THINGS TO REMEMBER

1Corinthians 4:[15] For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
[16] Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
17] For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.

We must keep in memory what the Lord has taught us through the Apostle Paul. We must pay heed to the Word of God as given to us through the Pauline epistles. It is in them we are given our doctrine and manner of living. It is by following the example of the Apostle Paul we live a godly and fruitful life unto the Lord.

1Corinthians 11:[1] Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
[2] Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

We must remember the ordinances as delivered to the church by the Apostle Paul. Those of baptism and the Lord’s Supper are to be continued throughout the church age.

1 Corinthians 11:[23] For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
[24] And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
[25] After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
[26] For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

We must always remember the great price Jesus paid for our salvation. Always remembering our salvation was accomplished through His shed blood and sacrificing. Never allowing ourselves to think we have some special merit by which we received salvation.

Ephesians 2:[1] And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
[2] Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
[3] Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
[4] But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
[5] Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
[6] And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
[7] That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
[8] For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
[9] Not of works, lest any man should boast.
[10] For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
[11] Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
[12] That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
[13] But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
[14] For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
[15] Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
[16] And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
[17] And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
[18] For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
[19] Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
[20] And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
[21] In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
[22] In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

We must remember Jesus loved us when we were sinners and walking in a way that was pleasing in our own sight and it was by His grace alone we are saved. Remembering He saved us to walk a walk of good works towards the lost. Not a walk looking down upon them but because we remember we were just like them but He had mercy on us and made peace with us through His shed blood. We should remember this when dealing with the lost.

1Thessalonians 2:[9] For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

When we begin to allow the flesh to sway us away from dedication to the Lord , His word, His people and His house we should remember the price that was paid not only by our Savior but also by the saints who have gone before. Through the blood, sweat and tears of those who have gone before we sit now with the Word of God in our hand and the ability to meet in comfortable surroundings to hear His Word and share with others. We must never forget the price that has been paid.

1Timothy 4:[1] Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
[2] Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
[3] Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
[4] For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
[5] For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
[6] If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

We must remember there is a coming time of apostasy, yeah it is here now. Knowing there are those who speak words contrary to the gospel of truth having a dead conscience. Remembering God Himself gave us marriage and meat to eat.

2Timothy 2:[8] Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
[9] Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
[10] Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
[11] It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:
[12] If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
[13] If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
[14] Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

We must remember Jesus was born of the seed of David and raised from the dead. We must remember the Jews as God’s chosen people and reach out to them with the gospel. A close eye must be kept to the words “elect” and “we” of these verses. Not removing them from the context of the passage. The “elect” are not those of us who have trusted Christ as Savior but those of the nation of Israel. God indeed has a plan for the nation of Israel and it has not been fulfilled yet. Though we might believe Israel to be dead yet they shall live again. (Romans 11:26) Jesus cannot deny Himself. He was born a Jew, He died a Jew and was resurrected a Jew. He will come again a Jew.