it, it is a folly and a shame unto him.

C. Donít Speak Evil

Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and evil speaking be put away from you with all malice.

Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be not brawlers but gentle, showing all meekness to all men.

D. Restrain Our Words

Proverbs 21:23 Whoso keeps his mouth and his tongue, keeps his soul from troubles.

E. Speak Life With Your Words

Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath but grievous words stir up anger.

Proverbs 15:28 the heart of the righteous studies to answer..

Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb; sweet to the soul and health to the bones.

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it, shall eat the fruit thereof.

Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken, is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

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18. Giving

Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Proverbs 22:9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

Proverbs 28:27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hides his eyes shall have many a curse.

1. Wthout Show

Matthew 6:3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth.

2. Tithing

Proverbs 3:9-10 Honor the Lord with thy substance and with the first fruits of all thy increase.

Vs.10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithed into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of Hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

3. Beware of Covetousness

Luke 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed and beware of covetousness: for a manís life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

1 Timothy 6:10 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

 

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