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BIBLICAL PRECEPTS BECAUSE WE SERVE AN AMAZING GOD

Biblical precepts because we serve an amazing God


Paul starts out in this passage that I am going to review and writes about such Godly intimate emotions such as bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness and longsuffering.

He urges Christians to forbear one another and forgive. This is a spirit that should be very close to our hearts because we are going to need this in a world that is just downright offensive. This also happens in the church. The Apostle Paul reminds us that Jesus Christ Himself forgave our sins so if we have a quarrel against a person follow the same truth that our Savior had for us with our transgressions. Most Christians have been offended by other believers in Christ so even if we have to extend in understanding this biblical principle please do so because if for example a brother or sister is rude to you a basis of truth in this precept will be rooted inside your heart. Do not let an offence become a grudge.

Paul reminds us above all put on love whi…

DEALING WITH SIN AND LIVING FOR JESUS CHRIST

Dealing with sin and living for Jesus Christ
The Apostle Paul finishes encouraging his readers about the rapture of the church and then immediately talks about mortifying our flesh. He states they (flesh) are on this earth but he gets very specific by naming fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence and covetousness which he defined as idolatry. Another words Paul was saying put these sins to death because they may seem natural in our flesh but these desires are enmity to God. This kind of reminds me of a referee giving instructions before a sports event and in essence he is saying follow the rules and keep it clean when you go to battle. Many times in the Bible the Holy Spirit depicts Christians as soldiers with our spiritual armor through Jesus Christ as we remain in this world before God takes us home. When we get to heaven our bodies, minds and spirits as redeemed saints in Paradise will be sinless.
In verse six Paul talks about the wrath of God coming on th…

LOVE FOR JESUS CHRIST AND THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH

Love for Jesus Christ and the rapture of the church


The Apostle Paul starts out with us as Christians for all practical purposes being dead with Jesus Christ from the rudiments of the world. This is a place as believers in Christ that we have to abide in because there are many sinful lures down here; therefore, Paul in essence ends verse twenty by encouraging us to live by basic principles in the Bible as we follow Jesus Christ.
Once again Paul warns his readers not to follow the commandments and doctrines of men. Who is smarter God or people? The deception with this is it looks really good on the outside but little do the people engaging in these practices understand they are not worshipping their true Creator.
At the beginning of chapter three the Apostle puts on a really good case that if we were risen with Christ we are to seek those things which are above. This is where Jesus Christ sits on the right hand of God. Paul specifically writes about our affections and urges our love to be…

OUR PLACE OF FAITH AND OBEDIENCE IN JESUS CHRIST

Our place of faith and obedience in Jesus Christ


We were all at one point dead in our sins. When we accepted Jesus Christ into our hearts we were quickened together with Him and our sins were forgiven. God does not hold our trespasses against us past tense. There is not one verse in the Bible that says when we accepted Jesus Christ into our hearts our sins have been forgiven past, present and future. "Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God." Romans 3:25.
Can you possibly imagine the Apostle Paul forgetting to write in the words present and future? I can not because he was an extremely detailed writer. We will not find a single verse in the King James Bible that tells us when we accepted Jesus Christ into our hearts our sins were forgiven past, present and future. Obviously we as Christians are to set our sights on living holy and obedient lives…