Friday, May 3, 2013

5-1-2013 ... Truth, Integrity, & Honesty

April/May/June 2013 Devotional & Educational Quarterly Emphasis is on "Building Character ... Truth, Honesty, & Integrity." For any new readers of this devotion I want to share that this Devotion is designed to be studied once a week by our Church. I share Scriptures from the devotion and my study notes.

Topic Scripture ... Proverbs 6:16-19

Devotion Scripture ... Hebrews 10:10

Key Verse ... Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth (John 17:17).

Scripture: Characteristics of Scripture; Perfection & Truth of Scripture

Call to Worship: Matthew 11:28-29 .... Joy & Peace & Rest Promised ... Whosoever Will May Be Saved

Matthew 11:28 ... Man Redeemed; Blessedness Of The New Life; Assurance of the Divine Favour

Matthew 11:29 ... Jesus Christ; Offices Of Christ; Christ Our Example

Proverbs 6:6-19 ... Against idleness & mischievousness & seven things hateful to God ... A FAther's Warning & Advice (Proverbs 1:8-9:18)

Hebrews 10:10 ... Jesus Christ; Office Of Christ; Our Propitiation ... (propitiation - atonement)

Topic Discussion Scriptures .... John 17; John 17:17; II Corinthians 7:1; John 17:18-19; John 17:16

John 17 ... The great prayer of Jesus/Yeshua (John 17:1-26) .... The Upper Room Ministry (John 13:1-21:25) ... Christ prayed to his Father to glorify him, to preserve his apostles, & all other believers.

II Corinthians 7:1 ... Man Redeemed; Duties & Graces Of The New Life; Perfection To Be Aimed At ... Renewal Of Bonds Between Paul & The Corinthians (II Corinthians 6:1-7:16)

John 17:18-19

Verse 18 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Humanity; Christ Compared with the Father, In Dignity

Verse 19 ... Jesus Christ; Christ's Divinity; Performs the Works of God, In Bestowing Spiritual Blessings

John 17:16 ... Man Redeemed; Duties & Graces Of The New Life; Non-Conformity to the World

The Gospel of John (Book of John) "the most influential book in all literature."

John writes from personal knowledge. John shows us how a divine personage infuriated the hiearchy by claiming to be one with Jehovah. There is in St. John's Gospel a large element which, although under the guidance of the Spirit comes form himself.

In the issues of the ministry a more complete revelation is made to the disciples (John Chapters 13-20).

Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia & Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Reference Bible & Zondervan Commentary