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RDTT 046: The Peacemakers

Posted by on Jul 5, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

RDTT 046: The Peacemakers

In this episode of Rightly Dividing The Truth we look at the idea of being a Peacemaker.  We see that God brought Peace into this world through the giving of His Son on the Cross.  We learn that in ourselves peace can never exist without the blood of Christ.  We must long for His peace through our obedience of His will. When we do chose to obey Him, we can finally have the peace we long for.

 

Verses used in this episode:

Matthew 5:9 – 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Romans 15:33 – 33 May the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

Isaiah 2:3, 4 – 3 and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4 He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.                             

John 20:19 – 19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

Colossians 1:19, 20 – 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.                             

Ephesians 2:11-17 – 11 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands– 12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.                             

Romans 7:18-25 – 18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.                             

Romans 5:1 – 1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Galatians 5:22 – 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Romans 12:18 – 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

James 4:1-3 – 1 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? 2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.                             

 

 

Memory Verse for Next Week ————————————————————- Matthew 5:10——————————————————–

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RDTT 045: Pure in Heart

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

RDTT 045: Pure in Heart

In this episode we look at being Pure in Heart.  We see that what comes out of a man, is what is on the inside.  We learn that changing our actions involves first changing our hearts.  We learn that it is possible to change the heart, and that if we do not judgment is coming for us.  We see the importance of what God looks at verses what man looks at, and we determine to change ourselves from the inside out, starting right now.

 

Verses used in this episode:

 

Matthew 5:8 – 8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

I Samuel 16:7 – 7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.”

Matthew 12:34 – 34 You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.                             

Mark 7:20-23 – 20 And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. 21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”                             

Acts 26:9, 10 – 9 “I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things in opposing the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 10 And I did so in Jerusalem. I not only locked up many of the saints in prison after receiving authority from the chief priests, but when they were put to death I cast my vote against them.                             

Romans 6:17 – 17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed,

James 4:8 – 8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

II Timothy 2:22 – 22 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Ephesians 3:17 – 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith–that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

Matthew 15:8 – 8 “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; 

Matthew 22:37 – 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

Acts 8:21 – 21 You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before God.

 

 

Memory Verse for Next Week ——————————————— Matthew 5:9———————————————————————————–

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RDTT 044: The Merciful

Posted by on Jun 28, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

RDTT 044: The Merciful

In this episode of Rightly Dividing the Truth we look at the idea of being Merciful.

We see Websters definition of Mercy as:

a :  compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one’s power; also :  lenient or compassionate treatment <begged for mercy>

b :  imprisonment rather than death imposed as penalty for first-degree murder

2
a :  a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion

b :  a fortunate circumstance <it was a mercy they found her before she froze>

3
:  compassionate treatment of those in distress <works of mercy among the poor>
Better yet we see the greatest example of Mercy being shown by God, in the giving of His Son and His death to make our sins right.  But we also learn what it means for us to be Merciful.  We Learn that we too must be willing to show compassion to those who have wronged us, or even to those who are living against God.  Because that  Mercy we show on this earth will be the Mercy shown to us on judgment day.
Verses used in this podcast:
Matthew 5:7 – “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
Luke 6:36 – Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
Matthew 9:13 – Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Hebrew 4:16 – Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
1 Peter 1:3 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Matthew 7:1-2 – 1“Do not judge so that you will not be judged. 2“For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.
Ephesians 2:4-5 – But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
Titus 3:4-6 – But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,
Memory Verse for Next Episode ——————————————————— Matthew 5:8—————————————————————————-
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RDTT 043: Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

RDTT 043: Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

In tonight’s episode we learn what it really means to hunger and thirst for righteousness.  We see that often we attempt to fill empty holes in our lives with all the wrong things.  And no matter how much we fill those empty holes, we always end up wanting more.  Yet desiring God’s Word is the one thing able to make us whole.  It is the one thing able to fill every desire we may have.  We see the example of Christ, who was filled with the Word of God and desired nothing more than to continue to obey it.  We also take some time to seek forgiveness for desiring things other than God, and put ourselves on the right path from this day forward.

 

 

Matthew 5:6 – Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.

Matthew 4:1-4 – Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written,

“‘Man shall not live by bread alone,
    but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

 

John 19:28 – After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.”

Hebrews 4:15 – 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.

1 Corinthians 10:31 – 31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Hebrews 11:6 –  And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Psalms 42:1-2 – As a deer pants for flowing streams,
    so pants my soul for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God,
    for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?[b]

Psalms 34:8 – Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
    Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

 

Memory verse for Thursday ————————————————— Matthew 5:7———————————————————————————–

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RDTT 042: Those Who Are Meek

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

RDTT 042: Those Who Are Meek

In this episode we look at the idea of being Meek.  We learn that Meekness isn’t weakness.   We learn that Meekness isn’t being downtrodden or uncourageous.  No instead we see that Meekness is gentleness.  Its the characteristic that Moses had more than anyone else on earth.  Its the characteristic that Christ uses to describe himself.  We learn that Meekness is the key to winning souls, both our own and those around us.

 

Verses used in this podcast:

Matthew 5:5 – Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.

Titus 3:2 – to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.

Galatians 6:1 – Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.

2 Timothy 2:25-26 – Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.

James 1:21 – 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

3 John 1:9-11 –I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will not welcome us. 10 So when I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, spreading malicious nonsense about us. Not satisfied with that, he even refuses to welcome other believers. He also stops those who want to do so and puts them out of the church.11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

Numbers 12:3 – (Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.)

Matthew 11:28-30 – 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Philippians 3:3-14 – For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reasons for such confidence.

If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.

But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in[a] Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Hosea 6:1 – “Come, let us return to the Lord.
He has torn us to pieces
    but he will heal us;
he has injured us
    but he will bind up our wounds.

 

 

Memory Verse for Tomorrow ——————————————— Matthew 5:5

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RDTT 041: Those Who Mourn

Posted by on May 31, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

RDTT 041: Those Who Mourn

In this episode we continue our study of the Beatitudes.  We take a look at the idea of those who Mourn.  We learn that mourning is far more then sorrow over the loss of a loved one.  Though we do see a need for comforting even during those times of our life, Christ appears to be speaking about something far more important here.  Instead Christ is talking about the feeling we should truly have toward sin.  We often look at the idea of sin and think, “yea that’s bad, it probably shouldn’t be a part of my life.”   Yet the Bible is very clear on the Christians real attitude toward sin, sorrow and grief.  We must see how deadly sin is in our lives.  We must come to the understanding of how much was given for us to overcome the death of sin.  Because of that knowledge we can not feel anything but sorrow and mourning for our sinful situation and the sinful situation of the world.  But that mourning causes a repentance in our lives today, and a desire to help all those around us be comforted by the salvation offered only in Christ.
Verses Used in this podcast:

 

2 Corinthians 1:4 – who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Matthew 5:8

Proverbs 28:13 – Whoever xconceals his transgressions will not prosper,

but he who yconfesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

Isaiah 66:2 – cAll these things my hand has made,

and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord.

But this is the one to whom I will look:

he who is humble and contrite in spirit

and trembles at my word.

2 Corinthians 7:10 – For xgodly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas yworldly grief produces death. 

2 Corinthians 5:21 – qFor our sake he made him to be sin rwho knew no sin, so that in him we might become sthe righteousness of God. 

Philippians 2:1-4 –      If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit,1 if any tenderness and compassion

2 then make my joy complete3 by being like-minded,4 having the same love, being one5 in spirit and purpose.

References for Philippians 2:2

3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit,6 but in humility consider others better than yourselves.7

References for Philippians 2:3

4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others

Psalm 51
Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
    blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
    and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is always before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
    and justified when you judge.
Surely I was sinful at birth,
    sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
    you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins
    and blot out all my iniquity.

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
    or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
    so that sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
    you who are God my Savior,
    and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Open my lips, Lord,
    and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
    you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is[b] a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart
    you, God, will not despise.

18 May it please you to prosper Zion,
    to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous,
    in burnt offerings offered whole;
    then bulls will be offered on your altar.

Memory Verse for Next Week ———————————————————- Matthew 5:5——————————————————————————–

 

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RDTT 040: Poor In Spirit

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

RDTT 040: Poor In Spirit

In this episode of Rightly Dividing the Truth we look at the idea of being Poor in Spirit.

 

Memory Verse for Next Week ——————————– Matthew 5:4———————————————

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