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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 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 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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Do Not Make Unwise Financial Obligations Part 3 of 3

Do Not Make Unwise Financial Obligations Here is the outline we have been working from:

Do Not Make Unwise Financial Obligations (Prov.6:1-5; 22:7).

I.) Performing A Self-induced Dilemma of Being Collateral for A Loan, vs.1-2.

      A) Being in the dilemma by being surety for a friend, vs.1a.

      B) Being in the dilemma by shaking hands with a stranger, 1b.

      C) Being in the dilemma by being snared by your financial agreement, vs.2.

II.) Perform A Self-Initiated Deliverance of Being Collateral for A Loan, vs.3-5. 

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It is finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 2

It is finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 2 of 4

It is finished | John 19: 28-30 | Part 2 We are embarking on a four part study of the cross of Christ. This study is part two 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 "who was involved with the crucifixion of Christ?"

Jesus Christ: Both the Son of man and the Son of God. He was introduced by His cousin John as the “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” Jesus is also known as the Lamb Who was slain from the foundation of the world (Rev. 13: 8). There is a popular country song that has as one of its’ main refrain’s as “you were always on my mind” is referring to a love in his life.

Well, the cross was always on the mind of Jesus Christ. From the beginning of time, God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit had the plan of salvation laid out and secured for the salvation of mankind. Jesus just didn’t carry His cross up the hilly street of the Via Dolorosa, He had been carrying it since the beginning of the world!

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