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Care to Convert | James 5: 19-20 part 2

Care to Convert | James 5: 19-20 part 2

Care to Convert - James 5: 19-20 -  Outline

I) A Statement that Presupposes Someone Needing Converting, vs. 19

A) A Statement concerning the carnal Christian, vs. 19a

B) A Statement concerning the caring Christian, vs. 19b

II) A Statement that Promises Something to the Converted. vs. 20

A) The promise of the caring Christian saving a soul from future death, vs. 20a

B) The promise of the caring Christian saving a soul from future deeds, vs. 20b

Care to Convert | James 5: 19-20 part 2

This is the second and final part from my message entitled "Care to Convert." We'll pick up right where we left off last time.

James introduces his thought concerning the carnal Christian. And he then mentions the caring Christian. Look at verse 19 nineteen again. “Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back...” (emphasis mine). That someone is a believer who cared to convert. “someone should bring that person back” (NIV). “someone turns him back” (HCSB).[1] Or “Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him... (KJV). The caring Christian is the one who will take the time, love and effort to convert the carnal Christian and turn him back or bring her back into the fold. Caring to convert.

Turn back or convert: epistréphō, ep-ee-stref'-o: the verb means to turn around, to turn back one who no longer cares. The verb is very intense in the significance of the caring Christian imposing upon the carnal believer to convert, to come back to his love, . . .  to her obedience to God. Care to convert. Care to Convert | James 5: 19-20 part 2
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Care to Convert | James 5: 19-20 part 1

Care to Convert | James 5: 19-20 part 1

Care to Convert - James 5: 19-20 -  Outline

I) A Statement that Presupposes Someone Needing Converting, vs. 19

A) A Statement concerning the carnal Christian, vs. 19a

B) A Statement concerning the caring Christian, vs. 19b

II) A Statement that Promises Something to the Converted. vs. 20

A) The promise of the caring Christian saving a soul from future death, vs. 20a

B) The promise of the caring Christian saving a soul from future deeds, vs. 20b

Care to Convert | James 5: 19-20 part 1

We have come to the end of the lessons from James, the half-brother of our Lord-Jesus Christ. James has taught us many lessons throughout his book, affectionately called religion in shoes. Many bible teachers refer to the book of James this way due to the practicality of his teachings. “James the just” had a practical down to earth view of how to live as a Christian.

He has taught many such lessons to his audience which from verse one we learned was to the scattered Jewish Christians, the diaspora-the dispersion, that he addressed. His teachings were concerning their behavior, or lack thereof in the church. He had to correct their shameless attitudes and their sinful actions throughout his letter. Right out of the gate he has to address their incorrect view of trials and temptations in chapter one. Continue reading

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Care to Share | Matthew 25: 34-46 Part 3 of 3

Care to Share | Matthew 25: 34-46 Part 3 of 3

We are currently embarking on a three part study of Jesus' words found in Matthew 25: 34-46 from the message entitled "Care to Share." Below is the outline we are working from. I hope this study has been a blessing to you. Last time we left off with the sub point The Third Reactive Question under main point III

Care to Share Matt. 25: 34-46

I) The Reward for the Righteous, vs. 34

A) The time of the reward, vs. 34a

B) The terms of the reward, vs. 34b

C) The treasure of the reward, vs. 34c

II) The Reason for the Reward, vs. 35-36

A) The caring shared chow with the King, vs. 35a

B) The caring shared cups with the King, vs. 35b

C) The caring shared covering with the King, vs. 35c

D) The caring shared clothing with the King, vs. 36a

E) The caring shared concern with the King, vs. 36b

F) The caring shared compassion with the King, vs. 36a

III) The Reaction from the Righteous, vs. 37-39

A) The first reactive question, vs. 37

B) The second reactive question, vs. 38

C) The third reactive question, vs. 39

IV) The Response from the King, vs. 40

A) The response is an answer, vs. 40a

B) The response is an analogy, vs. 40b

V) The Retribution of the Regardless, vs. 41

A) The regardless are cursed, vs. 41a-b

B) The regardless are condemned, vs. 41c; 46a

VI) The Reason for their Retribution, vs. 42-43

VII) The Reaction of the Regardless, vs. 44

VIII) The Response from the King, Vs 45-46

Care to Share | Matthew 25: 34-46 Part 3 of 3

Care to Share Matt. 25: 34-46

We see next the response from the King in verse 40 forty. “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, in as much as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ There is His response to the questions of the righteous sheep who cared to share. Who were those in need? Who are the least of these my brethren? Least can indicate size, amount, dignity, authority, importance, and so forth. Here it may denote humility. Continue reading

Feeding the hungry

Care to Share | Matthew 25: 34-46 Part 2 of 3

Care to Share | Matthew 25: 34-46 Part 2 of 3

We are currently embarking on a three part study of Jesus' words found in Matthew 25: 34-46 from the message entitled "Care to Share." Below is the outline we are working from. I hope this study will be a blessing to you. Last time we left off with the sub point The caring shared their cups with the King under main point II

Care to Share Matt. 25: 34-46

I) The Reward for the Righteous, vs. 34

A) The time of the reward, vs. 34a

B) The terms of the reward, vs. 34b

C) The treasure of the reward, vs. 34c

II) The Reason for the Reward, vs. 35-36

A) The caring shared chow with the King, vs. 35a

B) The caring shared cups with the King, vs. 35b

C) The caring shared covering with the King, vs. 35c

D) The caring shared clothing with the King, vs. 36a

E) The caring shared concern with the King, vs. 36b

F) The caring shared compassion with the King, vs. 36a

III) The Reaction from the Righteous, vs. 37-39

A) The first reactive question, vs. 37

B) The second reactive question, vs. 38

C) The third reactive question, vs. 39

IV) The Response from the King, vs. 40

A) The response is an answer, vs. 40a

B) The response is an analogy, vs. 40b

V) The Retribution of the Regardless, vs. 41

A) The regardless are cursed, vs. 41a-b

B) The regardless are condemned, vs. 41c; 46a

VI) The Reason for their Retribution, vs. 42-43

VII) The Reaction of the Regardless, vs. 44

VIII) The Response from the King, Vs 45-46

Care to Share | Matthew 25: 34-46 Part 2 of 3

Care to Share Matt. 25: 34-46

Chow, cups and then notice these righteous sheep also shared their covering or housing with the King. Verse 35 thirty-five: “for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in... (emphasis mine). They cared to share their hospitality with the King. Taking care of the needy has always been on the heart of Almighty God. In response to the meaningless fasting of the rebellious Jews, through the prophet Isaiah, God asks, “Is this not the fast that I have chosen:
To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the heavy burdens,
To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out;
When you see the naked, that you cover him,
And not hide yourself from your own flesh” (Is. 58: 6-7)?

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Care to Share | Matthew 25: 34-46 Part 1 of 3

Care to Share | Matthew 25: 34-46 Part 1 of 3

We are going to embark on a three part study of Jesus' words found in Matthew 25: 34-46 from my message entitled "Care to Share." Below is the outline we will be working from. I hope this study will be a blessing to you.

Care to Share Matt. 25: 34-46

I) The Reward for the Righteous, vs. 34

A) The time of the reward, vs. 34a

B) The terms of the reward, vs. 34b

C) The treasure of the reward, vs. 34c

II) The Reason for the Reward, vs. 35-36

A) The caring shared chow with the King, vs. 35a

B) The caring shared cups with the King, vs. 35b

C) The caring shared covering with the King, vs. 35c

D) The caring shared clothing with the King, vs. 36a

E) The caring shared concern with the King, vs. 36b

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It is finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 4

It is finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 4 of 4

It is finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 4 We have been embarking on a four part study of the cross of Christ. This study is the conclusion and our focus has been on our English version words: “It is finished” which comes from one word in the original Greek: “tetelestai”. Let's pick up where we left off last time with answering the final interrogative question of “why” was “it is finished”?

Are you slaving for God’s grace? Or are you serving Him from His grace?

VI) The sixth interrogative question is “why” was “it finished”?

The crucifixion of Jesus Christ was carried out to perfection concerning the salvation of mankind from their sin. Why was “it” finished, we ask?

It was finished for you and for me.

It was finished so that we might have hope for eternal life.

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It is finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 3

It is finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 3 of 4

It is finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 3 We are embarking on a four part study of the cross of Christ. This study is part three and our focus has been on our English version words: “It is finished” which comes from one word in the original Greek: “tetelestai”. Let's pick up where we left off last time with answering the interrogative question of “what” was involved in “it is finished”?

Jesus came to make reconciliation between God and man possible: “For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation” (Ro. 5: 6-11). It is finished!

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