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The Kingdom of Heaven

Related: The Ten Similitudes of the Kingdom   The Kingdom of Heaven is a dispensational term only found in Matthew’s gospel, while the Kingdom of God is a broader moral term found throughout the New Testament. The Kingdom of Heaven is not heaven itself; rather it is a kingdom on earth, but the seat of its authority is in the heavens (Psa. 103:19), “the heavens” referring to the heavenly places. It is composed of those who recognize that “the heavens do rule” (Dan. 4:26), although some only profess it without reality. To put […]

Romans 13

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Moral Conduct that Flows from Understanding Our Place in the World Romans 13   Romans 13. It is very fitting that this chapter be found in this epistle. The Roman Empire was in power, and these believers were in the very capitol where that power was concentrated. The Jews did not want to accept the idea that they were under the Gentiles dominion due to their failure, and frequently rebelled against the Romans, becoming a constant source of grief: Emperor Tiberius expelled Jews from […]

1 Corinthians 6:1-11

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Resolving Personal Disputes 1 Corinthians 6:1-11   vv.1-11 The Corinthians had imbibed worldly wisdom (ch.1-4) and it had resulted in worldly practices (ch.5-6). Not only had they fallen into fleshly lusts (ch.5), but into secular protocols (ch.6, v.1-11). The apostle had gotten word (probably through common report; 1 Cor. 5:1) that they were appealing to secular courts to settle personal disputes! There were actually two issues that contributed to this (see v.8); a lack of meekness caused one brother to defraud or take […]

Genesis 9

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Noah’s Commission and Failure Genesis 9     Dispensational Changes for the Earth (9:1-17) CHAPTER 9 1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. v.1 Man to fill the earth. The first command was a repetition what God had given to Adam in Genesis 1:28. It was given again to Noah after the flood, because it was still God’s mind for mankind to fill the earth. […]