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H. Spurgeon.The French have grown so clever at imitating pearls, that a jeweller in the Exhibition shows a necklace which purports to be a mixture of true pearls and false; and he challenges his customers to single out the real ones if he can. Not to find the end in the mere coming in contact with the means, and in the pleasure which they produce; but to use these things as means to strengthen and nourish faith, holy feeling, and motives, and to lead the man from the Church into the family and all the thoroughfares of the world, there to act and to live out the principles which the means of grace cherish and strengthen within him. Nobody has yet succeeded We are told that there is only one way by which they can be detected, and that is by their specific weight; the false are much lighter than the real pearls.(C. We live our lives out of the convictions of our heart. Unknowing and unpractised in the ways of evil; ignorant of the depths of Satan (Revelation 2:24).2. 16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. Binney. Consists in a hearty reception of the gospel and compliance with its teachings.2. THE “FOR” OF LIKENESS – Vs. 5. Satan transferred into an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14, 15).2. It is painful to have to do with such people. Having men's persons in admiration for advantage (Jude 1:16). (4) Steady simplicity of purpose in the resistance of evil. (4) Christ is to be served with all our powers.2. The churches of Christ salute you. But there was a greater One for them, even God himself; and the ancient promise of Genesis 3:15 should be fulfilled to them, if they had faith in God. "The fruits of the Spirit" do appear in some degree; and after all, what would the world be if there were not a Christian Church with a Bible in it in the midst of them?(T. It is wonderful how beautiful thou wilt perceive the truth to be; and how every word from that very preparation of the heart will come with power upon thy soul, and strengthen within thee every holy purpose. Jesus has overcome and through faith in Him, we too have overcome. The really doing a good thing has a happy reflex operation, both upon a man's understanding and heart. How to Welcome a Weak Brother. Deceiving. The work of these false teachers is spoken of first in Acts 15:1, where we read, "And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved:" "false brethren," the apostle calls them in Galatians 2:4," who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage." It includes understanding, discrimination, prudence, and discretion, and is necessary to avoid being ensnared by the crafty. Is a source of great satisfaction to every faithful minister.3. He will draw upon his memory and upon his experience. Binney.If this Epistle had been lost in the streets of Rome, and had been picked up by some Roman philosopher, after reading all the wonderful things which would have filled his mind with amazement, I think he would have called this a golden sentence. Act the text. Often the knowledge of evil is evil, and many a man has lived to regret that he has had any acquaintance with it. That object is not numbers, faith, profession, religious pleasure, all this it gives, but it gives and demands something more. Man cannot say with his Master, "The evil one cometh and hath nothing in me"; but by the grace of God there must be perfect clearness of character, unspottedness from the world. But come from your hours of dissipation, your places of frivolous amusement, come after actually committing some act of violence, and read thy Bible; how it will strengthen the sceptic within thee! how it will cloud thine eye! We must deny ourselves in many cases what we may lawfully do, when our doing it may hurt our good name. Fair speeches, lit. It includes understanding, discrimination, prudence, and discretion, and is necessary to avoid being ensnared by the crafty. (4) Steady simplicity of purpose in the resistance of evil. (2) As contrasted with "wise" — without cunning, dexterity, or skill. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 16:19-24 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources Intro: This whole section devoted to living our lives in relationship to God. Simplicity is —(1) Harmlessness; like an animal without horns. The greater the grace received the more need of caution. blessing; a stronger word than the former. H. (b)As Mediator. To be wise unto that which is good is to see to it that the principle of religious faith shall be the root and spring of holy moral action. It is wonderful how beautiful thou wilt perceive the truth to be; and how every word from that very preparation of the heart will come with power upon thy soul, and strengthen within thee every holy purpose. Steady, constant, and conscientious use of the means of grace as means. (4) Promptitude and tact in doing good. Evil is —(1) Moral, i.e., sin. Robinson, D. D.)True religionT. Good words. Admitting that a great many Christians are far inferior to the demands of the Book, a vast many of them are superior to the world. Showing not only a bland spirit, but an affected piety. Sweet Sunday Sermon – A STUDY IN ROMANS 16. How unenviable is the reputation of some men, who seem to be perpetually acting upon the principle of language being given "to conceal the thoughts." Sweet tastes are not always wholesome.III. Speaking well of you; promising well to you. Robinson. Flatterers should be always suspected. "divisions and occasions of stumbling," and by their fruits they were to know them. The foulest errors are often introduced under the fairest promises. He practises his deception through his deceived followers. 3. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God" ( Colossians 3:1-3 ). Deceiving. Man cannot say with his Master, "The evil one cometh and hath nothing in me"; but by the grace of God there must be perfect clearness of character, unspottedness from the world. The highest wisdom is to know the will of God and to do it, and the most profitable that which makes us wise unto salvation.II. No paltering with evil, but a manly front, arising from the rectitude of purpose, with which we desire to glorify God.II. WISE UNTO GOOD. But where there is a predominant principle, it will subordinate everything to itself, and make obstacles stepping-stones to the object. ... (1 Cor. Romans 16:19 Context. (3) To serve Christ is —(a)To aim at His glory. The highest wisdom is to know the will of God and to do it, and the most profitable that which makes us wise unto salvation.II. These two things must be combined; and then there is a perfection about the human character that the man who has to do with God cannot but have to do with man under the influence of feelings that belong to God. Merely to get a living and for their own personal gain (2 Corinthians 11:12, 20; Philippians 3:18, 19; Galatians 6:12; Titus 1:10, 11). They serve their own belly. Get over some suggestion of selfishness or feeling of revenge, go and forgive thy brother, or visit the wretched and poor, go with simplicity of purpose and desire to manifest thy love; and then come and read thy Bible. Turning Away from False Teachers 16:17-20. by Chester McCalley. Romans 16 – Greetings to the Christians in Rome A. Greetings to many different Christians. The counter to this is to think about good, plant it in your heart and it will become evident in your lives as your mind renews to those things. (4) Steady simplicity of purpose in the resistance of evil. Not only is the gospel pre-eminently a practical thing, but, whether Christianity be true or false, it will be blessedness to the world for its spirit to become practically universal.2. I have overcome the world." The Roman Christians had already perhaps been none too cautious. Christianity bears upon it, in these attributes, the indications of the source from which it comes. What! To be wise unto that which is good is to see to it that the principle of religious faith shall be the root and spring of holy moral action. Obedience is good, but needs to be guarded. 1:1 and 1 Tim. The really doing a good thing has a happy reflex operation, both upon a man's understanding and heart. (NASB: Lockman) Greek: e gar humon hupakoe eis pantas aphiketo; eph' humin oun chairo, thelo de humas sophous einai eis to agathon, akeraious de eis to kakon Steady, constant, and conscientious use of the means of grace as means. Is a source of great satisfaction to every faithful minister.3. By this general expression Paul means specially fidelity towards the pure gospel. Showing not only a bland spirit, but an affected piety. (2) The application of this knowledge to practical life; for wisdom is the practical application of knowledge. Obedience is good, but needs to be guarded. The Roman Christians had already perhaps been none too cautious. 2. That these presentiments were sadly fulfilled, we learn from Philippians 1:15-17, and over these false teachers he weeps, as he tells us, in Philippians 3:18, 19. Unknowing and unpractised in the ways of evil; ignorant of the depths of Satan (Revelation 2:24).2. Deceivers more to be feared than open persecutors.2. Robinson, D. D.)True religionT. Believers, in respect of evil, are to be as children (1 Corinthians 14:20), wise as serpents but harmless as doves (Matthew 10:16). What a comprehensive and beautiful wish.I. "Wise unto that which is good' they might be, using their powers of thought to advance themselves in all well-doing. Get over some suggestion of selfishness or feeling of revenge, go and forgive thy brother, or visit the wretched and poor, go with simplicity of purpose and desire to manifest thy love; and then come and read thy Bible. how it will make thee find reasons, or attempt to find them, for denying and disbelieving this Divine thing!Conclusion: 1. Speaking well of you; promising well to you. In this world you will have trouble. Let us have more faith in one another. He will draw upon his memory and upon his experience. Unknowing and unpractised in the ways of evil; ignorant of the depths of Satan (Revelation 2:24).2. Speaking well of you; promising well to you. to "turn from them." No paltering with evil, but a manly front, arising from the rectitude of purpose, with which we desire to glorify God.II. John Piper Nov 13, 2005 139 Shares Sermon. (3) Thinking no evil of our brother. •In verse 14 we have five brethren greeted by name, and also the brethren who apparently met with them are also greeted. Evil is —(1) Moral, i.e., sin. Aye, and how "wise" such a man will become in relation to self-knowledge! Christianity bears upon it, in these attributes, the indications of the source from which it comes. It is painful to have to do with such people. WISE UNTO GOOD. These two things must be combined; and then there is a perfection about the human character that the man who has to do with God cannot but have to do with man under the influence of feelings that belong to God. He will draw upon his memory and upon his experience. No paltering with evil, but a manly front, arising from the rectitude of purpose, with which we desire to glorify God.II. Needs to be confirmed by wisdom and simplicity. Obedience is good, but needs to be guarded. "Simple concerning evil. Romans 16:19 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 16:19, NIV: "Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil." (2) As contrasted with "wise" — without cunning, dexterity, or skill. Private interests served under the pretence of Christian zeal. H. Flatterers should be always suspected. Deceiver, Satan's most characteristic title (John 8:44; Revelation 12:9). Is a source of great satisfaction to every faithful minister. Teachableness needs discretion for its companion. Aye, and how "wise" such a man will become in relation to self-knowledge! Merely to get a living and for their own personal gain (2 Corinthians 11:12, 20; Philippians 3:18, 19; Galatians 6:12; Titus 1:10, 11). (3) The being alive to whatever will promote or retard this. Deceived themselves they seek to deceive others. Deceivers more to be feared than open persecutors.2. Satan often served in Christ's uniform. Flatterers should be always suspected. an absolute avoidance of him who was obviously, at first sight, Satan, but who, if they tarried to gaze and hearken, might soon be "transformed into an angel of light" (2 Corinthians 11:14). In the beginning He made the universe, the world, all living things and mankind. Aye, and how "wise" such a man will become in relation to self-knowledge! H. Evil is —(1) Moral, i.e., sin. Men can make a gain of godliness instead of making godliness a gain.II. Deceiver, Satan's most characteristic title (John 8:44; Revelation 12:9). Act the text. "(1) The happy simplicity of ignorance. (4) Promptitude and tact in doing good. Steady, constant, and conscientious use of the means of grace as means. Whatever Is Not from Faith Is Sin. Scripture: Romans 16:27. Then. – Romans 6:20-23 ***** Romans 6. The foulest errors are often introduced under the fairest promises. "Simple concerning evil. Enemies of the God of peace, they will perish with Satan whom they serve shortly. What was to be the attitude and action of the Romans? Paul is giving great instruction for us today. Robinson, D. D."But yet." Pastor Brian Matherlee. (3) The being alive to whatever will promote or retard this. Deceiver, Satan's most characteristic title (John 8:44; Revelation 12:9). But I want you to be wise about what is good and innocent about what is evil. Now, if a Christian man has for his ruling principle a desire to advance in acceptable goodness, and if he is "wise" in relation to it, he will be alive to favourable circumstances. The highest wisdom is to know the will of God and to do it, and the most profitable that which makes us wise unto salvation. Believers, in respect of evil, are to be as children (1 Corinthians 14:20), wise as serpents but harmless as doves (Matthew 10:16). Now Christian men should meditate upon it, and that would aid them in realising it.2. 9344 Sermon Outlines N.T. Act the text. Pretending a great interest in your welfare (Psalm 55:21). Nobody has yet succeeded We are told that there is only one way by which they can be detected, and that is by their specific weight; the false are much lighter than the real pearls.(C. Admitting that a great many Christians are far inferior to the demands of the Book, a vast many of them are superior to the world. To be wise unto that which is good is to see to it that the principle of religious faith shall be the root and spring of holy moral action. Sweet tastes are not always wholesome.III. Admitting that a great many Christians are far inferior to the demands of the Book, a vast many of them are superior to the world. Deceiving. The highest wisdom is to know the will of God and to do it, and the most profitable that which makes us wise unto salvation.II. Men can make a gain of godliness instead of making godliness a gain.II. Romans 16:19 Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice over you. Not to find the end in the mere coming in contact with the means, and in the pleasure which they produce; but to use these things as means to strengthen and nourish faith, holy feeling, and motives, and to lead the man from the Church into the family and all the thoroughfares of the world, there to act and to live out the principles which the means of grace cherish and strengthen within him.3. Some men are ever suspecting and acting with every man as if he might one day be an adversary. Yet how many professors are very knowing as to the theory, but want the "wisdom" of the manifestation of the thing as a practical law. Even though we may sometimes be deceived, still do not let us give up faith in man. The Roman Christians had already perhaps been none too cautious. Sweet tastes are not always wholesome. blessing; a stronger word than the former. Teachableness needs discretion for its companion. Often the knowledge of evil is evil, and many a man has lived to regret that he has had any acquaintance with it. Yet how many professors are very knowing as to the theory, but want the "wisdom" of the manifestation of the thing as a practical law. "(1) The happy simplicity of ignorance. Showing not only a bland spirit, but an affected piety. How unenviable is the reputation of some men, who seem to be perpetually acting upon the principle of language being given "to conceal the thoughts." Sermon 16 Tag Team Christianity (Romans 15:14-16:27) (Romans 15:14-16:27) 1. SIMPLE CONCERNING EVIL.1. ... Jesus Christ in the Book of Romans A Final Prayer. Believers, in respect of evil, are to be as children (1 Corinthians 14:20), wise as serpents but harmless as doves (Matthew 10:16). Private interests served under the pretence of Christian zeal. (4) Steady simplicity of purpose in the resistance of evil. But where there is a predominant principle, it will subordinate everything to itself, and make obstacles stepping-stones to the object. THEIR EFFECTS.1. 2. Sermon. Satan is a skilful fowler and knows well how to set his snare. (2) Harm done to others. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF TRUE RELIGION.1. Evil, sin and corruption never entered the picture until Eve was deceived by Satan. More distinguished for honesty than penetration; without malice themselves and suspecting none in others, and so the natural prey of designing men (2 Peter 2:14; 2 Timothy 3:6).(T. The foulest errors are often introduced under the fairest promises. So much evil exists in this world, but we can be confident in this truth that Jesus spoke over two thousand years ago, "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. Satan transferred into an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14, 15).2. how it will make thee find reasons, or attempt to find them, for denying and disbelieving this Divine thing!Conclusion:1. Flatterers should be always suspected. Now, if a Christian man has for his ruling principle a desire to advance in acceptable goodness, and if he is "wise" in relation to it, he will be alive to favourable circumstances. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF TRUE RELIGION.1. - T.F.L. ; 2 Corinthians 11:3). blessing; a stronger word than the former. The richest vessels carry the strongest convoys. "Wise to that which is good" includes —(1) An intelligent comprehension of the nature of acceptable goodness, which is neither morality without religion nor religion without morality. Is for us Championship Wrestling when I was a boy I loved team... Strangely, Lucht, comparing Acts 20:29, assigns Romans 16:19 Context brethren greeted by name and. 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