Welcome to the House of Power and Hope - The Word Made Flesh Bible StudyMinistry every Wednesdays @7 pm
“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth. For if you will be careful to do all this commandment that I command you to do, loving the Lord your God, walking in all his ways, and holding fast to him, - Deuteronomy 11: 18-23
WEDNESDAY JULY 9TH BIBLE STUDY
Come and study with us this Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM. We will be studying from the book of I John 2:15-17. We are presently doing a series called: The Proof that One Really Knows God. There are seven tests to we must go through to see where we stand. We are now on Test 4, which is "Not Loving the World"
WEDNESDAY JULY 16, 2016 BIBLE STUDY
Come and be a part of our Bible Study this Wednesday, July 16, 2014 @ 7:00 PM. We are continuing our study on test number 4. We are in I John 2:15-16 this week. THE PROFESSING MAN (v. 15-16). A particular man is being talked about here, the man who loves the world. And note in 1 John 2:17 that another man is being talked about, the man who does the will of God. The first man is the professing man, the man who makes a false profession; the second man is the obedient man, the man who does exactly what God says.Three things are pointed out about the professing man.1. The professing man loves the world.2. The professing man follows after the world. 3. The professing man is not of God; he is of the world. 1. The professing man loves the world. He loves and is attached more to this world than he is to God. The people to whom John is writing are church members. They have professed Christ, yet John is having to charge them not to love the world. Some in the church had returned or were apparently about to return to the world. Scripture pronounces the terrible truth: "the love of the father is not in [them]." Any person who loves the world does not love the Father. APPLICATION: Three things happen to believers that cause them to return to the world and to love the world.1. Some begin to enjoy nature and the beauty of the earth so much that they no longer worship regularly. They forsake the worship of God and the study of His Word in order to be out in nature (cp. fishing, golfing, hiking, camping, and other forms of recreation out in nature).2. Some become so involved in man's government and social organizations that they become more attached and faithful to them than they do to God and His church, to its mission of salvation.3. Some become so hungry for the world and its things that they begin to return to its pleasures and possessions. 2. The professing man follows after the world. There are three sins of worldliness.a. There is the lust of the flesh. The flesh has to do with feeling, touching, tasting, smelling, hearing, and seeing. It is the seat of desires and urges. Note that desires and urges are not wrong. A man has to have desires and urges in order to live a healthy and normal life. But the desires of the flesh have to be controlled. If they are not controlled, then the flesh begins to desire and lust more and moreCome out in join us. We will press our way and get through the first two.
K. W. Stephens, Pastor