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Principles of Beneficial Assemblies

This article has been republished from Expository Files 23.8, August 2016. View the original publication on www.bible.ca/ef

As Christians, we assemble together to worship the God. He is our Creator. He is also our Redeemer. Every good thing in which we can put our hope is because of Him. It is in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, that we praise Him. 

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My Grace Is Sufficient

This article has been republished from Expository Files 23.5, May 2016. View the original publication on bible.ca/ef

Pride is a dangerous thing. It causes us to belittle God and His will. It causes us to think we are self-sufficient in this universe when we are not. It causes us to think that we are better than others. 

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To God Be The Glory Forever

This article has been republished from Expository Files Issue 23.1, January 2016. View the original publication on bible.ca/ef.

“Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past, but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the

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I Have Found My Sheep

This article was originally published in Expository Files 22.2, February 2015. Read the original publication

In Luke 15:3-7 we find the first of three parables recorded in that chapter. Jesus had a common theme in mind as He spoke the words of these parables, and that theme is the joy in heaven over recovery of the lost soul. 

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He “came not to call the righteous, but sinners”

This article was originally published in Expository Files 21.12, December 2014. Read the original publication

As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. And as Jesus[b] reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with

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Three Faithful Young Men

This article was originally published in Expository Files 21.10, October 2014. Read the original publication

To have “integrity” is to be honest and sincere, doing what is right regardless of the costs. The Old Testament book of Daniel teaches us much about integrity, not only in the example of the book’s namesake, but also in his three contemporaries; Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. 

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Return to the Lord

This article was originally published in Expository Files 18.7, July 2011. Read the original publication

Built in to the message of the prophets was the appeal to repent. These men were sent by God to expose sin and urge the guilty to repent. Often the appeal was framed as a challenge to return to the Lord (Isa. 

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Ask the Lord of Harvest

This article was originally published in Expository Files 21.9, September 2014. Read the original publication

There is most certainly a direct correlation between being a successful disciple of Jesus and prayer. As children of God, we are the most blessed and privileged people on earth. Our gain in Him by far outweighs the riches of the world. 

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Gratitude

This article was originally published in Expository Files 21.8, August 2014. Read the original publication

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. 

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Worthy of the Gospel

This article was originally published in Expository Files 21.6, June 2014. Read the original publication

Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ: that, whether I come and see you or be absent, I may hear of your state, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the gospel (Philippians 1:27). 

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