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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Bonhoeffer's Discipleship: Lesson 17 - The Church of Jesus Christ and Discipleship - The Saints - Part 1


 
What better day to present a lesson on the Saints! Thursdays were the nights I taught recovery ministry and initially launched the Community Freedom Ministry that led to me expanding my blog to the podcast and YouTube channel.  

So I find it oddly appropriate and I am happy to announce that I have completed and uploaded  Lesson 17 of “Bonhoeffer’s Discipleship” : an informal study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Cost of Discipleship – with Lesson  17  “The Church of Jesus Christ and Discipleship” – The Saints - Part 1   

 

 

Here is a link to the audio podcast: Lesson 17 Podcast

Here is a link to the video on the MT4Christ247 YouTube Channel:  





It is my prayer that this series will encourage people to read Bonhoeffer’s work but more importantly I hope the lessons encourage people to deepen their faith in Christ by pursuing a life of Christian Discipleship. 

God bless you all. 

 

M. T. Clark  



Sunday, December 4, 2022

Bible Study with the Cincotti's - The Lampstand - 12/04/2022


 

Today's Bible Study, Authored by Arthur Cincotti. 12/04/2022

Listen to our Bible Study Discussion at: The Lampstand Podcast

Or watch the Video Zoom Session of our Study on YouTube: 


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The Lampstand

 

“Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place unless you repent.”  Rev. 2:3

 

Much is known about the church in Ephesus from Scripture and tradition. Paul left Timothy in charge of the church there following his release from his first Roman imprisonment. John is also believed to have moved to Ephesus somewhere between 66 and 70 AD. There, it is believed that John wrote his gospel. Acts 19 tells of some of the dramatic events that occurred in Ephesus during Paul’s visit there, and Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus is replete with doctrine.

 

Why would Jesus, in Revelation, make such a bold rebuke to the church in Ephesus?

 

The lampstand is described in Ex. 25:31-40. It is make of pure gold, one piece, ornamented with almond blossoms. Though the dimensions are not given, vrs. 39 says, “It shall be made of a talent of pure gold, with all these utensils.” about 75 lbs. The almond blossoms come out early in this region of the Middle East; around late January. Arron’s rod was made of almond wood. When Arron’s  rod budded, in Num. 17, it designating the tribe of Levi as the priests and settled the complaints against Moses by the children of Israel. The lampstand was placed in the south portion of the Holy Place, opposite the table of showbread, and was the only source of light. There was a wick, fueled by olive oil which had to be refilled daily by the priests.

 

In the parable of the ten virgins, Mt. 25:1-13 we see the use of oil lamps and a reserve of oil. From this we receive that oil is a type of

the Holy Spirit.

In Jn. 8:12, Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

 

But in Mat.5:14 Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. A city that is sit on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.”

 

The transfer of authority to preach the gospel to the church, by the power of the Holy Spirit is a timeless injunction. Yet we see that this fuel, or source of power must be replenished. Mt. 25:1-13

 

Since the Holy Spirit is a person – the third Person or the Trinity – it would make sense to suggest that we may nurture a relationship with the Holy Spirit. The manner in which we nurture a relationship is to first listen, and then to agree, and then to obey.

 

The office of the Holy Spirit is to “help” Jn.14:16; To teach, Jn. 14:26,

“He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment;” Jn. 16:8; and “He will guide you into all truth” Jn. 16:13

 

The gifts of the Spirit are expressed in I Cor. 12:1-11, and the fruit of the spirit is described in Gal. 5:22,23; the first fruit being “love”.

 

The church in Ephesus was indicted, “you have left your first love.” Rev. 2:4

 

But they were a busy church!

 

It seems as though we can do, without listening, agreeing, nurturing, or obeying. “The Feast of the Harvest, the first fruits of your labors” Ex. 23:16 and vrs 19, “The first of the first fruits” meant the best and the first of the products of Israel’s labors.

 

When a church loses it’s lamp, it loses it’s influence. No longer the light of the world. How can Is. 9:2 be fulfilled?

         “The people who walked in darkness

         Have seen a great light

         Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,

         Upon them a light has shinned.”

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Bonhoeffer's Discipleship: Lesson 15 - The Church of Jesus Christ and Discipleship - The Visible Church Community - Part 1

 


In my continuing efforts to complete the Bonhoeffer Series before the end of 2022, I am pleased to announce that I have made strides in that direction and now endeavor to complete all 19 installments of Bonhoeffer's Installments before Christmas!  

So, I am happy to announce that I have completed and uploaded  Lesson 15 of “Bonhoeffer’s Discipleship” : an informal study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Cost of Discipleship – with Lesson  15  –The Church of Jesus Christ and Discipleship: The Visible Church Community - Part 1  - 

This Lesson was based on Chapter 30 of the "original" The Cost of Discipleship, which was simply called "The Visible Community", in that version (oh don't get me started!).  This chapter was a long one and rather than doing a presentation of excessive length to "get 'er done", I made the executive decision to split the chapter in two parts.  

Spoiler: I will also be taking this approach with "Chapter 31 - The Saints" as well, for the same reasons.   

Here is a link to the audio podcast: Lesson 15 Podcast

Here is a link to the video on the MT4Christ247 YouTube Channel:  




It is my prayer that this series will encourage people to read Bonhoeffer’s work but more importantly I hope the lessons encourage people to deepen their faith in Christ by pursuing a life of Christian Discipleship. 

God bless you all. 

 

M. T. Clark  


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Bonhoeffer's Discipleship: Lesson 14 - The Church of Jesus Christ and Discipleship - The Body of Christ


Good Evening,  

I had some extra time on my hands over the Thanksgiving Day weekend so I prepared the 14th powerpoint presentation a few days ago and had a little extra time tonight so I decided to produce and release the latest installment of Bonhoeffer's Discipleship.  

So, I am happy to announce that I have completed and uploaded  Lesson 14 of “Bonhoeffer’s Discipleship” : an informal study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Cost of Discipleship – with Lesson  14  –The Church of Jesus Christ and Discipleship: The Body of Christ. 

 

 

Here is a link to the audio podcast: Lesson 14 Podcast

Here is a link to the video on the MT4Christ247 YouTube Channel:  



It is my prayer that this series will encourage people to read Bonhoeffer’s work but more importantly I hope the lessons encourage people to deepen their faith in Christ by pursuing a life of Christian Discipleship. 

God bless you all. 

 

M. T. Clark  

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Bonhoeffer's Discipleship - Lesson 12 - The Messengers

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! 

I am happy to announce that I have completed and uploaded  Lesson 12 of “Bonhoeffer’s Discipleship” : an informal study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Cost of Discipleship – with Lesson  12  – The Messengers: The Harvest,  The Apostles, The Work, The Suffering of the Messengers, The Decision, & The Fruit   

 

 

Here is a link to the audio podcast: Lesson 12 Podcast

Here is a link to the video on the MT4Christ247 YouTube Channel:  


 

 

It is my prayer that this series will encourage people to read Bonhoeffer’s work but more importantly I hope the lessons encourage people to deepen their faith in Christ by pursuing a life of Christian Discipleship. 

God bless you all. 

 

M. T. Clark  

 

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Bonhoeffer's Discipleship - Lesson 11: Set Apart: The Community of Disciples The Disciples and Unbelievers & The Great Divide


I am happy to announce that I have completed and uploaded  Lesson 11 of “Bonhoeffer’s Discipleship” : an informal study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Cost of Discipleship – with Lesson  11  – The Disciples and Unbelievers, The Great Divide, & The Conclusion  

 

Here is a link to the audio podcast: Lesson 11 - Audio Podcast

Here is a link to the video on the MT4Christ247 YouTube Channel:  



 

 

It is my prayer that this series will encourage people to read Bonhoeffer’s work but more importantly I hope the lessons encourage people to deepen their faith in Christ by pursuing a life of Christian Discipleship. 

God bless you all. 

 

M. T. Clark  

 


 

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Bible Study with the Cincotti's - For a Time Such as This - 11/13/2022

 

Today's Bible Study, Authored by Arthur Cincotti. 11/13/2022

Listen to our Bible Study Discussion at: For Such a Time as This Podcast

Or watch the Video Zoom Session of our Study on YouTube: 



For a Time Such as This

 

         “The LORD is King forever and ever;

           The nations have perished out of His land.

           LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble;

           You will prepare their heart;”              Ps. 10:16,17

                 

The Lord is sovereign over all. He takes allegory and makes it history so that when we discover it, He says, “I know, I wrote it that way.”

 

The Book of Ester is filled with allegory. There are sevens, and twelves, and a rebellious queen, and a king – who does not reign forever and ever” – a humble servant, and a new queen who has to go through “purification”, and a plot to wipe out the Jews...again.

 

Overview:

King Ahasuerus delighted in his accomplishments and aimed to celebrate. Es. 1:3:4

He summoned his queen (Vashti) that he may display her beauty, and certainly to celebrate with him. vr. 1:11

         “O my love, you are as beautiful as Tirzah,

           Lovely as Jerusalem,

           Awesome as an army with banners!”  SS. 6;4

         “He brought me to the banqueting house…” SS. 2:4

But she refused.  vr. 12

         “I have stretched out My hands all day long to a rebellious                 people,

           Who walk in a way that is not good,   

           According to their own thoughts;”  Is. 65:2

I don’t wish to read too much into this, but some have said that, “God left one bride at the alter”. This is called “replacement theology” meaning that the Church replaces Israel in God’s plan. I disagree because God made promises to Israel, and God always keeps His promises. He kept His promise to David.

But it is interesting to see, in the narrative, a new queen rise up; born of adversity, purified, accepted, and eventually humbly risking her life on behalf of another.

 

God always raises up a chosen instrument to thwart the enemy and accomplish His purpose.

 

It’s not without significance that Ester risks her life to engage God’s deliverance. We see a similar event in Neh. 2:1,2

Also, I believe, in Mk. 5:25

 

Some questions for discussion should rise up in our thinking about these texts.

         Will God pass over His people because of sin and rebellion?

                  Consider the Laodicean Church in Rev. 3:14

         Who is God raising up in this generation? “For a time such as              this.”

         Will God pass over us because of sin and rebellion?

         Perhaps the narrative is really about Haman; self made man,            enemy of God, hung on his own gallows?

 

It’s disturbing that we don’t discover what became of Queen Vashti. Small points like this may be why scholars disqualify this as a true allegory. We have many accounts in Scripture of people God used in spite of their rebellion; Samson, Jonah, Paul.

 

The sovereignty of God defies the notion that we could, “miss God’s plan” as many believers are accustom to saying. And yet this statement is not a free pass to sit back and let God thrust His plan upon us. Somewhere in the middle is a perfect mariage.

“I am my beloved’s and my beloved’s, and his desire is toward me.”  SS. 7:10              

Let’s keep this truth before us always!!


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These teachings are also available on the MT4Christ247 You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@MT4Christ247

 

Email me at mt4christ247@gmail.com to receive the class materials, share your progress, and to be encouraged.

My wife, TammyLyn, also offers Christian encouragement via her Facebook Group: Ask, Seek, Knock (https://www.facebook.com/groups/529047851449098 ) and her podcast Ask, Seek, and Knock on Podbean (https://feed.podbean.com/tammalyn78/feed.xml)

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Sunday, November 6, 2022

Bible Study with the Cincotti's - You Can’t Get There From There - 11/06/2022

Today's Bible Study, Authored by Arthur Cincotti. 11/06/2022

Listen to our Bible Study Discussion at: You Can't Get There From There Podcast

Or watch the Video Zoom Session of our Study on YouTube: 


 


You Can’t Get There From There

 

“His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.” II Pet. 1:3

 

This is our starting point.

In contrast to all other religious forms in the world, we start at the place that everyone else is trying to get to.

 

However you wish to frame it; “born again,” Jn. 3:3 “received Christ,” Col. 2:6 “calls on the name of the Lord.” Act. 2:21 you were ushered into the family of God through regeneration. Tit 3:5. “Your sins are forgiven”; I Jn. 2:12; hidden by the blood of Jesus, I Jn, 1:7 never to be remembered again. Isa. 43:25 You stand righteous before Holy God. II Cor 5:21 and welcomed into His presence. Heb. 4:16

We were “grafted in” according to Rom. 11:17-24

 

The difficulty arises when we, as believers, seek to find right standing with God after being accepted. See Eph. 1:6

 

You can’t get to the place where you already are.

The only place left to go is back to where you were before.

This is similar to Satan offer Eve what she already possessed Gen 3:5

The children of Israel murmured and complained about this to Moses saying things like, “were there no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness?” Ex. 14:11

 

Once in Christ we may grow in areas like, maturity, knowledge of God, obedience, love of God, love to the saints, but we haven’t changed position. Our relationship with God is positional.


Finish reading II Pet. 1:4-11 with emphasis on verse. 9

Peter invokes the notion of “promises” verse. 4 knowing that God keeps His promises. And the assurance that we, “may be partakers in the divine nature”

In verse. 5-7 Peter supplies us with a partial list of virtues.

In verse. 8 I believe that it is appropriate to say that the word “if” can be translated “since” in the same way we understand Rom 8:31, “If God is for us, who can be against us”...God is for us!

But it goes on to speak of fruitfulness; something we all long for in our walk with the Lord. Not acceptance. We already have that; but fruitfulness.

Remember Jn. 15:8 “By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit…”   Our fruit is for His glory!

In verse. 9 Peter returns to the original thought by saying that, if you haven’t been growing in these other things, it’s probable that you have, “forgotten that (you) he was cleansed from his old sins.”

We might rephrase, You have forgotten that you have been given everything pertaining to life and godliness.

The remedy is to, “be even more diligent”, because if you are you will, “never stumble” verse. 10

 

Who wants to stumble???

 

Verse. 11 is open for discussion :)


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These teachings are also available on the MT4Christ247 You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@MT4Christ247

 

Email me at mt4christ247@gmail.com to receive the class materials, share your progress, and to be encouraged.

My wife, TammyLyn, also offers Christian encouragement via her Facebook Group: Ask, Seek, Knock (https://www.facebook.com/groups/529047851449098 ) and her podcast Ask, Seek, and Knock on Podbean (https://feed.podbean.com/tammalyn78/feed.xml)

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Friday, November 4, 2022

Bonhoeffer's Discipleship - Lesson 9: The Hidden Righteousness & The Hiddenness of Prayer

 



I am happy to announce that I have completed and uploaded  Lesson 9 of “Bonhoeffer’s Discipleship” : an informal study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Cost of Discipleship – with Lesson  9 – The Hidden Righteousness & The Hiddenness of Prayer   

Here is a link to the audio podcast: Lesson 9 Podcast

Here is a link to the video on YouTube: 



It is my prayer that this series will encourage people to read Bonhoeffer’s work but more importantly I hope the lessons encourage people to deepen their faith in Christ by pursuing a life of Christian Discipleship. 

God bless you all. 

 

M. T. Clark  


Sunday, October 30, 2022

Bible Study with the Cincotti's - Image Nations - 10/30/2022

Today's Bible Study, Authored by Arthur Cincotti. 10/30/2022

Listen to our Bible Study Discussion at: Image Nations Podcast

Or watch the Video Zoom Session of our Study on YouTube: 


Coming Soon!

 


Image Nations

 

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God…” II Cor. 10:4,5

 

The above verse is the “go to” verse for engagement in spiritual warfare. The landscape is identified, as is the method of engagement.

 

We think of warfare as disagreements between governments, or people groups that turn violent.

                        Read Js. 4:1-10

 

Mat. 11:12 says, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take if by force.”

Companion verse is Lk. 16:16

“The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it.”

 

The kingdom of darkness is in direct opposition to the kingdom of God, and conflict is inevitable.

 

It is controversial whether we, as believers, should engage in actual violence. Our resistance should definitely be in radical determination to walk in obedience and righteousness regardless of the cost.

The kingdom of darkness has no such parameters.

The KJV translates “arguments”, in our opening verse, as    “imaginations”

The word in Greek is “logismos” meaning: reasoning,       imagination, thought.

 

It’s not a true etymology of the word, but if you cut the word in half we get, “image” and “nation”

 

        This speaks volumes to the setting of the spiritual warfare. The battlefield of our mind.

James gives us a clearer picture of the progression:

1:14:15 “But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.

 

        We tend to play out actions and ideologies in our mind long before we manifest them. Abstract thought is a unique quality man possess among created beings. This what likens us to God. Satan attacks us at our greatest strength by feeding us spiritual junk food to compromise and eventually subdue our imaginations. In Gen. 3, Satan merely engages Eve with a thought.

       

        Where would we be if we fantasized about healing the sick, or casting our demons, or preaching to ten thousand people? What if we actually did pray without ceasing, or if praise was continually on my mouth?

 

Consider carefully the ways in which Satan infiltrates our imagination, and ask the Lord for deliverance!

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These teachings are also available on the MT4Christ247 You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTxjSNstREpuGWuL0bF3U7w/featured

 

Email me at mt4christ247@gmail.com to receive the class materials, share your progress, and to be encouraged.

My wife, TammyLyn, also offers Christian encouragement via her Facebook Group: Ask, Seek, Knock (https://www.facebook.com/groups/529047851449098 ) and her podcast Ask, Seek, and Knock on Podbean (https://feed.podbean.com/tammalyn78/feed.xml)

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

Bonhoeffer's Discipleship - Lesson 8 - Truthfulness, Revenge, & The Enemy

 





I am happy to announce that I have completed and uploaded  Lesson 8 of “Bonhoeffer’s Discipleship” : an informal study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Cost of Discipleship – with Lesson  8 – Truthfulness, Revenge, & The Enemy  

Here is a link to the audio podcast: Lesson 8: Truthfulness, Revenge, & The Enemy Podcast 

Here is a link to the video on YouTube: 




It is my prayer that this series will encourage people to read Bonhoeffer’s work but more importantly I hope the lessons encourage people to deepen their faith in Christ by pursuing a life of Christian Discipleship. 

God bless you all. 

 

M. T. Clark  


Sunday, October 16, 2022

Bible Study with the Cincotti's - Psalm 34 - 10/16/2022


 

Today's Bible Study, Authored by Arthur Cincotti. 10/16/2022

Listen to our Bible Study Discussion at: Psalm 34 Podcast

Or watch the Video Zoom Session of our Study on YouTube: 



Psalm 34; A Psalm of David

“the sweet psalmist of Israel”

 

This Psalm is believed to be composed when David pretended madness before Achish the king of Gath. I Sam. 21:10-15. It’s a harsh portion of Scripture wherein David is on the run from Saul. Just prior to (21:1-9) David sought refuge in Nob, with Ahimelech the priest. As a result of this, Saul accuses the priest of conspiracy with David and slays them all (I Sam. 22:18)

 

This Psalm is one of the most quoted in the New Testament.

 

1. I will bless the LORD at all times;

   His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

         Consider how Paul says, “Pray without ceasing.” I Th. 5:17

         The word for “praise” here is (H. tehillah) refers to a hymn of      praise, or the singing spontaneous praise to God; see Ps. 40:3

2. My soul shall make it boast in the LORD;

         Likewise, Paul, in Gal. 6:14, “As for me, may I never boast      about anything except the cross of our Lord, Jesus Christ. NLT 

    The humble shall hear of it and be glad.

         Humility will be a central theme of this Psalm.

 

3. Oh, magnify the LORD with me,

   And let us exalt His name together.

         Here is a call to corporate worship. Heb. 10:25

 

4. I sought the LORD, and He heard me,

   And delivered me from all my fears.

         In this verse we get a glimpse of Davids conflict.

5. They looked to Him and were radiant,

   And their faces were not ashamed.

         Reminiscent of Moses face shining in Exo. 34

 

6. This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him

   And saved him out of all his troubles.

         God hears and answers prayer. Ps. 4:1 “Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my        distress.

 

7. The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him,

   And delivers them.

         This, of course is a healthy fear of the LORD.  Ps. 111:10,         “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;”

 

8. Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good;

   Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!

         The word “taste” (ta`am) as a verb, refers to testing of good   by means of the sense of taste, but as a noun came to refer to    “discernment,” that is, the capacity to choose and delight in     good things.

 

9.  Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints!

    There is no want to those who fear Him.

         “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want” Ps. 23:1

10. The young lions lack and suffer hunger;    “young lions” 30x OT 

     But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.

11.  Come, you children, listen to me;

     I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

 

         The next verse are that instruction.

         Vrs. 12–16 are quoted by Peter in I Pt. 3:10-12

12.  Who is the man who desires life,

     And loves many days, that he may see good?

13.  Keep you tongue from evil,

      And your lips from speaking deceit.           See Js. 1:26

14.  Depart from evil and do good;

      Seek peace and pursue it.

 

 

 

15. The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,

     And His ears are open to their cry,

         Consider II Chr. 16:9, “For the eyes of the LORD run to and          fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.”

16. The face of the LORD is against those who do evil,

     To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

         Consider Num. 6:25, the Shama, “The LORD make His face    shine upon you, And be gracious to you;”

17. The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears,

     And delivers them out of all their troubles.

         In vr. 4 “the LORD hears” and delivers from fear, but this is a          more forceful expression.

18. The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart,

     And saves such as have a contrite spirit.

         Consider another Psalm of David, “The sacrifices of God are   a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart – These, O God,   You will not despise” Ps. 51:17  “Contrite” means; smitten,          maimed, or dejected; lame.

19. Many are the afflictions of the righteous,

    But the LORD delivers him out of them all.

         Consider Pro. 24:16, “For a righteous may fall seven times        And rise again. But the wicked shall fall by calamity.”

20. He guards all his bones;

    Not one of them is broken.

         This is a Messianic prophecy; see Jn. 19:33,36

 

21. Evil shall slay the wicked,

    And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.

22. The LORD redeems the soul of His servants,

     And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.

         See Rom. 8:1, “no condemnation”

 

Usage of “LORD”  occurs sixteen times and is always “Yahova” (the) self-Existent or Eternal, “I AM”


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at https://mt4christ247.podbean.com, You can also find it on Apple podcasts

(https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mt4christ247s-podcast/id1551615154). The mt4christ247 podcast is also available on Google Podcasts, Amazon Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartradio, and Audible.com. 

These teachings are also available on the MT4Christ247 You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTxjSNstREpuGWuL0bF3U7w/featured

 

Email me at mt4christ247@gmail.com to receive the class materials, share your progress, and to be encouraged.

My wife, TammyLyn, also offers Christian encouragement via her Facebook Group: Ask, Seek, Knock (https://www.facebook.com/groups/529047851449098 ) and her podcast Ask, Seek, and Knock on Podbean (https://feed.podbean.com/tammalyn78/feed.xml)

Encouragement for the Path of Christian Discipleship