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12-25-2015 How God Delivers

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all. He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken. Evil shall slay the wicked, And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned (Psalm 34:19-21 NKJV). David wrote this after he was spared from Achish, king of Gath (1 Samuel 21:13-15). Persecutions Paul endured, because “out of them all the Lord delivered me” (2 Timothy 3:11 NKJV). When Jesus was crucified, and the soldiers “came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs” (John 19:33 NKJV), then Psalm 34:20 proved true! Also true is that people doing evil “hate the righteous,” and “all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12 NKJV). God delivers, not from suffering, but forever!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#afflictionsl-persecutions, #crucified

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7-10-2015 Re-Enactment or Remembrance?

The Apostles, inspired by the Holy Spirit, preached to the Jews in Jerusalem that “Jesus of Nazareth” had been: “delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it” (Acts 2:22-24 NKJV). We can read, study, and learn the lessons of the cross of Jesus Christ. No re-enactment can adequately portray it. “For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26 NKJV). But no one should hate the Romans for doing it! Love Jesus for the memory. History is not to promote hate, but to learn.

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#crucified, #hate, #history, #jesus-of-nazareth, #lessons, #love, #re-enactment

The Mom Who Loved

Part of the story of Stephanie Decker, and of us. Here: http://foolforhim.wordpress.com/

#crucified, #love, #mom

A New Beginning

A new beginning would be when one is baptized into Christ (Galations 3:26-27) he or she becomes a “new creation” in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). A transformation or metamorphosis takes place (Romans 12:2), the “old man” of sin is crucified (Romans 6:6) and the “new man” of righteousness emerges (Ephesians 4:24; Colossians 3:10).

#baptized, #beginning, #christ, #creation, #crucified, #emerge, #man, #new, #old, #righteousness, #sin, #transform

Favorite Verse From 1st and 2nd Corinthians

1) Today’s Nudge: “From 1-2 Corinthians, choose a favorite verse or short passage and explain why it’s special to you”:

My favorite verse in 1-2 Corinthians is 2 Corinthians 10:5:

“casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”

This verse provides us the key to living a successful Christian life. We must be willing to “bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” Paul obviously employed this principle in his life, for he stated in Galations 2:20:

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

2) “Name a commentary or book on some part or the whole of these two letters that you find especially helpful”:

I’ve used the Bible as its own best commentary in this article http://mbriley.preachersfiles.com/2006/01/09/the-6-8-10-principles/, emphasizing the “6-8-10” principles found in 1st Corinthians Chapters 6, 8, and 10.

#argument, #captivity, #cast, #commentary, #crucified, #exalt, #faith, #favorite, #god, #knowledge, #obedience, #passage, #principle, #thought, #verse

Give my definition of spirituality: In a…

Give my definition of spirituality: In addition to what Jim stated regarding the fruit of the Spirit, Gal. 2:20 immediately comes to mind.

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

In Paul’s mind, to have the mindset of Christ, was where true spirituality existed (1 Corinthians 2:16; Colossians 3:1-4). Christ is the personification of spirituality.

#christ, #crucified, #faith, #life, #spirituality

My personal Bible verse for 2010 is Gala…

My personal Bible verse for 2010 is Galations 2:20:

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

My goal for 2010 is to be more like Christ.

#christ, #crucified, #faith, #gave, #life, #love