Archive for the ‘2012 The Keys to the Kingdom KTTK’ Category

KTTK 54 Christ in Us

One of the most necessary understanding that every child of God must have is perfectly outlined by Paul in Gal. 2:20 where he wrote, I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I [...]

KTTK 53 Observe to Do

I always find it interesting that people think of the God of the Old Testament as different than the God of the New Testament, and yet we clearly understand that Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages) (Heb. 13:8). And that Every good gift and every [...]

KTTK 52 Increase & Decrease

       The single key that describes our lifelong association with Christ Jesus is a simple statement made by John the Baptist: He must increase, but I must decrease. [He must grow more prominent; I must grow less so.] (John 3:30). Any time we get off this one-way track to a higher life in [...]

KTTK 51 Listen Carefully

Listening is an art. It requires that we not only hear the actual words being spoken, but that we catch any implications built into the way those words are arranged and the intonations by which they are spoken. Many times, we don’t pay close attention to precisely what is being said. The old parlor game, [...]

KTTK 50 Without Faith it’s Sin

We often think of sin as the big, bad things that humans do—like murder, stealing, dealing in drugs, etc. But that’s not exactly the way we need to think about our rebellious nature. Paul noted that whatever does not originate and proceed from faith is sin [whatever is done without a conviction of its approval [...]

KTTK 49 Walk Stand Sit

We often think of the Old Testament (OT) as “old”; it is anything but. God’s Word doesn’t age. Remember, Jesus only had the OT to teach with and to live by. He quoted the OT often, and employed its Truth to help His Twelve understand Who the Truth really is. King David, the great Psalm [...]

KTTK 48 Escaping Temptation

In one of His greatest promises, Jesus guarantees that our lives will not be a bed of roses. I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be [...]

KTTK 46 Clothe Yourself

What we wear is important.  We have names for our different types of clothing, and even use our clothing as a status symbol. So, when God tells us to clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for [indulging] the flesh [put a stop to thinking about the evil cravings [...]

KTTK 45 When to Pray

It’s a question that many of us think of—when is the best time to pray? The answer is the same smart-aleck response that has been given for millennia—whenever you can. Actually Scriptures clearly discuss prayer in its many aspects, including when to pray.  The key verse for this lesson, discussing when to pray, is Phil. [...]

KTTK 44 Blessed Assurance

As children of God we need the assurance that God will never abandon us. We need the assurance that occasional sinning does not cause God to turn His back on us eternally. We need the assurance that salvation is permanent and that once saved, always saved. It makes a huge difference in the way we [...]