Blog Archive: Kirk M

The following blogs, if any, are all of the blogs published by Kirk M @blessings2you

This whole study started with the word “covetousness” in Luke 12:15. The Greek word used in that verse is pleonexia. This word comes from the Greek word pleonektees (which is the combining of two Greek words meaning “more” and... read more
717 words · ~3 minutes to read · published May 21, 2014
Covetousness equals unbridled and unrestrained greed for more. Unrestrained greed inevitably results in opening the door to a whole host of reprehensible acts that have at their core, the passion to get more at any cost. Greed when relating to power... read more
769 words · ~3 minutes to read · published May 20, 2014
Long before man appeared on this earth, the archangel Lucifer was given the designation as “star of the morning” or simply, the angel of light. Lucifer was not content with this because he coveted God's position as Head God. Lucifer... read more
649 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 19, 2014
As I have been diligently restudying all the information on “covetousness, covet, etc” , I found myself asking God why I was doing this since I thought I was supposed to be blogging about Ephesians. Very gently, I believe the Lord reminded... read more
569 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 18, 2014
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life (for it determines the course of your lifeNLT). Proverbs 4:23 If indeed the course of our life is determined by what is in our heart, it makes perfect sense to keep (or GUARD)... read more
564 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 16, 2014
In Luke 12, a man came to Jesus and requested that he would speak to his brother about dividing an inheritance. Jesus immediately told that man that no one had made Him a judge or divider. Jesus then said a very profound statement which is recorded in... read more
655 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 15, 2014
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. The honesty necessary to see this promise come to pass in one's life escapes most people. They want to “sort of”... read more
537 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 14, 2014
We saw earlier that the first word of Colossians 2:8 was BEWARE. We saw yesterday in a specific message to God's people that we should BEWARE. Any time we see the words BEWARE or TAKE HEED in the Bible we need to sit up straight and take notice... read more
782 words · ~3 minutes to read · published May 13, 2014
My heart has been burdened this weekend by things going on in the world, things going on within the Christian faith, things going on locally and things going on within our extended family. There is really not much I can do about any of these things... read more
921 words · ~4 minutes to read · published May 12, 2014
It has been more than eight years since I officially became an orphan when my mom passed away. It is kind of funny how even now I occasionally find myself thinking “I need to tell mom about this” . I guess that shows the influence she had on... read more
572 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 11, 2014
Before returning to our study of Ephesians, we need to wrap up our look into our identification with Christ. There is no better place to do this than in Colossians. Just as Romans set the stage in this study and Galatians zeroed in on the various... read more
431 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 09, 2014
But far be it from me to glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world hath been crucified unto me, and I unto the world. Galatians 6:14 Throughout Galatians, Paul confronts two basic things that had disrupted and... read more
539 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 08, 2014
And they that are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts thereof. Galatians 5:24 This verse is the culmination of quite a discussion regarding walking by and in the Spirit vs the lust and works of the flesh. To... read more
790 words · ~3 minutes to read · published May 07, 2014
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me: and that life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith which is in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me. Galatians 2:20 If... read more
620 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 06, 2014
While reflecting upon the blog I wrote yesterday, I was struck by the fact that NEVER in my nearly 45 years of being a Christian have I ever prayed to or addressed my Savior as Jesus. Throughout every day I call upon Jesus Christ numerous times, but I... read more
671 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 05, 2014
Jesus was the name given to the baby born in Bethlehem. God gave Him this name for He was the Savior. Jesus means Savior just as Joshua means savior. During His ministry, people addressed him as Jesus, Rabbi and Master. There is no doubt that it was... read more
773 words · ~3 minutes to read · published May 04, 2014
As we saw in Romans 6:111, there is a spiritual as well as a mental aspect to our identification with Christ. This principle applies not only to this topic but everything God has done for us and given to us “in Christ Jesus” . In so many... read more
646 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 02, 2014
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2God forbid. We who died to sin, how shall we any longer live therein? 3Or are ye ignorant that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were... read more
699 words · ~3 minutes to read · published May 01, 2014
Perhaps it would be good to refresh our memory as to why we are embarking on a study of our identification with Christ and the term “in Christ Jesus” . This has come up due to where we are in our study of Ephesians 2, because in verses 5 and... read more
660 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Apr 30, 2014
I believe we all know that Jesus was crucified and died for our sins. That is Christianity 101. Unfortunately, most Christians never make it past this truth to the greater reality of what took place AFTER the crucifixion. To this day, billions of... read more
669 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Apr 29, 2014
The foundation for understanding our identification with Christ is found in Jesus' dissertation regarding the vine and branches found in John 15 and especially verses 4 and 5 where it says: Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear... read more
517 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Apr 28, 2014
When Jesus Christ was taken down from the cross, He was DEAD. All life had been given as a sacrifice for sin. When Jesus Christ was buried, he was DEAD. His body was prepared for burial with only a slight hope that what He had said about a... read more
596 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Apr 27, 2014
As gruesome, discouraging, horrific, ugly and just plain bad Ephesians 2:13 is, thank God the Word of God doesn't stop there. It is painfully obvious that our condition “in times past” was absolutely NOT a reflection of anything Godly.... read more
557 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Apr 25, 2014
Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others Ephesians 2:3 This verse tells us in graphic detail the... read more
648 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Apr 24, 2014
2Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the... read more
612 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Apr 23, 2014
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