What Is the Meaning of Jesus’ Teaching in John 13:10?

What Is the Meaning of Jesus’ Teaching in John 13:10? I answered that question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Show Notes:

Principles

1. As followers of Christ we will still continue to sin (miss the mark) so we are to continually repent and confess.

2. Justification is a one-time act but, there is continual repentance throughout our lives that maintains our intimacy with Christ.

3. As believers we need to continue to confess and repent as we “journey” throughout our lives.

4. Just because you go to church or do Christian activities doesn’t mean you’re saved.

Peter Principles 1:
Peter is learning about humble leadership from Jesus.

Peter Principles 2:
Once you’re at peace with me, you’re forever at peace with me.

Scriptures:

John 13:10
Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.”

John 13:11
For He knew the one who was betraying Him; for this reason He said, “Not all of you are clean.”

John 13:5
Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.

John 13:8
Peter said to Him, “Never shall You wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.”

John 13:7
Jesus answered and said to him, “What I do you do not realize now, but you will understand hereafter.”

John 13:9-10
Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, then wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head.” Jesus said to him, “He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.”

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

John 13:34
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

Summary:
We all need to be continually cleansed of our daily sins but only need to be justified once by Jesus.

Bonus Truth:
Repentance is necessary every time we sin, but getting rebaptized isn’t.

Recommended Resources:

Can I Lose My Salvation?

Should Christians Baptize Their Babies?

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Can I Count on the Promise of Jeremiah 29:11?

Can I Count on the Promise of Jeremiah 29:11? I answered that question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Show Notes:

Principles:

1. False prophets and teachers still tell others that if they believe in God nothing bad will befall them. Temporary calamity may befall you even if you radically love God and obey Him.

2. If you want to have a future and a hope come to God, call upon Him, humble yourself, acknowledge you need a savior, acknowledge Jesus is your savior, and seek Him with all your heart.

3. Remember your future hope is not primarily in your today or even necessarily on earth. It is your future heavenly hope, and not a promise for health, wealth, and prosperity today.

4. This is NOT a verse that promises health, wealth, and prosperity.

5. Your future and your hope are not always in health, wealth, and prosperity in this life but in the eternal life to come.

6. As a believer, you don’t know that it’s necessarily going to get worse for you, but you shouldn’t use Jeremiah 29:11 to assume it’s always going to get better before the promise comes.

7. Our promise is not in this life but in the life to come.

Scripture:

“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

For thus says the Lord, “When seventy years have been completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My good word to you, to bring you back
to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10

“Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen
to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:12-13

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who
sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.” John 5:24

“It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us.” 2 Timothy 2:11-12

“Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection; and others experienced mockings and scourgings, yes, also chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated (men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.” Hebrews 11:35-38

Additional Resources:
What Is God’s Will for My Life?

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Are Prayers More Effective Where Two or Three Are Gathered?

Are Prayers More Effective Where Two or Three Are Gathered? I answered that question on this episode of Real Truth Real Quick.

Show Notes:

Principles:

1. God is always in our midst because we are His people.

2. The authority of the church isn’t supposed to rest on any one individual.

3. God is in the midst of believers when they are: yielded to His Spirit, and are accurately dividing God’s Word as workmen who show themselves approved.

4. The context for understanding Matthew 18:20 is church discipline and authority more than the ability to have your prayers answered.

5. As ambassadors of Christ, the way we represent Jesus, both individually and collectively should bring glory to the Father; not lead others astray.

Scripture:

Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”

Matthew 28:20 “…and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Matthew 6:6 “But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.”

John 15:7 “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”

Matthew 18:15-17 “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.”

Psalm 141:5 “Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it…”

Matthew 18:18 “Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.”

Matthew 18:19 “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.”

James 3:1 “Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.”

Tweetable Truth: You can get two or three people that agree on the wrong thing, and God will not be there in the midst of them.

Other Resources:

Should a Local Church Have a Higher Standard For Membership Than Membership in Heaven?

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What Is Promise Keepers and Why Is It Coming Back?

What Is Promise Keepers and Why Is It Coming Back? I answered that question on this week’s episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Show Notes:

Principles:

  1. “Toxic masculinity” is unbiblical masculinity. 
  2. God is the ultimate promise keeper. If we are followers of Christ, we should be more conformed to His image.
  3. Nobody suffers more than women and children when men live unfaithful lives.
  4. We don’t need men to just join a Promise Keepers group, we need men who will do the things that Scripture calls men to do.

Scripture:

“Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

For a deeper study, read the account of Elijah on Mount Carmel in 1 Kings 18:16 – 46.

“But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and he requested for himself that he might die,…” 1 Kings 19:4

“Yet I will leave 7,000 in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him.” 1 Kings 19:18

“And the brethren, when they heard about us, came from there as far as the Market of Appius and Three Inns to meet us; and when Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage.” Acts 28:15

“not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:25

Principles:

Promise Keepers is an opportunity to:

1. Strengthen the hearts of men  

2. Increase people’s devotion to Christ

3. Strengthen the local church

Additional Resources:

Call to Action: Set your alarm daily for 7:31 to pray for the 2020 Promise Keepers event.

Who is Ken Harrison of Promise Keepers? 

5 Characteristics of a Godly Man

What Does It Mean to Be A Man After God’s Own Heart?

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What Are The Top Ten Most Viewed Episodes of 2019?

What Are The Top Ten Most Viewed Episodes of 2019? I answered that question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Show Notes:

1. Why Does God Seek to Kill Moses in Exodus 4:24?

2. How Old Is the Earth? 3. Is Watermark Community Church a Cult?

4. What Should We Make of Kanye’s Profession of Faith and Celebrity Conversions in General?

5. What Are Altar Calls, and Are They Biblical? 6. What Is One of the Biggest Mistakes a Pastor Can Make?

7. What Does Jesus Mean When He Says to Hate Your Family in Luke 14:26?

8. Can You Be a Christian and Not Be Part of a Local Church?

9. How Do I Know Who God Wants Me to Marry?

10. What Is The Meaning of Jesus’ Exception Clause in Matthew 19:9?

Additional Resources:

Why Does the Bible Say, “Jacob I Loved and Esau I Hated?” 

Why Is It Front Page News When A Celebrity Announces He Is Gay? 

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Should a Local Church Have a Higher Standard For Membership Than Membership in Heaven?

Should a Local Church Have a Higher Standard For Membership Than Membership in Heaven? I answered that question this week’s episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.


Show Notes:

Principles:

  1. The local church is not a means of salvation.
  2. The local church is a means of santification, and a means to which you can experience the grace and mercies of God.
  3. We’re saved by grace through faith alone, but the faith which saves is never alone. It should be accompanied by good works.
  4. Membership in a local church is a part of the sanctification process, and it is the job of spritual leaders to protect the flock from perverse teachers and their teachings.
  5. Good shepherds protect the flock from wolves and even unruly (bully) sheep.

Scripture:

“Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

“Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.” 1 Corinthians 4:1

“Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.” Acts 20:28

“I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;” Acts 20:29

“and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.” Acts 20:30

“But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,” 1 Timothy 4:1

“that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;”   Romans 10:9

“If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.”   Matthew 18:15

“But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you…”   Matthew 18:16

“If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.”   Matthew 18:17

“It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father’s wife.” 1 Corinthians 5:1

“You have become arrogant and have not mourned instead, so that the one who had done this deed would be removed 

from your midst.” 1 Corinthians 5:2

“For I, on my part, though absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged him who has so committed this, as though 

I were present.” 1 Corinthians 5:3

“I have decided to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” 1 Corinthians 5:5

Additional Resources:

How Do I Know If I Am Saved?

What Does the Bible Say About Covenant Membership and Church Discipline?

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What Does It Mean to “Train up a Child in the Way He Should Go”?

What Does It Mean to “Train up a Child in the Way He Should Go”? I answered that question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Show Notes:

Principles:

1. Proverbs are not promises, they are observations and principles that are largely true.

2. How can a kid not grow up to be a fool? Don’t allow them to learn the ways of the world from a rebellious, self – seeking, foolish authority figure.

3. Children repeat the patterns they see modeled for them as they grow up.

4. Children see how important Scripture is when their parents live their lives devoted to it.

5. Children are impacted when they witness their parents living “on mission” (having already determined they are going to do what God says to do).

6. Hurt people hurt people. Children who have been raised in peaceful homes likely will create peace for others and desire more of it for themselves.

7. When you “seek first His Kingdom and His Righteousness” one of the things God typically adds to you is the blessing of a generation that wants to follow in your steps.

8. Don’t just put Scripture on your wall, put it on your heart and live according to it.

9. When you passionately follow Christ, and the blessing of living according to God’s will and way is on you, your kids will be more likely to want more of the kindness of God they have witnessed.

Scripture:

“Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it. “ Proverbs 22:6

“Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!” Deuteronomy 6:4

“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” Deuteronomy 6:5

You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. Deuteronomy 6:7

“You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:8-9

“…but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33

“The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:9

Additional Resources:

How to train up your child:
1. Have a plan ( Deuteronomy 6 )
2. You must be present to win
3. Be a parent (not a pal)
4. Passionately follow Christ

Are Family Curses Real?

What Is the Biggest Mistake Most Parents Make?

What Is a Biblical View of How To Discipline My Children?

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How Should I Respond If My Child Says They Want to Change Their Gender?

Show Notes:

How Should I Respond If My Child Says They Want to Change Their Gender? I answered that question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Scripture:

“Discipline your son while there is hope, and do not desire his death.” Proverbs 19:18

“When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.” 1 Corinthians 13:11

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

“Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, and he who hurries his footsteps errs.” Proverbs 19:2

“The foolishness of man ruins his way, and his heart rages against the LORD.” Proverbs 19:3

“There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” Proverbs 14:12

Principles:

  1. Don’t be surprised when your children want childish things.
  2. Don’t confuse less common expressions of male or female with a child being misgendered.
  3. Empathize and lead.

Great parents do these things:

  1. Have a plan.  2. They are present.  3. They are a parent.

In Summary:

1. Love your child.  2. Listen to your child.  3. Help your child.

In all things remind them of the goodness of God and His way.

Additional Resources:

What is The Biggest Mistake Parents Make?
How Should Christians Respond to the Case of James Younger?

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How Should Christians Respond to the Case of James Younger?

How Should Christians Respond to the Case of James Younger? I answered that question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Show Notes:

Principles:

  1. Christians need to speak up and not remain silent.
  2. Christians need to know about this case, and make it known to others.
  3. We have an opportunity to generate awareness of how “progressive” ideologies are harming children.
  4. Everyone needs compassion when their broken soul longs for destructive things. Believers must meet them with the compassion of Christ.
  5. Be salt and light. Open your mouth for the mute ( Proverbs 31:8 ) as well as for those who call good evil and evil good ( Isaiah 5:20 ).

Scripture:

“and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.” Romans 1:32

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20

“Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.” Ephesians 5:6

“For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,” Romans 1:26

“and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another…” Romans 1:27

“There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” Proverbs 14:12

“Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.” Ephesians 5:6

“Therefore do not be partakers with them;…” Ephesians 5:7

“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all the unfortunate” Proverbs 31:8

“Open your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.” Proverbs 31:9

“Therefore do not be partakers with them; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light…” Ephesians 5:7-8

“Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;” Ephesians 5:11

“for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.” Ephesians 5:12

“But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.” Ephesians 5:13

“For this reason it says,“Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Ephesians 5:14

“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; …but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13

“There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” Proverbs 14:12

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” James 5:16

Other Resources:

How Do I Respond To A Friend Who Says They Are Transgender?

How Should I Respond If My Child Says They Want to Change Their Gender?Coming soon

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What Should We Make of Kanye’s Profession of Faith and Celebrity Conversions in General?

What Should We Make of Kanye’s Profession of Faith and Celebrity Conversions in General? I answered that question on this episode of Real Truth. Real Quick.

Show Notes:

Principles:

  1. When someone professes their faith, Christians should encourage them and treat them like a true child of the faith.
  2. The first thing believers should do when someone professes their faith is rejoice.
  3. Truth is not true because people agree with it. It is true because it is truth.
  4. Your ministry should not have credibility because of a celebrity. It should be credible because it is defined by the love of Christ and sound doctrine.
  5. Pastors who platform celebrities too hastily are more pimps and predators than pastoral.
  6. If you’re giving celebrities more attention than another recent convert who is just as valuable to God, that is serious a problem.

Scripture:

“Do not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thereby share responsibility for the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin.” 1 Timothy 5:22

“In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents” Luke 15:10

“When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road.” Matthew 13:19

“Others fell on the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil.” Matthew 13:5

“yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.” Matthew 13:21

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” Romans 5:1

“through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.” Romans 5:2

“And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;” Romans 5:3

“and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;” Romans 5:4

“But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called ‘Today,’ so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” Hebrews 3:13

“Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out.” Matthew 13:7

“And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.” Matthew 13:22

“and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.” Romans 8:30

“The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2

Additional Resources:

How Do I Know If I Am Saved?
What is The Gospel?
Can A Believer Lose Their Salvation?

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