Spiritual

How We Produce Spiritual Fruit

John 15;16

Those who have been blessed with revelation and understanding from God should produce spiritual fruit.

Be encouraged today!

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An Entirely New Existence

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Believers will experience an entirely new existence in which they will have perfect spiritual relationships with everyone else.  Believers will be like angels in that they will be spiritual, eternal beings who will not die.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Mark 12:25.

Walk in Him

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“Walk” is the familiar New Testament term denoting the believer’s daily conduct.  To walk in Christ is to live a life patterned after His.  See Colossians 1:10; 4:5; Romans 6:4; 8:1,4; 13:13; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 2 Corinthians 5:7; 10:3; 12:18; Galatians 5:16,25; 6:16; Ephesians 2:10; 4:1,17; 5:2,8,15; Philippians 3:16-18; 1 Thessalonians 2:12; 4:1,12; 2 Thessalonians 3:11; 1 John 1:6,7; 2:6; 2 John 6; and 3 John 3,4.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Colossians 2:6.

 

Temperature

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In these circumstances,

a crowd of many thousands came together,

so that they were trampling

on one another.

Luke 12:1a

Apparently, Jesus was no small matter in His day.  Thousands dropped what they were doing in daily life just to hear Him speak, pretty much wherever He went.  He spoke with authority (Mark 1:27).  When entering Jerusalem, the Jewish leaders in the crowd asked Jesus to rebuke His disciples (Luke 19:39) when they were praising God joyfully and loudly for all the miracles they had seen (Luke 19:28-38).  Jesus just let them know that wasn’t going to happen, and if He tried something supernatural might occur-making a strong claim of His deity.

What Jesus spoke, we have in written form, inside the Bible.  The words have no less power today than they did when Jesus spoke them.  Do I drop everything else in my life to hear Him speak to me through His own words, as people once did-trampling on one another to get within earshot, metaphorically speaking?  Do you?  How do we know if we are dead, alive, on fire, or just warm and cooling-spiritually?  By taking our spiritual temperature.  Each of us should evaluate these things about ourselves-consistently.