Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Florida Conference 2005, Part 2. The Church at Sardis.
Friday PM, March 4, 2005
JOH 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
JOH 13:35 By this all men will know that you are My disciples [mathetes, students of doctrine], if you have love for one another.
Who makes other members of the team hurt?
Someone who is arrogant, self-righteous, angry, bitter, jealous, vindictive, vicious, a gossip, a maligner, someone who judges.
ROM 14:4 Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and stand he will, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
EPH 5:18 Be filled with the Spirit.
Loyalty down, loyalty up.
Loyalty up comes from loyalty down.
“And yet I point out to you for your benefit, a way beyond comparison.”
This is a reference to God the Holy Spirit as the one who provides the power system of the PPOG.
Isaiah 11 – a prophecy of the First Advent of Jesus Christ, the prophecy of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
They cannot tell the difference between the root and the branch, and yet the root and the branch are one person, Jesus Christ, the God of Israel, the founder of Israel as the root.
JOH 1:11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.
This is a reference to God the Holy Spirit sustaining our Lord Jesus Christ through the filling of the Spirit just as He sustains everyone of us in the Church-age.
“The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him” = the filling of the Spirit, number one of the seven Spirits.
The second of the seven spirits – the Spirit of wisdom, Chokmah = the application of doctrine; it is God the Holy Spirit that gives us the power to apply doctrine.
JAM 4:17 Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do, and does not do it, to him it is sin.
Complaining = to express with your mouth or your actions, such as the silent treatment, your discontent and grief with someone or some situation.
Complaining = the outward effect of an inward sin called bitterness, jealousy, vindictiveness, hatred, anger, etc.
NUM 11:1 Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the Lord; and when the Lord heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the Lord burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.
PSA 77:3 When I remember God, then I am disturbed; When I complain, then my spirit grows depressed. Selah.
JUD 1:16 These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.
PSA 144:14 Let our cattle bear, Without mishap and without loss, Let there be no complaining in our streets!
PSA 144:15 How blessed are the people who are so situated; How blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!
1SA 1:16 “Out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken under my breath.”
PSA 55:1 (For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Maskil of David.) Give ear to my prayer, O God; And do not hide Thyself from my supplication.
PSA 55:2 Give heed to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,
PHI 2:14 Keep on doing all things without complaining, grumbling, or arguing;