Casualties and Enemies

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1Tim 1:20 Desecration and Dishonesty
Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme

2Tim 1:15 Defection and Departure
This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes

2Tim 2:17 Dissension and Distortion
And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus

2Tim 3:8 Defiance and Depravity
Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith

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The Sabbath Psalm

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Psalm 92: A Psalm or Song for the Sabbath Day

Ps 92:1-3 Rest in His Worthiness
Ps 92:4-9 Rest in His Works
Ps 92:10-15 Rest in His Will

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Outline of Revelation 21

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Rev 21:1-8 Brand New Cosmos
- New Creation (Rev 21:1)
- New City (Rev 21:2)
- New Communion (Rev 21:3)
- New Conditions (Rev 21:4)
- New Constitution (Rev 21:5-8)

Rev 21:9-27 Bright New City
- Descent (Rev 21:9-1)
- Details (Rev 21:11-14,18)
- Dimension (Rev 21:15-17)
- Decoration (Rev 21:19-21)
- Distinctions (Rev 21:22-27)

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Transgression

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Transgression brings
Gen 3:8 Shame
Gen 3:17 Suffering
Gen 3:24 Separation

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The Man in the Gospels

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Matthew - Christ, the destined Man
Mark - Christ, the diligent Man
Luke - Christ, the dependent Man
John - Christ, the divine Man


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Via Veritas Vita Part 13

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"Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious:but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief" 1Tim 1:13

persecutor - opposed to the Way
blasphemer - opposed to the Truth
injurious - opposed to the Life

Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12.

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Doxologies in Peter's Epistles Part 4

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"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen"  2 Pet 3:18

Description - But grow in grace, and in the knowledge
Direction - of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
Desire - to Him be glory
Duration - both now and for ever

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Outline of 1 Timothy 1

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1Tim 1:1-5 Commandment of God
- Calling by Commandment (1Tim 1:1)
- Child by Conversion (1Tim 1:2)
- Charge in Consideration (1Tim 1:3)
- Caution against Corruption (1Tim 1:4)
- Characteristics of Charity (1Tim 1:5)

1Tim 1:6-11 Contradiction of Grace
- Confusion of the Lawyers (1Tim 1:6-7)
- Character of the Law (1Tim 1:8)
- Condemnation of the Law (1Tim 1:9-10)

1Tim 1:12-17 Commitment of the Gospel
- Source of Paul's Power (1Tim 1:12)
- Sins of Paul's Past (1Tim 1:13)
- Salvation of Paul's Pardon (1Tim 1:14)
- Statement of Paul's Preaching (1Tim 1:15)
- Sense of Paul's Precedence (1Tim 1:16)
- Song of Paul's Praise (1Tim 1:17)

1Tim 1:18-20 Charge of Godliness
- The Fight (1Tim 1:18)
- The Faith (1Tim 1:19)
- Two Failures (1Tim 1:20)

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Outline of Revelation 20

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Rev 20:1-3 Restraint of Satan
- Chain (Rev 20:1)
- Captive (Rev 20:2)
- Confinement (Rev 20:3)

Rev 20:4-6 Recompense of the Saints
- Reign (Rev 20:4)
- Resurrection (Rev 20:5)
- Reward (Rev 20:6)

Rev 20:7-10 Revolt of Sinners
- Freedom of the Adversary (Rev 20:7)
- Forces of Apostasy (Rev 20:8)
- Failure of the Attack (Rev 20:9)
- Finale in Annihilation (Rev 20:10)

Rev 20:11-15 Retribution of the Supreme
- Setting (Rev 20:11)
- Summons (Rev 20:12-13)
- Sentence (Rev 20:14-15)

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Calling in 1 Peter

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1Pet 1:15 Purity
1Pet 2:9 Privilege
1Pet 2:21 Purpose
1Pet 3:9 Potential
1Pet 5:10 Prospect

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Prophetic Events of the Church

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Rapture - Catch us up
Judgment Seat - Clean us up
Marriage Supper - Cheer us up

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Priest Jehoiada

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2Chr 23:1-3 Rescue by Jehoiada
2Chr 23:4-11 Reinstatement of Joash
2Chr 23:12-15 Retribution of Athaliah
2Chr 23:16-21 Reformation of the People

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Doxologies in Peter's Epistles Part 3

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"But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen" 1Pet 5:10-11

Description - But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus
Direction - after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you
Desire - To Him be glory and dominion
Duration - for ever and ever

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Our Previous State

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"Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; that at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: but now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ"  Eph 2:11-13

Uncircumcised - Gentiles in the flesh
Unacceptable - without Christ
Unwelcome - aliens from the commonwealth of Israel
Unrelated - strangers from the covenants of promise
Unhopeful - having no hope
Ungodly - without God
Unruly - sometimes were far off

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Outline of Revelation 19

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Rev 19:1-6 Worship - Anthems of the Saved
- God's Salvation (Rev 19:1)
- God's Sentence (Rev 19:2-3)
- God's Sovereignty (Rev 19:4-5)
- God's Supremacy (Rev 19:6)

Rev 19:7-10 Wedding - Anticipation of the Supper
- Gladness of the Supper (Rev 19:7a)
- Groom of the Supper (Rev 19:7b)
- Garments of the Bride (Rev 19:8)
- Guests of the Supper (Rev 19:9)
- Glory of Jesus (Rev 19:10)

Rev 19:11-16 Wrath - Arrival of the Son of God
- His Character (Rev 19:11)
- His Crowns (Rev 19:12)
- His Clothing (Rev 19:13)
- His Company (Rev 19:14)
- His Conquest (Rev 19:15)
- His Culmination (Rev 19:16)

Rev 19:17-21 War - Annihilation of the Satan's Forces
- Command of the Angel (Rev 19:17-18)
- Conquest of the Adversary (Rev 19:19-20)
- Consumption of the Army (Rev 19:21)

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Simply Gathered in the Malayan Peninsula

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A sesquicentennial essay on a historical reflection on the assembly testimony in Malaysia and Singapore (1860 - 2010) by Samuel T. W. Wee.

Download the PDF here.

Read Chapter 5 on the history of the assembly (Adelphia Joo Chiat Gospel Hall) that Samuel Wee and I are associated with.

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Paul's Tears

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Acts 20:19 Tears of an Evangelist
Acts 20:31 Tears of a Pastor
Acts 20:37 Tears for a Teacher

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Handwriting of God

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Ex 32:15-16 Proclamation of Justice
Dan 5:24-25 Pronouncement of Judgment
John 8:6-8 Presence of Justifier

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Doxologies in Peter's Epistles Part 2

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"If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever.  Amen" 1Pet 4:11

Description - God in all things may be glorified
Direction - through Jesus Christ
Desire - to Whom be praise and dominion
Duration - for ever and ever

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Our Former Conditions Part 2

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"And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others." Eph 2:1-3

Sin and its Curse - Dead
World and its Course - Deluded
Devil and his Control - Disobedient
Flesh and its Cravings - Debased

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Outline of Revelation 18

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Rev 18:1-3 Sentence on Babylon
- Heavenly Declaration
- Hellish Demonism
- Heathen Drunkenness

Rev 18:4-8 Sinfulness of Babylon
- Call for Separation
- Climax of Her Sins
- Compensation of Her Deeds
- Concupiscence of Her Disposition
- Catastrophe in a Day

Rev 18:9-19 Sobs of the Bewitched
- Monarchs
- Merchants
- Mariners

Rev 18:20-24 Sinking of Babylon
- Comfort of the Saints
- Casting into the Sea
- Cessation of Seduction
- Conclusion of Sorceries
- Carnage of the Saints

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Paul's Manner of Admonition

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"Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears." Acts 20:31

Conclusively - Therefore
Cautiously - watch
Contemplatively - remember
Comprehensively - space of three years
Continually - I ceased not
Circumspectly - to warn
Closely - every one
Consecutively - night and day
Compassionately - with tears

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Prologue of John's Gospel

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A The Word with God (John 1:1-2)
B  The Word’s role in Generation (John 1:3)
C   God’s Grace to mankind (John 1:4-5) Life and Light
D    Witness of John the Baptist (John 1:6-8)
E     The Incarnation of the Word (John 1:9-11)
X        Reception of the Word (John 1:12)
X'       Regeneration by God (John 1:13)
E'     The Incarnation of the Word (John 1:14)
D'    Witness of John the Baptist (John 1:15)
C'   God’s Grace to mankind (John 1:16) Fullness and Grace
B'  The Word’s role in Regeneration (John 1:17)
A' The Word with the Father (John 1:18)


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Ebedmelech the Ethiopian

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"Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon; the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin; Ebedmelech went forth out of the king's house, and spake to the king, saying, my lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon; and he is like to die for hunger in the place where he is: for there is no more bread in the city. Then the king commanded Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, take from hence thirty men with thee, and take up Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon, before he die.  So Ebedmelech took the men with him, and went into the house of the king under the treasury, and took thence old cast clouts and old rotten rags, and let them down by cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah.  And Ebedmelech the Ethiopian said unto Jeremiah, Put now these old cast clouts and rotten rags under thine armholes under the cords.  And Jeremiah did so.  So they drew up Jeremiah with cords, and took him up out of the dungeon:and Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison"  Jer 38:7-13

His Citizenship (Jer 38:7a)
His Condition (Jer 38:7b)
His Courage (Jer 38:8)
His Complaint (Jer 38:9)
His Charge (Jer 38:10)
His Care (Jer 38:11-13)
His Compensation (Jer 39:17)
His Confidence (Jer 39:18)

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Doxologies in Peter's Epistles

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There are three doxologies in Peter's Epistles which are linked to the Grace of God.

1Pet 4:11 Gift (See Part 2)
1Pet 5:10-11 Glory (See Part 3)
2Pet 3:18 Growth (See Part 4)

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Our Former Conditions

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"And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others." Eph 2:1-3

Our Condition was Dead (Eph 2:1a)
Our Course was Defiant (Eph 2:1b)
Our Conduct was Devilish (Eph 2:2a)
Our Character was Disobedient (Eph 2:2b)
Our Circumstance was Degrading (Eph 2:3)

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