His Seed Remains

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A Whoever is born of God
B    doth not commit sin
X     for His Seed remaineth in him
B'   and he cannot sin
A' because he is born of God

This is the 500th post of this blog.  Thanks be to God for His faithfulness and His enabling.

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Brief Outline of 1 John 4

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1John 4:1-6 Denial of Jesus Christ
1John 4:7-10 Demonstration of God's Love
1John 4:11-16 Dwelling in God's Love
1John 4:17-19 Dependence on God's Love
1John 4:20-21 Demand of God's Love

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Brief Outline of 1 John 3

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1John 3:1-3 Triumph of Love
1John 3:4-11 Test of Righteousness
1John 3:12-15 Tyranny of Cain
1John 3:16-18 Test of Love
1John 3:19-24 Trust toward God

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Brief Outline of 1 John 2

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1John 2:1-2 Advocate with the Father
1John 2:3-11 Abiding in the Light
1John 2:12-17 Adversaries of the Family
1John 2:18-23 Antichrists of the Last Time
1John 2:24-29 Anointing from the Father

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Brief Outline of Acts 5

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The Leaven of the Pharisees (Acts 5:1-10)
Opposition Within - Discipline
- Desire for Credit (Acts 5:1-2)
- Detection of Cheating (Acts 5:3-4)
- Death of the Culprits (Acts 5:5-10)

Unleavened Bread of Sincerity and Truth (Acts 5:11-16)
Outreach Widened - Dynamism

The Leaven of the Sadducees (Acts 5:17-42)
Opposition Without - Deliverance
- Detention of the Apostles (Acts 5:17-18)
- Deliverance by the Angel (Acts 5:19-21)
- Discovery of the Officers (Acts 5:22-26)
- Demand of the Council (Acts 5:27-28)
- Defense of the Apostles (Acts 5:29-33)
- Deliberation of the Council (Acts 5:34-40)
- Delights of the Apostles (Acts 5:41-42)

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Brief Outline of Acts 4

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Arrest Adjudication Address Acquittal Appeal Ability Abundance Accord

Acts 4:1-4 Incarceration of the Apostles 
- Infuriation of the Sadducees
- Increase of Converts

Acts 4:5-12 Interrogation by the High Priest
- Important Meeting
- Irrefutable Miracle
- Irrepressible Men

Acts 4:13-22 Intimidation by the Council 
- Deadly Fear
- Definite Faith
- Delightful Fervor
- Unlearned Men
- Undeniable Miracle
- Unstoppable Message

Acts 4:23-31 Intercession of the Believer
- Apostles Reporting
- Assembly Resolving
- Almighty Responding

Acts 4:32-37 Invigoration of the Church
- Saintly Believers
- Sacred Benediction
- Spontaneous Benevolence
- Sincere Barnabas

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Brief Outline of Acts 3

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Acts 3:1-11 Power : Peter's Exploits outside the Temple
- Brothers
- Beautiful
- Beggar
- Bewilderment

Acts 3:12-26 Preaching : Peter's Explanation within the Temple
- indictment of their crime
- ignorance of the Christ
- invitation to be converted
- injunction of Moses
- instruction of the Prophets

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The Word of Life

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"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of Life" 1John 1:1

Sayings of Christ - we have heard
Signs of Christ - we have seen with our eyes
Splendor of Christ - we have looked upon
Substance of Christ - our hands have handled

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Brief Outline of 1 John 1

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1John 1:1-2 The Certainties of the Word of Life
1John 1:3-4 The Communion with the Father and the Son
1John 1:5-7 The Condition for the Walk in Light
1John 1:8-10 The Confession and Forgiveness of our Sins

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Family Message of 1 John

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1. Reflect the Light
2. Reproduce the Love Divine
3. Rejoice in the Life

So that more of God's creatures will become His children

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Titles of Jesus Christ in 1 John

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1John 1:1 Word of Life (revelation)
1John 2:1 Advocate with the Father (remission)
1John 2:1 Jesus Christ the Righteous (restoration)
1John 2:2 He is the Propitiation (reconciliation)
1John 3:8 Son of God (release, rescue)
1John 4:9 Only Begotten Son (recover, reclaim)
1John 4:14 Saviour of the World (redemption)

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No Gray Areas in 1 John

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- Light vs Darkness (1John 1)
- Love his brother vs hate his brother (1John 2)
- Love of the Father vs Love of the World (1John 2)
- Truth vs Lie (1John 2)
- Christ vs Anti-Christ (1John 2)
- Do righteousness vs do sin (1John 3)
- Righteous vs Evil (1John 3)
- Children of God vs Children of Devil (1John 3)
- Life vs Death (1John 3)
- Spirit of Truth vs Spirit of Error (1John 4)
- Boldness vs Fear (1John 4)
- True God vs idols (1John 5)

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Philip the Evangelist Part 2

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Traits of an Evangelist
- Prompt as to the Spirit (Acts 8:29)
- Proficient as to the Scriptures (Acts 8:35)
- Passionate as to the Saviour (Acts 8:5,12,35)
- Perceptive as to the Sinner (Acts 8:30)

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Philip the Evangelist

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Acts 6: His Fidelity (Person)
- Personal Character - "full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom"
- Public Commendation - "of honest report"

Acts 8: His Function (Preacher)
- Message, "Jesus Christ is the Son of God"
- Ministry, performed miracles, signs and baptism
- Movements, circumstantial providence, angelic prescription and divine prompting.
- Methods, public, personal and peripatetic

Acts 21: His Family (Parent)
- Hospitality, "tarried there many days"
- Heritage, "four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy"

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Reasons for Cleaving

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"And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me." Ruth 1:16-17

Request - Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee
Road - whither thou goest, I will go
Residence - where thou lodgest, I will lodge
Relations - thy people shall be my people
Religion - and thy God my God
Release - where thou diest, will I die
Rest - and there will I be buried
Resolution - the LORD do so to me, and more also
Recourse if ought but death part thee and me.


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Christian Works in Jude

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Heroic Work - Contending (Jude 3)
Healthy Work - Building  (Jude  20)
Holy Work - Praying  (Jude  20)
Happy Work - Keeping  (Jude  21)
Habitual Work - Looking  (Jude  21)
Hard and Heart Work - Pulling  (Jude  23)
Honest Work - Hating  (Jude 23)

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Christian Meetings in Jude

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"But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy," Jude 20-24

Ministry Meeting - Building up yourselves
Prayer Meeting - Praying
Missionary Meeting - Some have compassion
Gospel Meeting - Others save with fear
Morning Meeting - Keep yourselves in the Love of God
Meeting in the Air - Looking for ... Lord Jesus Christ
Eternal Meeting - Present you faultless

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Four Dispositions of Apostasy

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"Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities." Jude 8
"These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage." Jude 16
"How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts." Jude 18

Dreamers - carnal
Murmurers - captious
Complainers - censorious
Mockers - contemptuous, condescending

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Six Depictions of Apostasy

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"But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. ... These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever." Jude 10, 12-13

They are shameless about their conditions.
Brute beasts - No sense
Spots - No succor
Clouds - No shower
Trees - No sustenance
Raging Waves - No stability
Wandering Stars - No steadfastness

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Three Deeds of Apostasy

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"Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities." Jude 8

defile the flesh - Sodom and Gomorrha (Jude 7)
despise dominion - Fallen angels (Jude 6)
speak evil of dignities - Unbelieving Israelites (Jude 5)

Perversion - defile the flesh
Pride - despise dominion
Presumption - speak evil of dignities

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Three Division of Apostasy

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"Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core." Jude 11

Three Practices of Three Personages

Way of Cain
- Spiritual apostasy
- Opposed to Christ the Way
- Worshipper without Wisdom

Error of Balaam
- Moral apostasy
- Opposed to Christ the Truth
- Prophet without Power

Gainsaying of Core
- Ecclesiastical apostasy
- Opposed to Christ the Life
- Levite without License

Cain rebelled against God's authority in salvation, for he refused to bring a blood sacrifice as God had commanded.

Balaam rebelled against God's authority in separation, for he prostituted his gifts for money and led Israel to mix with the other nations.

Core rebelled against God's authority in service, denying that Moses was God's appointed servant and attempting to usurp his authority

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Three Descriptions of Apostasy

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Three Parties
Jude 5 Destruction of unbelievers (Idolatry)
Jude 6 Downfall of angels (Iniquity)
Jude 7 Damnation of Sodom & Gomorrha (Immorality)

Jude 5 Judgment Past (destroyed them)
Jude 6 Judgment Present (hath reserved in everlasting chains)
Jude 7 Judgment Perpetuity (vengeance of eternal fire)


Men Falling - Lost Privilege
Angels Falling - Lost Purity
Cities Falling - Lost Position

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In Him All Fulness

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"For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily." Col 2:9

Personally - In Him
Permanently - dwelleth
Pre-eminently  - all the fullness
Perfectly - of the Godhead
Physically - bodily

J J Stubbs

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Brief Outline of Acts 2

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Acts 2:1-13 The Miracle of Pentecost
Acts 2:14-40 The Message of Peter
Acts 2:41-47 The Multitude of Penitents

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Brief Outline of Acts 1

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Acts 1:1-3 Account of Luke
Acts 1:4-8 Arrival of the Holy Spirit
Acts 1:9-14 Ascension of the Lord
Acts 1:15-26 Address of Peter

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