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Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by Arrie03, May 14, 2015.

  1. Peter said to them, “and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39For the promise is for you and for your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call.” 40And with many other words he testified and strongly urged them, saying, “Be saved from this corrupt generation! ”
    41So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about 3,000 people were added to them. 42And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to the prayers.

    43Then fear came over everyone, and many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles.
  2. I decided to read this passage again - did not do so in a while now.
    I noticed this:
    Each person baptized in the name of Yeshua for forgiveness of sins will receive the Holy Spirit of God.
    The word baptized here means immerse, dip repeatedly or overwhelm, but also to dye/stain and cover wholly with a fluid.
    Also this promise is for you, your family and all who are far off, keep in mind, Simon Peter was speaking to Jews at the time that came from possibly 12 to 15 different geographical areas, so then who are the far off ones?
    The passage says also as many as the Lord our God will call - we as Christians, we have a lot a praising and thanksgiving to be done, yes, YOU were called brother and sister. Called I say.
    What did those saved do? They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles, and also to fellowship, to break bread and prayers.
    This should be a simple a clear place for us to start on the road to success so to say as a church. But how do you interpret "braking bread"?
    The last verse talks about something very close to my heart and that is the word fear. What would you say is this fear?
    Also, look what followed this fear - many wonders and signs. So how important is this fear?
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  3. I am assuming it is referring to the fear of The Lord.
  4. Yes, but everyone must be able to explain this fear for themselves, otherwise, how would you know if this fear is applicable in your life?
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  5. True.
  6. To me the fear of The Lord is more than reverence, it is actual fear of the great power and authority that He possesses. Yes, He is our Father which loves us more than we can imagine, but He is also The Lord, The King and The Judge. We should always remember this lest we be tempted to play around with His grace, and not serve Him out of love.
  7. Yes, I know what you are talking about. He is just absolutely massive compared to us, even if we all stand together, we simply do not feature. Those who reject Him will find this out as described in Revelation. Can't imagine the fear they will have on that fateful day.
  8. I don't want to imagine it...too scary! [emoji15]
  9. Something on fear. How do you understand this?
    2 Corinthians 5:9-11 (NIV)
    9So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
    11Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience.
  10. Here is a nice one on fear - ooh I like it:
    Isaiah 33:6 (NIV)
    6He will be the sure foundation for your times,
    a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;
    the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.
  11. This Fear could also be said AS AWE or Amazement and so forth. The Spirit of theLord was there moving..........working..........thats says it all right there dont ya think ? ;)
  12. Fear of the Lord is a difficult concept to wrap our brains around. Even so much more for young people who only look at fear as something very negative and to be avoided in their perspective.
    We should see how many translations or descriptions of fear with context to help understand it better.
    Fear of the government- Immense power over your way of living, good and bad

    Fear of an electrical socket- A power source which we use daily, making our lives easier, yet a knowledge of what it can do to you- shocking or even kill you through electrocution.
    This one gives me an idea of fear being a knowledge of power and what it can do, deserving of respect and taking care in the use of it.

    Same with a gun or any other potentially dangerous equipment which is used for specific purposes. Misuse of which can be harmful or deadly.

    I taught Sunday School class of teens who couldn't understand how and why we love God and yet fear Him, or how God loves us so much yet we should fear Him. As in Proverbs 1:7 - the fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge...

    I hope to see some others with contextual use of the word fear and how it relates to the wonder and astonishment of God.
  13. Look at 2 Corinthians 5:9-11
    In verse 11 the statement is made: since, then, we know what it is to fear Him.
    This statement is made because the answer was already given before.
    How does verse 9 start?

    So we make it our goal to please Him...

    If you fear God, you want to please Him, and interestingly enough, if you love God, you keep His commands.

    I'm not trying to advocate a recipe hear, but in honesty, I feel I have been aspiring to these things before I even knew about it.
    Remember, inside out change which happened through Holy Spirit.

    Maybe helpful to someone.
  14. When they observed the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed and recognized that they had been with Jesus. 14And since they saw the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say in response. 15After they had ordered them to leave the Sanhedrin, they conferred among themselves, 16saying, “What should we do with these men? For an obvious sign, evident to all who live in Jerusalem, has been done through them, and we cannot deny it! 17However, so this does not spread any further among the people, let’s threaten them against speaking to anyone in this name again.”
  15. Did we notice that God did not choose the learned to lead the church of His kingdom? Why?
    The learned conspired and plotted against the truth. Also, "they recognised that they had been with Jesus" - so they acknowledged Jesus. Therefore rejected Jesus even after His resurrection also.
  16. The "fear" of the Lord comes from the Word of God, which is why it is called the "fear of the Lord". Jesus is Lord who happens to be the Word!!
    As faith comes from hearing the Word of God, I believe the fear of the Lord (Word) comes from experiencing the Words power. Those who have never experienced the power of the Word of God in their life do not respect, reverence, or fear its power. Those who have the "fear" of the Lord" would never handle the Word of God deceitfully, because they know they are dealing with a power that is eternal, and unlimited in its ability to do exceeding abundantly above all we can ask or think! The word "deceitfully" means "to add or mix human tradition to the pure Word of God"

    2Co 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
    2Co 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

    Pro 2:1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
    Pro 2:2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
    Pro 2:3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
    Pro 2:4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
    Pro 2:5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

    Psa 119:38 Confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared.

    Pro 15:33 The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.
  17. CCW, I like it.
    I'm going to read it again later and take it in, it's now 6:02 AM, and I can knock of, have about one hour sleep, and then go to church.
    Instruction in wisdom - here is one of those bees again.

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