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Enriched By Christ   1 comment

Enriched by Christ

Above:  The Original Document

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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2 Cor. 8, 9

I.

Before coming to earth Jesus Christ was rich with the Father in heaven.  [He] was equal with the Father and worshiped by the angels–his right.

II.

But he left the courts of glory [and] came to earth, for our sakes.  He became poor, “emptied himself,” that we might be made rich.  How greatly he has enriched us–and especially all who trust him for salvation.

(a)  Our thoughts of God and man have been greatly elevated.  God is our Father and all we are brethren.  This is truly great.  Reverence and godly fear:  proper respect for personality.

(b)  He has given the world religious freedom and culture.  Before the law all men are equal.  Did he not die for all alike?  Hence the care for the unfortunate, the aged, etc., and the educational privileges for all.

(c)  Salvation urged upon men without money and without price.  Who can estimate its worth?

(d)  Grace for every need.  No despair to the Christian–hope of heaven when life ends.

How rich he makes the trustful soul!

Is he yours?

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

The Enrichment of Life   8 comments

Enrichment of Life

Above:  The Original Document

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

I have had to reconstruct some text due to the fraying of the page at the right margin.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

FEBRUARY 3, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT NICHOLAS KASATKIN, ORTHODOX ARCHBISHOP OF ALL JAPAN

THE FEAST OF SAINT ANSKAR, ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF HAMBURG-BREMEN

THE FEAST OF GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA, COMPOSER

THE FEAST OF MILLARD FULLER, FOUNDER OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

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1 Cor. 1, 5

see 2 Cor. 8, 7; Rom. 11, 33; Eph. 3, 8; Col. 1, 27

I.

A pastor’s pleasure that his people receive grace from Christ.  He (Christ) came “that they might have live…abundantly.”  “What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought.”

II.

Paul thankful for their enrichment:

1.  In utterance, or speech, knowing what to teach.  Evil thoughts and utterance–charitable conversation no longer given place. But kindness, charitable, brotherly spirit holds sway.  “Love suffereth long and is kind…thinketh no evil.”  “Let the words…and meditations…be acceptable.”–Psalm 19

2.  “In all knowledge of God’s will.”  He opens our eyes to see what once was mysterious and dark.  Now “we behold worldly things in his law.”  The Spirit illumines his word as we study it.  “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119,  105).    Religious literature a great blessing.

Such a life increasing in understanding and love more and more.  Paul prayed to this end.  “The Lord make you to increase and abound in love” (1 Thes. 3).  See also 1 Thes. 4, 10:  “We beseech you that ye increase in love more and more.”

III.

The riches of Christ Jesus are unsearchable.  “The riches of grace in Christ Jesus are better than gold.”  They are for us as we press on to appropriate them and so be thereby constantly enriched in our experience.

Let us not fail to grow in grace constantly.  Who does not want to know more of him and extend the greater blessing to others?

More love to thee, O Christ and to all men.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

2 Corinthians   1 comment

2 Corinthians

Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)

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Chapter 1:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/the-witness-of-the-spirit/

Chapter 3:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/partakers-of-the-divine-nature/

Chapter 4:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/christs-victory-and-ours/

Chapter 5:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/loyalty-to-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/2-corinthians-5-14/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/2-cor-5-14-17/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-judgment/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/the-witness-of-the-spirit/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/the-terror-of-the-lord/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/the-new-creature-in-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/the-heavenly-vision/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/reconciliation/

Chapter 6:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/this-is-the-day-of-salvation/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/response-to-his-grace/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/ecclesiastes-12-1-2-corinthians-6-2b/

Chapter 8:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/the-enrichment-of-life/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/enriched-by-christ/

Chapter 10:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/christ-among-the-candlesticks/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/things-of-good-report/

Chapter 11:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/the-good-soldier-and-his-reward/

Chapter 12:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/the-sufficiency-of-the-bible/

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