Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 27 Grace of Giving (Part 4 of 5)

We are also to be involved in giving to meet the needs of those by whom we receive the word of God: look at Galatians 6:6-10, “Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 27 The Grace of Giving (Part 3 of 5)

  Our giving should be proportional, as we see in 1 Corinthians 16:2 “Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 27 The Grace of Giving (Part 2 of 5)

  Before we even get to the subject, that most of us cringe to hear of, the giving of our money. Let’s consider what God wants most from us, our bodies: Romans 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: The Grace of Giving (Part 1 of 5)

Today, we begin our study on Systematic Theology Two, with lesson twenty-seven. We will be looking at what the Word of God calls, The Grace of Giving. This we find in Second Corinthians chapter eight, where Paul, the Apostle, writes … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 26 Worship (Page 5 of 5)

When we pray we present to God a form of worship, as we address the Father in Jesus Name. Our Lord Jesus Christ is our access to the Father: Ephesians 2:18 “For through him we both have access by one … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 26 Doctrine of Worship (Part 4 of 5)

    Worldliness hinders our worship of God. Look at John chapter 17 in verse 11, “And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 26 Doctrine of Worship (Part 3 of 5)

Worship of God is not primarily something that is stored up and released on Sunday morning. No, for worship of God is a seven day a week action that every Christian owes to God. We fully worship God when we … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 26 Doctrine of Worship (Part 2 of 5)

The unsaved man cannot understand our worship of God. 1 Corinthians 2:14 tells us why, “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 26 Doctrine of Worship (Part 1 of 5)

Hello, and welcome, back to our Bible Institute. I’m Dr. John Cook. We are continuing on in our series on Systematic Theology 2. This is lesson number 26 and will deal with the subject of worship. I’m going to show … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 25 Victorious Christian Living (Part 6 of 6)

The difficulty for us to understand all of this is the fact that too often, as we started out saying, we are carnal, babes in Christ that have never grown up. But we need to grow up and should. Let … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 25 Victorious Christian Life (Part 5 of 6)

How shall we then present to God our bodies holy and acceptable unto him? Step number one is we must not be conformed to this world. Conformity to this world stands in the way of our living a holy life, … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 25 Victorious Christian Life (Part 4 of 6)

The question is, whose servant, am I? Let’s get the answer from verse seventeen of chapter six: Romans 6:17 “But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 25 Victorious Christian Life (Part 3 of 6)

  This death is described for us in Galatians 2:20, where we read, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 25 The Victorious Christian Life (Part 2 of 6)

When we get saved we have a new life in Christ Jesus. This is certainly true when we consider that we been born again, just as Jesus said we must be in John chapter 3; look at John 3:7 “Marvel … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 25 Victorious Christian Living (Part 1)

Welcome back to our Bible Institute, I’m Dr. John Cook. Our lesson today, in systematic theology two, is lesson number twenty-five, in which we will deal with the victorious Christian life. This is a life that very few Christians know … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 24 Doctrine of Prayer (Part 8 of 8)

  Hebrews 13:5 gives us another promise from God to claim, “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” In this … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:14-22! (Part 7 of 7)

    The final church, the Laodicean church, is exactly what the Lord told us we could expect in the last days. Look, with me, if you will, at Luke chapter 18 in verse 8, “… Nevertheless when the Son … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:14-22! (Part 6 of 7)

In Revelation 3:20 we read the most difficult thing to understand, I think in Scripture, listen to what it says, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 24 Doctrine of Prayer (Part 7 of 8)

Double-mindedness also hinders our prayers; look at James 1:5-8 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:14-22! (Part 5 of 7)

The Lord also provides clothing or wants to provide clothing, for his own if we will but receive it. Listen to what he says, “… buy of me… white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 24 Prayer! (Part 5 of 8)

Persistence in prayer is required; look at Luke 11:5-13 “And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; For a friend … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:14-22! (Part 4 of 7)

They might, like Israel, question God’s judgment concerning their church; by saying, “What are you talking about?” The Lord is glad to tell us why he says what he says; telling us that what he says is based on what … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:14-22! (Part 3 of 7)

Moving on then to Revelation 3:15 the Lord tells the church of Laodicea, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot; I would thou wert cold or hot.” This is a sad testimony for any church to … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 24 Doctrine of Prayer (Part 4 of 8)

In addition, the Bible tells us that we are to pray for wisdom and God will give it to us: look at James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:14-22! (Part 2 of 7)

  He is the “faithful and true witness”. He cannot lie for he is God and in Titus 1:2 we read that, “…God, that cannot lie….” The Savior knows the end from the beginning there is nothing hidden from him … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 24 Doctrine of Prayer (Part 3 of 8)

  Look at 1 Timothy 2:1, 2 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:14-22! (Part 1 of 7)

  Welcome to our continuing series on Just a Thought on Revelation. Our study today brings us to Revelation, chapter 3 and verses 14 through 22. I’m going to show you what God has to say to the Church in … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 24 Doctrine of Prayer (Part 2 of 8)

Thirdly, though we are made temples of the Holy Ghost we are still subject to frailty and ignorance; therefore, the Holy Spirit of God helps our infirmities in our prayers. Look at Romans 8:26-27, there we read, “Likewise the Spirit … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 24 – Doctrine of Prayer (Part 1 of 8)

We want to welcome you today to our continuing study of Systematic Theology 2. We’re going to look at the doctrine of prayer. The importance of prayer cannot be overemphasized in the Christian life and this is the reason that … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:7-13! (Part 8 of 8)

  We are back to the “overcomer,” for the Lord challenges the church in Philadelphia with the words found in Revelation 3:12, “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go … Continued

Just a thought on Revelation 3:7-13! (Part 7 of 8)

  Look now at Revelation 3:11, where we read, “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” This scripture reveals the fact that God does not see time as we see time; … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:7-13! (Part 6 of 8)

Revelation 3:10, says, “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” The Lord makes … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:7-13! (Part 5 of 8)

Now we come to Revelation 3:9, which says, “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:7-13! (Part 4 of 8)

Not only did they keep the word of God, they also “Kept” the Lord’s name. They would not deny the Savior, though it cost them their lives to be true. You may see the great cost they paid willingly in … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:7-13! (Part 3 of 8)

    The Lord further says to the church in Philadelphia, “…for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.” Here is the picture of one that is in recovery, one who … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:7-13! (Part 2 of 8)

In Revelation 3:8, Jesus says to the church, “I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:7-13! (Part 1 of 8)

            Introduction: Welcome to our continuing series on Just a Thought on Revelation. Our study today brings us to Revelation, chapter 3 and verses 7 through 13. I’m going to show you what God has … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 23 The Will of God (Part 8 of 8)

I am to trust the Lord and lean only on his leadership, this we read in Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 23 The Will of God (Part 7 of 8)

According to Revelation 4:11, everything in this world was created by God and for his pleasure: listen to what the word of God says, “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 23 The Will of God (Part 5 of 8)

  We cannot know God, without getting into the word of God and spending time in prayer talking to God. Look at 2 Timothy 2:15, where we are commanded to, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:1-6 (Part 6 of 6)

  In Revelation 3:5, we read, “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 23 The Will of God (Part 4 of 8)

There is an obvious fact concerning our Lord’s life, of doing the will of God, and that is his life was lived in direct opposition to the world; even so will our lives be if we live to do the … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:1-6 (Part 5 of 6)

Now look at Revelation 3:4, “Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.” Even, in the church in Sardis, which had a … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:1-6 (Part 4 of 6)

    Now look at Revelation 3:3, where we read, “Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 23 The Will of God (Part 3 of 8)

We hear so often today this statement, “I feel led.” Dr. Jack Hyles once said, in a message, that I heard, “I feel led is not as important as I have read.” God give us Christian that are led of … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:1-6 (Part 3 of 6)

  There was some life left in this church, and the Lord calls on them, in Revelation 3:2, “Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before … Continued

Systematic theology 2: Lesson 23 The Will of God (Part 2 of 8)

The will of God is primary in every decision that we make; this requires that we surrender our will to God’s will without reservation. Our prayer must match the prayer of our Savior in Gethsemane’s Garden, which we read in … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 23 The will of God (Part 1 of 8)

Welcome to this our continued study in Systematic Theology 2. Today we’re carrying on our study with lesson number 23, where we will deal with finding the will of God. Turn in your Bible to Romans chapter 12 and read … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:1-6! (Part Two)

Our Lord identifies himself to the church as “he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars.” “The seven Spirits of God” deals with the fullness of the Holy Spirit of God. We read in Isaiah 61:1, … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 3:1-6 (Part One)

Introduction: Welcome to our continuing series on Just a Thought on Revelation. Our study today brings us to Revelation, chapter 3 and verse 1. I’m going to show you what God has to say to the Church and Sardis. We … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 22 Backsliding (Part Four)

  We can prevent “backsliding” in our Christian life by listening to and obeying the Word of God. Obedience that requires our not loving this world or the things in it. This world must not take us captive, nor can … Continued

Systematic Theology 2: Lesson 22 Backsliding (Part Three)

    Lot still did not seek deliverance, from Sodom, but rather, after being delivered from capture, he went right back to Sodom. Where, finally we find him sitting in the gate as a leader of the community; in fact, … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 2:18-29! (Part Two)

      With all that God has said that is good concerning the church of Thyatira, he now says in Revelation 2:20, “Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee” (what terrible words to hear from the lips of … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 2:18-29! (Part One)

  The angel of the church at Thyatira is next in line to hear from the Savior. This is a church whose name is defined to mean, odor of affliction. Here is another of the Lord’s suffering churches. Do you … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 2:12-17! (Part Three)

Having commended the church the Lord now sets forth the problem with in this church. Look at Revelation 2:14, listen to what the scripture says, “But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 2:12-17! (Part Two)

The Lord then says to this church, in verse thirteen, “I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 2:12-17! (Part One)

The next church, we will consider in our study on Just a Thought on Revelation, is the church in Pergamos. Pergamos was considered to be a great city of the Roman Empire. It was located in what is today, modern … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 2:8-11! (Part Four)

Just a Thought on Revelation 2:8-11! Jesus tells the church of Smyrna in Revelation 2:10 “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and … Continued

Doctrine of Temptation

Systematic Theology 2 Lesson 21   Welcome back to our Bible Institute. Today, we are continuing our series on Systematic Theology 2, this is Lesson 21, dealing with temptation. It is a certainty that we will all face temptation in … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 2:8-11! (Part Three)

Then the Lord says to this church, in verse 9, “I know…the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” These are those that claim that God is done with Israel … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 2:8-11! (Part One)

Today, in Just a Thought dealing Revelation 2:8-11, we are going to look at what the Lord says to the angel of the church at Smyrna. I am going to show you what he says and how it may deal … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 2:1-7! (Part Seven)

Look now at Revelation 2:7, which says, “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 2:1-7! (Part Six)

Now look at and listen to what God says in, Revelation 2:6, “But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.” Already, in the early church, there was this doctrine of the Nicolaitans. … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 2:1-7! (Part Five)

Revelation 2:6   No question about it, this was a church that was straight, but a church that had lost an important element in their service for God. Listen to what God tells them in Revelation 2:5, “Remember therefore from … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 2:1-7! (Part Four)

Now look at and read Revelation 2:3, “And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.” Here God goes on to show not only had they worked but they had borne up … Continued

Video: Just a Thought on Revelation 2:1-7! (Part Two)

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Now let’s read Revelation chapter two and verse one, which says, “Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 2:1-7! (Part 1)

Revelation 2:1-7 We enter now upon the study of the angels of the seven churches of Asia and the seven churches, that the book of Revelation is addressed to as we see in Revelation 1:4, where we read, “John to … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 1:19-20! (Podcast)

Episode 17 Hi and welcome back to johncookministries.com podcast, I’m Dr. John Cook. Today we are continuing with our study on Revelation, entitled Just a Thought. Our study will deal with Revelation chapter one verses nineteen and Twenty. The purpose … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 1:19-20!

Revelation 1: 19-20 Hi, and welcome back to our continuing study on the book of Revelation, entitled “Just a Thought.” Today’s lesson we will deal with Revelation chapter one and verse nineteen and twenty. Our study today will begin with … Continued

Episode 14: Just a Thought on Revelation 1:18 (Podcast)

Revelation 1:18 Hi and welcome back to my podcast, I’m Dr. John Cook. Today we are going to look at 2 Samuel chapter eighteen and verse thirteen. The purpose of my podcast is to encourage the study of God’s word. … Continued

Just a Thought of Revelation 1:18

If we needed further evidence that the Lord Jesus Christ is the one speaking, all we need do is read verse eighteen: Revelation 1:18 “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; … Continued

Episode 13: Just a Thought on Revelation 1:17! (Podcast)

Hi and welcome back to my podcast, I’m Dr. John Cook. This is our continuing study on the Book of Revelation. The purpose of my podcast is to encourage the study of God’s word. I’m presenting, in these studies just … Continued

Just a Thought Revelation 1:17! (Part One)

Hi, welcome back to our continuing study on the book of Revelation, entitled “Just a Thought.” Today’s lesson we will deal with Revelation chapter one and verse seventeen, where we will see John’s reaction to seeing our glorified Savior. This … Continued

Episode 12: Just a Thought on Revelation 1:15-16 (Podcast)

This is our latest podcast now available on iTunes and at https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/johncookministries/episodes/2017-04-03T19_53_00-07_00. Trust God will bless you in these studies. Share This: by

Episode 11: Just a Thought on Revelation 1:12-13! (Podcast)

This is my newest podcast, continuing our series on Just a Thought on the book of Revelation. This podcast covers Revelation chapter one verses twelve through thirteen.  I’m making these available as podcast in order for those who desire to simply listen, rather … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 1:15-16! (Part 2)

John goes on to tell us about the voice of Jesus, for he says, “…and his voice as the sound of many waters.” Ah, the power of the voice of Jesus! Ah, the power of the word of God! John … Continued

Podcast: Episode 9 – Just a Thought on Revelation 1:10

This is an expansion of our ministry. We are located on iTunes and Podomatic.com. Now you can just listen when you want and not just watch the video. Hope this is a help. God bless! This is my latest podcast … Continued

Podcast: Just a Thought Revelation 1:9!

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Just a Thought on Revelation 1:15-16! (Part 1)

  Hi, welcome back to our continuing study on the book of Revelation, entitled “Just a Thought.” Today’s lesson we will deal with Revelation chapter one and verse fifteen, John continues his description of the Lord as he moved among … Continued

Just a Thought! Revelation 1:14 (Part 4)

There is a second thought concerning the eyes of Jesus that “were as a flame of fire.” At second thought suggests that the Lord is indignant with the churches’ indifference to his service. Certainly the indifference of the church arouses … Continued

Just a Thought! Revelation 1:14 (Part 3)

  John tells us that there was something magnificent about the eyes of Jesus; for they “… were as a flame of fire.” Nothing is hidden from him with whom we have to deal: 1 Corinthians 4:5 “Therefore judge nothing … Continued

Just a thought! Revelation 1:14 (Part 2)

  Here we see Jesus and all his righteousness “his hand and his hair white like wool, as white as snow.” This represents the righteousness of our Savior; we see a similar description when Daniel sees the vision of the … Continued

Just a Thought on Revelation 1:14! (Part 1)

Hi, once again we come to you with our study on the book of Revelation which we have entitled “Just a Thought.” Today’s lesson we will deal with Revelation chapter one and verse fourteen, where we see John describing the … Continued

Just a Thought! Revelation 1:12 (Part 2)

Revelation 1:12 The first place we read about candlesticks in the Bible is in Exodus 25:31-35 “And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, … Continued

Just a Thought Revelation 1:11! (Part 2)

We now come to consider the seven churches that John is commanded to write. What are these churches and what lessons can we learn from them? These are seven historical, literal churches of John’s day; they are also representative of … Continued

Revelation of Prayer

Luke 1:1   We begin today a study on prayer, considering first The Revelation of Prayer. The disciples certainly recognize the importance of prayer in the Savior’s life, for we find them asking the Lord, “Teach us to pray.” They … Continued

Why This Trouble?

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In Genesis 3:1-24 we read how hardships and trouble came into this world. We blame so many things for the trials and troubles of life. We blame our environment but how do you explain that sin came about in a perfect … Continued

Renovation or Salvation?

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Matthew 12:43-45 “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is … Continued

Nature Or God?

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“Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” (Romans 1:25) We hear so much about “Mother Nature.” For example in the newscast when … Continued

Did You Call My Name?

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John 10:13 The songwriter wrote, “When He calls for me, I will answer…I’ll be somewhere listening for my name.” The Scripture tells us that the Lord calls His sheep by name, they hear Him and follow Him. I would like … Continued

Welcome

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Welcome to all our visitors. I am so glad that you came. I trust that the Lord will use this ministry to encourage pastors, missionaries and all born again believers in reaching this lost world for Christ. We must ever … Continued

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