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WGOD Radio, with Bible teacher and translator Dr. Paul W. Esposito. We teach the New Testament verse by verse through a daily, 30 minute radio broadcast and podcast. The sermons originate from Island Community Church, in Merritt Island, Florida (www.islandcommunitychurch.net)

1 Corinthians 3:10-15 "According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire."

Direct download: Fireproof_Commodities.mp3
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John 13:27 says,

27 Now after the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus said to him, "What you do, do quickly." (NKJV)

Here's how the New American Standard Bible reads:

27 After the morsel, Satan then entered into him. Therefore Jesus said to him, "What you do, do quickly."

This changes the meaning of the interaction between Jesus and Satan.

As a result of Satan entering Judas, the text says, THEREFORE Jesus said to him..."What you do, do quickly."

Jesus is talking to Satan, NOT to Judas exclusively!

Certainly this sheds some light on the next verse:

 "Now no one of those reclining at the table knew for what purpose He had said this to him."

Jesus was talking to Satan, not to Judas.





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What does keeping the "unity of the Spirit" entail?

Proverbs 6:16-19 16 These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: 17 A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, 19 A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.

Direct download: Eph_4_3-5_podcast.mp3
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Again, walk worthy of the calling with which you are called, with all:

1. Humility

2. Meekness

3. Longsuffering.

Direct download: Eph_4_2_podcast.mp3
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Ephesians 4:1 "Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called..."

And what a high calling this is!

Direct download: Eph_4_1_podcast.mp3
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An overview of the first 3 chapters of Ephesians. 

Next up we'll get into the practical, starting with the unity of the Spirit.

Direct download: Eph_1-3_recap_podcast.mp3
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I read this poem today that was written by a Confederate soldier in the Civil War:

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve;
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked God for health, that I might do greater things;
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy;
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men;
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life;
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for but everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am among men, most richly blessed.

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Ephesians 3:14-21 14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom every family in heaven and upon earth takes its name, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power by His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; being rooted and founded in love, 18 that you may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height-- 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly more than all the things which we ask or think, according to the power which is working in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Direct download: Eph_3_16-21_podcast.mp3
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Paul's intercessory prayer. Today's is an evangelical message inviting one and all into the household of God.

Direct download: Eph_3_14_part_2_podcast.mp3
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A detailed look at this 6 point prayer:

 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power by His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; being rooted and founded in love, 18 that you may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height-- 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Direct download: Eph_3_16-19_podcast.mp3
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Today we start to look at Paul's intercessory prayer for the Ephesians.

Direct download: Eph_3_14_podcast.mp3
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The most common Scripture reference to help determine a minister's qualifications for pastor is found in 1 Tim 3:1-7.

Here it is:

"Faithful is this word: If anyone aspires to the position of a bishop, he desires a good work.  2 It is necessary, therefore, for a bishop to be irreproachable, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, well-behaved, hospitable, skillful at teaching;  3 not given to wine, not a bully, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not loving money;  4 one ruling his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence;  5 (for if one does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?);  6 not a new convert, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil.  7 Moreover he must have a good testimony among those outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 

Here's the 16 points that Paul uses to be a good yardstick in finding a qualified pastor:

1. Irreproachabe (blameless)

2. One woman man

3. Temperate

4. Sober

5. Well behaved

6. Hospitable

7. Good Teacher

8. Not a drinker

9. Not a bully

10. Not greedy for money

11. Gentle

12. Doesn't quarrel

13. Doesn't love money

14. Keeps his house in order

15. Not a new convert

16. Has a good testimony in town. 

I would take number 16 to mean, people who knew the potential pastor before Jesus Christ changed his life.

And I was thinking, has there EVER been a person who has ever set foot on God's green earth, who can claim that these 16 things describes them before they were a Christian?

What happens if a person wasn't a good teacher before Christ saved them?

How about the person who had a bad habit of loving money a little bit too much, before Christ saved them?

How about the person who was a bully all of their lives, because they were insecure, because their father hated them when they were growing up, and didn't love them?

How about the person who was divorced before they ever gave a rip about the commands of God?

Ah...now we're talkin!



The moral of the story is this: Certainly these prerequisites apply to a person AFTER their conversion, otherwise NO ONE would be qualified to shepherd the flock of God.

"And such were some of you." (1 Cor 6:11)

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Please listen to this podcast!!

"The Mystery of Iniquity (lawlessness) is already at work. Only He who now restrains will continue until He is taken out of the way."

What is the Mystery of Iniquity?

Find out here on Gospelstudy!

Direct download: The_Mystery_of_Iniquity_podcast.mp3
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I've heard of an old movie entitled The Perils of Pauline. I wonder if that's a take on The Perils of Paul?

2 Corinthians 11:26 gives us the list of the perils that accompanied the apostle:

"I have been in perils of:

1. Water

2. Robbers

3. My Own People

4. Other People

5. In the City

6. In the Country

7. In the Sea

8. Among Pseudo-Adelphoi

It's the 8th one that fascinates me--In perils among "false brethren."

False brethren.

What, praytell, is a false brother?

I can get my mind around a person's enemies being against them, and wishing to do them harm, but not someone who claims to be a brother!

I guess a false brother would be someone who appeared to be a brother, but, in the hour of decision, they turned out to be something else.

I was wondering, have you ever had a false brother, who masqueraded as a brother?

1 Cor 3:13 says that the day is coming when "each one's work will become clear: for the day will declare it."


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Ephesians 3:3-8 3 how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery, just as I wrote before briefly, 4 with reference to which, when you read, you can understand my insight in the mystery of Christ, 5 which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets: 6 that the Gentiles should be joint-heirs, and of the same body, and joint-partakers in His promise in Christ by the gospel, 7 of which I became a minister according to the free gift of the grace of God which was given to me according to the working of His power. 8 To me, the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,

Direct download: Eph_3_3-8_podcast.mp3
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​Salvation message. Eph 3:1-2, and members of the household of God.
Direct download: Eph_3_1-2_part_2_podcast.mp3
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​Continuing our verse by verse study in Ephesians.
Today we look at, once again, the household of God, and that we are built into a spiritual house.
Direct download: Eph_2_21-22_podcast.mp3
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Looking at the "Dispensation" of the grace of God.
Direct download: Eph_3_1-2_podcast.mp3
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​Part 3 of 3.
There's more to this "end-times player" than meets the eye!"
Direct download: antichrist_is_dead_part_3.mp3
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​Antichrist is dead? Part 1 of 3.
Direct download: antichrist_is_dead_part_1.mp3
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​Part 2 of 3. The title speaks for itself.
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