Hebrews 3

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For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God.

– Hebrews 3:4

The author of Hebrews here brushes by what philosophical apologists refer to as the “teleological argument.” The teleological argument is the argument for the existence of God based upon the fact that there is an ordered universe. Even children can deduce that there is an artist when there is art, that there is cook when there is a meal, that there is builder when there is a building. “Every house is build by someone.” Therefore, how did all things that exist come to be? “He who built all things is God.”

This actually is connected to one of the major challenges of atheism, which even modern atheists recognize today. The issue of the fine tuning of the universe begs the existence of God. Don’t miss this, and don’t be embarrassed to profess your belief in a Creator God. The evidence is in your favor.

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Hebrews 2

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how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him,

– Hebrews 2:3

As I mentioned previously, the author of the Book of Hebrews has been discussed and debated for many years. Probably the majority opinion is that the Apostle Paul wrote it. But Hebrews 2:3 casts doubt on that view, as the author of this book was not an eye witness or firsthand hearer of Jesus’ message and ministry. In my opinion, the author therefore could not have been Paul.

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Hebrews 1

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God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;

– Hebrews 1:1-2

Though God has spoken to us in these last days by His Son, Jesus; the author of The Book of Hebrews quotes the Old Testament no less than eight times in the opening chapter of this grand and glorious book. The author of this book (and there has been considerable debate on that topic for many years) clearly had a vast comprehension of the Hebrew Scriptures.

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Philemon 1

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that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

– Philemon 1:6

Paul’s prayer for Philemon was that He would be come an effective witness of his faith. But is prayer is also instructive. How do we become effective witnesses of our faith? One of the ways is that we acknowledge and share the good things we have received because of Christ Jesus.

You may ask, “What are those good things?” A good place to start to get to know them is in Ephesians 1:1-14.

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Titus 3

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Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.

– Titus 3:1-2

The “them” Paul refers to are the Christians of Crete, over whom Titus presided. What then did early Christian elders instruct there churches in? Very practical Christian values. Submit to authorities, be obedient, do good works, don’t gossip, don’t fight, be patient and humble to all. These are the high value targets we should be aiming at.

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Titus 2

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For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,

– Titus 2:11-12

God’s grace is powerful. Anyone experiences it can attest to that. And it is not only powerful to save us from the penalty and power of sin, but it is also powerful as a teacher. The grace of God teaches us how to live and walk in righteousness. Hopefully you’re enrolled in that class.

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Titus 1

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They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.

– Titus 1:16

May we never be mere professors of God who’s lives contradict our profession.

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2 Timothy 4

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Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

– 2 Timothy 4:2

The previous chapter ended with the great truth that the Scriptures are inspired of God and useful for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness. Here the thought continues as Paul urges Timothy to “Preach the word!” And then to use the scriptures to patiently convince, rebuke, exhort and teach. This is the call and task of the pastor/preacher.

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2 Timothy 3

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But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:

– 2 Timothy 3:1

Simple, prophetic insight. We ought never think it strange when we encounter opposition to our faith.

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2 Timothy 2

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Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel, for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained.

– 2 Timothy 2:8-9

I think that we, more than just about anyone, at any time in Christian history, need to remember that Jesus is the Messiah, that He is of royal descent through King David, that He rose again from the dead, just as His early followers preached, even though they subjected to troubling suffering and ultimate martyrdom for their witness. That gospel needs to be unchanged.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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