Monthly Archives: January, 2017

1-15-2017 “TO DO THIS IN REMEMBRANCE OF JESUS” 1Cor. 11:23-30

In today’s study Bro. Leo teaches the very specific Biblical principles for observing the NT Church ordinance of The Lord’s Supper.

  • Participating in The Lord’s Supper is to publicly proclaim that you believe the historical crucifixion took place, that you believe and are waiting for Jesus’ second coming.  You are proclaiming publicly that you believe in the death, resurrection and return of Jesus.  In 1Cor. 11:26 the phrase “ye do shew” is translated from the Greek word “kataggellō” which means to declare, proclaim, tell plainly, openly and publicly.
  • The bread and the cup are symbolic of Jesus body and blood (1 Cor. 11:26, 1Pet. 2:24, 1:18-19).  By participating you are publicly proclaiming that Jesus’ broken body and shed blood cleanses you from all sin and therefore you have committed yourself to Jesus, you are a disciple of Jesus.
  • Participating in The Lord’s Supper is also publicly proclaiming you have experienced His Holy Spirit indwelling you, you have had a born again experience.  Only those who have been born again should participate in The Lord’s Supper (1Cor. 11:27-30, Gal.4:4-6, John 6:50-54, Eph. 2:2, Rom.8:9-11).  Before participating in The Lord’s Supper you should examine yourself and be certain that you have had a born again experience ( 2Cor. 13:5-7).  In 2Cor. 13:5 the word “reprobate” is translated from the Greek word “adokimos” and it means unapproved in this context which is supported by vs.7.
  • By participating in The Lord’s Supper you are proclaiming Gal 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.
     

    Scriptures used in today’s study:

  • 1Co 11:23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
    1Co 11:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
    1Co 11:25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
    1Co 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.
    1Co 11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
    1Co 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
    1Co 11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.
    1Co 11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

    1Co 11:17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.
    1Co 11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
    1Co 11:20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord’s supper.
    1Co 11:21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

    1Pe 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

    1Pe 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
    1Pe 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

    Joh 6:50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
    Joh 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
    Joh 6:52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
    Joh 6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
    Joh 6:54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

    Gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
    Gal 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
    Gal 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

    Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

    Rom 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
    Rom 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
    Rom 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
    Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
    Rom 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

    1Co 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

    Gal 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.

    Gal 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

    1Co 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.
    1Co 11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
    1Co 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
    1Co 11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.
    1Co 11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

    2Co 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
    2Co 13:6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.
    2Co 13:7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.

    1Co 11:25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
    1Co 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

1-8-2017 “HOW TO RECEIVE THE WORD OF GOD!” 1Peter 2:1-3

This week Bro. Leo continues his series on receiving the Word of God.

Recap of last weeks study:

The focus scriptures are 1Pet. 2:1-3 and Bro. Leo emphasizes four points in these verses: 1) spiritual growth comes from studying the Word of God (vs.2),  2) we can not grow spiritually without studying the Word of God (vs.2),  3) only saved folks grow spiritually from studying the Word of God (vs.3),  4) we have to study the Word of God with an open and clear mind desiring to find truth and spiritual growth (vs.1).  It is very possible to read the Word of God and not receive spiritual growth.  If we do not believe in the power of the Word of God to grow us spiritually we will not grow spiritually (2Tim. 3:5).

The more that we study the Bible, believing we will and expecting to receive spiritual growth, the more that we will receive spiritual growth.  In Hebrews 5:14 the Hebrew writer calls this spiritual exercise.  The word “exercise” is translated from the Greek word “gumnazō” which means to train as an athlete, exert, exercise.

We can gauge our spiritual growth by the difficulty or the ease we have in complying with 1Peter 2:1.  The more easily we can comply with vs.1 the more spiritually mature we are.  Likewise in 1John 2:20-27 the more discernment we have the more spiritually mature we are.

Psalms 119:105, 104, 110, 98 tell us that God’s Word will guide us, strengthen us and make us wiser than our enemies if we digest it and store it in our hearts Psa. 119:11.  The word “hid” in vs.11 is translated from the Hebrew word “tsâphan” which means to store in a secret place for future use.

We can go through the motions of reading the Bible and not receive the Word of God or we can seek and expect spiritual growth by studying and receiving the Word of God, 1Tim. 3:1-5 tells us the latter the way we should go.

Scripture used in today’s message:

1Pe 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
1Pe 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
1Pe 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

Heb 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
Heb 5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
Heb 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

1Jn 2:21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
1Jn 2:20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
1Jn 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
1Jn 2:26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.

Psa 119:105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psa 119:104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
Psa 119:110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.
Psa 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Psa 119:97 MEM. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
Psa 119:98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.

2Ti 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2Ti 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2Ti 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

1Co 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
1Co 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
1Co 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
1Co 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
1Co 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

1Co 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
1Co 3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
1Co 3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

 

1-1-2017 “READING & RECEIVING THE WORD OF GOD!” 1Peter 2:1-3

This week Bro. Leo’s Bible study is about Bible study and what the Bible says about studying God’s Word.

The focus scriptures are 1Pet. 2:1-3 and Bro. Leo emphasizes four points in these verses: 1) spiritual growth comes from studying the Word of God (vs.2),  2) we can not grow spiritually without studying the Word of God (vs.2),  3) only saved folks grow spiritually from studying the Word of God (vs.3),  4) we have to study the Word of God with an open and clear mind desiring to find truth and spiritual growth (vs.1).

It is very possible to read the Word of God and not receive spiritual growth.  If we do not believe in the power of the Word of God to grow us spiritually we will not grow spiritually (2Tim. 3:5).

In Psa.119 Bro. Leo does a great job of breaking down the Hebrew words that describe how God uses His Word to grow us spiritually.  Take a few minutes and listen to this recording.

When we get saved God equips us with His Spirit to teach us and grow us spiritually as we study His Word (1John 2:20, 27).

Scriptures used in today’s study:

1Pe 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
1Pe 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
1Pe 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

2Ti 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
2Ti 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2Ti 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2Ti 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God

Psa 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Psa 119:15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.

Psa 118:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

Psa 119:17 GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.
Psa 119:18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
Psa 119:15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
Psa 119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

1Pe 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
1Pe 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
1Pe 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

1Jn 2:20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
1Jn 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.