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Pastor Star R. Scott

The Body Edifying the Body

  • Date: April 25, 2012
  • Verse: "I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?" (1 Corinthians 6:5)
  • Summary:

    "And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is pure" (1 John 3:3). The cry of the Psalmist is: "Cleanse Thou me from secret faults" (Psalm 19:12)! Now, our faults are not secret to us, they are the hypocrisy that we are living, and we are asking God to cleanse us from these things. You could almost understand it this way: "Lord, bring us to the light so I can be delivered, so somebody can help me get out of this, someone who will lift my hands up in this warfare.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Saved Unto Good Works

  • Date: April 19, 2017
  • Verse: “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)
  • Summary:

    Every biblical imperative, every commandment to abstain, every commandment to pursue brings us over to the thought processes of Colossians, "put off" and "put on"-every biblical imperative to pursue is a call to holiness. Every biblical imperative to abstain is a biblical call to holiness. We see it as rules. It's a map to holiness that brings us into the presence of God. Embrace those. Seek out the commandments of God and use it to compare our daily lives.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Liberty to Obey

  • Date: April 17, 2017
  • Verse: “Abstain from all appearance of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:22)
  • Summary:

    We're going to talk about liberties. Do you want to know what you have the liberty to do? Your liberty is to obey Jesus. The liberty you have is not to be used as an occasion to the flesh. The liberty you have-listen-is the fact that you've been set free from the bondage of thinking that you're righteous through the law. Read that in context. The liberty that those people received that Paul was speaking to was a people that were in bondage because "if I don't do this and this, I'm not going to be accepted by the Lord." He said, "Man, stop worrying about that.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

God Commands Obedience

  • Date: April 14, 2017
  • Verse: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you” (2 Corinthians 6:17)
  • Summary:

    Calvinist doctrine takes predestination, and its emphasis is on the sovereignty of God. And they overemphasize the sovereignty of God and-we've shared with you before-since God is a unitary being, all of His attributes have to be accepted equally. None of them are in conflict with the other. Love is never in conflict with justice. Mercy is never in conflict with wrath. How many of you have trouble sorting that out sometimes in your little peanut brain? But God is all of those things: love, justice, mercy, wrath. He's all of those things infinitely.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

No Longer Under Sin’s Dominion

  • Date: April 12, 2017
  • Verse: “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.” (Roman 6:14)
  • Summary:

    We believe that this teaching has brought forth some good comfort to hearts and a good balance to how to approach this dilemma of our righteousness in Christ and our not-so-righteous living. Which one do you choose? The Scripture says that we're to profess and have imputed to us the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ. That's who we really are. This not-so-righteous living, Paul says in Romans 7, isn't really us. How many of you are glad for that message? "This isn't really me.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Called to Obedience

  • Date: April 10, 2017
  • Verse: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
  • Summary:

    We delight in the finished work in Jesus and that revelation that's coming to us. The realization of our sonship and the exaltation of where we're seated with Him in the heavenlies. Paul brings that great revelation to the Ephesians church, to us. This wasn't just for Ephesus; this is for us! Then he talks about the condition of man. He said, "…in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, [under Satan's rule and power, he says.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Called to Holiness

  • Date: April 5, 2017
  • Verse: “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:16)
  • Summary:

    He said, "… [He's] chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will" (Ephisians 1:5). This is God's will! Who's going to thwart it? This access back home in Christ; who's going to oppose that when the Sovereign has adopted us and said, "This is My son! He's holy as I am holy, he's the justified one." We return back and rejoice in this finished work of Jesus.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Come Home

  • Date: March 31, 2017
  • Verse: “For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.” (John 16:27)
  • Summary:

    Paul speaking in Ephesians says that He's blessed us with all of these spiritual blessings in heavenly places. Paul's getting ready to show us what those spiritual blessings are. He's getting ready to bring the gospel to us, this simple understanding of Corinthians. It's a whole other teaching. We are working our way over into it. But the Corinthians' message to us conveys the other great theological term, some of you may have heard it.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Secure in Jesus

  • Date: March 29, 2017
  • Verse: “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.” (John 10:28-29)
  • Summary:

    Turn over to Ephesians for just a moment. We'll look at another passage, here, that speaks along these same lines of the great, great promises of our benefits are. Ephesians, Chapter 1, verse 3, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us [not 'will,' but 'has'] who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ." "He has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ." What a statement! Praise God for this! He's "given us all things that pertain to life and godliness;" amen? (2Peter 1:3).

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Just As Though I’d Always Obeyed

  • Date: March 27, 2017
  • Verse: "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified." (Romans 8:29-30)
  • Summary:

    In Romans 8, let's take a look at a couple of these verses and then go on and see what the Lord has for us. Chapter eight of Romans, verses 29 - 30, "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified." We'll be talking about this aspect as we go on in the study. The word justified; justification is an interesting term.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Already, Not Yet

  • Date: March 22, 2017
  • Verse: “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Romans 8:29)
  • Summary:

    We are looking at the difference between positional and practical holiness; positional, of course, being that that we are in the finished work of Jesus. It's great to know that the work is finished! We are the righteousness of God in Christ. Can you say, "Praise God!" for that? But we're facing, on a practical or a daily basis, this conflict with the flesh. Does anybody know what I'm talking about? Sometimes you just don't feel that holy, but it doesn't change who we are.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Put on Christ

  • Date: March 15, 2017
  • Verse: “And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him” (Colossians 3:10)
  • Summary:

    I want to tie together up some of these thoughts. "But now ye [believer, now you who are predestined] put off all these [things]…" (Colossians 3:8). He gives us another list, as if the first one wasn't enough. If you can't find any of this on your list, remember that the Scripture also says "and such things." I want you to know that you're on the list. We're all on the list. I look down here, and I look at some of these moral deficiencies: fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Mortify Your Flesh

  • Date: March 13, 2017
  • Verse: “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” (Colossians 3:5)
  • Summary:

    "If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God" (Colossians 3:1). Set your affection on the things that are above. We can seek these things out of routine and discipline, can't we? We can schedule it in and say, "I'm going to seek the things that are above. Here we go." But where our affections are, where our heart is, that's where our treasures are. Set your affections on the things that are above. Where would you say you really are-what really has your heart? "Oh, Jesus has my heart.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Read It and Do It

  • Date: March 3, 2017
  • Verse: “And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.” (Colossians 4:16)
  • Summary:

    We'll be back to Ephesians, but I want to transition now into the book of Colossians. Colossians speaks toward this same thing over in Chapter 3. Let's turn over there for a moment. We want to deal with a couple of different aspects of how we get free from this daily warfare and how we become victorious in our daily walk. We also want to reveal things that many of us don't think are problems. The lists that are written here in Colossians, in Galatians, and in Romans. "And they that do these things will not inherit the kingdom of God." Of course, the Greek makes it clear.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

These Things Ought Not To Be

  • Date: February 27, 2017
  • Verse: “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:1-3)
  • Summary:

    I want to look at the second part of Ephesians begining in Chapter 4 and down through the first portion of Chapter 5. This can be broken into three general categories. Paul is concerned with our vocation and behavior, and in the first part of this he wants to address our moral integrity: the integrity of heart. Are we people that are trustworthy? Are we honest? I don't mean we are honest just by the fact that somebody can entrust their money to us or give us a power of attorney over their estate.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Walk Worthy, Boasting in the Lord

  • Date: February 23, 2017
  • Verse: “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:1-3)
  • Summary:

    Ephesians is clearly divided into two parts. It's cut right down the middle. One of them is doctrine and our legal position in Christ, and the other one is our daily responsibility of obedience and love and care for one another. Many of us want to live over here in the doctrine. We want to quote the doctrine, and we want to confess what we are in Christ. How many of you know that you can't have one without the other?

    We see this distinction. You can look at it real quickly. The distinction begins in Chapter 4. He's given us the riches of His grace-down here in Chapter 3.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Made Alive by God

  • Date: February 17, 2017
  • Verse: “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Romans 8:29)
  • Summary:

    He starts Romans 8, verse 29 by saying, "Since you are so full of yourself, I want you to be sure of the redemptive work, the finished work in Jesus Christ, and who you are predestined to be." We can rejoice in that. We're predestined! Ephesians talks about it. Romans talks about it. We are predestined to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.

    He gets all of that clear. We are predestined. It's going to happen. 1 John says, "When He comes, we will see Him as He is, and we will be like Him.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Predestined to be Found in Christ

  • Date: February 8, 2017
  • Verse: “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Romans 8:29)
  • Summary:

    Look at the first chapter of Ephesians. I want to look at a couple of segments, but I don't want to bog down in Ephesians. We're eventually heading to Colossians. How many of you know that you can spend a long time studying in the book of Ephesians. Romans and Ephesians are the two letters that set our doctrine and our theology in the Scriptures. There is one thing that we want to see about Ephesians that is very important for us, and it will help us in this hour that we're going into.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Faith Believes

  • Date: February 3, 2017
  • Verse: “As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.” (Mark 5:36)
  • Summary:

    Faith professes. Faith absolutely says about the circumstances what God says about them, beginning first of all with our relationship with Him, that we're the sons of God; we're heirs and joint heirs. Then from there we declare every promise of God that's yea and amen. We saw this in the story of Jairus's daughter in Mark 5.

    We know the story. I'll condense it, it is about the environment that great faith can work in. The one thing that Jesus said was they could not enter because of their unbelief. The unbelief was the product of fear, of self reliance.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Further Obedience Builds Great Faith

  • Date: January 30, 2017
  • Verse: “Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. ” (Hebrews 4:11-12)
  • Summary:

    So "Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For the word of God is quick [alive], and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" (Hebrews 4:11-12).

    Has the Word become alive to us? Does the Word go to your mind, or does it come and pierce your heart? That quiet time that we've talked about, that obedience.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Faith Does the Word

  • Date: January 27, 2017
  • Verse: “Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. ” (Hebrews Hebrews 4:11-12)
  • Summary:

    We have so many people today that are satisfied just studying the Bible. Happy Christians, "Oh, we had a great study last night. Oh, let me tell you what I just learned. Oh, let me quote a couple of verses." Now, we dealt with somebody recently that goes to one of the most popular churches in this area, whose testimony to another Christian was, "If we're going to relate, Jesus has to be first in my life." Does it all sound good so far? "But our premarital sex is okay." Hmm! Church is full of folks. They all love Jesus.

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