Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bible Study
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Reference:  St. John 8:31-32

Topic:         “Do You Know the Truth?”

Can you list at least two spiritual truths about Jesus that you have discovered in your studies? (Example: “I am the way, the truth and the life”)


The Church of the Living God stands on the several beliefs regarding the Lord, Jesus that also serves as a foundation for our theological posture.   The basis for Christian living is centered around the life, earthly ministry and redemptive work of the Lord, Jesus. (Read: St. John 10:10) An in-depth study into the works of Jesus Christ during the Protestant Reformation presented several theological and fundamental beliefs.  These beliefs have been summarized in one single phrase, “Sola Christus or Sola Christo” (“salvation is through Christ alone and that Christ is the only mediator between God and man”). 

The lesson aim is to validate our knowledge of “the truth”.  More importantly, we, the believer, must be able to articulate to others our insight and comprehension of the scriptures. (Read: II Peter 3:17-18)  In a previous statement we determined that there is no greater liberator than the truth.  The truth has the power to set the captive free.  Thus, John 8:32 expresses the Lord’s view on becoming “free” through faith in him.  John’s record of this statement of truth sheds light on the overall contrasts between freedom and bondage.  Our knowledge of the truth will free us from the bondage of sin. Verse 31 outlines the path to freedom: “then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;”

Key words:

Believe – [pist-yoo-o] – to have faith; i.e. credit; to entrust

Continue – [men-o] – to stay

Finally, Jesus’ proclamation to his disciples in John 14:6 should be the continuous message of all who walk in and live for HIM.  

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Bible Study
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Reference:  Romans 12:2

Topic:         “In Search of Spiritual Truths”

In most situations the truth has to be revealed or discovered.  In the absence of substantial evidence to support an argument, the burden of proof must be presented.  As we grow in our knowledge of the scripture we must learn to apply the truth to our lives. Applying the word will give every believer the power to stand. (Read – II Peter 3:13-18)

Grow - auzano (owx-an'-o); to grow ("wax"), i.e. enlarge

The lesson aim is to motivate the believer to seek the truth of God.  More importantly, we, the believer, must understand the impact the truth will have on our lives. The truth works as a support in the battle for the mind.  (Ephesians 6:14 – “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth” - KJV)

However, as it relates to Christ the truth has to be revealed.  (Read: Matthew 16:17) Part of the role of Jesus and the Holy Spirit in the lives of the believer is to represent, reveal and recall the truth. (Read: John 14:6; 16:13)

*    John 14:6 – “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”. KJV
*    John 16:13 – “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come”. KJV

There is no greater liberator than the truth.  The truth has the power to set the captive free.

*    John 8:32 – “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”. KJV