This Bible lesson is intended to correct the misunderstanding of Isaiah 53:5. Particularly “(with) by His stripes we are healed”. By His stripes, you have spiritual healing (i.e., restored favor not healing for your body). Above all, Jesus gave a spiritual solution to a spiritual problem. He did not suffer and die to heal our bodies!
This is a brief lesson to aid in getting to know the meaning of ‘temperance’. The American Standard Version [(ASV) in 1901] was the first to translate egkrateia as ‘self-control’ in Galatians 5:23. Since that time modern translators have done the same. However, this lesson will focus on temperance as found in the King James Version.
Active Faith: You say you have faith; what good is it when you fail to do good things to show it? Now ask yourself, “do I have active faith”? This simple lesson can help you put your faith into action. Faith without action is dead and useless.
That Spirit, the Holy Spirit (Spirit of God; Spirit of Christ), has come and is available to all. My friends allow the Holy Spirit to guide you into true knowledge. Now learn to worship God in Spirit (the Holy Spirit) and reality (true knowledge of God and what you should do). Because you are no longer a slave to sin!
Worship Him wherever you are and at all times. Yes, even in the building you call church. The truth is, ‘temple of God’, He came in that building with you!
You, child of God, can expect eternal life because of this promise and God’s grace (Ephesians 2:8). Now is not the time to stop believing in this promise. Since you worship and trust God. Let His promise of heaven (eternal life) be your desire.
Your faith life is more than believing in Jesus; it is about how you live. A life with Christ is far superior to life without Him. So, live your (the) best life secured by having Jesus in your life!
You will never be able to eat solid spiritual food [Spirit-fed] and understand the deeper things of God’s Word until you become better [Spirit-led] Christians and learn right from wrong by practicing doing right.