Devine Helper

Bible Text: Mark 2:1-12 From the reference text, we see that it was noised that Jesus was in the house (Mark 2:1). In Matthew 18:20, Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.“ When Jesus is present, the Holy Ghost is present. When Jesus is in the house, there is power to bless, to heal, to deliver, to set free, etc. Many people were gathered together; but there were no room to receive them, not even around…

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FRIENDS

Scripture Portion: John 15: 1-15 One of the greatest gifts that God has given to us is the gift of friendship. How great it is to have a true friend. As Christians we rejoice in the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, our Savior, is our Friend. He is the best Friend of all (Proverbs 18:24); and He is our Friend because He is first of all our Savior. In the light of John 15:14-15, are we His friends? Undoubtedly He is a true Friend to…

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WITNESSES

Scripture Portion: Acts 1: 1-11 One of the great and deeply significant names given to Christians is the name ‘’witness’’. The word appears many times in the Bible, particularly in the Book of Acts. In Isaiah 43:10-12 the Lord twice says of His people, ““You are my witnesses””, and just before His ascension the Lord Jesus said –- Acts 1:8. We shall confine our study to this verse and it will help us to understand something of the privileges and responsibilities of witnessing. There are five lines of truth:-  …

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SERVANTS

Scripture Portion: Acts 20: 17-38 In this passage of Scripture, which contains the record of Paul’s charge to the Ephesian elders, we have the portrait of a true servant of the Lord. God has not only made us members of His family, calling us His children (Romans 8:16), but He has called us into His service and He delights to call us His servants (Philippians 1:1). In Acts 20:19 Paul says, ““I served the Lord””, and this gives us the key to our present study. What are the characteristics of…

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STEWARDS

Scripture Portion: 1 Peter 4: 1-11 God calls us His servants, but He also calls us His stewards. There must therefore be a distinction between a servant and a steward. A servant is one who serves (Romans 1:9), or a worker (Matthew 9:37). A steward is a servant but in the word ‘’steward’’ there is the added idea of responsibility. God has entrusted certain things to us and we are responsible to Him to use them properly. Eliezer was the steward of Abraham’s household (Genesis 15:2, KJV); Abraham had placed…

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JEWELS

Scripture Portion: Malachi 3: 7-18 (KJV) In Revelation 21:19-22 the Lord tells us that the heavenly city is ablaze with jewels; and in Malachi 3:17 (KJV) the Lord speaks of His people as His jewels. Are you one of the Lord’’s jewels? The dictionary defines a jewel as – – “a precious stone, or anything or anyone highly valued.”” This leads to our first point:-   1. The Lord has a company of people He calls His Jewels because they are very precious to Him. Malachi 3:17 (NIV) translates ‘’jewels’’…

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DISCIPLES

Scripture Portion: Luke 14: 26-35 Many times in the New Testament believers are called ‘‘disciples’’ –- a disciple being one who learns of Christ, who follows Him and obeys Him. Broadly speaking, of course, every Christian is a disciple, and yet it is possible to be a Christian, to be saved and to know that your sins are forgiven, and yet not to tread the path of discipleship –- because to be a disciple means to be a disciplined Christian. Discipleship is a costly business. So with this thought in mind we…

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SONS

Scripture Portion: 1 John 3: 1-10 There is a company of people in heaven and on earth whom God calls His children – – “the sons of God”” –- and we shall confine this study to some of the things we read about these favored people in 1 John 3:1-3. It is important to recognize that John’s writings were particularly for the Family, whereas Peter, James and Jude wrote about the Kingdom, and Paul about the Church. In this study we have clear teaching for members of God’s family, God’s…

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SAINTS

Scripture Portion: Ephesians 1: 18 – 2: 22 Over and over again God describes His people as ‘‘saints’’. Many of the New Testament letters are addressed ““To the saints…”…” (Romans 1:7; Ephesians 1:1; Philippians 1:1). The word ‘‘saint’’ simply means ‘’holy one’’, and it occurs over one hundred times in the Bible; for instance, 1 Samuel 2:9; Psalm 116:15; Romans 8:27; 1 Corinthians 6:2. But who are the ‘’saints’’? Every Christian is a saint. It’s impossible to be a Christian and not be a saint. What is a Christian? –-…

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AMBASSADORS

Scripture Portion: 2 Corinthians 5: 1-21 In Proverbs 13:17, Isaiah 18:2, 30:4; 33:7 and Jeremiah 49:14 we find the word ‘’envoy’’, meaning an ambassador. In the New Testament the Apostle Paul speaks of himself as Christ’s ambassador (Ephesians 6:20), and of all Christians as the ambassadors of the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:20). What is an ambassador? In 2 Corinthians 5:20 Paul says, ““We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors…”…” An ambassador is a REPRESENTATIVE –- one who represents another. He goes to a foreign country and represents the Throne and the Government of his own people. Now…

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