Discipleship Convictions for Childhood

Childhood Stage - LTP

Selfishness.

  1. Contrary to the law of God. Le 19:18; Mt 22:39; Jas 2:8. 
  2. The example of Christ condemns. Joh 4:34; Ro 15:3; 2Co 8:9. 
  3. God hates. Mal 1:10. 
  4. Exhibited in
    1. Being lovers of ourselves. 2Ti 3:2. 
    2. Pleasing ourselves. Ro 15:1. 
    3. Seeking our own. 1Co 10:33; Php 2:21. 
    4. Seeking after gain. Isa 56:11. 
    5. Seeking undue precedence. Mt 20:21. 
    6. Living to ourselves. 2Co 5:15. 
    7. Neglect of the poor. 1Jo 3:17. 
    8. Serving God for reward. Mal 1:10. 
    9. Performing duty for reward. Mic 3:11.
  5. Inconsistent with Christian love. 1Co 13:5. 
  6. Inconsistent with communion of saints. Ro 12:4,5; 1Co 12:12-27. 
  7. Especially forbidden to saints. 1Co 10:24; Php 2:4. 
  8. The love of Christ should constrain us to avoid. 2Co 5:14,15. 
  9. Ministers should be devoid of. 1Co 9:19-23; 10:33. 
  10. All men addicted to. Eph 2:3; Php 2:21. 
  11. Saints falsely accused of. Job 1:9-11.
  12. Characteristic of the last days. 2Ti 3:1,2. 
  13. Exemplified:
    1. Cain. Ge 4:9. 
    2. Nabal. 1Sa 25:3,11. 
    3. Haman. Es 6:6. 
    4. Priests. Isa 56:11. 
    5. Jews. Zec 7:6. 
    6. James and John. Mr 10:37. 
    7. Multitude. Joh 6:26.

 

 

Sanctification.

  1. Is separation to the service of God. Ps 4:3; 2Co 6:17. 
  2. Effected by
    1. God. Eze 37:28; 1Th 5:23; Jude 1:1. 
    2. Christ. Heb 2:11; 13:12. 
    3. The Holy Spirit. Ro 15:16; 1Co 6:11. 
  3. In Christ. 1Co 1:2. 
  4. Through the atonement of Christ. Heb 10:10; 13:12. 
  5. Through the word of God. Joh 17:17,19; Eph 5:26. 
  6. Christ made, of God, to us. 1Co 1:30. 
  7. Saints elected to salvation through. 2Th 2:13; 1Pe 1:2. 
  8. All saints are in a state of. Ac 20:32; 26:18; 1Co 6:11. 
  9. The Church made glorious by. Eph 5:26,27. 
  10. Should lead to
    1. Mortification of sin. 1Th 4:3,4. 
    2. Holiness. Ro 6:22; Eph 5:7-9. 
  11. Offering up of saints acceptable through. Ro 15:16. 
  12. Saints fitted for the service of God by. 2Ti 2:21. 
  13. God wills all saints to have. 1Th 4:3. 
  14. Ministers
    1. Set apart to God’s service by. Jer 1:5. 
    2. Should pray that their people may enjoy complete. 1Th 5:23. 
    3. Should exhort their people to walk in. 1Th 4:1,3. 
  15. None can inherit the kingdom of God without. 1Co 6:9-11. 
  16. Typified. Ge 2:3; Ex 13:2; 19:14; 40:9-15; Le 27:14-16.

 

Entitlement.

  1. Established by worldly expectations. Mt 20:1-16.
  2. Marked by ingratitude. Luke 17:11-17
  3. No place in the kingdom. Luke 17:7-10
  4. Demands personal rights. 1Cor 6:4-7, 12-13, 
  5. Becomes a stumbling block to others. 1Cor 8:9-13
  6. Ignored by Paul in his service to Jesus. 1Cor 9:4-18, 2Thess 3:8-9
  7. Overcome by imitating Jesus. Philippians 2:1-12

 

The Holy Spirit Is God

1. As Jehovah. Ex 17:7; Heb 3:7-9; Nu 12:6; 2Pe 1:21. 

2. As Jehovah of hosts. Isa 6:3,8-10; Ac 28:25. 

3. As Jehovah, Most High. Ps 78:17,21; Ac 7:51. 

4. Being invoked as Jehovah. Lu 2:26-29; Ac 4:23-25; 1:16,20; 2Th 3:5. 

5. As called God. Ac 5:3,4. 

6. As joined with the Father and the Son in the baptismal formula. Mt 28:19. 

7. As eternal. Heb 9:14. 

8. As omnipresent. Ps 139:7-13. 

9. As omniscient. 1Co 2:10. 

10. As omnipotent. Lu 1:35; Ro 15:19. 

11. As the Spirit of glory and of God. 1Pe 4:14. 

12. As Creator. Ge 1:26,27; Job 33:4. 

13. As equal to, and one with the Father. Mt 28:19; 2Co 13:14. 

14. As Sovereign Disposer of all things. Da 4:35; 1Co 12:6,11. 

15. As Author of the new birth. Joh 3:5,6; 1Jo 5:4. 

16. As raising Christ from the dead. Ac 2:24; 1Pe 3:18; Heb 13:20; Ro 1:4. 

17. As inspiring Scripture. 2Ti 3:16; 2Pe 1:21. 

18. As the source of wisdom. 1Co 12:8; Isa 11:2; Joh 16:13; 14:26. 

19. As the source of miraculous power. Mt 12:28; Lu 11:20; Ac 19:11; Ro 15:19. 

20. As appointing and sending ministers. Ac 13:2,4; 9:38; 20:28. 

21. As directing where the gospel should be preached. Ac 16:6,7,10. 

22. As dwelling in saints. Joh 14:17; 1Co 14:25; 3:16; 6:19. 

23. As Comforter of the Church. Ac 9:31; 2Co 1:3. 

24. As sanctifying the Church. Eze 37:28; Ro 15:16. 

25. As the Witness. Heb 10:15; 1Jo 5:9. 

  1. As convincing of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. Joh 16:8-11.

 

The Acts of the Holy Spirit (Book of Acts)

  1. Guided Jesus in giving the Great Commission. 1:2
  2. Promised
    1. By Jesus. 1:5
    2. In Old Testament. 2:17-18
    3. Through Christ’s intercession. John 14:16
  3. Source of power to preach the good news. 1:8, 6:10
  4. Source of boldness. 4:8, 31
  5. Source of Old Testament prophecy. 1:16, 4:25, 28:25
  6. Fills disciples
    1. At Pentecost. 2:4
    2. In persecution. 4:8, 7:55, 13:9, 52
    3. After prayer. 4:31
    4. Mark of maturity. 6:3, 5, 11:24
  7. Jesus received form God and poured out. 2:33
  8. Given at baptism. 2:38, 5:32, 9:17, 19:2
  9. Can be tested by lying. 5:9
  10. Witness of the resurrection. 5:32
  11. Resisted by not obeying message. 7:51
  12. Miraculous fits passed on by apostles. 8:15-19, 19:6
  13. Led in evangelistic efforts
    1. Of individuals. 8:29, 39, 10:19, 20:22
    2. Of churches. 13:2
    3. Of mission teams. 13:4, 16:6-7
  14. Produces health in the church. 9:31
  15. Opened doors of church to Gentiles. 10:19, 44-47, 11:12-16, 15:8, 28
  16. Brought about prophecy. 11:28, 20:23, 21:4, 11
  17. Appoints leaders 20:28

 

The Personality of the Holy Spirit

1. He creates and gives life. Job 33:4. 

2. He appoints and commissions ministers. Isa 48:16; Ac 13:2; 20:28. 

3. He directs ministers where to preach. Ac 8:29; 10:19,20. 

4. He directs ministers where not to preach. Ac 16:6,7. 

5. He instructs ministers what to preach. 1Co 2:13. 

6. He spoke in, and by, the prophets. Ac 1:16; 1Pe 1:11,12; 2Pe 1:21. 

7. He strives with sinners. Ge 6:3. 

8. He reproves. Joh 16:8. 

9. He comforts. Ac 9:31. 

10. He helps our infirmities. Ro 8:26. 

11. He teaches. Joh 14:26; 1Co 12:3. 

12. He guides. Joh 16:13. 

13. He sanctifies. Ro 15:16; 1Co 6:11. 

14. He testifies of Christ. Joh 15:26. 

15. He glorifies Christ. Joh 16:14. 

16. He has a power of his own. Ro 15:13. 

17. He searches all things. Ro 11:33,34; 1Co 2:10,11. 

18. He works according to his own will. 1Co 12:11. 

19. He dwells with saints. Joh 14:17. 

20. He can be grieved. Eph 4:30. 

21. He can be vexed. Isa 63:10. 

22. He can be resisted. Ac 7:51. 

23. He can be tempted. Ac 5:9.

 

The Holy Spirit, The Counselor

  1. Proceeds from the Father. Joh 15:26. 
  2. Given
    1. By the Father. Joh 14:16. 
    2. By Christ. Isa 61:3. 
    3. Through Christ’s intercession. Joh 14:16. 
  3. Sent in the name of Christ. Joh 14:26. 
  4. Sent by Christ from the Father. Joh 15:26; 16:7. 
  5. As such he
    1. Communicates joy to saints. Ro 14:17; Ga 5:22; 1Th 1:6. 
    2. Edifies the Church. Ac 9:31.
    3. Testifies of Christ. Joh 15:26. 
    4. Imparts the love of God. Ro 5:3-5. 
    5. Imparts hope. Ro 15:13; Ga 5:5. 
    6. Teaches saints. John 14:26. 
    7. Dwells with, and in saints. Joh 14:17. 
    8. Abides for ever with saints. Joh 14:16. 
    9. Is known by saints. Joh 14:17. 
  6. The world cannot receive. Joh 14:17.

 

The Holy Spirit, The Teacher

  1. Promised. Pr 1:23. 
  2. As the Spirit of wisdom. Isa 11:2; 40:13,14. 
  3. Given
    1. In answer to prayer. Eph 1:16,17. 
    2. To saints. Ne 9:20; 1Co 2:12,13. 
  4. Necessity for. 1Co 2:9,10. 
  5. As such he
    1. Reveals the things of God. 1Co 2:10,13. 
    2. Reveals the things of Christ. Joh 16:14. 
    3. Reveals the future. Lu 2:26; Ac 21:11. 
    4. Brings the words of Christ to remembrance. Joh 14:26. 
    5. Directs in the way of godliness. Isa 30:21; Eze 36:27. 
    6. Teaches saints to answer persecutors. Mr 13:11; Lu 12:12. 
    7. Enables ministers to teach. 1Co 12:8. 
    8. Guides into all truth. Joh 14:26; 16:13. 
    9. Directs the decisions of the Church. Ac 15:28. 
  6. Attend to the instruction of. Re 2:7,11,29. 
  7. The natural man will not receive the things of. 1Co 2:14.

 

Who You Are in Christ.

  1. The Before Picture:
    1. Romans 1:18-32
    2. 1Corinthians 6:9-10
    3. Ephesians 2:1-3
    4. Ephesians 4:17-19
    5. 2Corinthans 4:3-4
  2. The After Picture (in Christ):
    1. Romans 6:1-4
    2. 1Corinthians 6:11
    3. Ephesians 2:4-10
    4. Ephesians 4:22-24
    5. 2Corinthians 4:5-6
  3. Spiritual blessings in Christ. Eph 1:3-14

Power of Relationships (Affections)

  1. Should be supremely set upon God. De 6:3; Mr 12:30. 
  2. Should be SET
    1. Upon the commandments of God. Ps 19:8-10; 119:20,97,103,167. 
    2. Upon the house and worship of God. 1Ch 29:3; Ps 26:8; 27:4; 84:1,2. 
    3. Upon the people of God. Ps 16:3; Ro 12:10; 2Co 7:13-15; 1Th 2:8. 
    4. Upon heavenly things. Col 3:1,2. 
    5. Should be zealously engaged for God. Ps 69:9; 119:139; Ga 4:18. 
  3. Christ claims the first place in. Mt 10:37; Lu 14:26. 
  4. Enkindled by communion with Christ. Lu 24:32. 
  5. Blessedness of making God the object of. Ps 91:14. 
  6. Should not grow cold. Ps 106:12,13; Mt 24:12; Ga 4:15; Re 2:4. 
  7. Of saints, supremely set on God. Ps 42:1; 73:25; 119:10. 
  8. Of the wicked, not sincerely set on God. Isa 58:1,2; Eze 33:31,32; Lu 8:13. 
  9. Carnal affections should be mortified. Ro 8:13; 13:14; 1Co 9:27; Col 3:5; 1Th 4:5. 
  10. Carnal affections crucified in saints. Ro 6:6; Ga 5:24. 
  11. False teachers seek to captivate. Ga 1:10; 4:17; 2Ti 3:6; 2Pe 2:3,18; Re 2:14,20. 
  12. Of the wicked, are unnatural and perverted. Ro 1:31; 2Ti 3:3; 2Pe 2:10.

 

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