Berean Christians

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"These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so." Acts 17:11

Approbation - These were more noble
Approval - than those in Thessalonica
Acceptance - in that they received the Word
Attitude - with all readiness of mind
Analysis - and searched the Scriptures daily
Affirmation - whether those things were so

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Aquila & Priscilla

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Acts 18:2 Their Marriage
Acts 18:18 Their Movement
Acts 18:26 Their Mentoring
Rom 16:3 Their Ministry
1Cor 16:19 Their Meeting
2Tim 4:19 Their Mention

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Assembly Indestructible Quadrangle Part 3

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"And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers." Acts 2:42

Scriptures - apostles' doctrine
Saints - fellowship
Saviour - breaking of bread
Spiritprayers

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Sonship of Christ

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Son of God eternally (Heb 7:3)
Son of the Father intimately (2John 1:3)
Son of the Highest uniquely (Luke 1:32)
Son of the Blessed morally (Mark 14:61)
Son of His love affectionately (Col 1:13 DARBY)
Son of Mary miraculously (Mark 6:3)
Son of Joseph legally (John 6:42)
Son of the Carpenter practically (Matt 13:55 DARBY)
Son of Abraham prophetically (Matt 1:1)
Son of David royally (Matt 21:9)
Son of Man dispensationally (John 1:51)

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Four Provisions of the Gospel Part 2

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"But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord." 1 Cor 1:30-31

Stupidity of Sin - wisdom
Sentence of Sin -  righteousness
Stains of Sin - sanctification
Slavery of Sin - redemption

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Superlative Soar

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"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a Servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a Man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name: That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" Phil 2:5-11

Advancement of Christ
Climax - Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him
Conferment - and given Him a Name which is above every name
Crown - That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow
Compass - of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth
Confession - And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord
Culmination - to the glory of God the Father

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Four Portraits of Greatness

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"From Him shall come forth the corner-stone, from Him the nail, from Him the battle bow, from Him every exactor together" Zech 10:4 DARBY

Corner of Life's Building - corner-stone
Carrier of Life's Burdens - nail
Conqueror of Life's Battles - battle bow
Claimer of Life's Best - exactor

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Four Pictures of Christian Growth

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"Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving" Col 2:7

Hidden Life - rooted
Heavenly Life - built up
Healthy Life - stablished
Happy Life - abounding

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Assembly Indestructible Quadrangle Part 2

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"And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers." Acts 2:42

New Revelation - apostles' doctrine
New Relationship - fellowship
New Remembrance - breaking of bread
New Realityprayers

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Walk Stand Sit

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"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful" Ps 1:1

Where you walk - Activity
Where you stand - Allegiance
Where you sit - Affection

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Four Provisions of the Gospel

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"But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord." 1 Cor 1:30-31

Source - But of Him
Subjects - are ye
Sphere in Christ Jesus
Supplywho of God
Sufficiency - is made unto us
Scopewisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption

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Supreme Sacrifice

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"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a Servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a Man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name: That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" Phil 2:5-11

Accomplishment of Christ
Plan - And being found in fashion as a Man
Path - He humbled Himself
Price - and became obedient unto death
Pain - even the death of the cross

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Darkness in 1 John

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1John 1:5 Truth of God
1John 1:6 Terms of Fellowship
1John 2:8 Triumph of Light
1John 2:9 Test of Hatred
1John 2:11 Tragedy of Blindness

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Saved Part 3

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"And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house" Acts 16:30-31

Means - Believe on
Master (Acts 10:36) - the Lord
Mediator (Matt 1:21) - Jesus 
Messiah (1Cor 5:7) - Christ
Miracle - and thou shalt be saved
Mercy - and thy house

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Lydia

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"And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us:whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us." Acts 16:14-15

Occupation - a seller of purple
Origin - of the city of Thyatira
Obeisance - which worshipped God
Observance - heard us
Openness - whose heart the Lord opened
Operation - that she attended unto
Oracles - the things which were spoken of Paul
Obedience - and when she was baptized
Outreach - and her household
Opportunity - she besought us, saying
Orderliness - If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord
Offer - come into my house, and abide there
Obligation - and she constrained us

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Dear Children in 1 John Part 2

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1John 2:1 Redeemer
1John 2:12 Remission
1John 2:28 Rapture
1John 3:7 Righteousness
1John 3:18 Relationship
1John 4:4 Resistance
1John 5:21 Reality

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Faith, Hope and Love Part 10

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1John 3:3 Hope that keeps us True
1John 4:17 Love that keeps us Trusting
1John 5:4 Faith that keeps us Triumphant

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Stupendous Stoop

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"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a Servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a Man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name: That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" Phil 2:5-11

Advent of Christ
Concession - Who, being in the form of God
Clarification  - thought it not robbery to be
Comparison - equal with God
Contra-expectation - but made Himself of no reputation
Change - and took upon Him the form of a Servant
Condescension - and was made in the likeness of men 

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Caleb Part 2

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His Steps not Lagging
- "I wholly followed the Lord God of Israel" Jos 14:8

His Strength not Lessened
- "I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me" Jos 14:11

His Sight not Lowered
- "give me this mountain" Jos 14:12a

His Spirit not Lapsed
- "I shall be able to drive them out" Jos 14:12b

His Success a Legacy
- "Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day" Jos 14:14

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Saved Part 2

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"And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house" Acts 16:30-31

Simplicity - Believe on
Sovereign (Acts 10:36) - the Lord
Saviour (Matt 1:21) - Jesus 
Sacrifice (1Cor 5:7) - Christ
Security - and thou shalt be saved
Sufficiency - and thy house

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Reasons for Writing 1 John Part 2

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1John 1:3 Promote Harmony - Solidarised
1John 1:4 Produce Happiness - Satisfied
1John 2:1 Protect Holiness - Sanctified
1John 2:26 Prevent Heresy - Safe
1John 5:13 Provide Hope - Sure

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Numeral Three

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"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" Matt 28:19

"For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth" Matt 12:40

"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

The physical realm has three dimensions. Three then stands for what is solid, real and substantial. It implies fullness and actuality. Three denotes divine testimony, manifestation and perfection.

The Godhead has three Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Omniscience, omnipotence and omnipresence are the three great all-embracing non-communicable attributes of God. The Seraphim declared the perfect holiness of God, crying "holy, holy, holy".

In the Tabernacle of Moses and the Temple of Solomon, three is stamped upon their architecture and their furniture. For example, the holy of holies of both structures is a cube. There are three main sections in both structures.

The cycle of time has three divisions, past, present and future. The three virtues of a believer are faith, hope and love. Every activity of man can either be thought, word and deed.

Three is the number of resurrection foreshadowed in the third day of creation when dry land emerged out of the water. It is also forecast in Jonah when he was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. 

The three-fold enemy, the devil, the world and the flesh are complete manifestation of evil.  The completeness of temptation lies in the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life. The summation of apostasy are described three-fold, the way of Cain, the error of Balaam and the gainsaying of Core.

The Lord Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life" denoting full and complete testimony of Who He is. There are three offices of Christ, showing His perfection. In the past, He was the Prophet. Presently, He is the great high Priest. He will be King in the future. The completeness of His Shepherd care is seen in His three titles, the Good, the Chief and the Great Shepherd.

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This Same Jesus

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"Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven." Acts 1:11

The Ascended Christ - which is taken up from you into heaven
The Coming Christ - shall so come in like manner
The Living Christ - as ye have seen Him go into heaven

The Ascended Christ - Our Peace
The Coming Christ - Our Prospect
The Living Christ - Our Power

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Four Horses

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White Horse of Deception (Rev 6:2)
Red Horse of Dissension (Rev 6:4)
Black Horse of Deprivation (Rev 6:5-6)
Pale Horse of Death (Rev 6:8)

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