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Tuesday – 12/10/2013

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  • Richard Eutsler, Sr.
  • Steven Atherton
  • Paul Muller
  • Charles Hocker
  • Richard Eutsler, Jr.

Scriptures used:

  • 1 Peter 3:16 to 1 Peter 4:7


  • Good conscience – many Christians go presumptuously in a ‘good conscience’.  You need to go to the Lord to be certain you do have a good conscience, then you can stand in it and be ready to give an answer to every man that asks.
  • Examples of presumption – picketers of abortion clinics, picketers of the funerals of soldiers.  They relish people coming against them but they are actually blaspheming the Word of God.  If we are actually going forth and preaching the Gospel and His love, we don’t have time for all that crap.  Not a big step between them and Muslims who kill people who don’t agree with them.  An imposition of one’s will on another.  Christ never does that, he gave us a free will.
  • What is the better witness and will bring people closer to believing?  Not going to a funeral and cursing the people but, if you go, to pray for them to have peace and grace.
  • Paul an example of someone who walked in a good conscience.  He wiped the dust off his feet and went to the Gentiles.  Could not have done that with God backing him up if it was presumption.
  • Leaven of the Pharisees (self-righteousness) and the leaven of Herod (leaven of government) – if we speak either, we are speaking evil.
  • Christ (the just) suffered for the us (the unjust)
  • Jesus preached to the spirits in prison – speaking of his 3 days in hell.  Preached in the torment section, “isn’t this what I told you was going to happen?” Preached to those in Abraham’s bosom – those who had believed for the promise and rose with him.
  • The idea of everyone will be saved, a false security.  Look at Noah, only 8 souls were saved, all on the faith of 1, Noah.  Look at Joshua and Caleb’s testimony.
  • Go back to the good conscience, “if I have done wrong show me in a way I can understand.  If not, strengthen me to stand.” A lifelong battle.
  • Baptism doth save us – baptism of water translated us out of the present darkness, our cursed flesh, and into the body of Christ
  • Two principals at work in the world – that of Cain and Abel.  Abel offered the acceptable sacrifice (the lamb).  Christians offer Jesus as the sacrifice.  Cain offered a cursed sacrifice.  Our flesh is cursed.  If we offer a sacrifice from our cursed flesh God cannot receive it, it is cursed.
  • We do not do good to show our righteousness, we do good to show our love of Christ.
  • Doing things by the Spirit of God points to God’s glory.  Anything of our flesh points to our glory.
  • God is One.  We are created in his image, we have a body, soul and spirit but are one.  So is God, he has a body, soul and spirit which make one.
  • Christ suffered for us, are we not willing to suffer for one another?
  • Suffer – to turn away from something enticing, you cease from sin.  Coming against the things your flesh wants to do, you suffer.  The lusts of the flesh are contrary to God.  When you do not fulfill them you suffer.  When I determine to do what my heavenly Father wants me to do, where is the place for sin?
  • Will of the Gentiles – unbelievers, those alienated from Christ.
  • Story of the radical Jewish rabbi who would not even turn a light on on the Sabbath.  He hired Gentiles to do it.  Made him righteous but he didn’t care about the Gentiles. They’re not going to be saved, what does it matter?  Many Christians are not far from this.
  • Judge the quick and the dead – in the end we are all going to give account to the Lord.
  • Great White Throne judgment – those in hell will be judged and those in heaven.  The dead and the living are going to stand before God and be judged for their works.  Those who lived in the Spirit will be an example to those who are going to be judged and go to hell.  Like a neighbor who sees your good conversation, they will be without excuse.
  • End of the age – both the end of the age of the law but also the coming of the Lord which the Apostle Paul spoke of in II Thessalonians.  Sobers you up.  A good dose of fear can clear the mind.
  • Watch unto prayer, a scary thing going to God Almighty who is your judge.  If you go regularly about your conduct you may be found faulty.  It is also extraordinarily rewarding if the Lord is pleased with what you did.
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