Friday, June 26, 2009

Internal Power for Lasting Patience in External Pressure

Jason Vaden was our guest speaker Thursday night and took us through Ephesians 4:1-3 as we considered how to bear with one another.

His message, entitled, "Internal Power for Lasting Patience in External Pressure" had three basic points:

1. Enduring Patience in External Pressure
2. Internal Power for Enduring Patience
3. The Eternal Person of Internal Power

Jason spoke some challenging words as he showed us how humility is the internal power for enduring patience.

Listen to Jason's message

Friday, June 12, 2009

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Admonish One Another

Continuing in our "One Another" series, here is "Admonish One Another" from Romans 15:14 as well as a list of other "admonish" verses found in the New Testament.

Romans 15:14
Acts 20:31
1 Corinthians 4:14
Colossians 1:28
Colossians 3:16
1 Thessalonians 5:12
1 Thessalonians 5:14
2 Thessalonians 3:13-15

We learned that "admonish" is in the Greek as "noutheteo", meaning "to set in one's mind" and carries the idea of addressing another believer with the Word of God. Though often coupled with teaching, admonition always implies a problem or something that is wrong in the life of the one being confronted.

Jay Adams is probably best known for coining the term "Nouthetic Counseling" and has a good summary of this here.

Listen to "Admonish One Another"

Friday, June 05, 2009

One Another Passages

Here is a pretty exhaustive list of all the New Testament "one another" passages that we quickly looked at Thursday night. As we take a closer look at a dozen of these this summer at 2.22, perhaps you can use this as a supplemental personal study.

Be of the same mindRomans 12:16; 15:5
Build upRomans 14:19; 1 Thess 5:11
Be at peaceRomans 14:19
Receive/acceptRomans 15:7
Admonish/comfortRomans 15:14; 1 Thess 4:18; 5:11
GreetRomans 16:16; 1 Cor 16:20; 2 Cor 13:12; 1 Peter 5:14
Care1 Cor 12:25
ServeGalatians 5:13
Bear burdensGal 6:2
Forbear, be patientEph 4:2; Col 3:13
Be kindEph 4:32
SubmitEph 5:21
Esteem highlyPhil 2:3
ForgiveCol 3:13
Seek the good1 Thess 5:15
StimulatHeb 10:24
Confess sinsJames 5:16
Pray forJames 5:16
Be hospitable1 Peter 4:9
Be humble1 Peter 5:5
Fellowship in the light1 John 1:7
Do not owe anything but loveRomans 13:8
Do not JudgeRomans 14:13
Do not devour/consumeGal 5:15
Do not provoke/challengeGal 5:26
Do not envyGal 5:26
Do not lieCol 3:9
Do not hateTitus 3:3
Do not speak against/complainJames 4:11; 5:9

This list was taken from Richard Mayhue's book, 1 and 2 Thessalonians (Focus on the Bible Commentaries).

One Another: Love One Another

Listen to the introduction and first message of our summer series, "One Another."

Monday, June 01, 2009

Summer Teaching Series

Please join us beginning this Thursday at 6:30pm as we embark on a summer study of the "one another" passages in the New Testament. Aaron will kick off the study in John 13 with Jesus' high calling of mutual love.

Family behavior in the body of Christ starts with ‘Love one another’. Our Lord told the disciples, By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another (John 13:35).
The epistles refer to this overarching principle more than ten times (Rom 12:10; 13:8: 1 Thess 3:12; 4:9; 2 Thess 1:3; 1 Pet 1:22; 1 John 3:11, 23; 4:7, 11; 2 John 5).
From this general statement, the epistles then specifically explain the various features of ‘one another’ ministry in the church. They are numerous and, in general, self explanatory.
~Richard Mayhue, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, Triumphs and Trials of a Consecrated Church; Christian Focus, 2003

We'll be meeting in the student ministries room at the Bible Church of Little Rock for fellowship at 6:30, then our worship thru singing & preaching will begain promptly at 7:00pm. We look forward to seeing you there!