Charles E Whisnant
I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008. I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969. I have four grown children. Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio
- “even though there be those who are otherwise minded
- Paul is saying now let me tell you one more thing.
- However (nevertheless) - “even though there be those who are otherwise minded”
- One more thing, by the way, let us keep living by that same to which we have attained.
- Originally meant to precede someone, to come before or to anticipate (I Thessalonians 4:15).
- Over time attained begin to lose the idea of priority and to mean simply to come to or to arrive at.
- The idea is to come to a particular state or to arrive at a goal and so to attain it. In Matthew 12:28 it means to happen to someone.
- Pictures progress along a road to a certain point. Paul is thinking of the Philippian saint's progress along the path of Christ-likeness. His idea is, “so far as we have come.”
- to proceed in a row as the march of a soldier, go in order
- metaph. to go on prosperously, to turn out well
- to walk
- to direct one's life, to live
- To keep in rank and file. To march in file or in battle order. The word was used for movement in a definite line, as in military formation.
- Present tense which point to continual and habitual action in the believers’ life
- Acts 21:24, Romans 4:12, Galatians 5:25; 6:16
- Let us, or we ought to, walk in obedience to Christ, love to him and each other, according to the light we have already received, trusting he would make known his mind more clearly to us. Our using the light we have well, is the ready way to have more: it behoves us, then, to live suitably to that degree of the knowledge of Christ we have attained, 1 John 2:3–5 but still within our lines, with regard to the same rule (Matthew Poole)
There are some points upon which we are all agreed. There is some standing-ground where the babe in grace may meet with the man in Christ Jesus. Well, as far as we do see eye to eye, let us co-operate with one another, let us have our hearts knit together in a holy unanimity. “Let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.” There are some people who are always looking out for points of difference; their motto seems to be, “Wherein so ever we differ, let us split away from one another.” Their great idea is that by dividing we shall conquer. The fact is that, by separating ourselves from one another, we shall miss all hope of strength, and play into the hands of the adversaries. (Spurgeon on Philippians)
- a rod or straight piece of rounded wood to which any thing is fastened to keep it straight
- used for various purposes
- a measuring rod, rule
- a carpenter's line or measuring tape
- the measure of a leap, as in the Olympic games
- a definitely bounded or fixed space within the limits of which one's power of influence is confined
- the province assigned one
- one's sphere of activity
- metaph. any rule or standard, a principle or law of investigating, judging, living, acting
- to have understanding, be wise
- to feel, to think
- to have an opinion of one's self, think of one's self, to be modest, not let one's opinion (though just) of himself exceed the bounds of modesty
- to think or judge what one's opinion is
- to be of the same mind i.e. agreed together, cherish the same views, be harmonious
- to direct one's mind to a thing, to seek, to strive for
- to seek one's interest or advantage
- to be of one's party, side with him (in public affairs)
While on Google Reader, (which gives me the current post from about 100 websites) I learned what John MacArthur had to say about the crises in the Middle East. I found about five websites that addressed MacArthur's comments.
Then on SlideShare which uploaded my document. I then took the embed code, and went to my website For Me To Live Is Christ and embed the code on the site.
Its cool to be able to put the links to the articles to the site.
Then I went to FACEBOOK. I put the LINK to my website, which has the articles I put on Slide Share.
OKAY HERE IS WHAT I DID:
1 What kind of suffering is referred to in v. 13
2 What about sickness in v. 14
3 The Elders have more prayer than others?
4 Do Elders have a special access path to God?
5 What is the anointing and why oil?
6 Does the prayer of faith always restore the one who is sick and allow the Lord to raise him up?
7 What does sin have to do with it?
8 What kind of healing is this in v. 16
9 Why the illustration about rain?
James 5:16 Therefore, confess1843 your faults3900 one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed2390