Archive for March 2012

KTTK 17 Faith as Evidence

We receive all that we have from God by our trust in Him. Absolute trust is faith. But faith is more than simply a way by which we receive things from God. The second half of Hebrews 11:1 tells us that faith is the evidence of things not seen. The universe is the natural realm, [...]

KTTK 16 Faith as Substance of Hope

The Bible holds definitions for the terms that we often use, but may not have ever had clearly defined. As a consequence these terms have little true impact in our lives. Faith is one of those terms. We understand “faith” as “The Faith,” which speaks of the overarching tenants of Christianity. We speak of having [...]

KTTK 15 Love and Obey

Jesus clearly told us that If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands (John 14:15). At first glance this seems to be a bit of the whining,  “laying-the-guilt-on” parenting strategy. Unfortunately, there are some that take Jesus’ words exactly that way. In order to “prove” to God that we love Him, we [...]

KTTK 14 Greater is He

One of the most important keys for the believer is the understanding that Jesus defeated Satan, and therefore through Jesus we have authority over the things that Satan would try to impose on our lives. John said it most concisely when he wrote, Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [...]

KTTK 13 Do All Things Through Christ

While it is eminently true that we can do nothing without Christ (John 15:5), it is equally true that I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency] (Phil 4:13). [...]

KTTK 12 Nothing Without Jesus

Jesus gave us some rather definitive statements when He was conducting His ministry in person here on earth. In one instance He told us, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing (John 15:5b). That is a rather bold and telling statement from the One and True God. Remember, [...]

KTTK 11 In the Name of Jesus

One of the truly great Keys to the Kingdom is clearly described for us in Colossians 3:17, And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him. Look carefully [...]

KTTK 10 Increase/Decrease

John the Baptist spoke one of the truly great keys in Scripture when he said, He must increase, but I must decrease. [He must grow more prominent; I must grow less so.] (John 3:30). And while John was speaking specifically about his ministry relative to Christ’s, it is a key that also fits perfectly the [...]

KTTK 9, Freedom To

The key verse in the last lesson, Gal. 3:13, is the first half of what is perhaps the best description of the Gospel in the entire New Testament. In this lesson we will examine verse 3:14 in detail. It helps to read verses 13 and 14 together because verse 14 is the out-flowing result of [...]