When I read one chapter of Colossians, I am filled with a lot encouragement. This book gives me a good outlook on life. (flower below is a petunia)
Chapter 1- These four verses show us what Paul was praying for the Christians that he knew of, and it applies to us today. This encourages me!
- …”that you might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.” (verse 9 b)
- …”that ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work,”…
- “Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness”
- “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:”
It’s all for us too. Walking worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, Strengthened with all might… unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness, and being thankful (verse 12) are all things we can pray for for ourselves and other Christians. Too good to be true, but it is for us, and it is true.
Happy new Year. What will keep our heart and mind in this new year? The answer is the peace of God which passeth all understanding.
Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be make known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Our heart and our mind have to be kept from the wrong things such as concepts and beliefs that are against God. The peace of God goes beyond understanding… thank God we can have it! When I pray with supplication and have thanks to God, then good things happen- the peace of God will keep my heart and mind through Jesus Christ my one and only Lord. That’s a good way to start off the new year!
It’s Veterans Day this November 11th, but even more significant for me, it’s a great day since it is the day I understood things about going to heaven. I asked Jesus Christ to be my Saviour; finally understanding all he did for us on the cross. Our past sins, present sins and future ones are all forgiven.
This was in 1979 when that happened and something equally spectacular has happened since that day. I gained in more understanding of the Bible, especially Paul’s books which are written to us the gentiles. It was about 6 years ago that I started listening to Pastor Paulson who brought about a lot of understanding of the bible into my life. Paulson’s website on all of this. more of his site
I used to read Colossians or Romans or some other book that the apostle Paul wrote and I would get so much out of it, then I’d go to church and hear a sermon that didn’t have anything to do with what Paul was trying to get across to us. There are some nutty sermons and pastors out there because they have such a limited understanding of God’s Word.
Thank you Pastor Paulson for explaining how to rightly divide God’s Word.
Here are some good specifics to pray for other Believers in Christ from Colossians:
- pray that they’d be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.
- pray for fellow believers that they would walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, and that they’d be fruitful in their good works.
- pray that they’d increase in the knowledge of God.
- pray this for those close to you in Christ- that they’d be strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.
- pray that they would be thankful to God and understand that we are the partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.
- pray for them that they know they’ve been delivered from the power of darkness and are translated into the kingdom of his dear Son.
- (all this is in Colossians 1:9,10)
Heaven awaits everyone who puts their trust in Jesus Christ; it’s real. This life is so short compared to eternity which is why this is a very serious matter- where you go when you die.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8, 9
Print it out! Make a little booklet out of 1st and 2nd Timothy. Colossians you can fit on one page. Who says you have to carry the whole bible around? Fit a folded sheet in your purse and pull it out when you are waiting somewhere- dentist office for instance.
Having coffee in between errands around town? Pull out a sheet of paper from your purse and read a passage of Ephesians. Paul’s books are the ones to read a chapter at a time because they tell us how to live.
Read the old testament to see how God dealt with the Jews, so much rich history in there, but when you pull something out of your pocket or purse to read- have it be something that pertains to you! Paul’s epistles do just that.
1st and 2nd Thessalonians could fit on front and back of a sheet of paper. Put it on some pretty computer paper. Scrapbook it up with little things that they have for scrapbooking . You don’t have to carry a whole bible around. Those little tiny bibles are useless to my eyes with there fine print that folks over 40 can’t read!
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above,
where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
He died and rose again and conquered death for us, which can only be known by the King James Bible; took care of sin for us in a great way by forgiving past, current and future sins of ours.
page to find the sermon I’m talking about If you go to the link on the left, you’ll see the sermon on the Jan 23rd, pm one. “Questions for the gainsayer“ is the name of it. So many questions answered, so much explained. It’s the first message in a series of 4. The last one is in the February category.
Here were some highlights of the sermon for me. Acts 1-8 was written to the first great commission that happened in the time period of Acts. The faith of Jesus Christ is in Galatians 2;20 which is different from the faith the Old Testament people had to have.
Acts 8:37 is missing in other versions. Tithing is only in the old testament and the gospels whereby Paul says to lay up in store as God as prospered him. There’s much more in the message presented in audio or video.
Husband’s prayers being hindered passage- from 1st Peter 3:7
It isn’t to us today. Paul is our apostle, not Peter. Peter is to the Jewish people in the tribulation time period. I always thought it applied to us today, but it doesn’t.
Here’s one- How to be a child of God? Matthew 5:9 says to be a peacekeeper, but the gospels are written to the Jews. We need to go to Galatians 3:23 where it says being a child of God is based on your faith.
There’s more ground to cover in this series. I learned a lot from it.
I believe in the truth of the 1611 Bible because the truth that is in there isn’t in the rest of the polluted versions. The "blood" verses are left out in some of the other versions, besides other portions omitted, and some words are changed which matter a great deal. Thank God for a new year to be in the King James 1611 Bible.
See you in this new year when my computer comes back from the shop. Made some more curtains out of Wal-Mart tablecloths.
Back in 1979 on Veterans Day I understood how Jesus died for my sins and from then on could call myself a believer in Jesus Christ. To commemorate that big thing, here’s a message from Pastor Paulson I’d like to shine the light on.
sun nov 7th am message- Readers Questions lll It’s about baptism questions. We don’t need to be baptized with water. Are you surprised?
That is the name of this sermon- questions answered by the KJB part 2. I’ve been taught so much from Pastor Paulson. This one includes these questions and more: Tithing and the one about the unpardonable sin. So much church preaching is out of the gospels and old testament in hopes of applying it to us in our day and it wasn’t ever meant to be . Listen in and see what you think.
Here are the 11 points in the outline . It was a good message on what is manifested to us today through Gods Word, the King James Version. There is a quarter of a page of introduction before you get to the 11 points of Pastor Paulson’s message. You can find the video and audio message on his site that accompany these notes.
Look at the intro section where the sub heading is: “You cannot use these verses today”. It made sense. You don’t have to read these verses and be confused when you read your bible. These don’t pertain to us today. Have you learned to understand your bible better by these sermons of his? I have. He’s always changing the photos on his website, neat to see a lot of South Dakota.
I found this old black and white photo of what looks like a Dad, daughter and brother- all holding snakes. Are they rattle snakes? I don’t know , but they don’t look dead yet! Even the boy and girl have one! South Dakota where Pastor Paulson is from has a lot of snakes.
Here’s the 2 messages on Jeremiah from April on the link below, and there are about 4 other ones prior to these two from the March page on Mike Paulson’s website. Jeremiah is about the judgment of God that they had to go through, compared to the apostle Paul’s message of the Goodness of God, which isn’t the same. I like the way there is so much scripture on the note pages to go along with the video/ audio message. Thank God we won’t be around for the tribulation 7 yr period that will be even worse than the captivity they had to go through back then.
the introductory Jeremiah message is on the March page. The link above is the April page where the next 3 Jeremiah messages are located.
There are just so many good points in this Wednesday message from Pastor Paulson that I don’t know where to start to talk about… Listen to it and see what you think.
Here’s a good message on verses from the bible that are misunderstood all the time.
here are the notes to see while you listen to the video Each verse is listed for you to turn to.
Here’s a crystal clear under water photo. Understanding “the more excellent way” that Paul talks about in the bible has just been made crystal clear to me from listening to Pastor Paulson’s 2 hour message on rightly dividing the Word of God. notes to pauls Greater Commission presentation (1st one on top of page, sunday school the 2nd)
He made it clear! got questions? Listen to this specific audio piece that took place in Ohio the last week of July. It’s too much of a big thing to ignore. You’ll gain understanding by listening to this, especially if you’ve been lied to all these years from Pastors who don’t understand what they are saying. Wish I could articulate the whole issue of rightly dividing the Word of God like he does, nevertheless, at least I can direct you to an audio message on it. The books of the bible are not in chronological order, but are in dispensational order. This is such a clear presentation, it’s crystal clear.
I can’t go back to a church where the Pastor says to write down all your sins (as the ushers pass out little homemade booklets for just that very thing.) I’m learning so much though Pastor Paulson’s online sermons along with the notes that there is no need to go somewhere else and hear how to live out the 4 gospels which God never intended us to do.
All’s I can say is thank you to Pastor Paulson for his online sermons that help me have joy and help me understand the Word of God more. It’s refreshing to rightly divide the Bible. I have to listen along with the notes. There is so much to learn in one given message of his that you sometimes have to go back and hear it again.
Here’s his page of April sermons.
You got to hear this one. It’s the best message I’ve ever heard on the Sermon on the Mount. The Sermon on the Mount / Beatitudes, was written to the Jews and not us the Gentiles. It’s a series on the Sermon on the Mount by Pastor Paulson. 3 sermons (end of page) on the Sermon on the Mount
Our murky understanding can be helped, murky thinking on the bible. Here’s a good sermon on video about understanding Pauls’s epistles. He makes these books of the bible clear, Pastor Paulson from Touchet WA. He makes sense and gave me a love for the Word of God that surpasses what I had before. Why do we struggle so? is the name of the sermon. Sunday Am 3/15/09 video it\’s on this page
http://www.touchet1611.org/Charts2009.html Here are some chart/tracts to study the bible with. Start with the first one and work down. Wow, these are informative. See what you think. Ever hear of Paul’s Greater Commission instead of the Great Commission? This is the first chart/tract out of 20 some that are online. Pastor Paulson typed all of these. They are easy to read and understand.
His January sermons have been real eye openers too. I used winter blues for the name of this category, but this has been far from a “blue winter” for me. The more understanding you get, the more joy you take in!
http://www.paulsonmusic.com/Contrast35.mp3 Here is a great message about believers in Christ trying to live the old Testament law and how it makes a person prideful. I know, I lived it like most other Christians still do today. Some parts are humorous because everything he is talking about is very recognizable. This is Sunday Sept 21st am message called Contrasts in Scripture from the website that expounds the way of God more perfectly through rightly dividing the Word of Truth by Pastor Paulson.
I always thought this meant you got to obey your pastor and authority in the local church since they “watch for your souls”, but it doesn’t mean that! Read on.
“obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that (is) unprofitable for you.”
Now I understand this doesn’t apply to us, but it does apply to the saints of the tribulation which is yet to come.
What does apply to us concerning those in our local church, is the following passage which makes more sense and doesn’t give a pastor in the church abuse power:
And we beseech you brethren, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their works sake. And be at peace among yourselves. 1 Thessalonians 5:12, 13
It’s great to rightly divide the Word of God and understand it. Thank you pastor Paulson.