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If you ever don't know what to do, James makes it simple...pray!
James 5:13-18
“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
Central Idea O Israel (and Judah), let us turn back to the Lord and seek to know him, for he is fait...
Let Us Return to the Lord!
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
Diagram.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Diagram.
2 Timothy 2:7
Diagram.
Romans 8:28
Diagram.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Diagram.
Hebrews 1:1-4
Diagram.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
Diagram.
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
Diagram.
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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We are going nowhere!
Ecclesiastes 1:2-11
The whole world is “Live. Die. Repeat.”
#vanity
#death
#Gospel
Published April 10th, 2017; Updated April 17th, 2017
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Thesis: Meaning that accomplishes nothing and fades away is meaningless. This is why, without the gospel, all is vanity. And all means all. Work is vanity (1:2) “Progress” and turning of time are vanity (1:4) Days are vanity (1:5) Fame is vanity (1:11) Acquiring wisdom is vanity (1:16-18, 2:14-15) Pleasure and laughter are vanity (2:1-2) Riches, getting everything you want and accomplishment are vanity (2:4-11) Toil to pass wealth on to the next generation is vanity(2:18-21, 26) Working hard is vanity (2:22-23) Wisdom, knowledge and joy are vanity (2:26) Seeking gain—that is, changing what God has set in place—is vanity (3:9-11, 14-15) The fact that people appear no different than animals. Both die. This is vanity (3:18-20) Hard work done simply in envy of what your neighbor has is vanity (4:4) Endless work and dissatisfaction with riches is vanity (4:7-8) Success is vanity (4:15-16) The increase of dreams and words is vanity (5:7) ... It is all meaningless, because it does not last. Look again at our text. Vs 2: We work to accomplish, and there is always more work to do. Vs 3: A new and “brighter” generation emerges, but the problems of the world persist. Vs 5: Have you ever noticed how the sun never gets anywhere? It always look like its making progress, starting in the East and traveling all the way across the skies. But sure enough, in the morning it is still in the East! Vs 6-7: The wind too, and the rivers. Like they are running on a treadmill, they never get anywhere! It is impossible to express how tiresome and wearisome and pointless and painfully meaningless it all is. Keep looking around and keep learning all you can from this world—it only gets worse. We all live in “Groundhog's Day.” The whole world is “Live. Die. Repeat.” Death—that is the linch pin of it all and the deadly equation goes like this. The certainty of death (both of wise and foolish, good and evil, etc) + The undiscoverability of what comes after death = Vanity Any honest philosopher will acknowledge as much. We are left utterly without hope and meaning unless God speaks. That is where these verses lead us. That is the purpose of the refrain: “All is vanity.” That we would turn to God and listen, because there is nothing else to do. And he has spoken. He has promised grace. And he has fulfilled it. The word of God has dwelt among us. Our certain death is no more—for all who live and believe in Jesus never really die. And what follows the final breath of our physical bodies is no longer hidden behind a veil. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord! And the question of resurrection is a question no longer. Jesus has been raised, and so too we shall be raised with glorious bodies like his. Death will be swallowed up in victory—and gone forever! And so too the undiscoverable, when we live forever to see God face-to-face. If all you have is meaninglessness, then come to Jesus! If you already have, then let us live this hope!! Let it chase away any sense of vanity in the mundane and day-to-day. All is vanity... no more in Christ!
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Everything in this world is meaningless. For man can never get anywhere and thus everything “important” we do is soon forgotten.
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Ecclesiastes 1:2-11
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Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities!
[All I see is] the utmost of vanities, says the one addressing the crowd
All is vanity.
meaning , everything is pointless.
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What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?
For there is no progress, advancement or gain for all the work we do in this world!
A generation goes,
For old people finish a long life
and a generation comes,
and then young people grow up and take the lead
progression
but the earth remains forever.
yet the world still works as it always has.
The sun rises,
Take these examples: (1) the sun comes up in the morning
and the sun goes down,
then it sets in the evening
and hastens to the place where it rises.
then it hurries to go back to where it can come up again.
The wind blows to the south
(2) The wind blows southward
and goes around to the north;
and then it blows around and comes back to the north
around and around goes the wind,
that is , it goes in a circle
and on its circuits the wind returns.
meaning that it has this track that it just keeps running around!
All streams run to the sea,
(3) Though the rivers all run into the sea (and seemingly are getting somewhere)
but the sea is not full;
yet the sea never fills up!
concessive
to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again.
Rather the same destination that the rivers always flow toward is where they keep going!
negativepositive
series
All things are full of weariness;
Therefore everything just wears me out (as if we are pushing against a brick wall or walking on a treadmill)!
a man cannot utter it;
I would explain better, but it is beyond my words,
the eye is not satisfied with seeing,
it is beyond what I can observe with my eyes,
nor the ear filled with hearing.
and it is beyond what I could learn if you taught me about it endlessly!
What has been is what will be,
For the past just repeats itself!
and what has been done is what will be done,
Again , whatever was done before will be done again.
and there is nothing new under the sun.
Simply put , there is nothing new in this world.
Is there a thing of which it is said, “See, this is new”?
That is , there is not a single thing you can point to as genuinely new
It has been already in the ages before us.
since it already was around, even in the far past.
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Reverse Bilateral
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There is no remembrance of former things,
And therefore (since there is nothing new in this world) what seemed important at the time has been since forgotten
nor will there be any remembrance of later things yet to be among those who come after.
and the "new" and "important" things tomorrow will soon be completely forgotten by the generations which follow.
inference
The irony in this progression and the others is that at the end of the progressions you are only back at where you started from! This in fact is the point being made.
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