Rebuke publicly so others may take warning
1 Timothy 5:20
Faith is confidence in hope and assurance in things unseen, through Jesus Christ
In Hebrews 11, the Apostle Paul defines faith, by providing the precedence of what "faith" was in the Old Testament. It is evident from the commentary, that the Paul defines faith not only as belief...
We must fight Satanic strongholds with spiritual weapons
2 Cor 10:4 states that we must not use weapons of flesh, but spiritual weapons against Satanic strongholds. It is a grave mistake to try and fix spiritual problems with physical solutions
Young Christian women should marry, and bear children
1 Tim 5:14 encourages young women to marry, and bear children. John F. MacArthur states that the world has pushed a notion of waiting until later, requesting young adults be selfish by focusing on...
A Christian husband alone must be able to provide for his household
1 Tim 5 puts forward a precedence, that a Christian husband alone must be able to provide for his household. John F. MacArthur puts forward this precedence as a reply to families who say both husband...
Time is short. It's going to end very soon
If you are married, live as if you aren't (1 Cor 7:29). If you're mourning, live as if though you did not (1 Cor 7:30). If you are happy, live as if though you are not (1 Cor 7:30). If you use things...
Thank God for everything
Ephesians 5:20
Wives are called first to be good homemakers
Titus 2:4 sets a precedence that married women are first called to be good homemakers. Being capable of this, the Proverbs 31 girl does property investment on the side (Proverbs 31:16)
Numbers matter
Acts 2:41 describes 3,000 souls being added ("accepted and welcomed... baptized") to the church "that day". The mention indicates the notability of the event, and demonstrated the power of the Spirit....
Baptism doesn't have a requisite wait period
Acts 2:41 sets a precedence, where those who accepted and welcomed the message of Christ were immediately baptized. There is no precedence for waiting
Fellowship is more than bible study; it's eating together
Acts 2:46
Feel free to ask God anything, but always ask for His will be done
Ephesians 6:18
Not having the Spirit, means you aren't Christian
Romans 8:9
Be like Christ
1 Corinthians 11:1
Don't rebuke an older man harshly, but appeal to him as if your father
1 Timothy 5:1
Teachers will receive stricter judgment
James 3:1 states that "we who teach will be judged more strictly"
Judge those inside the church, but not outside
The Apostle Paul makes precedence for us to judge those inside the church, but not outside (1 Cor 5:12-13)
It is possible to think you are Christian, and not actually be
Matt 7:21-23 sets forward a precedence, where Jesus says "many" will say that they knew Him, but He will reply that he "never knew" them. It is therefore possible to think you are of God: are a...
Not all prophesy and miracles done in the name of God, are of God
Matt 7:22-23 sets forward a precedent, that there are "many" on earth who will be deceived, thinking they are prophesying and doing miracles in the name of God, yet Jesus will not "know" them (in the...
To know God is the Hebrewic relational know, not the Greek conceptual knowledge
What does it then mean, to "know" God? (1 Thessalonians 4:5) The Greek conceptual "know" that we are use to, should be distinguished from the Hebrewic relational "know" found in the early church. In...