Bibles for America Weekly Blog

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The Secret of Satisfaction

05 Apr 2017

“The secret of satisfaction is to be one with Christ. When we are one with the Lord, we can be satisfied with our circumstances, and we can be forbearing with everyone, every thing, and every matter. Only when we are one with Christ can we be forbearing to the uttermost and be satisfied in all situations.”

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7 Wonderful Aspects of the Church in Ephesians

03 Apr 2017

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The church is a profound and deeply significant matter in the Bible. In our post “What Is the Church according to the Bible,” we began to look into the church as it’s revealed in the Scriptures.

In this post, we’ll continue to discuss the matter of the church by getting into some verses in Ephesians, a book unique in its rich revelation of what the church is in God’s eyes. We’ll look at seven aspects of the church revealed in Ephesians and how they relate to us as believers.

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The Experience of Life

29 Mar 2017

“To experience life is to experience God, to experience Christ, and to experience the Holy Spirit. This is not something of our own doing or attempt at improvement; rather it is the issue of God moving in us, Christ living out through us, and the anointing of the Holy Spirit in us.”

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Our Savior God

22 Mar 2017

Titus 2:10—“Not pilfering, but showing all good faithfulness that they may adorn the teaching of our Savior God in all things.”

Note 3 on Savior God says: “Our Savior is not only Christ but the Triune God embodied in Christ, as indicated in v. 13. Our Savior God desires not only to save us but also to teach us the full knowledge of the truth (1 Tim. 2:4). Hence, it mentions here the teachings of our Savior God, which can be beautified, adorned, by the transformed character of the most vile persons saved by His grace.”

Cross-reference “a” on Savior God directs us to two related verses:

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New Video: Is Jesus in Your “Boat”?

20 Mar 2017

Bibles for America has just released a new gospel video, “Is Jesus in Your ‘Boat’?” The video presents the gospel based on the biblical account of Jesus walking on the water to meet His disciples in the midst of a stormy sea in John 6:16-21. It points to our common human experience of troubles, anxieties, and fears, and our great need to invite Jesus into our life.

We hope this video would provide a way to share the Lord Jesus with your friends, relatives, and others the Lord has put on your heart. We encourage you to take some time to watch it and consider sharing it by email or social media so others can hear the good news of Jesus Christ and be saved!

 

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Making Decisions According to Life

15 Mar 2017

“Life does not make decisions according to outward standards of right and wrong. Matters should be decided according to the sense of God’s life or the sense of death. Decisions should be made according to God’s life as it rises up or recedes within us. No Christian should say that he can do something because it is good or right. We must ask the Lord within us.”

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The Author and Perfecter of Our Faith

08 Mar 2017

“We believe in Jesus Christ by His faith, for we have no faith of our own. Jesus is the Author and Perfecter of our faith.”

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Why Believers Need Christian Companions

06 Mar 2017

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We human beings need each other for support and companionship, and we believers also need the support and companionship of other Christians. The Lord doesn’t expect us to live a Christian life all by ourselves.

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A Nobler Love

01 Mar 2017

2 Peter 1:7—“And in godliness, brotherly love; and in brotherly love, love.”

Note 2 on love says: “The Greek word is used in the New Testament for the divine love, which God is in His nature (1 John 4:8, 16). It is nobler than human love. It adorns all the qualities of the Christian life (1 Cor. 13; Rom. 13:8-10; Gal. 5:13-14). It is stronger in ability and greater in capacity than human love (Matt. 5:44, 46), yet a believer who lives by the divine life (v. 3) and partakes of the divine nature (v. 4) can be saturated with it and express it in full. Such a love needs to be developed in brotherly love to govern it and flow in it for the full expression of God, who is this love. Faith can be considered the seed of life, and this nobler love, the fruit (v. 8) in its full development. The six steps of development in between are the stages of its growth unto maturity.”

Cross-references “b” on love directs us to one related verse:

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The Christian Life Being a Life of Forbearance

22 Feb 2017

“Forbearance is Christ as our living. The Christ whom we live becomes the forbearance we exercise and make known. If we see this, we shall realize that forbearance is a matter of great significance. It is by no means an isolated virtue in the Christian life. On the contrary, forbearance is actually a synonym for Christ in our Christian living.”

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