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The Glory is Departed: 1Samuel 4.19-20

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Ichabod was the name given to the child of Phinehas, one of the priests, one of Eli's sons. His name means "the glory is departed." 

Ichabod shows us a picture of God's people left alone to their own devices... empty, defeated, no power, no victory. Ichabod is a picture of...

INSTITUTIONALIZED CHURCH-IANTY

He has a twin brother in the New Testament: The Church at Ephesus. God warned the Ephesians to get right with Him or else He would remove their candlestick (the glory is departed!). 

We need to return to God and that means we need to return to Scripture, and to Scripture alone.

Or... we can stay put in our apathetic indifference... wallowing in the carnal, worldly activities of a powerless, defeated, stagnant, institutionalized “Church-ianty” that God has named...

“ICHABOD”

Categoría: Preaching & Teaching

Four times in the English New Testament the word "dispensation" appears (1Cor 9.17; Eph 1.10; Eph 3.2; Col 1.25) and it is always a translation of the Greek word oikonomia, a word very similar to our English word “economy.” 

That shouldn't surprise us since the English word "economy" is derived from the Greek oikonomia. In Greek oikos means house and nemein means manage. Together oikos + nemein (house + manage) form oikonomia and it refers to household management (the managing of the resources and/or affairs of a household) as a servant or steward would manage the household affairs of his master (link).

The English word "economy" means the same thing (as it comes from the Greek through Latin and French): it means "management of resources." A common definition of "economy" is given by Webster: 

  • The management of resources.
  • The management of household affairs.​

The person charged with managing the resources and/or household affairs of another is called, in English, a steward. And (wouldn't you know!) that English word "steward" in the King James Bible is a translation of oikonomos., thus showing us that each dispensation is an economy based on the stewardship that God gives a steward, expecting that steward to manage the resources and affairs committed to him by the Lord according to the will and desires of the Lord. 

1Corinthians 4.1-2Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards [oikonomos] of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards [oikonomos], that a man be found faithful.

Dispensations are not the invention of John Darby. They are the economies (stewardships) that God establishes with men throughout history.

Categoría: Dispensations

Is there a "gap" between Genesis 1.1 and Genesis 1.2? I think there is and here is why. 

Introduction

Reasons for "The Gap"

  • Reasons for the Gap [ notes ]
  • Reasons for the Gap, Part 1 [ audio ]
  • Reasons for the Gap, Part 2 [ audio ]
  • Reasons for the Gap, Part 3 [ audio ]

What Happened in "The Gap"?

  • What happened In The Gap [ notes ]
  • What happened In The Gap, Part 1 [ audio ]
  • What happened In The Gap, Part 2 [ audio ]
  • What happened In The Gap, Part 3 [ audio ]
  • What happened In The Gap, Part 4 [ audio ]
  • What happened In The Gap, Part 5 [ audio ]

Genesis 1: A "Renovation of Creation"

Common Objections to "The Gap"

  • Common Objections [ notes ]
  • Common Objections, Part 1 [ audio ]
  • Common Objections, Part 2 [ audio ]
Categoría: Topical

A series on the practical aspects of how to study the Bible.

Introduction

  • Introduction and Requirements [ audio ]
  • Requirements Continued [ audio ]

The Rules

  • Rules Part 1 [ audio ]
  • Rules Part 2 [ audio ]
  • Rules Part 3 [ audio ]
  • Rules Part 4 [ audio ]
  • Rules Part 5 and The Theme of the Bible [ no audio ]

Theme of the Bible

  • The Theme Of The Bible [ audio ]

Things to Come (Eschatology)

  • Things To Come, Part 1 [ audio ]
  • Things To Come, Part 2 [ audio ]
  • Things To Come, Part 3 [ audio ]

Old Testament Survey

  • OT Survey, Part 1 [ audio ]
  • OT Survey, Part 2 [ audio ]
  • OT Survey, Part 3 [ audio ]
  • OT Survey, Part 4 [ audio ]

New Testament Survey

  • NT Survey, Part 1 [ audio ]
  • NT Survey, Part 2 [ audio ]
  • NT Survey, Part 3 [ audio ]
  • NT Survey, Part 4 [ audio ]

Dispensations

  • Handout #1: Outline [ pdf ]
  • Handout #2: Chart [ pdf ]
  • Dispensations, Part 1 [ audio ]
  • Dispensations, Part 2 [ audio ]
  • Dispensations, Part 3 [ audio ]
  • Dispensations, Part 4 [ audio ]

The Kingdoms

  • The Kingdoms, Part 1 [ audio ]
  • The Kingdoms, Part 2 [ audio ]

Transition Books: Matthew, Acts, and Hebrews

  • Transitions, Matthew, Part 1 [ audio ]
  • Transitions, Matthew, Part 2 [ audio ]
  • Transitions, Acts, Part 1 [ audio ]
  • Transitions, Acts, Part 2 [ audio ]
  • Transitions, Acts, Part 3 [ audio ]
  • Transitions, Acts, Part 4 [ audio ]
  • Transitions, Hebrews, Part 1 [ audio ]
  • Transitions, Hebrews, Part 2 [ audio ]
  • Transitions, Hebrews, Part 3 [ audio ]

Key Words and Phrases

  • Key Words and Phrases, Part 1 [ no audio ]
  • Key Words and Phrases, Part 2 [ audio ]
  • Key Words and Phrases, Part 3 [ audio ]
  • Key Words and Phrases, Part 4 [ audio ]
  • Key Words and Phrases, Part 5 [ audio ]

Pictures and Types

  • Pictures and Types, Part 1 [ audio ]
  • Pictures and Types, Part 2 [ audio ]
  • Pictures and Types, Part 3 [ audio ]
Categoría: Teaching

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