Welcome to this weeks Grab Bag! For those of you who donâ€™t know what this is, let me explain. Each week I post a â€œGrab Bagâ€, I try to get it on Monday but this week is a little hectic with appointments for our soon-to-be-here-lord-willing child. Also, If you leave questions in the comments, then I will reply and also add those questions to the podcast. If you email me questions related to this post then I will also add those to the podcast episode. During the episode I will go in a little more detail than I could using the blog. Last weeks episode got postponed due to some scheduling conflicts. You can expect one this coming Saturday. I will have last weeks Grab Bag and this weeks Grab Bag in the next episode. So if you have any questions you want to get in from last weeks, then hop to! The title of the Grab Bag is usually something funky, a mix of all the things in the post, and by the time you get through the post you will understand the title… I hope :) At the end of each question I leave a question for you to respond with. I will also go over the scriptures, in the podcast, which I found for the answers to the questions as well. So anyway, here it goes!
Welcome to this weekâ€™s Grab Bag! This one is going to be a little different. Each question will end with a question for you to participate in the comments with! This is something which may help with everyone who reads this to study for themselves and find answers.
Who can God hear?
Grab Bag Monday is here again!
Who was king Davidâ€™s great grandmother?
5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
Lets see what order they came in a more simple manner.
Boaz and Ruth
So Davidâ€™s father was Jesse, his grandfather was Obed, his great grandfather and grandmother were Boaz and Ruth.
Ruth was his great grandmother. :)
How many fish did the disciples catch when the net was not broken?
Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.
They pulled 153 fish out of the water. There were so many, they had to pull the net onto the land. And of all of that, the net did not brake. :)
What defiles a man? -Olive
11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
And further explanation is here:
18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
So, itâ€™s what comes out of the mouth which defiles a man. I feel like the scripture explains it clearly here: those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart. And I donâ€™t know of any way else to word it.
Are there any specific scriptures anyone has and want to go over them? I am thinking about a new segment to put in the podcast. :)
Thanks for reading this weeks Grab Bag!
All questions and comments and all other emails can go to me: Dakota@FrequentApostolicQuestions.com :) Feedback is always welcome.
Let God be magnified!
Itâ€™s time for this weeks Grab Bag!
I got another question via email from KC, here it is:
What is the Gospel defined and how do you â€obeyâ€ it?
So Christ being the power and wisdom of God. Then the “power of God” unto salvation is the gospel.
1 Corinthians 1:24
But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to
the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
So, to simplify:
Christ = power of God = Gospel
So, they all equal each other.
Gospel Defined – is the power of God unto salvation.
Obeying the Gospel – obeying Jesus, because Christ was God manifested in the flesh (John 1:14) it would be obeying God. For those who donâ€™t know, Godâ€™s name is Jesus. :)
This has been added to the Definitions page as well!
What was in the beginning?
God, and to give a few scriptures to back that up. Please keep in mind, these arenâ€™t the only ones.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1 John 1:1
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
God is the beginning, his name is Jesus. :)
How many Lordâ€™s are there in the bible?
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
One Lord is in the bible! :D
Did anyone know about any of these already?
All questions and comments can go to Dakota@FrequentApostolicQuestions.com. Or if you feel like being a brave soul, then take the daring leap and leave a comment under this post! There is plenty of room! I promise I donâ€™t bite. :)
There has been lots of things going on the past week. Currently working on developing an app idea and website ideaâ€™s, brainstorming mostly at this point. I will keep you all updated about that later. The podcast episode has been postponed until this Saturday, Lord willing. Enough of all that, on to the Grab Bag!!!!
Who dissembled from the Gentiles?
11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.
12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.
Peter and the other Jews dissembled and Paul withstood him because Peter was the one to blame. Peter dissembled by withdrawing from the gentiles and showing the Jews he had no thing to do with them. When in fact he had been eating with them. He was tearing down when he was suppose to build up. He was separating when he should have been unifying.
What is idolatry?
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
Covetousness is idolatry.
What is the testimony of Jesus?
And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Watch for the next episode, I received in some questions in the last week and I am going to put them on the next episode! :)
Leave comments and I will read them on the show. If you ask any questions in the comments section, then I will be more than happy to reply. I will also read those on the next episode, Lord willing. If you don’t think the comments section is suitable for your question, then feel free to email me at Dakota@FrequentApostolicQuestions.com!
WOW, I canâ€™t believe I missed yesterdays Grab Bag!
So much has been going on, the past couple of days have been different than normal. I apologize for messing up the schedule and without further ado, here is your weekly Grab Bag!
What are we supposed to give thanks for?
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Give thanks to God for all things. :)
Who is the head of the church?
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Jesus is the head of the church.
What does scripture say about telling jokes?
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
Jesting should not be once named among you, and it is not convenient.
I know for sure I have a problem with jesting… Let those roll around for a little while. Email me with questions about this Grab Bag. Dakota@FrequentApostolicQuestions.com
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