Growing up spiritually by the Spirit’s aid

Series: In Pursuit of Relational Knowledge

Today we looked further into the role the Holy Spirit plays in revealing Jesus to us for the purpose of our maturity and transformation into His image.

One key determination we have to make is – we have to STOP “wanting” to “honor and please God” and start from a position of chosing to DO IT! And this requires co-participation with your Helper – the Holy Spirit!

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Din Silence Intertestamental

The Din of Silence Part 1

Thru the Bible: The Intertestamental Period

Tonight we embark on a brief overview of “the years of silence” between Malachi to Messiah. The world we see in the time of Malachi is vastly different than what we find in Matthew. 

This is the time period which Amos foretold of a “famine for hearing the word of the Lord”.

Tonight we are introducing the natural and governmental world of the Jews in this time period.

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Malachi, Last message before total silence Pt. 3

Thru the Bible: Malachi 3:13-4:6

Malachi wraps up with a rebuke from God over Israel’s unfaithfulness and selfish disrespect. He also convey’s God’s promise to remember and make a distinction between the unfaithful and the reverent.

Then God begins “troublesome times” maked by a famine for hearing the word of the Lord. The long 400 years of silence predicted by Daniel & Amos. The silence to Israel as a nation would not be broken until three angel sighting occurred, The first to Zacharias, father of John the Baptist. The second to Mary Jesus’ earthly mother. The third to Shepherds in a field outside Jerusalem at the birth of Messiah Jesus!

God Bless!

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Partner Vine

Partakers of and Partners with the Vine

Series: In Pursuit of Relational Knowledge

What can we do, on purpose, and what tools have been given us by God to facilitate Jesus being formed in us?

The One Who has been given to us to help us remain in and continue in partnership with our Vine Jesus is the person of the Holy Spirit.

Goring through 1Corinthians 1-3 will helps us better understand this relationship we have with our Helper, the Holy Spirit of God.

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Malachi message

Malachi, Last message before total silence Pt. 2

Thru the Bible: Malachi 2:17-3:12

This week God uses Malachi to offer Israel a sign of Messiah’s coming by describing His forerunner which Isaiah also did.

Matthew, Mark and Luke all identify John the Baptist as the fulfillment of those prophecies.

Also, God addresses Israel’s third and final major sin – that of failing to support and give into the lives of thier spiritual leaders and the curse that brings.

Paul, draws a direct line between this and giving to ministirial support in 1 Corinthains 9 by saying, “(13) Do you not know that those who perform the temple services eat the food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the offerings of the altar?

(14) IN THE SAME WAY, the Lord has COMMANDED that those who preach the gospel should earn their living by the gospel.” – 1Corinthians 9:12-14.

Spirit please give us all ears to hear and eyes to see.

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