Alphabetical Analysis of Practical Truth

by Charles Welch (with additional contributions from Stuart Allen)

AA - Part 10

Part 10 of a ten-part work, analysing terms related to the Christian’s practical walk.

(Click on An Alphabetical Analysis to access all ten parts of this set.)

AA Part 10 (PDF) Practical truth – Subject Index (a more detailed index is given below): The Way and the Walk and the Witness, Practical Aspects of the Scriptures (The Effectual Word), Fundamentals of Christian Practice, The Two Natures and the Soul, God’s Faithfulness (He Faileth Not), Sunday School lesson outlines (Our Young People), Paul and His Companions, Phases of Faith, Practical Aspects of Bible Reading (The Pulpit of the Opened Book), Reasonable Service, Symbols of Service, The Language of the KJV and Modern Translations (Tentative Translations Tested), Victory, Waiting on the Lord, Warfare, What is Truth?, Biblically-based service (What Manner of Persons), Skills in Critical Reading of the Bible (With All Thy Getting Get Understanding), Words in Season, Worship.

Detailed Contents Index:

INTRODUCTION ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6

THE WAY……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7

THE WALK…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11

WITNESS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 21

THE EFFECTUAL WORD (Practical Aspects of the Scriptures)

“The Word of God which effectually worketh ” (I Thess. 2: 13). ………………………………… 32

“Able to make (a child) wise unto salvation” (2 Tim. 3:15). ………………………………………. 32

” Incorruptible seed” (I Pet. 1:23) ……………………………………………………………………………. 35

“The engrafted Word” (Jas. 1:21) ……………………………………………………………………………. 37

“The Word of His grace” (Acts 20:32) …………………………………………………………………….. 41

“Faith, and the hearing of the Word” (Rom. 10:17)……………………………………………………. 43

“The Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God” (Eph. 6:17) ……………………………….. 46

Essential conditions ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 48

FUNDAMENTALS OF CHRISTIAN PRACTICE

Prayer doctrinally and dispensationally considered …………………………………………………… 52

True prayer gives access to the Father ……………………………………………………………………… 54

True prayer gives fellowship and communion with God ……………………………………………. 54

True prayer puts God first, others second, and self last………………………………………………. 55

True prayer rests upon and claims God’ s promises …………………………………………………… 55

True prayer watches and waits for the Lord’s answer ………………………………………………… 56

True prayer has an intensity and earnestness behind it……………………………………………….. 56

True prayer is offered to God the Father in Christ’s Name………………………………………….. 57

True prayer is protective ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 57

True prayer makes doctrine real and experimental…………………………………………………….. 57

True prayer will conform to the will of God …………………………………………………………….. 57

Conditions that govern the answering of prayer ……………………………………………………….. 58

There must be an abandonment of all known sin in our lives ……………………………………… 58

There must be a practical realization of the truth of Sanctification………………………………. 58

There must be no self-motive in prayer …………………………………………………………………… 59

Undispensational praying ………………………………………………………………………………………. 59

There must be perseverance with our praying …………………………………………………………… 59

THE TWO NATURES AND THE SOUL

The Flesh …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 64

The Carnal Mind…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 64

The Old Man………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 65

The New Nature-spirit …………………………………………………………………………………………… 65

The New Man and the Inward Man …………………………………………………………………………. 66

Soul and Spirit ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 67

Sanctification and Consecration ……………………………………………………………………………… 69

HE FAILETH NOT (God’s Faithfulness)

“Doth His promise fail for evermore?” (Ps. 77:8). ……………………………………………………… 71

Unquenchable, Uncrushable and Upheld until Victory ………………………………………………. 73

God Who cannot Lie (Titus 1 :2) …………………………………………………………………………….. 81

Christ, the yea and Amen of All Promises (2 Cor. 1:20) ……………………………………………. 84

“For that He is strong in power, not one faileth” (Isa. 40:26)………………………………………. 86

OUR YOUNG PEOPLE (Sunday School lesson outlines)

Subject: The Holy Scriptures…………………………………………………………………………………. 89

Subject: Salvation …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 90

Subject: The Saviour …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 91

Subject: The Sin-Bearer…………………………………………………………………………………………. 91

Subject: Redemption …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 92

Subject: Faith ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 93

Subject: “Children of God”…………………………………………………………………………………….. 94

PAUL AND HIS COMPANIONS

Fellowship in service …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 95

Fellow-prisoners …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 96

Ananias, the man who said “brother” ………………………………………………………………………. 98

Barnabas, the encourager ……………………………………………………………………………………… 100

Silas, the succourer ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 103

Timothy, the son …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 105

Luke, the beloved physician ………………………………………………………………………………… 107

Aquila and Priscilla, or “Greater love hath no man than this” …………………………………… 109

PHASES OF FAITH

Faith says Amen to God ………………………………………………………………………………………. 111

Faith is the crediting of a Testimony ……………………………………………………………………… 112

” Historic” and ” Saving Faith” ……………………………………………………………………………… 114

A Few Sidelights …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 115

Head versus Heart ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 117

Repentance…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 119

Faith as a Fruit, a Gift, and Inwrought …………………………………………………………………… 120

THE PULPIT OF THE OPENED BOOK (Practical aspects of Bible reading)

The Opened Book must be read …………………………………………………………………………… 123

The Opened Book must be “divided” …………………………………………………………………….. 124

The Opened Book speaks of Christ ………………………………………………………………………. 124

REASONABLE SERVICE

The Association of Sacrifice with Service ………………………………………………………………. 125

The Sacrifice of Open Avowal. (Heb. 13:15,16) ……………………………………………………… 127

Philippian gifts, an odour of a sweet smell …………………………………………………………….. 129

The Walk that is in love ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 131

The Drink Offering (Phil. 2:17; 2 Tim. 4:6) ……………………………………………………………. 133

The Afflictions of Christ (Col. 1:24). ……………………………………………………………………. 136

Suffering, Consolation and Exaltation (2 Cor. 1 and 12) …………………………………………… 139

SYMBOLS OF SERVICE

Ambassador, Apostle, Angel ……………………………………………………………………………….. 142

Bondservant, Builder, and Burden-bearer ………………………………………………………………. 143

Calling, Cleansing, and Committing ……………………………………………………………………… 146

Debtors and Disciples …………………………………………………………………………………………. 148

The Ear and the Eye…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 149

The Pierced Ear ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 150

The Consecrated Ear ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 150

The Opened Ear ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 151

Fishers, Forsakers and Followers ……………………………………………………………………… 151

Gatherers and Guides………………………………………………………………………………………… 153

The Guide ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 154

Helpers and Husbandmen ………………………………………………………………………………… 155

Husbandman ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 157

Interpreters and Intercessors ………………………………………………………………………….. 157

Joints and Bands ………………………………………………………………………………………… 159

The Keeper …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 160

The Labourer ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 162

Messengers and Ministers ……………………………………………………………………………….. 164

The Nursing-Mother and Nursing-Father …………………………………………………………. 166

Overseers ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 167

Perfecters and Preachers ………………………………………………………………………………… 168

The Refresher ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 169

Sharpeners and Sweeteners …………………………………………………………………………… 171

Teachers and Teaching…………………………………………………………………………………….. 172

Teaching and Practice ……………………………………………………………………………………. 174

Unmovable ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 174

Vessels ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 176

Witnesses ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 177

TENTATIVE TRANSLATIONS TESTED (The Language of the KJV and Modern Translations)

The extreme importance of usage demonstrated ………………………………………………… 180

VICTORY

The Words used in the New Testament……………………………………………………………….. 189

A survey of the field of battle ………………………………………………………………………….. 190

Essentials to Victory (Matt. 12:19,20) …………………………………………………………….. 190

WAITING ON THE LORD

The waiting upon God that is the waiting of a host under command …………………….. 200

mutual and eager expectation ……………………………………………………………………………. 200

The waiting upon God that implies faithful service ……………………………………………. 202

WARFARE

The power of His resurrection ……………………………………………………………………….. 205

The essential basis …………………………………………………………………………………………… 205

Are all the saved, soldiers? …………………………………………………………………………….. 206

Stand and Withstand ……………………………………………………………………………………. 207

The Complete Armour ………………………………………………………………………………… 211

Proved armour ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 212

WHAT IS TRUTH? …………………………………………………………………………………….. 214

The Relating of Relationships ……………………………………………………………………… 216

The Necessary Limitations of the Creature ………………………………………………………. 217

The Need for the Divine Inspiration of Scripture ………………………………………………… 219

Some Examples of the Proposition, Truth is Relationship ………………………………….. 221

WHAT MANNER OF PERSONS! (Biblically-based service)

His Service is Perfect Freedom (Chrysostom) …………………………………………………. 223

Pre-requisites for Service………………………………………………………………………………. 224

WITH ALL THY GETTING, GET UNDERSTANDING (Skills in Critical Reading of the Bible)

What constitutes a valid argument? ……………………………………………………………….. 226

Names: their place and importance …………………………………………………………………. 228

The constitution of an assertion ………………………………………………………………………. 231

The import of propositions ……………………………………………………………………………. 233

Classification ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 234

Definitions …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 236

Propositions ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 238

The Syllogism ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 240

From negative premises nothing can be inferred ……………………………………………… 242

The Fallacy ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 243

Fallacies classified ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 248

Some elements of crooked thinking ………………………………………………………………… 251

The importance of analogy …………………………………………………………………………… 253

The definition of analogy ……………………………………………………………………………… 255

Analogy, and the Image of God ……………………………………………………………………… 256

WORDS IN SEASON

A word fitly spoken …………………………………………………………………………………… 260

Be filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5:18) ………………………………………………………………….. 260

Faction, Fellowship, Faithfulness ……………………………………………………………………… 261

The Goal of a Ministry ………………………………………………………………………………….. 263

My Yoke is Easy …………………………………………………………………………………………. 264

Prefaces to Prayer ………………………………………………………………………………………. 265

Do You Wear a Vail? …………………………………………………………………………………… 267

WORSHIP

The homely character of the Church in the beginning …………………………………………. 271

Some of the adjuncts of acceptable worship …………………………………………………….. 272

 

 

 

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