Archivos para 14 febrero 2017

14
Feb
17

What’s the big deal about “the Word of God?”

 

1 Cor. 2:13 (WEB) Which things also we speak, not in words* which man’s wisdom teaches, but (words) which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual things

A lot of people have difficulty “understanding” the Bible if it is not a modern translation. Since it is Spirit & alive, it can be understood from within, directly from the Holy Spirit to your spirit. Imagine a newly-saved 17 year old being “instructed” by God to read/study the Book of Romans before even getting into a church!!???

It happened…

God’s Word, Itself, produces changes/fruit in our lives.

How can it be?

How does this happen?

The Word is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword!

Scofield’s notes*

1) The writers of Scripture affirm, where the subject is mentioned by them at all, that the words of their writings are divinely taught. This, of necessity, refers to the original documents, not to translations and versions; but the labors of competent scholars have brought our English versions to a remarkable degree of reliability, so that no essential truth of Scriptures is ever under any question.

And,

2) 1 Cor. 2:9-14** gives the process by which a truth passes from the mind of God to the minds of His people.

a) The unseen things of God are undiscoverable by the natural man (v.9**).

b) These unseen things God has revealed to chosen men (vv.10-12**).

c) The revealed things are communicated in Spirit-taught words (v. 13**). This implies neither mechanical dictation nor the effacement of the writer’s personality, but only that the Spirit infallibly guides in the choice of words from the writer’s own vocabulary (v.13**). And

d) these Spirit-taught words, in which the revelation has been expressed, are discerned, as to their full spiritual content, only by the spiritual among believers (1 Cor. 2:15-16***).

**2Co 2:9 For to this end I also wrote, that I might know the proof of you, whether you are obedient in all things. (WEB)

**2Co 2:10 Now I also forgive whomever you forgive anything. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ,

11 that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.

12 Now when I came to Troas for the Good News of Christ, and when a door was opened to me in the Lord, (WEB)

13 I had no relief for my spirit, because I didn’t find Titus, my brother, but taking my leave of them, I went out into Macedonia. (WEB)

***2Co 2:15 For we are a sweet aroma of Christ to God, in those who are saved, and in those who perish; (WEB)

16 to the one a stench from death to death; to the other a sweet aroma from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? (WEB)

Brain burning? How’s that for digging into God’s Word??!!!

If you made it all the way to the end, press LIKE and give yourself a pat on the back!

*The New Scofield Reference Bible ©1967 by Oxford University Press

Fundación Efraín is Equipping the Saints for the Work of the Ministry through prayer, its WordPress blogs, discipleship material, and sharing God’s Word.

Fundación Efraín está capacitando a los santos para la obra del ministerio.

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13
Feb
17

We love what we do

With the Lord’s help we’ve been able to dedicate ourselves to succor and train people while earning significantly less than what is recognized as an adequate income.

And He always meets our needs…

How could this be so??!!!

Many people take a job or choose a profession to make a buck. I found this entry inspiring.

ODB

Fundación Efraín is Equipping the Saints for the Work of the Ministry through prayer, its WordPress blog, discipleship material, and sharing God’s Word.

Fundación Efraín está capacitando a los santos para la obra del ministerio.

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12
Feb
17

“Teach us, too, Lord.”

The soon-to-be-known-as Apostles did not try to hide their lack of knowledge nor bluster their way as a cover-up.

Lu 11:1 It happened, that when he finished praying in a certain place, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples.” (WEB)

So, neither should we-

Let’s get ready for tomorrow’s #PRAYER list/a de Oración!

Let’s get ready for Sunday’s  with this template from Enjoying God by Melanie Wilbur!

Prayer Guide

Father, I need…

Father, I’m hoping for…

Father, please help me to…

Father, I feel… Father, I intercede today for…

Father, help me to love, forgive, teach, or help…

Fundación Efraín is Equipping the Saints for the Work of the Ministry through prayer, its WordPress blog, discipleship material, and sharing God’s Word.

Fundación Efraín está capacitando a los santos para la obra del ministerio.

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10
Feb
17

Digging into God’s Word: For ourselves, together

Lately, I’ve had a burning desire for an honest-to-goodness, true blue, cut-to-the-chase Bible study. Know what I mean?

…not talking around a “term”

…not everyone sharing on what they think

…not opining what a verse “means to them”

None of that drivel, but digging into the Word together and finding out what it says & MEANS!!!

So, let’s start off on the right foot with a scripture that addresses that very thing!

Tit 3:9 (WEB) but shun foolish questionings, genealogies, strife, and disputes about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

Not one to mince words, eh?

I’ve selected the World English Bible because it is a copyright-free modern translation.

To make thing easy for our first edition, we can use this excerpt as a template:

~found in the devotional Enjoying God by Melanie Wilbur~

Date______________ Today I read________________

What does it say? (Write out the exact words of one or two verses, or briefly summarize what is happening.)

What does this mean in my own words?

How can this specifically apply to my life?

What changes do I need to make because of what it says?

How can this be an encouragement to me?

What do I hear God saying to me?

What is my response to Him?

Your comments below (Comentarios) could be a catalyst!

Fundación Efraín is Equipping the Saints for the Work of the Ministry through prayer, its WordPress blog, discipleship material, and sharing God’s Word.

Fundación Efraín está capacitando a los santos para la obra del ministerio.

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