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In His PresenceIn His Presence - Prayer Meditation #8
When Praying, Do Not Look Upon It As A 'Badge Of Honor' To Be Worn Publicly For All Others To See Such 'Great Spiritual Depths' You Have Achieved.
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Matthew 6:26
God's people are doubly His children, they are His offspring by creation, and they are His sons by adoption in Christ. Hence they are privileged to call Him, "Our Father which art in heaven." Father! Oh, what precious word is that. Here is authority: "If I be a Father, where is mine honour?" If ye be sons, where is your obedience?...
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Dealing With TemptationDealing With Temptation
I Co.10:13:a
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Please God, I'm only 17!Please God, I'm only 17!
Agony claws my mind. I am a statistic. When I first got here I felt very much alone. I was overwhelmed with grief and I expected to find sympathy...
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Book: Adam2

Guide For The Walk Home

The following is taken from the Book, Adam2: A Guide For The Walk Home, written by our founder. It is A Commentary On The Gospel Of John, complete with a background look at the contemporary Jewish groups active in Jesus' day. It includes a summary of each chapter, a redacted study of each disciple, a brief study of Gnosticism of the time, pertinent timelines, and much more. Each chapter of study includes extensive Biblical references to the notes on the chapter.

A chronological excerpt of each section will be posted here at the beginning of each month. You can access free of charge at any time a complete online digital version for your further study. In addition, a link will be provided to purchase the book on CD to install on your own computer for convenience of study and print. All we ask is that you observe the stated copyrights as with any book you buy over the counter, limiting your print to only one hard copy for your own personal use. If further hard copies are necessary, please contact us for an additional nominal fee. Thank you for your interest in this study. Our hope and prayer is that through the work of the Holy Spirit as you study you will be blessed by it, and if so, recommend it to a friend.

We turn this month to the Chapter Summaries from the book: Adam2.


Chapter
  1. Jesus Christ, the Word from the beginning, who made and illuminates all things. John the Baptist came to give witness of Him. The world rejected Jesus, but those who receive Him are born into the kingdom of God by the will of God. He left heaven, became flesh, and lived a short time with us. This we know for His glory was seen by them. He is the only begotten son of God. John the Baptist's witness to Jesus. John's answer of himself to the messengers of the Jews: he is not the Christ, Elijah, nor another prophet, but the one Isaiah said was crying in the wilderness to make straight the way for Christ to come. He explains his baptism and defers to Jesus, whom they do not recognize among them. In Bethabara, beyond Jordan, John sees and declares again the Lamb. Two of his disciples follow Jesus: Andrew, who returns for his brother Peter; and John (inferred). Jesus declares to Peter His prior knowledge of him and changes his name to Cephas (a stone). The next day in Galilee, Jesus calls Philip, who seeks and returns with his friend Nathanael. After Jesus declares knowledge of him also, Nathanael believes, following at Jesus' word. Observing their amazement, Jesus declares that they shall see greater works than this.
  2. Marriage in Cana of Galilee. Mary (mother), Jesus, and the (6) disciples are present. Water turned into wine: first miracle revealing His glory. The disciples believe. All (mother, brothers, and disciples) leave for Capernaum for a few days. In Jerusalem at Passover, He cleanses the Temple of money changers, causing the Jews to ask for a sign of His authority. Jesus confounds them with His answer, referring to His death and resurrection (Temple destroyed and rebuilt in three days. The disciples will remember this after His resurrection). Jesus performs many miracles which produce many believers, but He does not commit Himself to them; He knows their hearts (not as Nathanael's - 1:47).
  3. Acknowledging Jesus as Master (teacher), Nicodemus (a Pharisee and ruler of the Jews) comes to Jesus at night for discussion of His power to perform those miracles. Nicodemus is unable to understand Jesus' discussion on the rebirth. (The kingdom cannot be perceived by anyone unregenerated.) Because of God's great love for all His creation, the Son of man is sent to be lifted up that all who will may be saved from their current self-imposed condemnation of death unto eternal life. Evil doers love the cover of darkness, but truth lovers will come to the light when it appears to them. Jesus is the Light of the world, therefore, those who love truth will come to Him; those who love evil will reject Him. Jesus and the disciples go to Judea (from Jerusalem baptizing). John is in Aenon baptizing. John's disciples question with the Jews about purifying. Seeing Jesus and His disciples baptizing many also, they question John. He speaks of God's diverse works and gifts: just to see and be a chosen part of God's work, no matter how great or small, brings great joy. John defers again to Jesus' heavenly greatness. God has given His Son all things that the Son might give to all who believe eternal life ( 17:2). Failing to do so leaves one, by their own choice, exposed to God's impending wrath.
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Think On This

Closer To Jesus

  • A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. - John 13:34,35
  • O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. - John 17:25-26
  • Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine...So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. - John 21:12a,15b
  • He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. - 1 John 2:10
  • If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also. - 1 John 4:20,21
  • Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. - 1 John 5:1
If We Grow Closer To Jesus We Will Be Closer To Others.

That is an unavoidable eternal Biblical truth. It not only has been commanded but prayed for by Jesus Himself. We also know God does not deny His Son any request made to Him. Flaws and faults seen in others will diminish as that drawing, love and unity grows. Harsh judgements and unkind criticisms will cease. The "meditations (thoughts) of our hearts and the words of our mouths" will be more desired to be accepted by Him. The most unruly part of our body will no longer need a bridle; His staff will be sufficient. Self, when it is crucified to the Cross in Him, will cease to exist when He becomes Lord of all our life, seated upon our heart, ruling His body as its rightful Head and we, each of us, chosen and appointed our rightful and suited place within that body, none more important than another, nor less (Ephesians 2:19,22). As with the Old Testament 1/2 shekel of silver given for redemption, we have all been bought by the same price, whether poor or rich, educated or not, esteemed or unknown—the blood of Jesus in exact quantity.

No matter who you are this day, no matter what age or gender, national origin, background or station in life, because we are all human, instilled with the Creator's nature (Gen.1:26), there is not one of us who does not have a relationship with another that has reached its fullest, or in some cases, deepest desired potential. This is true whether it be husband and wife, father and son, mother and daughter, brother and sister, friend or co-worker. Some of you have labored with all your might to stand up that relationship on a firmer more mature foundation. Others have stood it up but it remains to grow to any satisfying and longing degree. This relationship of unity as He prayed can only be achieved in Him, when both submit to Him as Head and yield in being joined to each other as He desires and designs...

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Bible Summaries

Proverbs Chapter Summary

The following is taken from the Book of New Testament Summaries.

Chapter
  1. (A.D.50?) [A letter written by James (brother to Jesus?), pastor of the Church in Jerusalem, to Jewish Christians in the twelve tribes of the Diaspora.]
    James writes to:

    (1)  exhort to holy living,
    (2)  correct some misconceptions of Christian conduct,
    (3)  rebuke those in error,
    (4)  encourage endurance in their faith during times of trial and temptations,
    (5)  challenge their lifeless faith to good works,
    (6)  correct the error of intellectual assent to Christ as the Messiah while continuing to live in the tradition and practices of their fathers, and
    (7)  define true religion as seen by God.

    (If a portrait could be painted of James' writing, what would be seen in its final form would be that of a "holy man," standing perfect and upright before God and His Throne, robed in Christ's righteousness, whose testimony has preceded him! It is a New Testament fulfillment of the Old Testament Just One seen in Job, Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, now made just through the imputed righteousness of Christ. See Job 1:1,8; 31:1-40; Ps.1; 15; 37; Prov.3; Ecc.12:13-14 for starters. Each book of the entire Bible is replete with this teaching and corresponding types! Christ is the pinnacle of all others, standing upon their shoulders as the brightest and fulfillment of our shining examples! As the light of the earliest catches one's eye, as it is meant ( Jn.1:6-9; Mat.5:14-16), it transfers one's attention to the next in order, collectively brighter from accumulative revelation, until finally one's eyes come to rest solely satisfied at the top upon the One that outshines them all: Moses aglow, the Baptist decreasing, Stephen kneeling (Christ standing), Paul's planting, Apollos' watering, etc., all conduits to THE SOURCE of ALL LIGHT, and HE ALONE gives the increase! See the picture? He is the phos (Greek), phosphorus, radiance, glow, "Father of Lights," and in Him is no "variableness" or parallage, ghost, shadow, wavering, illusion—perfectly focused, clear and distinct, brilliant and concentrate; His Truth is Pure. Ez.1:26-28; I Jn.1:5; Jn.8:12; 1:4,9) Man should, therefore, consider his ways, for he and his paltry works would surely melt at the sheer blast of His illuminous breath. But this God of Lights, who could consume man in just one kilowatt of his Holiness, has chosen to be merciful, giving good gifts to all men. Why then should we not discover and use these gifts for the goodwill of all men everywhere, letting each imparted light shine as instructed? (This is the essence of Chapter 1!)
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