7 August 2016 @ S T C
Dr Stanley L Scott
In the lifestyle of the Mature Christian, we will see “WORD” action in the following areas…
Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
- 1. Ripe; perfected by time or natural growth;
- 2. Brought to perfection;
- 3. Completed; prepared; ready.
Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
- 1. Force; urgency; pressure; importance;
- 2. Force; violence; strain.
2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
- 1. To enlarge in bulk or stature,
- 2. To increase; to be augmented;
- 3. To advance; to improve; to make progress; as, to grow in grace, in knowledge, in piety.
- 4. To advance; to extend.
- 5. To come by degrees; to become; to reach any state;
2 Timothy 2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
2 Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
- 1. Exertion or contention for superiority; contest of emulation, either by intellectual or physical efforts.
- 2. Contention in anger or enmity; contest; struggle for victory; quarrel or war.
- 3. The agitation produced by different qualities;
John 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
- 1. The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; that excitement of pleasurable feelings which is caused by success, good fortune, the gratification of desire or some good possessed, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exultation; exhilaration of spirits.
- JOY is
- 1. a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching possession of a good.
- 2. Gayety; mirth; festivity.
- 3. Happiness; feddcity.
- 4. A glorious and triumphant state
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
- 1. In a general sense, a state of quiet or tranquilddty; freedom from disturbance or agitation; appddcable to society, to individuals, or to the temper of the mind.
- 2. Freedom from internal commotion or civil war.
- 3. Freedom from private quarrels, suits or disturbance.