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Words are cheap. Finding someone who faithfully lives out his words is something else altogether!
Proverbs 20
Which part of a conversation do you most enjoy———the part where you listen and learn, or the part where you say what you think?
Proverbs 18:2
If you ever don't know what to do, James makes it simple...pray!
James 5:13-18
The whole world is “Live. Die. Repeat.”
Ecclesiastes 1:2-11
“We can never know who God is or even if he exists.” He has told us who he is and you know it is true by the way it pierces your heart.
Romans 10:5-13
Parables of guilt and grace from the story of David, Bathsheba and Uriah.
2 Samuel 11:1-12:25
Can you find the gospel in Genesis 3:20-24?
Genesis 3:20-24
“Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.'” Have you done your homework?
Hosea 6:4-11
The book of Hebrews speaks of six foundational elements to faith in Christ. Do you know them?
Hebrews 5:11-6:3
A believer knows, receives, follows and trusts Jesus.
Mark 8:27-38
Settle the gospel once and for all, so that you can begin to eternally explore its glory.
Hebrews 5:11-6:3
Why are God's rules not like a prison?
Galatians 3:23-26
Can you teach the foundations of faith in Jesus?
Hebrews 5:11-6:3
If Jesus had not become weak, then while Jesus would himself still be perfect, he would not be the perfect Savior.
Hebrews 4:14-5:10
The one who brings us to the throne of God's grace himself sits on the same throne.
Hebrews 4:14-5:10
We stay Christians when we keep coming to Christ.
Hebrews 4:14-5:10
With God's people / wandering alone / brought back by a brother / saved from Hell
James 5:19-20
If you ever don't know what to do, James makes it simple. But you need to follow the directions!
James 5:13-18
Confidence in the shelter of God's Son is the condition for salvation.
Hebrews 3:1-4:13
How compassionate is God to show us his purposes! We are not at all in the dark as we await the King of Glory.
James 5:7-12
USE your money now for justice and mercy, lest the “security” of your savings become your refuge... and demise.
James 5:1-6
The Bible does not teach us to fast or stay up late for the purpose of seeking a special calling from God.
God's Special Callings
The I AM gives out grace and mercy on the basis of sovereign freedom alone.
Romans 9:14-18
Jesus: the sovereign, victorious Savior-King.
Hebrews 1:1-4
Open your eyes to the broadcast of God's glory in the lives of ALL those around you!
Romans 9:14-18
Why is it that those who believe in predestination and those who believe in future promises for Israel are so often not the same people?
Romans 9
When we unjustly speak against others, we are acting like God. (And that's bad!)
James 4:11-12
Bible stories teach theology.
Romans 9:6-13
God's timing is not only perfect, it is revelatory.
Romans 9:6-13
How does a man/woman of faith responds to apparent contradictions in the Bible?
Romans 9:1-5
Do you know how to biblically recognize privilege in your life?
Romans 9:4-5
“But he gives more grace.” The sweetness of these words is beyond words.
James 4:1-10
Christians are those who love God. Christians are those who love one another. Christians are those who love the lost.
Romans 9:1-3
Fruitfulness lies at the center of what it means to be a Christian.
John 15:1-17
Those with true wisdom don't talk about it; they show it.
James 3:13-18
Would you “waste” your life with me?
Mark 14:3-9
God’s kingdom is a kingdom of righteousness; a reality that remains firm in the New Covenant.
Matthew 5:17-20
The danger in teaching is found in the fact that it employs a powerful area of our lives with which we all struggle.
James 3:1-5
“Whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.”
2 Peter 2:17-22
We are counted righteous by faith-revealing works, since only a faith that works counts for anything.
James 2:14-26
God forbid that the Church draw people the way politicians do.
2 Peter 2:17-22
What does Jesus mean when he says, "your faith has made you well?"
Mark 10:46-52
Jonah did not love mercy though he happily received it. He simply loved himself.
James 2:1-13
What does it actually mean to worship the Lord?
Psalm 130:1-5
Jesus' great disciples are those who are servants of all, because Jesus is the ultimate servant in the gospel.
Mark 10:35-45
"Better is the little that the righteous has"--it is enough to be abundant in generosity.
Psalms 37:25-26
If we gain a view of the day to come, we will lose the turmoil in our hearts today.
Psalms 37:12-13
Believers are living stones; non-believers trip over the keystone.
1 Peter 2:4-8
"The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord."
Psalms 37:39
The Lord declares to his Son, the once-dead-king, "Rise up, O God; judge the earth. For you shall inherit the nations!"
Psalms 82:1-8
We shall have no fear in stumbling if we are holding God's hand.
Psalms 37:23-24
Be dumbfounded for the glory of God!
Romans 8:31-39
Threats may in fact win the day, but not the third.
Romans 8:31-39
Hate everything that revolves around you. Willingly walk the road of suffering. Renounce all that you possess.
Luke 14:25-33
Jesus' disciples hate what revolves around them.
Luke 14:25-33
No one coerced Jesus to bear the cross on our behalf.
Mark 10:17-52
Beware of your tongue.
James 3:5-12
There are only two alternatives—either Jesus is not good because he is not God, or he is good and likewise he is God.
Mark 10:17-22
We were lowly in our sin; he became lowly to wash away that sin. He shall return in glory as our great God; we shall reflect that glory as those belonging to him.
Titus 2:11-15
Do you struggle with fear in evangelism? God's cure will surprise you.
Philippians 1:12-14
What is the purpose of prayer? Why ought we to ask God for things? One answer is that prayer is meant to prove me.
John 15:7-8
Take joy, O kings, in trembling before God by turning to his Son for refuge.
Psalms 2
God's love for us Romans 5:1-5 Justification, peace with God and access to grace come via  fait...
Faith and love because of hope
Arc.
Colossians 1:9-12
Main point summary. Arc.
Colossians 1:3-8
Outline of Colossians I.
Colossians summary
Phrase.
Matthew 13:44
Arc.
Acts 7:2-53
Main point summary. Arc.
Acts 17:22-31
Bracket.
1 Peter 2:1-3
Bracket.
Daniel 4:1-37
Arc.
Daniel 4:1-37
Bracket.
Mark 8:34-38
Arc.
Mark 8:34-38
Arc.
Romans 8:9-11
Arc.
Romans 8:9-11
Wed 9am discussion group.
1 John 4:7-12
Arc.
1 Timothy 6:17-19
Arc.
1 Corinthians 1:26-29
Arc.
Genesis 3:20-24
Central Idea Be warned that judgment is coming Benjamin (and Judah)! The Lord himself will rot you a...
Torn that You May Seek
Arc.
Hosea 5:8-15
Arc.
Hosea 6:1-3
Bracket.
John 15:12-17
Main point [Jesus:] Love one another like I have loved you by setting my course to die for you as my...
Love one another like I love
Arc.
John 15:12-17
Bracket.
John 14:25-31
Bracket.
John 14:18-24
Main point Rejoice and believe since I have told you that I am going to the Father and leaving you my peace via the Holy Spirit.
Rejoice and Believe at What I Have Told You
Arc.
John 14:25-31
Main point [Jesus:] I will come to you and this is how--you will see me after death, find new life b...
How Jesus Comes to Us
Arc.
John 14:18-24
Bracket.
John 14:15-17
Bracket.
John 14:12-14
Bracket.
John 14:1-7
Bracket.
John 14:8-11
Arc.
Romans 1:8-17
Main point To those who love me , the Father will give the Spirit, who you know in knowing me.
The Spirit of truth coming...whom you know
Arc.
John 14:15-17
Main point You will do great works via prayer in my name [and so assure you hearts that you know God...
The middle purpose
Arc.
John 14:12-14
Main point Jesus: It is absurd to ask to see God after being with me, since seeing me is seeing the Father.
Dayenu to be with Jesus
Arc.
John 14:8-11
Main point summary. Discourse.
Acts 2:14-41
Bracket.
John 14:1-7
Main point Trust God by trusting me, for I am going to prepare for you to come and you know the way to God because you know me.
Trust God with peace, for you know me
Arc.
John 14:1-7
Diagram.
Colossians 4:2-6
Holy, blameless and above reproach.
Colossians 1:22
Diagram.
Colossians 3:18-4:1
Diagram.
Colossians 3:5-17
Diagram.
Colossians 3:1-4
Diagram.
Colossians 2:16-23
Arc.
Romans 16:25-27
Bracket.
Matthew 5:17-20
Diagram.
Colossians 2:6-15
Diagram.
Colossians 1:24-2:5
Bracket.
Acts 1:1-11
Diagram.
Colossians 1:21-23
Diagram.
Colossians 1:9-20
דיאגרמה.
Colossians 1:3-8
Bracket.
1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Diagram.
Colossians 1:1-2
Bracket.
John 12:44-50
Bracket.
Ephesians 2:1-10
Diagram.
Ephesians 2:1-10
Diagram.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
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1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
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2 Timothy 2:7
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Romans 8:28
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1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Diagram.
Hebrews 1:1-4
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1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
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1 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Diagram.
1 Peter 1:17-19
Diagram.
1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5
Diagram.
Ephesians 3:7-12
Shown to whom? "Everyone" Demonic rulers and authorities, and perhaps angelic rulers as well.
Displaying God's wisdom
Diagram.
Romans 16:25-27
Diagram.
1 Thessalonians 2:9-16
Diagram.
John 1:1
Diagram.
Galatians 5:22-23
Diagram.
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
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1 Thessalonians 1:2-10
Diagram.
Romans 8:28
Diagram.
1 Thessalonians 1:1
Diagram.
John 14:1
Diagram.
Ephesians 2:4-7
Diagram.
James 1:19-20
Diagram.
John 3:31
Diagram.
1 John 1:9
Diagram.
1 Peter 1:13
מושא משנה.
John 14:26
קולוסים א22.
Colossians 1:22
רומים ה1-2.
Romans 5:1-2
יוחנן א1.
John 1:1
יוחנן ג16.
John 3:16
מפה של רכיבי דיאגרמה.
Genesis 1:1
Diagram.
Romans 1:16-17
Diagram.
1 John 3:1-3
Your Plans and the Will of God Definitions Revealed will of God = What God clearly reveals to us fro...
התוכניות שלך ורצון האלוהים
Creation God works (i.
עבודה - A biblical theology of work
Diagram.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Diagram (with Seth).
Ephesians 1:3-14
Diagram.
Ephesians 1:1-2
Two People That Do Not Exist There is a single, surprisingly simple biblical truth that answers two ...
United to Jesus, let us live to God
Main idea : United with Jesus in death and resurrection, let us present ourselves to God and righteousness.
Romans 6:1-14
Q:  What is the  "hope of glory" ? A: "Messiah in you" according to Col 1:27.
Romans 5:1-11
"because all sinned" (vs 12) - does this mean that all sinned in Adam or that all have sinned indivi...
Romans 5:12-100
Main Idea : Nothing of righteousness was gained by Abraham according to the flesh; therefore, t...
Romans 4:11-12
Exegetical Idea : John calls those born of God to aspire to LOVE -- something motivated and defined ...
1 John 4:7-12
Central Idea Those united to Christ by faith need no longer fear condemnation, because their sin has...
Romans 8:1-8
Central Idea Because of Messiah's shocking love, work-out your salvation in joyful awe.
Philippians 2:12-13
Jesus doesn't "believe in you," but this is good news! Central Idea We do not need Jesus to "believe...
John 2:23-25
Why does the snake receive a specific curse being this book is not for him?! The reason, I think, is...
Genesis 3:14-19
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2 Peter 1:5-11
Vs 17 is the main point.
John 5:1-18
God is righteous!! And his heart and plan overflow to be a righteous, righteous-maker of sinners.
Romans 3:21-26
“Either this book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this book.” (John Bunyan)
Psalms 1
For the main points of the narrative, relating them in a Progression seemed to be most helpful.
Luke 2:8-20
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Let Us Return to the Lord!
Central Idea O Israel (and Judah), let us turn back to the Lord and seek to know him, for he is fait...
Published August 13th, 2014
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2010-09-18 22:44:22
2014-07-25 12:30:13
Central Idea O Israel (and Judah), let us turn back to the Lord and seek to know him, for he is faithful and has gracious purposes behind his discipline! Words to treasure OR the speech of hypocrites? Commentators and students of Scripture are split on exactly how to read these three verses. Are they a sweet call coming from the lips of Hosea to his people toward repentance? Or are they the recorded sentiment of a presumptuous people who are merely playing the repentance card to get help? Let us examine the evidence for each. Those who argue for the latter would point out at least two things. (1) The talk of "after two days...on the third day" expresses an unrepentant overconfidence that the discipline of God will be short. (2) The continuation of the passage in vs4 speaks of the transient nature of the "love" of Israel and Judah, presumedly referring to the verses at hand. On the other hand, the position I am convinced by is that these are good words spoken (or sung) by Hosea as a plea to call the people to return to God. Evidence for this includes: (1) They are immediately proceeded by a promise that Israel will one day seek the Lord's face and thus function as a follow-up call toward that reality. (2) If we look a bit further down in the continuation of the passage, we notice that in light of God's criticism of Israel's transient "love" he says that he desires "knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings." Our passage speaks of seeking to know God, and says nothing of sacrifice. Thus, I conclude that these are in fact model words and a sweet call to Israel in Hosea's day (as well as to us) toward repentance, remembering nonetheless that any words--even the best words--can be used by a hypocritical heart and become an anathema to God. Confidence based in the character of God. One of the factors, as we have mentioned, that cause many to interpret these verses as hypocritical words is their confidence. Surely confidence of any sort in the hearts of a sinful people before a holy God must be presumption and sin?! Or perhaps not. The difference lies in the basis of the confidence. The speaker of these words places his confidence in three things. The Lord's ability to restore (that he is the one who has wounded them, but also the one who can heal). Cf. Deut 32:39 The faithfulness of the Lord to fulfill his promises (that he will one day bring great restoration after turning the people's hearts to seek his face). The eager mercy of the Lord (something found throughout Scripture behind all the calls to repentance and promises of restoration). Another example of faith-filled confidence like this is found in Luke 7:1-10 where a centurion sends people to Jesus to request the healing of his servant. It is striking to notice how great is the centurion's sense of unworthiness and yet how confident he is in Jesus' ability and likely willingness to fulfill his request. Where was his confidence founded? Like here, it is not founded completely in the greatness and mercy of God. This is a plea that pleases the Lord--the cry, "Help! According to your love, mercy and righteousness!" (Ps 25:7; 35:24; 51:1; 69:16; 109:26; 119:149). So let us too, because of God's mercy, because of Jesus, "draw near to the throne of grace with confidence , that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Heb 4:16) Raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures. It is clear from 1Cor 15:3-5 and Luke 24:7 that the resurrection of Messiah on the third day fulfills Old Testament Scripture that said it must be so. What is not clear from those verses is which Old Testament passage or passages are being referred to. I believe our passage is one of at least three. The first (and most clear as it is used in this way in Matt 12:40) is the book of Jonah which tells of the prophet being thrown overboard at sea to his death as an appeasement of sin, only to be "buried" in a large fish that swallows him for three days and nights. Finally, the fish spits Jonah out on the beach and he is alive again. This story points to similar realities in Jesus. Hezekiah also acts as a type of Jesus. After becoming gravely sick and being given a sentence of imminent death by the Lord, he prays and the Lord answers that he needs to go to the house of God on the third day to receive a 15-year restoration of life. Thus, he is in a sense raised from the dead on the third day. (2Kings 20:1-7) In our passage, the people of Israel act as the type of Messiah. The Gospel of Matthew uses 11:1 to speak of Jesus fulfilling the reality of exodus from Egypt in similar fashion to the nation whom the Lord calls "my son." Likewise, Jesus is the ultimate fulfillment of these words as he is first "torn" and "struck " and even killed by the Lord (Is 53:10) because of sin (ours, not his), only to be "revived" (literally: "made alive" ) and "raised" on the third day. We first saw this reality of resurrection with regard to the people of Israel in 1:11 and we find it again here, looking on ahead most literally to the raising up from dead of the eternal head and firstborn of the nation. To where is the Lord going and coming? In vs3c-e we read an expression of certainty. As sure as the dawn and seasonal rains, so shall the Lord go out and come to us. Great! Go out and come from where? For what purpose? The first and simple answer from the immediate context is that he is returning to care for and shepherd his people after, like a lion, having torn them and gone away to his place (5:15). Thus, on one hand, this is simply an expression of restoration. Yet it also seems to hint at a little more. Particularly, it has the flavor of Micah 5:2 which speaks of the the future Ruler who will come forth from the Lord and whose coming forth is from of old. And surely this is the ultimate manner of restoration that the Lord will bring to his people--the sending forth of Messiah to save them and be their eternal Leader. Calling our hearts via song. A thoughtful look at the text of this passage will quickly reveal to the reader that it is poetic and likely even a song. Let that fact act as an encouragement to us. As Hosea sings to his people in calling for their return to the Lord, so let us too use song to stir up one another's hearts toward repentance and devotion to God founded upon his great mercy .
10000000050031 50031 Notes 2010-09-18 22:44:22 2014-07-25 12:30:13 Central Idea O Israel (and Judah), let us turn back to the Lord and seek to know him, for he is faithful and has gracious purposes behind his discipline! Words to treasure OR the speech of hypocrites? Commentators and students of Scripture are split on exactly how to read these three verses. Are they a sweet call coming from the lips of Hosea to his people toward repentance? Or are they the recorded sentiment of a presumptuous people who are merely playing the repentance card to get help? Let us examine the evidence for each. Those who argue for the latter would point out at least two things. (1) The talk of "after two days...on the third day" expresses an unrepentant overconfidence that the discipline of God will be short. (2) The continuation of the passage in vs4 speaks of the transient nature of the "love" of Israel and Judah, presumedly referring to the verses at hand. On the other hand, the position I am convinced by is that these are good words spoken (or sung) by Hosea as a plea to call the people to return to God. Evidence for this includes: (1) They are immediately proceeded by a promise that Israel will one day seek the Lord's face and thus function as a follow-up call toward that reality. (2) If we look a bit further down in the continuation of the passage, we notice that in light of God's criticism of Israel's transient "love" he says that he desires "knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings." Our passage speaks of seeking to know God, and says nothing of sacrifice. Thus, I conclude that these are in fact model words and a sweet call to Israel in Hosea's day (as well as to us) toward repentance, remembering nonetheless that any words--even the best words--can be used by a hypocritical heart and become an anathema to God. Confidence based in the character of God. One of the factors, as we have mentioned, that cause many to interpret these verses as hypocritical words is their confidence. Surely confidence of any sort in the hearts of a sinful people before a holy God must be presumption and sin?! Or perhaps not. The difference lies in the basis of the confidence. The speaker of these words places his confidence in three things. The Lord's ability to restore (that he is the one who has wounded them, but also the one who can heal). Cf. Deut 32:39 The faithfulness of the Lord to fulfill his promises (that he will one day bring great restoration after turning the people's hearts to seek his face). The eager mercy of the Lord (something found throughout Scripture behind all the calls to repentance and promises of restoration). Another example of faith-filled confidence like this is found in Luke 7:1-10 where a centurion sends people to Jesus to request the healing of his servant. It is striking to notice how great is the centurion's sense of unworthiness and yet how confident he is in Jesus' ability and likely willingness to fulfill his request. Where was his confidence founded? Like here, it is not founded completely in the greatness and mercy of God. This is a plea that pleases the Lord--the cry, "Help! According to your love, mercy and righteousness!" (Ps 25:7; 35:24; 51:1; 69:16; 109:26; 119:149). So let us too, because of God's mercy, because of Jesus, "draw near to the throne of grace with confidence , that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Heb 4:16) Raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures. It is clear from 1Cor 15:3-5 and Luke 24:7 that the resurrection of Messiah on the third day fulfills Old Testament Scripture that said it must be so. What is not clear from those verses is which Old Testament passage or passages are being referred to. I believe our passage is one of at least three. The first (and most clear as it is used in this way in Matt 12:40) is the book of Jonah which tells of the prophet being thrown overboard at sea to his death as an appeasement of sin, only to be "buried" in a large fish that swallows him for three days and nights. Finally, the fish spits Jonah out on the beach and he is alive again. This story points to similar realities in Jesus. Hezekiah also acts as a type of Jesus. After becoming gravely sick and being given a sentence of imminent death by the Lord, he prays and the Lord answers that he needs to go to the house of God on the third day to receive a 15-year restoration of life. Thus, he is in a sense raised from the dead on the third day. (2Kings 20:1-7) In our passage, the people of Israel act as the type of Messiah. The Gospel of Matthew uses 11:1 to speak of Jesus fulfilling the reality of exodus from Egypt in similar fashion to the nation whom the Lord calls "my son." Likewise, Jesus is the ultimate fulfillment of these words as he is first "torn" and "struck " and even killed by the Lord (Is 53:10) because of sin (ours, not his), only to be "revived" (literally: "made alive" ) and "raised" on the third day. We first saw this reality of resurrection with regard to the people of Israel in 1:11 and we find it again here, looking on ahead most literally to the raising up from dead of the eternal head and firstborn of the nation. To where is the Lord going and coming? In vs3c-e we read an expression of certainty. As sure as the dawn and seasonal rains, so shall the Lord go out and come to us. Great! Go out and come from where? For what purpose? The first and simple answer from the immediate context is that he is returning to care for and shepherd his people after, like a lion, having torn them and gone away to his place (5:15). Thus, on one hand, this is simply an expression of restoration. Yet it also seems to hint at a little more. Particularly, it has the flavor of Micah 5:2 which speaks of the the future Ruler who will come forth from the Lord and whose coming forth is from of old. And surely this is the ultimate manner of restoration that the Lord will bring to his people--the sending forth of Messiah to save them and be their eternal Leader. Calling our hearts via song. A thoughtful look at the text of this passage will quickly reveal to the reader that it is poetic and likely even a song. Let that fact act as an encouragement to us. As Hosea sings to his people in calling for their return to the Lord, so let us too use song to stir up one another's hearts toward repentance and devotion to God founded upon his great mercy . notes
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