Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, August 9, 2015

Pe file = Hebrew  p it represents the mouth of God speaking to the individual, or the breath of  God, or the breath of life out of which energy, light, knowledge and wisdom are flowing.

EPH 4:22-23, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the breathing of your soul, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

2TI 3:16  All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;

God's testimonies produced in him inner happiness, peace, and a relaxed mental attitude.

Observes is the Hebrew noun ‎natsar meaning to guard, in a good sense; to protect, maintain, listen and do your best to obey.

1TI 5:17 we are told Those pastor-teachers who have ruled well with the result that they keep ruling honorably, should be considered worthy of double honor, most of all those who work hard to the point of exhaustion in the study of the word and the teaching of doctrine.
He [Peter] said to Him,   "Yes, Lord; You know that I love [phileo] You." He *said to him, "Tend My lambs."

JOH 21:16  He *said to him again a second time, "Simon, {son} of John, do you love [agape] Me?" He *said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love [phileo] You."
"Shepherd My sheep."

JOH 21:17, He said to him the third time, "Simon, {son} of John, do you love [phileo] Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do you love Me?"
"Lord, You know all things; You know that I love [phileo] You." Jesus said to him, "Tend My sheep.

Why did God the Holy Spirit use two different words for love in the original language of Scripture?

Either God the Holy Spirit is long-winded or loquacious or there are two different meanings that He originally intended.

Why did the translators translate two totally different words, phileo and agape, the same ---- called love?

Professor Richard Trench from Kings College in London - "Synonyms of the N.T. "Although no attempt has been made in many of our translations to identify the difference between agapao and phileo, the difference should be noted.

JOH 21:15-17, in this passage Christ asked Peter three times: "Do you love Me?" His question was, "Do you agape Me?" which seems a cold way for Him to address Peter who had just betrayed Him.

In his answer, Peter twice substituted Phileo, the more personal word for love, for Christ's agape, which shows that Peter had repented from his denial of TLJC three times.

"Do you love me more than these," it was a pres-act-ind of the verb agapao which is a reference to impersonal unconditional virtuous love.

If he had that type of love, that impersonal unconditional virtuous love, which emphasizes the virtue of the subject and not the object.

You cannot serve Me without this virtue or this impersonal unconditional virtuous "agape love".

When virtue love is directed toward God generally love is used which is phileo. That means to love God because of who He is not who we are, 1CO 16:22.

To say we just have impersonal unconditional virtuous love for the Lord is blasphemous.

We do not love the Lord because of who and what we are but who and what He is!

Impersonal unconditional virtuous love cannot be extended to our Lord Jesus Christ in the form of worship because it emphasizes ourselves not Him.

The Lord said, "Do you agape me"? Peter said, "You know I phileo you."

Peter used the pres-act-ind of phileo which means I keep on loving you personally because of who you are.

He [Peter] said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love [phileo] You."
He is saying, "Lord I agape the disciples but I phileo you."

JOH 21:15.....He [the Lord] said to him, [if you truly love me personally then here's what to do Pater] "Tend My lambs."
"lambs" is the noun arnion which refers to baby sheep, lambs and therefore, analogous to the new believers.

The Lord is saying to Peter, "If you really love me personally you're qualified to feed new believers."

a. New Converts b. Ignorant Believers c. Carnal believers or cosmic believers who have repented.

No man can function as a pastor-teacher with his eyes on people.

The motivational virtue for the gift of pastor-teacher must come from personal love for TLJC.

JOH 21:16  He said to him again a second time, "Simon, {son} of John, do you love [pres-act-ind of agape] Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love [phileo] You."

JOH 21:16....And Peter said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love [phileo] You."
If God the Holy Spirit intended for the words to be the same, He would have used the same words.

EPH 4:12  for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;

The pres-act-imp of poimaino which means to rule or clobber which is how the pastor-shepherd must function with some believers (such are here this morning - the wise asses.

This time he used the accusative plural of probaton which is translated sheep and it refers to the sophomores in the Christian life.

They are the sophomores which is made of two Greek words -- sophos (wise) mores (morons).

With arrogance, a little knowledge is assumed to be omniscience, all knowledge.

When there is the high opinion of self-knowledge there is the rejection of the authority of the pastor-teacher.

More people fall into apostasy and quit submitting to a P-T and they refuse to become a part of an assembly, and neglect using their time, talent, treasure and spiritual gift in the sophomore stage.

JOH 21:17, He said to him the third time, "Simon, {son} of John, do you love [phileo] Me?"

"Lord, You know all things; You know that I love [phileo] You." Jesus said to him, "Tend My sheep.

The pastor must possess "personal love for TLJC" to be effective in the teaching of Bible doctrine.

The pastor that truly loves the Lord will feed doctrine to the Lord's people.

The pastor must have phileo or personal love for the Lord and must have agape or impersonal unconditional love for all.

"Lord, You know all things; You know that I love [phileo] You." Jesus said to him, "Tend My sheep.

"Tend" is the pres-act-imp of bosko which is the command to moderately and prudently feed my humble sheep which is a reference to the seniors or the mature believers.

Poimaino means you have to kick or use that stick a shepherd carries.

There are only two categories of teachable believers basically then; freshmen and seniors.

"Gives light" means it causes us to see properly.

The simple is the Hebrew noun pethiy, there's your letter Pe and it means even to the silly, the, foolish, the ignorant ones, or the simple-minded.

1CO 1:26-29, For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised, God has chosen, the things that are not, that He might nullify the things that are, that no man should boast before God.
Understanding = to strengthen the mind and there is a tremendous difference between strengthening the mind and storing it up with information.

The first word in the sentence is hP# ‎peh which is translated the mouth as the means of inhaling the breath of God, 2TI 3:16-17.

In the mature believer, knowledge of doctrine  increases the desire for more doctrine and they become grieved when they can't find it.

He would rather be a prisoner to man than in bondage to sin.

What kind of sins could this man commit?   Answer = MAS.

What is oppression?   It is unjust and cruel exercise of authority or power.

It is also heaviness in the body or mind or to burden spiritually or mentally by pressure.

This man has a ministry....and there are two things that could eliminate his ministry. "Hatred and bitterness."

Thy face represents God's approval and divine favor.

In the ancient world if a person could see the face of a king he would usually receive his desires and blessings from the king.

JAM 4:8...Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

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