What do we mean by Practical Truth?
Not until doctrine has passed the mesh of Dispensational Truth, can Practical Truth put in its claim.
It is obvious that the people of Israel, called to be a royal priesthood and a holy nation, with its sphere
of influence in the earth, could not be called upon to put into
practice the injunctions of Ephecsians 4-6.
like manner, the Church of the One Body has no guarantee that obedience to
he special truth of that
calling will result in blessing in "basket
and in store". Those who are under the law, must have a very different
form of practice from those who are under grace.
Only by loyally preaching and teaching the truth of God related to these three aspects can we hope to become
workman who need not to be ashamed, for only by so doing shall
we "rightly divide" the Word of truth.
CHRISTIANS GREATEST NEED by
is one thing that the Christian needs more than he
needs any other thing. One thing on which all others
rest; and on which all others turn.
It is certain from the Word of God, and also from
our own experience, that "we know not what we
should pray for as we ought". But "the
Spirit Himself helpeth our infirmities" (Romans
8:26). He knoweth what we should pray for. He
knoweth what we need. He maketh intercession for us
and in us. He teacheth us how to pray, and in
Ephesians 1:17, we have His prayer set forth in
these words: "that the God of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the
spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge
of him." [More]
MANNER OF PERSONS OUGHT YE TO BE by
It is a solemn thing to realize that we are all either gatherers or scatterers, even though we may consider our attitude to be one of neutrality. The Lord has declared that there is no mid-way position that is neither for, nor against Him. It is a solemn fact that for any one not to be for Him means that he is against Him:
NEW CREATION By E.W. Bullinger
The Scriptures reveal to us many new things. In Isaiah 42:9, we read:
"New things do I declare"; and God goes on to speak of the new song
which is to be sung in view of His work for restored Israel. We read in
Lamentations 3:22,23, "The Lord's mercies are new every morning." We
read in Ezekiel 36:26, of "a new heart and a new spirit."
In the text before us we read of the new creature. We read in Ephesians 2:15, of
"the one new man"; in Revelation 21 and 22, of "the new heavens
and the new earth," also of "the new Jerusalem," and of a
glorious time when it will be said, "Behold, I make all things new."
Perhaps the most important of all these wondrous things is that which is spoken
of in our text, because without this new creation, none of the other new things
can be known or enjoyed. Having this, we have all the others.
OLD NATURE IN MAN By ALAN SCHOFIELD
There are many terms used in Christendom which do not bear the test of Holy Scripture. For example, we hear of 'Changing one's Nature' or 'Improving one's Nature' or 'Self-improvement' etc. As one examines what the Scripture has to say regarding the condition of man, it soon becomes apparent that man can do very little himself with regard to lasting self-improvement.
FUNDAMENTALS OF CHRISTIAN PRAYER
By Stuart Allen
In the following studies we intend to dwell upon practical truths which the Scripture indicates should be in the lives of all who love the
Lord and the high calling He has so graciously given us. We have the young believer specially in mind, and while some aspects of the truth presented may be elementary to those who are more advanced along the Christian pathway, we ask such to bear with us so that those who are younger in the faith may grow in grace and that we may all not only be rooted in Him (Eph. 3:17) but exhibit that fruit of the Spirit which is so well pleasing in His sight (Gal. 5:22).
By Oscar Baker
In Col 3:1 to 4:1 we have the practical aspect of Christianity outlined (See notes in your Companion Bible). We can condense the outline thus;
A. Risen with Christ. Rule of old man off. B. New man put on.
C. Love, the bond of perfectness.
A. In one body. Rule of God's peace. B. Word of Christ dwelling within.
C. Love, bond of all relations.
All who are risen with Christ are asked to seek those things which are above, to put the affection on them, not on things which are on the earth and will perish. The old man loves the things of the earth, so the members (fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness) must be put to death. Not only have we died to these things, but also to anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, and filthy speech. The rule of the old man must be put off. It is summed up in lying.
PRACTICAL TRUTH IN EPHESIANS
done all, to stand " (Eph. 6:13)