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“Always Abounding
in the Work of the Lord”

“As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” 1 Peter 4:10

This ministry work would be furthered in the hearts of men and blessed to have you assist us in any of the following ways (email at bottom). We are all Christ’s disciples, servants, and friends (John 15). As blood-bought members of Jesus’ body, we are all just regular people – former sinners now saved by His glorious grace – who have His desire inside of us to help others grow in His grace and for lost souls to be saved/rescued before it’s too late (Luke 19:10; Mark 4:19). Each of us know inside that our time is short – we have a very limited window and must act now. Many who read these words desire and have even prayed for something to do for Jesus.

So that we are all on GOD’s page per se, I want to encourage you to read the 4-chapter book of Colossians. Please pray before you begin and as you study these words of our LORD, ask Him to reveal His heart, wisdom, truth, and full-counsel to you. Ask Him to reveal Himself – Jesus Christ – to you. Don’t miss the apostle Paul’s warnings and 1:28 which gives us the PWT principle of preaching, WARNING, and teaching. Here’s a brief help to launch you and your life into a higher orbit with Jesus! – Colossal Colossians!

By His grace, our whole goal is simply to magnify and elevate and uphold Jesus Christ and no mere man or ministry (Colossians 1:18; 2:18-19). He alone is worthy and He “must increase” but we “must decrease.” (John 3:30) Read 2 Corinthians 1:9; 3:5; 4:5.

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58

Let’s abound in the work of the Lord together beloved. Read 1 Corinthians 3:6-9.

OPPORTUNITIES/NEEDS

– Most prolific, prevalent opportunity: Disciples of Jesus who will push out/publish links with teaser lines on social media. This will create feeding, edification, rebuke, exhortation, encouragement, and binding and sealing divine truth among Christ’s remnant disciples who will in turn begin communicating His Word (Isaiah 8:16). Peruse, be edified by, and publish pages on the ministry site. It’s a large resource covering dozens of important biblical topics. If you have social media accounts, please join us in pushing out the Scripture-rich resources on https://whatshotn.me/  – articles, outlines, study guides, books, etc.

Word Press Expert for advice and tech support at times or more ….(for website updates, new plug-ins/enhancements and website translated in different languages)

Money. This ministry work is about Christ alone and offers the opportunity for us all to “lay up” treasure with our LORD, in His safe keeping (Matthew 6:19-24). Setting up a recurring gift is extremely vital to the operation of this work. Please realize that no organization or even one rich person bothers to support this work. One person gave $5.00 once and that, to a degree, is what determines how many people we can reach (printing soul-winning Gospel tracts, giving away books to help Christians grow in Christ, etc.).

Translations of books into the following languages:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • German

Graphic artist(s) needed (cutting edge)

Financial gifts to help the ministry operate at optimal fruitfulness (John 15:16)

  • Monthly Sponsorship’s (E-Mail).
  • One Time Gift (E-Mail)

Air Miles for mission trips
– Again: Ministry via replies and postings on Facebook and other social media sites. Getting God’s Word out via social media platforms.

Now because money is so important in this world, it is very difficult to develop the right mindset about it. This is when the practice of tithing a specific percent, even though it is no longer required, can be a very helpful way to develop the right attitude about money. By making ourselves give away some specific percent, we remind ourselves that all our money is God’s in the first place.

So far for this donation drive to provide food for the hungry and homeless, We have received nothing to put into the food bank, many have seen it and have done nothing, what a sad day this truly is looking at them and not being able to give them food for their belly, that is one of the few commands Jesus gave us to do! the ones who turn their backs on the hungry their Christianity is in question! How can I say that? I didn’t Jesus did! Remember His message about the sheep and the goats?

Help Wanted For God's Ministry

Help Wanted For God’s Ministry

All love offerings are so very appreciated. We are not supported by any organization but rather dependent upon the love offerings of individuals who love the LORD Jesus and want to help further His eternal kingdom in the hearts of men. Your donation(s) will greatly assist in keeping us on post and in greater fruitfulness for our KING’s glory!!!! 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 

Please EMAIL us whatshotn@outlook.com

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Past, Present and Future of Salvation, Today’s Study of Romans 5

Past, Present and Future of Salvation”…Today’s Study of Romans 5…

……”In the first four chapters of Romans, Paul announced that the gospel is a message about the righteousness of God being given to people because of Jesus-Christ. First, Paul described the problem: “Everyone deserves to die”… because they fall short of what God wants…

“Then Paul described the solution: The gift of God is eternal life in Christ-Jesus our Lord. It is a gift, not a result of us keeping laws. In chapter 4, Paul proved this with the example of Abraham, who was declared righteous by God on the basis of faith before the laws were given. “Salvation is by grace and faith”, not by law or works…hummm…

…………”Faith, hope and love”…………..
“In chapter 5, Paul explains a little more and in the process, he says a few things that have caused questions for centuries. “We will discuss these” and notice the main point that Paul makes. He says in verse 1, Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, that’s the main point of chapters 3 and 4 we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus-Christ. The problem between us and God has been fixed…

…”Before, we were sinners, enemies of God, and unless something was done, he would have to punish us. But since we were powerless to do anything about it, God took the initiative, he sent his Son to bring us peace. In legal terms, we have been declared righteous or undeserved innocense, and in relationship terms, we are given peace instead of hostility and we shall not be given the wrath of God…

“It is through Jesus, Paul says in verse 2, that we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. We enter grace, or forgiveness, by faith in what Christ did. And when Paul says that we stand in grace, he implies that this is a state in which we can remain. Because of God’s grace, based on what Christ did in the past, we rejoice in the hope that this gives us for the future the hope of sharing in the glory of God. This hope is not just a “wishful thought”.. it is confidence based on what God has done for us…

…”This has practical results in our lives: Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance…… perseverance…character; and character…hope..Romans 5:3-4..We rejoice not only in hoping for future glory, but we rejoice now, even when things are not going well for us”…

“We may not rejoice because of our sufferings, but we can rejoice in them. Trials and difficulties help us grow in determination to endure, and in our character, our consistency in doing the right thing even in difficult circumstances. And if we stay on the right path, we can be confident that we will get to the goal. Our hope is not in ourselves, but in what Jesus is doing in us………..

…”Paul says more about hope in verse 5: And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy-Spirit, who has been given to us. We do not hope in vain, because even in this life we have benefits in Christ, such as the love that God puts into us. Our ability to love is increased because God begins to put his own characteristics into our hearts, and that includes love.

“By doing this, God lets us know that he loves us, and he helps us love others even the ones who are hard to love, through the Holy-Spirit living in us. God gives us something of himself, so we are changed to be more like he is. Through faith, God gives us hope and love. He is changing our outlook on life and the way we live”

…”Saved by his love”…
“Paul then tells us what he means about God’s love: You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly verse 6.Who are the “ungodly”? We are! No matter how ungodly we have been, Jesus-Christ is able to save us. He didn’t wait until we repented; he did not wait until we deserved it. No..he died for us while we were powerless. He helped us when we were helpless…

“Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die, verse 7. It’s not likely that we can die for someone else, though some people do risk their lives to save others. This rare situation provides a contrast to Christ: But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us verse 8 He had to do it while we were sinners, because sin is what we had to be rescued from. So God took the initiative, sending Christ to die for us, and this demonstrates God’s love. He is good to us even when we are rebels; he gives generously even when we deserve nothing…

…”The action of Christ demonstrates the love of God, because Christ is God. They have the same love because they are one. When we have trials, we can look to Jesus as evidence that God loves us. His willingness to die for us should reassure us that God wants to help us, even at great cost to himself…

“Paul draws a conclusion in verse 9: Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! Because of what Jesus did in the past, we are now forgiven, and on the day of judgment we will escape condemnation!!!…

…”Paul explains his reasoning in verse 10: For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! If God did this much for us when we were enemies, we can be sure that he will accept us now that Jesus has reconciled us, and he now lives for us”…

“Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord and Saviour Jesus-Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation..Romans 5 We rejoice in the hope of the glory of God and we rejoice in our sufferings, but we especially rejoice in being reconciled to God, because he is better than all his blessings put together…

…”Christ and Adam”…
“In the next section of this chapter, Paul makes a contrast between Adam and Christ. His question is, How can one person bring salvation to the whole world? Paul shows that in God’s way of doing things, one person can indeed have that much effect on others. “Therefore,” he begins in verse 12, and he follows it with a comparison “just as such and such…” but he does not finish the thought until verse 18. He first has to tell us how he reached his conclusion…

…”So verse 12 introduces to us what he wants to say: Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned. He’s going to say that just as sin entered the world through one person, salvation also entered the world through one person, and just as Adam brought death to all who followed him, Christ brought life to all who follow him. Death is a consequence of sin…Gen. 2:17…Paul may be thinking of physical death, or of spiritual death. Either way, Christ brings life after death, life that reverses the results of sin…

“Because of Adam, all people are condemned as sinners and sentenced to die, because in Adam all people sinned.

…”This section of Romans 5 has been important in Christian theology because it teaches that all people are counted as sinful because Adam sinned. This is the doctrine of original sin. These verses say that Adam’s sin affected all humanity. But Paul’s main point is the contrast between Adam and Christ . In verse 12, Paul says that everyone sinned that’s in the past tense. We all sinned when Adam sinned, because his sin counted for all his descendants. And since what Adam did affected everyone, it should be no surprise that what Christ did could also affect everyone…

…”In verse 13 Paul explains how he reached his conclusion: To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. Nevertheless, sin reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come… Romans 5:13-14…

“People before Moses sinned, breaking unwritten laws. But Paul is connecting their sin with Adam. The people were counted as sinners not only because of their own sins, but also because of what Adam did. Adam was a pattern of a future man, Jesus….

…”But the gift of God is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus-Christ, overflow to the many! Rom. 5:15.. The grace of Christ is a total reversal of the sin of Adam. Everyone died because of Adam’s transgression, but because of Christ, “everyone can live”. Everyone was judged guilty because of Adam’s sin; everyone can be judged righteous through faith in Christ…

“One sin made many sinners…
“Christ’s obedience will make many righteous…

…”Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification…Rom.5:16…The contrast is in numbers: one sin produced condemnation for all people, but even after a tidal wave of sins, one man brought justification. Justice said we deserved death, but grace said we were righteous…

“By being joined with Christ, we can be counted as righteous. Adam causes our condemnation, but the same principle..one person representing others.. says that Jesus brings us salvation not by our own works, but because of what Jesus did…

…”Paul gives another illustration in verse 17: For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus-Christ”…

“Because of the sin of Adam, death reigned over all humanity. It is even more certain, Paul says, that everyone can be saved through Christ, because he brings superabundant grace. Adam’s sin put us into bondage, being ruled by sin and death. Christ’s grace reverses that, moving us from being a slave to being a ruler: We reign in life through Jesus-Christ…..By being united with Christ, we have been brought from the kingdom of death into the kingdom of life. Instead of being dominated by the results of Adam’s sin, we are dominated by the results of Christ’s righteousness…

…”In verse 18, Paul finishes the thought he started in verse 12: Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. Just as Adam brought guilt and death to everyone, Christ brought justification and life for everyone…

“Verse 19 is similar: For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous. Through the sin of Adam, everyone was made a sinner. In a similar way, but with opposite results, all who trust in Christ are made righteous given the righteousness of Jesus-Christ…

Past, Present and Future

Past, Present and Future

…”Just as we receive guilt from Adam, so also our guilt can be given to Jesus, and his death can count for ours. We were represented by Jesus on the cross, just as we were represented by Adam when he sinned. The bad news is totally reversed in Jesus-Christ: he has brought justification for everyone who believes”…

…”The reign of grace”…
“Paul has dealt with the time between Adam and Moses. Now he makes a brief comment about the law of Moses: The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase…Romans 5:20…The law could not reduce sin or forgive sin, it could only increase sin. The more rules there are, the more transgressions there will be. The law showed us that humanity is sinful, fatally flawed, Remember the times of Noah? And how about these End Times?…

“But where sin increased, grace increased all the more…..The grace of God is more than enough to take care of the increase in sin. So that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus-Christ our Lord…Romans 5:21..Christ is the solution to the problem of sin and death. Before Christ, everyone was in Adam, under the domination of sin and death. Now, grace overpowers sin by washing it away!, bringing the gift of righteousness, and with it, the “gift of eternal life” through Jesus-Christ our Lord and Saviour!

…”Lord Willing, Tomorrow we will continue our biblical studies with the book of Romans in chapter 6…until then, may the grace and love of God be with You all!!!

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