Author: David Austin

Romans 16

ROMANS  Chapter 16   Romans 16:1 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:   I Commend to you … Sunistaw, I stand together with Phebe and introduce her to you. Servant of the church … g1249. διάκονος diakonos; probably from an obsolete διάκω diakō (to run on errands; compare 1377); an attendant, i.e. (genitive case) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties); specially, a Christian teacher and pastor (technically, a deacon or deaconess): — deacon, minister, servant. AV (31) – minister 20, servant 8, deacon 3;...

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Victory over the flesh

The Ability to Gain the Victory over the Fallen Nature, the Flesh. This article is gleaned from a current study in the book of Romans, focusing closely upon Romans 8:13-14. The Christian has two natures abiding, 1) the old man that loves its own deceitful lusts and comforts and evils (Eph 4:22; Gal 5:19-21; 1 John 2:15-16), always warring against the things of Christ (Gal 5:17; Rom 7:23); and 2) the new man that “after God is created in righteousness and true holiness” (Eph 4:24; 2 Cor 5:17). The “old man,” is our old Adamic nature inherited from the...

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Why There Are Afflictions in the Christian’s Life

Why There Are Afflictions in the Christian’s Life Following are some insights gleaned from a recent study given in our Sunday School lesson from the first part of Romans chapter five. Romans 5:1-5 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed...

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Musical Instruments for the House of the Lord

Musical Instruments Ordained for the House of the Lord In these days in which Christians find themselves, with the world’s ways so prevalent in most churches we often wonder “Is any and all styles of music appropriate for the church house? Are any and all musical instruments to be employed in our worship of our Lord and Savior?” We find many “praise teams” in churches using electric guitars and drum sets. Many refer to Psalms 149 and 150, or 68 and 81 to advocate for their use in the Lord’s House. Though these four Psalms call for the use...

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The Wise Men from the East

The Wise Men from the East Many readers of the Bible assume that there were three Wise Men and that they came to worship Jesus immediately after His birth, while still at the manger. However, there are some clues in Matthew 2 that indicate that it was up to two years after His birth before they arrived in Jerusalem seeking the King of the Jews. See verses 2, 7-8 and 16. From the first appearing of the star had probably been two years, for Herod had every child aged two and younger in Bethlehem slain. We also see that...

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